I flew to Amsterdam from LAX with KLM:
While in the train station in Cologne, I noticed this cool train layout :-)
After a short walk, I was at the Conference hotel:
The Thursday Pre-Conference Workshop was ongoing, so I joined:
After the Workshop I had a short walk to my hotel, and caught a glimpse of the Cologne squares:
At the evening we all gathered in the hotel restaurant, and you can see the great Delphi atmosphere there :-) :
And the great food!
In the morning the city officials decided to give me the royal treatment laying the red carpet on the way to the conference :-D :
Judith Seel from Developer Experts running the registration:
Marco Cantu opened the conference to a full room:
During the breaks there were some tasty snacks:
And here is me, during my session on Artificial intelligence with Delphi. Pictures made by Julian from WPTools, and Bruno Fierens from TMS Software :
I was showing how easy it is to create Artificial Intelligence projects in Delphi with IntelligenceLab :
And the crowd in the room during my session:
And again some great food for lunch:
And David Millington - the new C++ Builder product manager at Embarcadero did a great session on C++ for Delphi developers:
And Bruno Fierens covering VCL and FMC controls development:
We had an evening with some Cologne Beer and Schnitzel for me :-) :
The next leg of the trip was boarding the ICE128 for Holland:
While on board ICE128, I even had a chance to post one of my Hackster.IO projects :-)
And here are some pictures done by Andrea Magni:
Some of the Arduino projects running on it programmed with Visuino:
And me and Bruno Fierens from TMS Software :
And here is a picture of me doing my session on IoT and Artificial Intelligence with Arduino and Delphi using Visuino, CommunicationLab and IntelligenceLab .
The picture is made by Bruno Fierens from TMS Software :
And the room during my session:
And Bruno Fierens from TMS Software receiving the well deserved 1st Prize for Code Elegance and Design from Blaise Pascal Magazine presented by Detlef Overbeek:
Followed by a great evening together :-) :
And finally the flight back with KLM:
All in all the events were great! The atmosphere was festive, and there was a lot of energy and excitement in the air. It appears that Delphi is making a comeback big time...
Special thank to Developer Experts, Blaise Pascal Magazine, and Barnsten for organizing the great events!
Developer Experts is also organizing Developer Experts Days in Leipzig, and although I will not be able to attend, I am sure it will be another great event, so check it out ;-) .