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2009 Wx Conference

Startbeitrag von tfischbeck am 31.12.2008 23:29

Hello everyone!

We are in the earliest planning stages for a 2009 Wx Conference. Tentatively, we would like to hold this conference in the Spring and would also like to format it in a similar fashion as the 2007 WinDevCon with instructor led sessions. However, we would like your input so that we might structure it in a way that will be most relevant to your needs.

Therefore, we have prepared an online survey and would appreciate your input. Please click on the following link to complete the survey.

http://www.zapsurvey.com/Survey.aspx?id=5d918060-4920-440a-923f-c963d212160d

As in the past, the conference is open to ALL programmers from ALL countries. International participation is highly encouraged. The more the merrier!

We are looking forward to hearing from you. More information to come…

Tim Fischbeck
Windev-US

Antworten:

Hi

The message on the link reads

'This survey is currently closed. If you need assistance, please contact the person who sent you the survey invitation or URL.'

Having a new year holiday no doubt

Regards

von DerekT - am 01.01.2009 10:53
Sorry for the inconvenience... Let's try this again. It is open now.

Regards,

Tim


von tfischbeck - am 01.01.2009 16:08
Hello all, and Happy New Years!

Tim and I worked on this survey as a way to best consolidate the opinions of potential attendees and also to keep from having a long and difficult-to-follow thread on the board. Provided that we are able to get enough input, we will summarize and hone in further on the conference configuration.

Notwithstanding, if anyone wishes to post a public opinion on the matter, that is certainly your perogative on the public forum that Guenter so generously works to maintain. :cheers:

Guenter- would it be asking too much for this to be made a "sticky" for a couple of weeks to ensure everyone gets a chance to offer input?

I appreciate everyone's willingness and time in offering their opinions.

Kind Regards,

-Marc Beaven
windev-us

von M. Beaven - am 02.01.2009 16:31
Thanks Guenter for the sticky :spos:

von M. Beaven - am 02.01.2009 17:41
You're welcome! :-)

von Jimbo - am 04.01.2009 06:46
Hello to all...

We have gotten a number of valuable responses to the 2009 Wx Conference Survey. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to complete the survey, I urge you to do so, as your responses will help to make this conference the best that it can be. We will keep the survey open for a few more days.

Thank you once again, and I look forward to hearing from each of you.

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US

von tfischbeck - am 06.01.2009 03:48
Hello everyone,

Please let us know once you close your survey your conclusions; from the number of views I suspect there may be quite a few responses & probably a greater number of potential atendees as at the previous WDCon. This way we can have a clearer picture of what to take home from this conference.
A much larger room may have to be organized with corresponding equipment, etc.

Topics inquired about are quite ambitious in quantity & depth; this time there may be relatively more people with "less experience" on WD as on prior occasions as more US programmers adopt WD (?) - will those needs be accounted for as well ?

Also, I presume that Fabrice would be a prime candidate for moderating this session; would you consider however to include other experts ? I strongly support to continue the idea of videotaping the whole course content for later viewing.

Kind regards,
Tomas



von Tomas Petersen - am 06.01.2009 14:53
Hi Tomas,

We certainly will be making the survey information and conclusions available on the forum as we hone in on the various issues. The survey was a means to streamline the process of information-gathering.

At this point the number of views is not indicative of survey participation, in fact responses as of yet have not reflected "critical mass" for the conference- though we will gather info for at least another week before beginning to hammer down details (so those of you who would like to have some input- even if you are unsure about availability since the date is not yet established- your survey data is important nonetheless).

Rest assured we will adequately accomodate attendees based on registration- at this point there are at least 3 persons who have voiced interest in moderating to some degree. What about you- Tomas- are you ready to do the V14 preview yet? [[1]]

Regards,

-Marc Beaven
WinDev-us

von M. Beaven - am 06.01.2009 15:32
Has the location for the conference been determined yet?

Thanks,
Paul

von Paul Ziegler - am 06.01.2009 19:19
Hi Paul,

No, the location has not yet been determined, but we are getting good feedback through the survey, and we should be able to make a decision after the survey closes. If you haven't yet had an opportunity to complete the survey, we would love to get your opinion.

Thanks, [[5]]

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US

von tfischbeck - am 06.01.2009 22:08
Hi Marc & Tim:

The place, approx date, week days, etc. They are fine in the survey.

But the contents of the conference should be an open issue, as thomas said we want to know what others are saying, what are the interests of others, maybe we are interested too, but didnt remember when filling the survey.

Perhaps Guenter could open a new temp Forum in order to discuss the contents of the conferences.

