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Meetings: Symposia

ADUG Autumn Symposium 2010

This year the ADUG Symposium is on in Melbourne and Canberra

We are pleased to announce that our special presenter is Cary Jensen.

Cary will be presenting some of his best subjects, Databases, Datasets and Unicode.

This is you chance to once again meet up with colleagues and here about the latest news from the Delphi World. We hope you can make it.

Please note that due to the good news that the Unicode presentation is also to be a webinar broadcast there has been a change in the times of the Unicode presentation in Canberra. This has been done to allow the webinar to be broadcast at two different times.

In Canberra, Cary Jensens presentations will be swapped between the morning and afternoon sessions. The MORNING presentation will now be the Unicode Migration and the afternoon presentation will be on Client datasets. This is the opposite to the times shown below.

Your registration fee includes all refreshments, including lunch and end of day drinks and nibbles.

Register for the Symposium Members - NON-members

Thursday, 25th March

La Trobe University

Friday, 26th March

Clifton Suites Canberra
There is a booking code - ADUG10 - for Clifton Suites attendees.





Introduction and Welcome



Please NOTE!
This will be the
AFTERNOON presentation in Canberra

Leveraging ClientDataSets

Cary Jensen

Delphi's ClientDataSet, an in-memory data set, permits you to easily implement a wide variety of solutions.

This presentation begins with a fast-paced introduction to ClientDataSet fundamentals. It continues with a look at some of ClientDataSet's more advanced features, including filtered navigation, nested datasets, cloned cursors, and much more.

Presented by ClientDataSet expert Cary Jensen, this session will give you a new outlook on ClientDataSets, and show you how to use them in ways you may never have imagined.


Coffee break


Embarcadero update

Malcolm Groves

Malcolm Groves: "What's Cooking in the Lab?" Embarcadero has been investing heavily in R&D since acquiring CodeGear in mid-2008. Some of the results of that investment have already seen the light of day, but there's still plenty to come. In this session Malcolm will talk about and demo some as-yet-unreleased technology from various product groups within Embarcadero.




Please NOTE!
This will be the
MORNING presentation in Canberra

Migrating Legacy Applications to Unicode-enabled Delphi

Cary Jensen

Presented by Cary Jensen The latest versions of Delphi introduced significant changes to the basic string classes in order to support Unicode.

Even if you never plan on supporting multiple languages in your applications, these changes have important implications for how you work with strings, especially in those applications originally created using an older version of Delphi.

During November of 2009, Cary reached out to the Delphi community as a whole to learn how different developers approached their Unicode conversions, and discover what kinds of challenges they encountered and solutions they employed.

In this presentation, Cary begins with a general introduction to Delphi's Unicode support, and share's with you the insight shared to him by more than 20 Delphi developers around the world, including noted authors, leading third-party vendors, and front line developers.

Thispresentation will also be a Webinar and is being broadcast in front of a live audience from the two-city Australian Delphi User Group 2010 Autumn Symposium, being held in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia.

The first live broadcast is March 25th 2:00pm (UTC+10), from Melbourne, Australia

The second live broadcast is March 26 9:00am (UTC+10), from Canberra, the Australian Capital City



Coffee Break


More on Applications

Jason Tolley

The topic will be something to do with Embarcadero, Delphi and Embedded. We are still finalising details of certain business agreements and plans.

ROK Technology

Rok Technology develop embedded systems using Windows XP Embedded and frequently Delphi. They are recognized World experts in Windows Embedded. Jason will discuss delivering applications as appliances (either virtual or physical) using Delphi and Windows Embedded.


Closing session and prize draw 

Prize presentation and a chance to wind down and chat over drinks and finger food

Past Symposia
Autumn 2009
Autumn 2008
Autumn 2007
Winter 2006
Autumn 2005
.Net 2004
Autumn 2003
Autumn 2002
Autumn 2001
Autumn 2000
Autumn 1999

The ADUG wishes to acknowledge the assistance of the following companies whose sponsorship helps to make our Symposium possible:

embarcadero logo
NexusDB logo
tmssoftware logo
ecsoftware logo
remobjects logo
scooter software logo
arena logo
fast reports logo
raize software logo
sock software



About the Presenter

Cary Jensen is the best selling author of more than 20 books on software development, and winner of the 2002 and 2003 Delphi Informant Reader's Choice Award for Best Training. A frequent speaker at conferences, workshops, and seminars throughout much of the world, he is widely regarded for his self-effacing humor and practical approaches to complex issues. Cary has a Ph.D. from Rice University in Human Factors Psychology, specializing in human-computer interaction.


Malcolm Groves 

Malcolm is an excellent, knnowledgeable and very entertaining presenter. Currently the Senior Director of Asia Pacific at Embarcadero Technologies - Previously Senior Director of Technologies, Asia Pacific and Sales, North Asia at Embarcadero Technologies, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing - Asia Pacific at CodeGear, Director of Product Line Sales at Borland Software

Jason Tolley

Jason began his career in technology as a teenager literally sweeping the floors of an electronics engineering company in outer, eastern Melbourne. Later he completed tertiary studies in electronics where he learnt hex and assembler programming and began designing and developing microprocessor and micro-controller based systems. After four years in another industry and role, he returned to technology development in 1996 and founded ROK. First learning C, he carefully selected Delphi 2.0 as the company‘s primary development language for Windows based application development, for which it still remains today. Jason and ROK are most known for their expertise with Microsoft Windows Embedded operating systems and assist organisations around the world in building embedded devices and appliances by developing operating systems, applications and “turn-key” solutions.


Early Bird Pricing

To encourage early registration, we have early bird pricing for registrations prior to March 8th. Details of early bird and full pricing follow:

Late Entry : Closes 17/03/10 Melbourne 18/03/10 Canberra

Non - Member

Non member price for the day is $190 (Early Bird) or $205 after that date. Non members are able to both register and join the ADUG for the one price.

ADUG Members

Years of membership    Early Bird Pricing (Before March 8)    Late Entry Pricing (March 8 and later)
less than 1 $130 $145
between 1 and 2 $110 $125
between 2 and 3 $95 $110
between 3 and 4 $80 $95
4 + years $65 $80

To qualify for member pricing

  • you must be a financial member at the time of registration
  • your membership application date must be prior to February 3rd 2010

If your membership lapsed recently you can renew it. You can check your renewal date by going to the members services login. If you have forgotten your password you can request a new one provided the email address we hold is current. If not you will need to contact the secretary with a new email address.

When you log in your membership status is indicated.

If you have lapsed recently we offer you a catch up option to maintain your discount. When your membership is overdue you will need to complete your renewal before your can register for the event. Credit card payment offers the most rapid completion.