Dear Developer:

Embarcadero Technologies has begun planning for our seventh annual online conference with exciting and helpful content offered specifically for software developers.  But, this year we're adding a twist!  There will two CodeRage events!!

CodeRage 7 - The Online Delphi Developer Conference -- November 6-8, 2012

CodeRage 7 - The Online C++ Developer Conference -- November 13-15, 2012

You are invited to submit abstracts for consideration as a speaker at one or both CodeRage 7 events. Please submit an abstract for each of your proposed presentations. Please read all information carefully.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, September 28, 2012.

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of Embarcadero employees and we will notify submitters within 1 week of the abstract submission deadline regarding the status of proposals.

Thank you for your interest. We are excited about hosting these CodeRage 7 events and the participation of our community is vital to our success. We look forward to seeing your ideas!

Christine Ellis & Anders Ohlsson

Developer Relations
Embarcadero Technologies
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Speaker Deadlines

September 28, 2012
Abstract submissions due
Early October Speakers notified regarding participation
October 8, 2012
Online speaker meeting
October 9, 2012 Session updates & speaking agreement forms due
October 26, 2012 Final presentation recordings due
October 30-31, 2012 Delphi Conference online speaker audio/video checks
November 5, 2012 C++ Conference online speaker audio/video checks
November 6-8, 2012
CodeRage 7 - The Online Delphi Developer Conference
November 13-15, 2012  
CodeRage 7 - The Online C++ Developer Conference

Presentation Details

Conference session time slots will be 45 minutes in length running a 30-35 minute pre-recorded technical presentation followed by 10-15 minutes of live questions and answers with attendees. Sessions will be broadcast using GoToWebinar®.

Speakers are required to pre-record their presentations to a 1280x1024 resolution MP4 file using screen recording software such as Camtasia Studio (using the trial version is acceptable), Final Cut Pro or similar.

We encourage speakers to also submit presentation outlines, PowerPoint slides (.ppt) and/or a technical paper with their final presentations as well.

IMPORTANT: Sessions will be of a technical nature and will not reflect marketing information unless submitted specifically as a Partner Solution.

Target Audience

We anticipate approximately 2,000 CodeRage online conference attendees which include developers from large corporations, government agencies, small and medium-sized companies, educators, and independent consulting businesses.

Attendees have a varied level of experience, and topics range from beginning to advanced levels. Selecting and gearing your presentation to a specific audience expertise level is very important, so please consider the level of your presentation proposals carefully.

Use of Proprietary Code

The primary purpose of conference presentations is to educate attendees on Embarcadero database and development technologies, products, and content which can assist attendees with their professional skills. Only under special circumstances will we accept presentations that demonstrate proprietary code or techniques, or rely upon proprietary products. If your presentation will contain anything you cannot share freely with the audience, please notify us in your abstract.

In a success story presentation, the code/technique/process may be proprietary, but you must be prepared to fully explain all of the techniques you demonstrate, either in a technical paper or in response to questions from the audience. For a success story presentation, speakers must have permission from the end user/client to have their company named in their presentation, paper, conference advertising, and the conference agenda.

Speaker Meetings

An online speaker meeting will be held on Monday, October 8, 2012 after acceptance of abstract proposals to familiarize speakers with the GoToWebinar® interface and to answer questions about recording presentations and the format of the event.

Speaker meetings with small groups of speakers will also be held 1 week prior to the each conference to test submitted presentations and audio connections (October 30, October 31, and November 5). Speaker attendance is required.

Presentation Publication

IMPORTANT: Once selected, each speaker MUST submit their 30 minute pre-recorded presentation by the indicated deadline (see Deadlines).

All session presentations will be published on Embarcadero's Channel-E web site as replays. Examples of presentations from CodeRage 6 held in October 2011 are available at coderage-6-sessions-a-replays.

Embarcadero Technologies may choose to sell a conference proceedings DVD outside of this conference or to publish presentations in any media separately. Accordingly, submission of materials to Embarcadero will constitute your granting Embarcadero an irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, and sub-license your materials by any means including electronic distribution. All speakers are required to sign a release agreeing to the above.

Conference Topics

Product Tracks

We welcome abstract submissions on any of the following Embarcadero products. Sessions may focus on specific product features, product benefits, usages, and technologies.