For instance, I just filled the survey and when I pressed enter it came to me some more ideas for conferences.

Example:
Supercontrols and components, how create them, how to share them with the dev team.
How to use the Dictionary, the Shared Directory.
How to Share Elements with other projects, for instance a DB Connect Window, how to handle it in order to be the same window in every project, if I make a change in the code or UI i want this changes being taking into account in all the other projects.


In other words, i like tips on being more productive with the environment.

Thanks

Andres Sanchez

von Andres Sanchez - am 07.01.2009 22:58
Good evening Andres,

We certainly invite all input; however, we respectfully ask that all input be gathered via the survey until we close the survey next week. At that time, we will synthesize all of the data and present it to the forum for full discussion. We feel that a synthesized list of topics presented at once to the entire forum would be the most efficient way to hone in on the final list. Of course at that time, unreported topics could be brought forward.

Thank you for your understanding…

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US Sales


von tfischbeck - am 08.01.2009 03:59
Hello all!

Many thanks to each one of you who have responded to the survey. We have gotten a number of valuable responses.

We will close the survey tomorrow afternoon at 4 pm central time, begin summarizing the results, and report to the forum as soon as possible. Then, we as a community can begin to hone in on the details.

Once again, thank you very much to those of you who have responded. If you have not had an opportunity to respond, please do so, as we would value your opinion.

Kindest Regards,

Tim Fischbeck [[5]]
WinDev-US


von tfischbeck - am 15.01.2009 15:58
Folks,

Thank you very much for your input on the survey. We received 25 survey responses and have used those responses to determine the logistics and a tentative list of topics.

Per the survey responses, the conference will be held in Amelia Island, FL, tentatively May 15 through 18 (Friday – Monday). We are negotiating with local hotels to secure a block of rooms for less than $100 per night. Please note that, as we will be encroaching on peak tourist season, we may have some difficulty securing rooms for less than $100; nevertheless, we are negotiating. In addition, the survey responders requested that lunch be provided on site.

In addition to the topics listed in the survey, we received a great deal of suggestions. We combined the suggestions with the survey topics and came up with the following tentative list.

Topics...

- WinDev
Building a basic application/beginning framework
Components
License Management in a LAN environment
OOP beginning to end
OLE Automation for Office Applications
Using APIs
Workshop (possibly two occurring at the same time)

- WebDev
Transitioning from WinDev to WebDev
PayPal Integration
Reusable Cart
Referencing your Website

- WinDevMobile
Introduction, Basic Problem, Development strategy

- WD+WB
Heterogeneous applications
Workshop (possibly two occurring at the same time)

The schedule is very tight. Our thoughts are that we would offer instructor lead topics and workshops. Most topics cover two hours.

At this time, we would like to open up the list of topics for discussion. If you forgot to mention something on the survey or if you see something else that sparks an idea, now is your chance to voice your opinion. We cannot promise that all topics of interest can be covered, as the intent is for the conference to be as universally beneficial as possible. Topics are not only a factor of survey input, but also of instructor interest and/or experience.

We will leave the door open to discuss the topics until 20 February. At that time, we would like to gather all responses and begin to make final arrangements such as conference fee, developing course materials, etc.

Again, we appreciate everyone's input and look forward to solidifying the conference details.

Thank you for your patience during the recent weather emergency...

Regards,

Tim Fischbeck
Windev-US Sales


von tfischbeck - am 06.02.2009 17:25
Hi Tim,

Great list of topics. Have you set a cost for the conference itself? Will there be limited slots? Are the workshops after hours?

Jeff

von Jeff Graham - am 06.02.2009 18:05
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Jeff Graham
Hi Tim,

Great list of topics. Have you set a cost for the conference itself? Will there be limited slots? Are the workshops after hours?

Jeff


Hello Jeff,

We have not set the cost yet. We will set that cost after solidifying the conference details (sometime after 2/20). Regarding slots, we are looking to fill up four full days (32 hours).

Thanks,

Tim Fischbeck
http://www.windev-us.net


von tfischbeck - am 06.02.2009 20:34
Hey guys,

I'll be there!

Please confirm as soon as possible so that I can make arrangements

Cheers

Bob

von Bosher - am 24.02.2009 19:21
Folks,

Thank you for your patience. We are excited to announce some specific plans regarding the WinDevCon 2009

The conference is scheduled for Friday May 15 through Monday May 18 in Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), FL. We have negotiated special rates with the Comfort Suites on 2801 Atlantic Ave. The rooms are $114 per night plus applicable taxes. In addition, the hotel offers a free continental breakfast. Just mention the WinDevCon 2009 to receive the special rate. Our meeting location will be at our facility across the street from the hotel. The address is 2700 Atlantic Ave.

