Dmitry Arefiev is CTO and founder of Da-Soft Technologies. Da-Soft Technologies has been providing high-speed data access libraries since 1999. Their flagship product AnyDAC is a high-speed, universal data access library. Dmitry's primary expertise lies in the area of database and data access technologies. He has spoken at national and international conferences. Dmitry is also producing the database technologies learning courses for local university and companies.
Sriram Balasubramanian is a Principal Engineer on the InterBase team at Embarcadero Technologies. He has been with Borland and then with Embarcadero since 1996 working on various subsystems of InterBase. He currently leads the InterBase Engineering team, and has a special interest in all things database related.
Stephen Ball is a Chartered IT Professional and product Evangelist for Embarcadero regularly speaking across Europe and Africa. Stephen brings a unique sense of product and practical business insight from over a decades multi-national first-hand experience leading development teams on projects working with RadStudio and InterBase on products for a range of blue chip companies including Hilton, American Express, Virgin Active, Range Servant and Fitness First.
Goran Begic is a senior product marketing manager at SmartBear Software. He brings over 13 years of professional experience with various code and design verification tools ranging from manual testing and test automation to static analysis and formal verification. Goran spent a great deal of his professional career on adoption of development and testing tools into end-user workflows ranging from lean agile processes to Model-Based Design. He is an avid customer advocate and a proponent of visual thinking. Goran holds an Engineer’s Degree (MSEE) from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Connect with him via Twitter @gbegicw.
Marco Cantù is the Delphi Product Manager for Embarcadero and author of over a dozen books on Delphi, from the first versions up to the latest one with his Delphi Handbooks Collection. Marco is also a consultant and trainer and has given classes on Delphi for many years in Italy and around the world (including the Delphi Developer Days events). Most recently, his focus in on the development of Web applications with Delphi REST servers and jQuery, on Cloud-based technologies, and on the new Delphi FireMonkey framework.
Alister Christie has been programming in Delphi since 1999, primarily building and maintaining applications for the real estate industry in New Zealand. In this role, he has also used other technologies such as C#, Ruby on Rails, Android/Java and others. However, Delphi is his favorite environment. Alister has been producing Delphi training videos on LearnDelphi.tv since about 2006. Most of his videos also appear on YouTube, for which he has over half a million views and over a thousand subscribers.
In 2012, Embarcadero invited Alister to join a select group of Delphi experts from around the world to form the Embarcadero MVP program, to which fewer than 50 people worldwide have been admitted (and he is the only one from New Zealand).
Alister also plays guitar, invests in real estate, regularly works out at the gym, and, of course, maintains the LearnDelphi.tv website.
About LearnDelphi.tv Alister has been maintaining LearnDelphi.tv since 2006. Although originally it was codegearguru.com, Alister rebranded it in 2011 as the new name was more focused on goals. LearnDelphi.tv is now the premier website for providing video tutorials on how to use Delphi. In addition to the free content that is available, Alister has also produced a commercial series of videos. These videos go into far more depth and have better structure than free content provided, while still maintaining the informal style that makes his videos so popular.
Sarina DuPont, Product Manager for RAD Studio at Embarcadero Technologies, is an experienced, multilingual product management professional, managing the award-winning Delphi, C++Builder, HTML5 Builder and RAD Studio IDEs. She was formerly a product manager for Smith Micro Software where she was responsible for Anime Studio and Manga Studio, the leading animation and comic design tools. Sarina has authored technology articles for publications like TechXtend, enjoys holding webinars as well as creating video tutorials on various topics, and has hosted numerous technology events across the globe.
Paweł Głowacki is Embarcadero's European Technical Lead for Delphi and RAD Studio technologies. Previously, Paweł spent over 7 years working as a senior consultant and trainer for Delphi within Borland Education Services and CodeGear. As well as working with Embarcadero customers across the region, he also represents Embarcadero internationally as a conference and seminar speaker. For more information check out Paweł's technical blog at http://blogs.embarcadero.com/pawelglowacki
Over the last 18 years since first being paid to write code, Malcolm Groves has been involved in some very successful applications, as well as some unmitigated disasters, across many different languages and technology stacks. Importantly, he's spent a bunch of time trying to figure out what made the difference between the two, and has shared his thoughts on this in magazine articles and conference presentations across the world. He is currently Senior Director of Asia Pacific and Japan for Embarcadero, and blogs on software development at www.malcolmgroves.com.
