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I’m Speaking at EKON 17; early bird ends on Friday October 4th 2013: save EUR 100 and get a free Android tablet.

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/10/03

Early bird ends October 4th: get an Android tablet for free and save EUR 100!

Early bird ends October 4th: get an Android tablet for free and save EUR 100!

EKON17 (from November 4-6 in Cologne, Germany) will be a fun event this year: lots of nice sessions and workshops, a lovely city (not just the Dom Cathedral), and a great group of speakers.

Since there are so many speakers that are able to speak English, it is interesting for non-German attendees as too, especially the post-conference workshop from Nick Hodges.

I’ll be speaking too (more on that below) and will be there all 3 days (plus the evening before and morning after to aid people with their Delphi related questions).

Among the speakers, these will do their sessions in English:

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My Delphi conferences this fall:,, no EKON (

Posted by jpluimers on 2012/09/19

Nicolette and me on the Antarctic peninsulaWhile scheduling this year’s projects, it was clear that it would become impossible to have the summer holiday in the summer (last year was also outside, as we fulfilled Nicolette’s dream: visit the Antarctic region).

So we moved this year’s holiday to early November, hoping that would be outside the Fall conference season.

Alas, EKON (, this year in Düsseldorf, Germany, moved themselves to November, so this will be the first EKON ever that I won’t attend (out of 3 or 4 people that never missed one). Sorry guys I will miss the great speakers, sessions and workshops (:

I am going to speak on two other European Delphi conferences though:

I’m really looking forward meeting the attendees, speakers and organizations there. Conferences are always a lot of fun and a great way for me of learning new things.



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EKON15 download materials on-line at

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/11/03

I uploaded the EKON15 conference download materials to

The changeset you are after is

It contains most of the materials for the Delphi Tage and the Delphi Live conferences too, though I will upload the missing pieces soon.

With the [WayBack] demise of codeplex, these links now have moved to


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EKON 15 conference news and discount (German text at the end of the blog post): Cary Jensen presents the keynote @caryjensen #ekon

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/10/11

EKON 15 – first day has many English sessions

From 26 till 28 of October, I’ll be speaking at the 15th EKON conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Düsseldorf, Germany.

I just sat next to the conference organizer, and he proudly announced that well known and long time Delphi guru Cary Jensen will be presenting the keynote on the evolution of Delphi from Delphi 1 to XE2.

I still have the disks marked “Wasabi” and “Mango” from the early 90s (and funny that Microsoft is using the same name for a 7.5 product, where Delphi 1 was a real revolution).

Next to the German sessions, there will be English sessions as well: Cary also does his other sessions that day (on cross platform development, windows services, and RESTful webservices).

Being a German conference, most of the other sessions will be in German, but it is good that the English ones are all in one day: you get a one-day visit to conference as a non-German speaker, get a discount and visit the beautiful city of Dusseldorf (especially the Altstadt is recommended).

Contact me for more information on discounts: there are both discounts for the English day and the full the whole conference.

On the EKON 15 site there is a nice conference planner and session overview.

Last but not least, on friday after the conference, Edwin van der Kraan and I will present a full day Delphi XE2 workshop covering x64, new VCL and of course FireMonkey cross platform development (so bring your Mac and iOS devices with you!).

15. EKON Konferenz – Delphi XE2 und mehr…

Vom 26. bis zum 28. Oktober findet die 15. Entwickler Konferenz (EKON) im Renaissance Hotel in Düsseldorf statt. Ich werde als Speaker ebenfalls vor Ort sein.

Als ich gerade mit dem Organisator der Konferenz zusammen saß, verkündete er mir stolz, dass Cary Jensen, bekannter und langjähriger Delphi-Guru, auf der EKON 15 eine Keynote zu Delphis Evolution von Delphi 1 zu XE2 halten wird.

Ich bin immer noch im Besitz von Disketten aus den frühen 90er Jahren, die mit „Wasabi“ und „Mango“ beschriftet sind (witzig dabei ist, dass Microsoft den gleichen Namen für ein 7.5-Produkt nutzt, während es bei Delphi 1.0 eine richtige Revolution gab).

Neben den deutschen Sessions werden auf der EKON auch Sessions auf English angeboten: Cary wird unter anderem auch über Cross-Plattform-Entwicklung, Windows Services und RESTful Web Services sprechen.

Zwar werden die meisten Sessions auf Deutsch gehalten, jedoch gibt es diesmal eine Besonderheit bei den englischen Sessions: Diese finden an einem Tag statt!
Somit können auch die Nicht-Deutschsprachigen für ermäßigten Eintritt an den Sessions auf Englisch teilnehmen und ganz nebenbei die schöne Innenstadt Düsseldorfs erkunden
(besonders die Altstadt ist sehr empfehlenswert).

Zu guter Letzt präsentieren Edwin van der Kraan und ich am Freitag einen ganztägigen XE2 Power Workshop zu x64, New VCL und natürlich zur FireMonkey Cross-Plattform-Entwicklung (bringen Sie also Ihre Macs und iOS-Geräte mit!).

Bei weiteren Fragen, Interesse und Infos über die Ermäßigungen können Sie mich gerne kontaktieren (Ermäßigte Preise gibt es sowohl für den English-Day als auch für die Gesamtkonferenz). Auf der Website finden Sie eine übersichtlichen Zeitplaner, die Sessions im Überblick und alle weiter Informationen zur Entwickler Konferenz.


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Speaking at Delphi Live 2010 USA and EKON 14 Germany

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/08/18

Next week, I’ll be speaking at Delphi Live 2010 in San Jose, California., USA.
At the end of september, I’ll be speaking at EKON 14, in Darmstadt, Germany. My 14th appearance at EKON!

Delphi Live (sessions in English):

EKON 14 (Sessions auf Deutsch / in German):

Hope tho see some of you people at one of those events.

I will bring some USB audio equipment, so I might do a bit of geek stuff doing ASIO audio on those events too.


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