We are planning to provide one-time transportation to and from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) for those of you who do not wish to rent a vehicle. Therefore, while making travel arrangements, I would like to propose that we work together to coordinate arrival and departure times.

The conference schedule is planned to be primarily instructor led. One of our fellow forum participants and international WinDev/WebDev/WinDevMobile (Wx) consultant, Fabrice Harari will be returning this year to lead most of the sessions. For those of you not familiar with Fabrice, you can read a “brief non-chronological description” of his life here... http://www.fabriceharari.com/about_fabrice.htm. In addition to Fabrice, another familiar forum participant and consultant, Ken Knight will be leading the “Transitioning from WinDev to WebDev” course. Following is a link to Ken’s website... http://www.helpconsulting.net/index.html

Following is the planned schedule. Please provide suggestions if you would like to see anything added or changed. This conference is for your benefit; therefore, please provide you input as soon as possible.
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Thursday:

Meet and greet in meeting room 7p to 9p
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Friday: WinDev General

Building a basic application/beginning framework – 4 hours
Components – 2 hours
License Management in a LAN environment – 2 hours
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Saturday: WinDev General

OOP beginning to end – 4 Hours
OLE Automation for Office Applications – 2 hours
Using APIs – 2 hours
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Sunday: WebDev General

Transitioning from WinDev to WebDev – 2 hours
PayPal Integration – 2 hours
Reusable Cart – 2 hours
Referencing your Website – 2 hours
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Monday: WX

WinDevMobile/Introduction, Basic Problem, Development strategy – 2 hours
WD+WB Heterogeneous applications - 2 hours
Workshops – 4 hours
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==> What we need from you…

No later than Friday March 20, contact me via email to let me know if you will be attending. We need a preliminary head count of those that will come As Soon As Possible to make the final decision as to whether the conference is viable and to give the trainers ample time to develop his training plans. Even if you have previously told me that you will attend, please send me another email now to confirm, as spaces are limited and the seats/rooms will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Important dates…
- No later than 20 March – RSVP if you will be attending
- 31 March – This is the deadline for making/canceling hotel reservations.

The conference fee is $570 for the entire conference. We will provide lunch each day.

Please provide your input. We need your help to make this a successful conference.

Kindest regards,

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev US Sales
270-822-4218
tim.fischbeck@eidetik.com


von tfischbeck - am 25.02.2009 21:35
Also to add to Tim's comments, if anyone is interested we can take an hour or two one evening and I'll try to give some tips / hints on designing graphical elements with a couple of inexpensive programs from Serif.

By no means do I consider myself to be a graphics designer and give the majority my ability to create graphics to these programs. They make it easy... in much the same way that WinDev does with app development

If anyone is interested, give me a bit of heads up and I'll take my projection unit.

Cheers!
Ken



von KenKnight - am 26.02.2009 02:05
Hi Tim:

Is Reusability (how to create RADs / templates / components / etc ) included in some of the above courses? I think it's one of the most useful features which allow programmers develop apps very easy and fast.

Hi Ken:

I think your proposal is really interesting...Thanks!

Regards;
Gus


von Gus - am 26.02.2009 04:41
Hi Gus...

there is a complete course on the components, but nothing on template/RAD, as there was no real interest expressed in the survey about those subjects

Best regards



von Fabrice Harari - am 26.02.2009 10:44
Hi Ken...

Graphics has always been a problem for me, so if you have a magic bullet, I'll be VERY interested in learning it :-)

Best regards



von Fabrice Harari - am 26.02.2009 10:51
Quote
Fabrice Harari
there is a complete course on the components, but nothing on template/RAD, as there was no real interest expressed in the survey about those subjects


I would have assumed that Templates/RAD would have been covered in "Building a basic application/beginning framework"

von David Martin - am 26.02.2009 11:14
Hi David...

if RAD was included here, it would be only "press the rad button" as CREATING a RAD is certainly not part of a basic framework... On the same reasoning, USING templates could be included, but creating one would not....

The course you are referring to will be more on how to create your basic project with all the classes and basic functionalities you need, and in this particular case, it will be without using the RAD, in order to teach how to code without it and as fast if not faster than with it...

Best regards

von Fabrice Harari - am 26.02.2009 12:04
Hello Fabrice,

Yeah, I guess I will have to agree with you that doing an application framework and creating RAD and templates are two different items. Both equally important, in my eyes, to making an application that will be easily maintainable.