David Intersimone is Vice President of Developer Relations and Chief Evangelist for Embarcadero. Known to many as David I, he is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer and database tools and runs the company's rampant online community. David shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. Before Embarcadero, David spent more than 20 years with Borland in various evangelism, engineering, and development capacities, including creating the company's developer relations program. He previously served as Director of Product Services for Softsel Computer Products Inc. (now Merisel). David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.
Cary Jensen is Chief Technology Officer of Jensen Data Systems, a consulting, training, and documentation company. He is an Embarcadero MVP and a best selling author of more than 20 books on software development, including Delphi in Depth: ClientDataSets. 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 holds a Ph.D. in Human Factors Psychology, specializing in human-computer interaction.
Nirav Kaku has been actively developing application in Delphi since version 2. He also develops applications using .NET and PHP however Delphi remains his favourite tool. He has been chief software architect for India's top manufacturing, banking and gems / jewellery companies.
Nirav is the principal blogger on India's Delphi User Group ( www.indug.co.in ) and conducts regular Delphi user group technical meet ups in Mumbai. Also, he has conducted several corporate Delphi training sessions. He continues to support and expand the Delphi community in India. In 2012, he was invited by Embarcadero to become a Delphi MVP and currently is the only one in India.
Recently, Nirav's focus has been developing scalable web applications using Delphi's Datasnap and HTML5 Builder.
Ray Konopka is the creator of Raize Components and CodeSite, the award winning products from Raize Software, which he founded in 1995. Ray is also the author of the highly acclaimed Developing Custom Delphi Components books and has published numerous articles on software development. Ray specializes in user interface design and custom component development. An engaging presenter, Ray is an Embarcadero MVP and a frequent speaker at developer conferences.
Darren Kosinski is a software engineer at Embarcadero Technologies. Since 1999, Darren has developed various features of Delphi and C++Builder, from installer tools to IDE features to component frameworks. He is currently a developer on the FireMonkey team. Darren has a technical blog at http://blogs.embarcadero.com/darrenkosinski.
Vsevolod Leonov is a programmer for the last 15 years. He started his IT carrier 15 years ago as a C++/Pascal trainer at Moscow Bauman State Technical University, Russia (www.bmstu.ru). He also worked as a Delphi/C++Builder trainer at one of the largest Russian Education Centers named “Specialist” (www.specialist.ru). In parallel, he developed some scientific software with Delphi/C++Builder in gas dynamics. A year ago, Vsevolod joined Embarcadero as a sales engineer & evangelist, Russia & CIS. His particular interest is new capabilities in Delphi/C++Builder providing better performance of the UI.
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Brian Long has spent the last 1.7 decades as a trainer, trouble-shooter, and mentor focusing on the Delphi, Oxygene, C# and C++ languages, and the Win32, .NET and Mono platforms, recently adding iOS and Android onto the list. In his spare time, when not exploring the Chiltern Hills on his mountain-bike or pounding the trails in his running shoes, Brian has been re-discovering and re-enjoying the idiosyncrasies and peccadilloes of Unix-based operating systems. Besides writing a Pascal problem-solving book in the mid-90s he has contributed chapters to several books, written countless magazine articles, spoken at many international developer conferences and acted as occasional Technical Editor for Sybex. Brian has a number of online articles that can be found at http://blong.com and a blog at http://blog.blong.com.
Robert Love is an Embarcadero MVP. He is a development team lead at the State of Utah's Department of Technology Services. He has been working with Delphi since it was first released, and many years of Turbo Pascal before that. He has developed systems using all of the major database platforms.
Al Mannarino has more than 25 years of software development experience, including object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD) and developing and deploying production applications. He is currently a lead systems engineer and evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies. Prior to joining Embarcadero, Al spent three years working with CodeGear, a division of Borland that was acquired by Embarcadero in 2008. He also worked for five years as a lead systems engineer for Borland helping to sell application lifecycle management, software delivery optimization and developer tools solutions. Prior to Borland, Al served as a systems engineer for companies including Objectivity, Versant, Red Brick Systems, Information Builders, and was an electrical engineer for Grumman Aerospace where he performed real application implementations on complex electrical-mechanical systems. Al has a bachelor's of science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College.
