2012 Gold Coast, Queensland
The 13th annual Corroboree was held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia from 24th to 27th October, 2012.
The Gold Coast is the most popular coastal tourist strip in Australia and is visited annually by millions of domestic and overseas holiday makers. The region is now one of the nations fastest expanding regions bristling with highrise hotels and apartments, busy surfing beaches, theme parks and many other holiday attractions.
The conference will be held at the Watermark Hotel and Spa in Surfers Paradise. There will be the welcome drinks on the Wednesday evening, 24th October, followed by 2½ days of conference sessions from Thursday, 25th October through to Saturday lunchtime, 27th October. So save the dates today!
Registrations for the next Corroboree in Surfers Paradise, Queensland are now open. The membership fee remains $60 and need only be paid once per company. The conference fee is $400 and payable per attendee. However register before the end of August and you can pay the $350 Earlybird rate!
You also have the option to pay in advance for partners who attend the Conference Dinner and Welcoming Drinks. This year attendees also have the option to pay for the Thursday night dinner should they wish to dine with conference attendees. Note that pre-paying for Thursday dinner is not required, those who wish to join us and pay on the night are welcome.
Conference fees include:
- Drinks and nibbles on the Welcoming Night party on Wednesday night
- Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea on Thursday and Friday
- Morning Tea on Saturday
- Conference dinner (including some drinks) on Friday night
A tentative program for the conference can be found below. Note that this is subject to change. If you want to present something, there are still spots available, just let one of the board members know.
Wednesday 24th October
Welcoming Drinks - "Surfs Up Downunder"
7:00pm at the Watermark Hotel
Thursday 25th October
|8:30||30||Conference room open|
|9:10||5||Presidents Welcome||Matt Smith|
|9:15||Developing Applications in Visual DataFlex 2012||Stephen Meeley|
|11:00||30||Data Access Update||Chip Casanave|
|11:30||30||Dual Booting Windows/Linux||Colin Winger|
|13:20||100||Agile & Version Control||Marco Kuipers|
|16:30||30||Visual Report Writer Roadmap||Nick Nikujuluw|
|17:00||Day 1 close|
|19:00||Informal dinner (optional)|
Friday 26th October
|9:00||50||Real World Dynamic AI Integration with Visual DataFlex Applications||Bob Cergol|
|10:50||50||Flex2Crystal: The future of Crystal Reports for VDF Developers||Riaz Merchant|
|11:40||40||Fonts and Scaling in DataFlex 2012||John Tuohy|
|12:20||70||Lunch including Annual General Meeting|
|13:30||40||Visual Report Writer RDS using Stures Library|
|15:20||40||Web Development Discussion||Matt Smith|
|16:00||60||Cloud Computing||Mike Macliver|
|17:00||Day 2 close|
Saturday 27th October
|9:00||20||PDF Creator and Chilkat||Phil Kirby|
|9:20||30||Email Send and Recieve||Jonathan Harris|
The DDUG board is pleased to announce the training schedule for this years Corroboree on the Gold Coast. Training will be presented by Harm Wibier from Data Access Europe. Harm is one of the key architects behind the current AJAX classes and the new web development framework being introduced to Visual DataFlex 17.1.
The training will cover the new web development framework and is split, with one day prior to the conference, and an optional day post conference. Details are:
Developing web applications with Visual DataFlex 2012 Web Application Framework
Getting started with the new Framework & developing web applications.
Wednesday, 24th Oct 2012 10:00 17.30
Visual DataFlex 2012 Web Application Framework In-depth
How to customise and extend the Framework.
Saturday, 27th Oct 2012 13:00 17:00
Sunday, 28th Oct 2012 09:00 12:00
Please note the 10am start time on the first days training which should allow those attending from Eastern state capitals to travel on the same day due to the time differences between the states at this time of the year.
The cost of the training per person, which includes lunch plus morning and afternoon tea / coffee breaks, is as follows:
- Web Application Framework, AU$350, or
- Web Application Framework & In-depth, AU$550
For attendees from Asia, Europe and North America the best access is through Brisbane International Airport which has links to Europe and the United States and then via the SkyTrain to the Gold Coast. Air Asia also has limited connectections to Coolangatta Airport from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Alternatively check out www.webjet.com.
The conference is being held at the Watermark Hotel and Spa, for details on rates and availability visit their website.
However there is a wide range of hotels available close by catering for all budgets.However there is a wide range of hotels available close by catering for all budgets.
We look forward to seeing you there!