Creating an application framework is a topic I am very interested in and something I have been working on.

But, I keep looking at the RAD and templates and just keep thinking that I would love to be able to make a framework for the application and then have some RAD, or templates, that once I define a table I could point it at and have it make up the necessary maintenance screens, and some basic reports, for me.


von David Martin - am 26.02.2009 12:29
Hi Fabrice:
In my case, the only interesting thing about RAD/Templates is just to create applications faster...But if you teach another methodology wich allow us to create apps "as fast if not faster than with RAD/templates", I think it would be really interesting...

Regards;
Gus


von Gus - am 26.02.2009 22:01
Great news!

Claudia from PCSoft confirmed this morning that she would be attending the 2009 WinDevCon to present "What's new in v14."

Best regards,

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US Sales


von tfischbeck - am 03.03.2009 15:13
To all…

We are now accepting payment for the 2009 WinDevCon. Please choose one of the three following methods to pay…

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1. Via our shopping cart at http://www.windev-us.net

> Navigate to the “Price List & Order” page.
> From the pull-down, choose “2009 WinDevCon.” You will see an item named “Conference Fee.”
> Add one to your basket and check out.
> You will notice that the price listed for the Conference Fee is $520; the shopping cart will add the remaining $50 upon checkout to bring the total up to the $570 fee.

Please note that only one Conference Fee at a time may be processed.

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2. Call me at 270-822-4218 and I will take your credit card information over the phone

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3. Send a check for $570 to the following address…

Eidetik, Inc.
Attn: 2009 WinDevCon
P.O. Box 128
Uniontown, KY 42461

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In the unlikely event that the conference must be canceled, fees paid by credit card will be refunded minus applicable credit card fees of $17.00. Fees paid by check would be refunded in full.

>> In the event that you wish to cancel, the deadline for canceling is 10 April. The same refund policy applies.

Slots are limited and on a first-come-first-serve basis, please register soon!

Best Regards...

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US Sales

von tfischbeck - am 03.03.2009 16:03
Hi Tim !

Great to have Claudia from PCS come in to do the promo pitch !

May I suggest that she ties the presentation of what's new on WX14 with some of the hot topics presented during TDF2009 Tour ?

Cheers,
Tomas

von Tomas Petersen - am 04.03.2009 01:32
Quote
Tomas Petersen
Hi Tim !

Great to have Claudia from PCS come in to do the promo pitch !

May I suggest that she ties the presentation of what's new on WX14 with some of the hot topics presented during TDF2009 Tour ?

Cheers,
Tomas


Thank you for the input... I will pass that along to her.

Regards,

Tim Fischbeck

von tfischbeck - am 04.03.2009 14:28
I have researched Amelia Island on the net, I have heard that it is a nice place but not much more. What makes this island a great place to have a conference?

Paul Ziegler

von Paul Ziegler - am 04.03.2009 15:32
Hi Paul,

To answer your question- Amelia Island was a proposed location because I have conference facilities and transportation options there that will be no cost to conference attendees.

As my company's sole purpose for becoming a PCSoft retailer was to offer a North American presence for PCSoft while keeping costs low for developers using the products, these factors made this location fit the bill.

Regards,

-Marc Beaven
Windev-us

von M. Beaven - am 04.03.2009 15:53
Hello,

What is the final date of the conference. I need to know whether I can make it as it will take a while to process my visa. Will the session be "videoed" like last years with Fabrice for those of us who will not be able to make it?

Regards

issah

von issah - am 06.03.2009 17:15
Hello Issah...

The date of the conference is scheduled to be May 15 - May 18. Other important dates are:

- No later than 20 March please RSVP if you will be attending
- 31 March – This is the deadline for making/canceling hotel reservations.

I will defer the other question to Fabrice. :rp:

Regards,

Tim Fischbeck
Windev-us Sales
270-822-4218


von tfischbeck - am 06.03.2009 17:27
Hello,

i would like to know if there is anyone out ther from Belgium who thinks about attending the conference?

Geert Debruyne

von Geert Debruyne - am 09.03.2009 12:20
Hi,

What hotel(s) are participating in a discount rate ?

Thanks
Glenn

von Glenn Rathke - am 09.03.2009 14:13
Hello Glenn...

We have negotiated a special rate with the hotel across the street from the meeting location...

Comfort Suites Fernandina Beach
2801 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (note... Fernandina Beach is Amelia Island)

Phone: 904-261-0193

Please mention "WinDevCon 2009" when placing your reservation.