Jim McKeeth is a Developer Evangelist for RemObjects Software and host of the Podcast at Delphi.org. He presents on Delphi, .NET, Mac OSX and iPhone development topics and loves to share his passion about software development any chance he gets. Jim is a published author on software development and is a regular presenter at conferences. RemObjects Software provides the Oxygene compiler that powers Delphi Prism, as well as database infrastructure tools for enterprise level scalability across multiple platforms.
Olaf Monien works as CEO for Developer Experts, LLC, USA. Developer Experts is an IT firm that specializes in Software consulting, development and training. His areas of special interest are software architecture, databases, Internet applications and mobile devices. Olaf co-founded the Delphi Experts/Developer Experts group and is as one of the former IntraWeb/VCL for the Web developers still the international expert on that technology. He also writes articles for software development magazines and is a renowned speaker at software conferences. Olaf is an acknowledged expert for Delphi and C#, on Windows 32 as well as on .NET platforms. He also supports iPhone/iPad development and led many classes on all of these topics. Olaf has been an Embarcadero Technology Partner for many years and has recently been elected to become an Embarcadero MVP / Community Evangelist. Olaf has received a Master of Computer Science degree at the University of Hagen and has more than 20 years of software development experience.
Anders Ohlsson is part of Embarcadero's Developer Relations Team. When he's not in the office, he can be found in an aisle seat on an airplane, at some developer conference, trade show, user group or seminar evangalizing to the world why everyone should use the Embarcadero suite of developer and database tools.
Girish Patil is the founder of Gnostice Information Technologies, a software firm that provides components for the creation and processing of electronic document formats such as PDF, Microsoft® Office formats, and others. These components are available for Delphi, .NET and Java. Having developed the first few products, he has always been deeply involved in the R&D of the products at Gnostice. His current key roles at Gnostice are to envision the software developer technologies and products and to see that the products created are just perfect for their users.
Michael Philippenko was born and lives in Rostov, Russia. He graduated from the South Russian State Technical University specializing in "Automatic control systems" in 1998. He has great experience of development with Delphi (since 1995). Since 2000, Michael has been the CEO of Fast Reports, a company that produces professional reporting tools for software developers. Michael likes to personally meet and converse with customers, and participate in seminars, exhibitions, and conferences for software developers. He is married and has one son.
Bjarne Stroustrup is Distinguished Professor and the holder of the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Science at Texas A&M University. You can find specific academic and educational information on and through his TAMU homepage at https://parasol.tamu.edu/people/bs/. Bjarne designed and implemented the C++ programming language. To make C++ a stable and up-to-date base for real-world software development, he stuck with its ISO standards effort for 20+ years (so far).
Bob Swart (aka Dr.Bob) is an IT consultant, developer, reseller, author, trainer and webmaster for his company Bob Swart Training & Consultancy (eBob42) based in Helmond, The Netherlands. Bob has spoken at Delphi Conferences since 1993. Bob is co-author of several books and contributing author for numerous computer magazines. His courseware manuals are sold word-wide from Lulu.com or via his own website (including e-mail support and free updates). Bob leads the Delphi section of the Dutch Software Development Network, and is webmaster and member of the UK Developers Group. Bob has won the Spirit of Delphi award in 1999 (together with Marco Cantu) and is an Embarcadero MVP.
Jim Tierney is a Principal Engineer at Embarcadero Technologies. Since Delphi 3, Jim has helped develop many Delphi and C++Builder features. He is currently working on database features of RAD Studio and Delphi Prism.
Quinn Wildman is has been supporting database products since dBASE II and has been supporting InterBase since 2000. While the name on the door has changed numerous times through the years, he has been working in support for 27 years and counting. He is the primary support engineer for InterBase in the America's, but also supports Rad Studio. In his spare time, his favorite things to do are running with the Hash House Harriers and Geocaching (4462 finds so far!).