Embarcadero All-Access

  • All-Access XE

Application Development

  • RAD Studio XE3
  • Delphi® XE3
  • C++Builder® XE3
  • HTML5 Builder
  • Embarcadero Prism™

Enterprise AppStore

  • Embarcadero® AppWave™

Architecture and Modeling

  • ER/Studio® XE2
  • ER/Studio® Data Architect
  • ER/Studio® Software Architect
  • ER/Studio® Business Architect
  • ER/Studio® Portal

Embedded and Workgroup Databases

  • InterBase XE3

Database Development, Administration & Performance Optimization

  • DB PowerStudio XE3
  • DB PowerStudio XE3 for SQL Server
  • DB PowerStudio XE3 for Oracle
  • DB PowerStudio XE3 for Sybase ASE
  • DB PowerStudio XE3 for DB2
  • DBArtisan® XE3
  • Rapid SQL® XE3
  • DB Change Manager XE2
  • DB Optimizer XE3

You are by no means restricted to the topics suggested here or to identified categories. We welcome abstracts on any topics that you think will be of interest.

Submitting Abstracts

Please note that the receipt of this Call for Papers or the submission of an abstract or presentation does not automatically qualify you as a speaker for either CodeRage 7 conference. We expect to receive many more abstracts than the number of session slots; therefore, not all candidates will qualify as speakers.

Abstract submissions should be emailed to Anders Ohlsson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the due date of  Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:00pm Pacific (PDT).

IMPORTANT: Please be sure to request a delivery receipt from your email server when sending your email. If you do not receive a reply indicating we've received your submission, we probably haven't.

Please include complete contact information so that we may reach you with any questions we may have on your abstracts and to contact you with the status of your submissions. For each abstract, please include as much detail as you can to help us make educated decisions on which sessions to accept. Incomplete submissions will be rejected.

Contact Information:






Zip/Postal Code:


Daytime Phone:

Mobile Phone:

Email Address:

Alternate Email Address:

Skype ID:

Blog or Home Page URL:

Languages Spoken:
(Speakers may be asked to record and present their sessions in multiple languages where applicable.)

Short Biography (for publication):

Please include development, writing & speaking experience that make you uniquely qualified to present on your submitted topics.

Session Details:

Session Title (for advertisement; limited to 80 characters):

Proposed Event (Delphi Conference, C++ Conference, or Both):

Level (All, Beginning, Intermediate or Advanced):

Short Description (1-2 sentence description of presentation for advertisement):

Abstract (for review only):

Please provide a presentation outline with enough detail for us to determine if your proposal will fit the scope of this event. Including speaker qualifications and comments to the review committee is encouraged.

Benefits of Being a Speaker

  • Meet your clients and customers in an interactive online environment;
  • Network and exchange ideas with community members;
  • Work with an intimate and targeted audience;
  • Share your expertise with the database community
  • Raise your profile as a professional in the computing industry;
  • Use this opportunity to influence the industry through your ideas and perspectives.

Questions & Answers

Both CodeRage conferences will focus on what developers want and need to learn to stay current in our ever transforming industry. We've created this document to address some of the questions that may arise.

Q. When will the list of actual sessions be published?
A. A short list of sessions that are planned for the conference will be published by mid October after session selections have been finalized. The complete program listing will be published by late October.

Q. Who is making decisions regarding which topics will be included in the program and who will be chosen as speakers?
A. An internal selection committee comprised of Embarcadero employees representing each of the product groups will choose the topics to be covered and the speakers who will present them. We will notify submitters by October 5th regarding the status of proposals.

Q. Can I submit abstracts for both the Delphi & C++ Conferences?
A. Yes, we will gladly accept abstract submissions for the Delphi conference, the C++ conference or both. Just be sure the topic you submit is applicable to the event(s) for which you're submitting.

Q. Can I submit abstracts for sessions that market my products?
A. Only Embarcadero Technology Partners and CodeRage Exhibitors will be selected to present a limited number of Partner Solution sessions.

Q. If I'm selected as a speaker, will I get paid?
A. Sorry, speakers will not be paid a stipend for this event. Attendance to the event is free and we feel the exposure provided to speakers is invaluable.

Q. If I'm selected as a speaker, may I attend other sessions at either conference as well?
A. Yes. Speakers may attend any other presentations they wish - the conferences are FREE to attend.

We would love to receive your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve the technical program of these events. Please send your comments to Anders Ohlsson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Christine Ellis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

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