Also... We have recently made a few changes to our website. At the top you will see a banner for the conference. Click on the banner and it will take you to a page that lists some conference details.

Regards,

Tim Fischbeck
270-822-4218




von tfischbeck - am 09.03.2009 14:23
It has been brought to my attention that I have posted two different dates for the RSVP deadline. Please note that the RSVP deadline is Friday 20 March, 2009 (10 short days away).

Therefore, no later than Friday March 20, contact me via email to let me know if you will be attending. We need a preliminary head count of those that will be attending As Soon As Possible to make the final decision as to whether the conference is viable and to give the trainers ample time to develop training plans.

If you have already confirmed please disregard.

You can pay your conference fee with a major credit card from our website… http://www.windev-us.com

Click on the 2009WinDevCon banner for more information and a checkout link.

Sorry for the confusion...

Best Regards,

Tim Fischbeck
tim.fischbeck@eidetik.com
270-822-4218


von tfischbeck - am 10.03.2009 17:35
Reminder…

You only have one week remaining to secure your slot for the 2009 WinDevCon. As of today (Friday 3/13) there are only 10 remaining slots.

Please don’t miss out on this opportunity. The conference will give you an excellent opportunity to network with your peers, receive quality training, and meet PCSoft representatives.

Please RSVP to me by next Friday 3/20 if you will be attending.

Please note that we will need at least 10 more participants to make this conference viable.

Best Regards,

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US Sales
270-822-4218


von tfischbeck - am 13.03.2009 22:27
Another friendly reminder...

The RSVP deadline is this Friday! Thank you to those of you who have responded this week; however, there are still a few seats remaining. Besides participants from the US, some friends from Canada, South America, and Europe will also be joining.

For the $570 attendee fee, you get four full days of high-quality training, networking with your peers, exposure to some of the latest enhancements to the Wx toolset, and last but certainly not least, lunch will be provided each day for no additional charge. Don’t miss out.

Please RSVP by this Friday!

I am looking forward to hearing from you...

Best Regards,

Tim Fischbeck
http://www.windev-us.com
tim.fischbeck@eidetik.com
270-822-4218


von tfischbeck - am 19.03.2009 02:33
Great news! The 2009 WinDevCon is a go!

You can now safely begin making your travel arrangements.

Important information…

- If you have not yet paid the conference fee, please do so from our website
- The closest airport to the conference site is Jacksonville International Airport
- Accommodations can be made at the Comfort Suites in Fernandina Beach. (904)261-0193. The cost is $114 per night (plus applicable taxes). Be sure to mention 2009 WinDevCon to receive the special rate.
- Please see our website for complete details.

We are looking forward to seeing each of you. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Also... please note that there are still a few spaces available. If you would like to attend, but have not registered, please let me know as soon as possible.

Regards,

Tim Fischbeck

von tfischbeck - am 20.03.2009 22:18
Hello 2009 WinDevCon Participants...

As mentioned earlier in this thread, we are planning to provide one-time transportation to and from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) for those of you who do not wish to rent a vehicle. Therefore, I would like to start a discussion on arrival and departure windows so we can minimize our trips.

How do the following times sound?

Arrival - Thursday May 14 between 5p and 6p eastern time.
Departure - Monday May 18 as late as possible

Kindest Regards,

Tim Fischbeck




von tfischbeck - am 23.03.2009 22:11
Hi:
Unfortunately, I will be arriving at JAX airport at 9:35pm (May 14) . So, if someone else is also arriving late, let me know so we can share the transportation.
Thanks;

Sergio

von Sergio - am 27.03.2009 19:07
Hello 2009 WinDevCon Participants!

We are finalizing some of the logistics for the conference, and one important item is transportation.

For those of you elect to utilize our transportation to and from the airport, please respond to this thread or send me an email so I can reserve you a spot. Please let me know no later than 1 May. In addition, for those of you who are planning to rent a car or drive your own personal vehicle please let me know so I can make note of it.

If possible, we need to coordinate arrival and departure times as closely as possible to cut down on the number of trips. Earlier, I had proposed the following times, how do they sound to you?

Arrival - Thursday May 14 between 5p and 6p eastern time.
Departure - Monday May 18 as late as possible

I am looking forward to hearing from each of you. Please advise…

Thank you,

Tim Fischbeck
tim.fischbeck@eidetik.com


von tfischbeck - am 21.04.2009 01:46
Guenter,

Feel free to remove the sticky at your convenience.

Thank you,

Tim Fischbeck
WinDev-US Sales
Eidetik... US WinDev Distributor

von tfischbeck - am 22.05.2009 15:03
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