The tour will begin in Chicago on November 14th and 15th, and will continue in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 24th and 25th. We will be in Frankfurt, Germany on November 28th and 29th, and will conclude the tour in the Baltimore/Washington DC area on December 5th and 6th.
Delphi Developer Days consists of both joint talks, where Nick and I present a topic together, as well as individual sessions where we focus on various aspects of Delphi development. As we have done in the past, each attendee will receive a printed book containing the material from all of our talks. In the past these books have been in excess of 350 pages long, and this year looks to be no different.
I am especially proud to have Nick Hodges presenting with me this year. Nick is one of the original members of the Delphi community, and the author of arguably the first custom Delphi component (TSmiley). He is the recipient of the coveted Spirit of Delphi award, one of Embarcadero's Delphi MVPs, and a regular presenter at Delphi conferences and web casts. Nick previously served as the Delphi Product Manager, and has recently published two celebrated books on Delphi (Coding in Delphi, and More Coding in Delphi).
Nick is both an excellent presenter and writer, two talents that are essential for Delphi Developer Days. He is the perfect addition to the list of co-presenters that I've had the honor to work with over the years. My Delphi Developer Days co-presenters in previous years were Marco Cantú (currently the RAD Studio Product Manager), Bob (Dr.Bob) Swart, and Ray Konopka (Raize Software). Bob is still involved with Delphi Developer Days, but is unable to commit to travel this fall. I look forward to his return to Delphi Developer Days in 2017, but in the meantime, I am delighted to have Nick stepping in as a first-rate replacement.
Nick and I are currently working on our agenda, and we will announce our topics in the next couple of weeks. Registration is now open at www.DelphiDeveloperDays.com, and if you register in the next several weeks (prior to August 12, 2016), you will receive a 25% discount on the registration fee. We've sold out many of our events in the past, and with Nick on board for this tour, I anticipate that seats will go fast.
Just a final note. Normally Delphi Developer Days tours occur in the spring. We had to postpone our spring tour this year due to the unexpected loss of a close family member. Thank you to all who supported us during this difficult time, and thank you also for your patience. We are very happy that we are able to provide a 2016 tour, and with the addition of Nick, it's guaranteed to be one of the best Delphi Developer Days tours yet.