The evening started with a little drama.
Looking at this rare photo taken on a cell phone, one might suspect that it depicts my reaction to a world economy crashing. But no.
That is the moment when I realized that the wireless internet connection at the restaurant was weak . I was unable to connect to the license server and therefore the first demo was toast.In a brilliant move, Andrei (in the yellow sweater) suggested to use the offline trial license to start the product. The show then went on.
Preparations and Photo-ops
By 7 p.m., I had taken a chill pill, so I did the MC thing by welcoming the guests and giving a quick overview of the program for the evening.
Hugo Boss was the unofficial sponsor of the event. Hopefully, next year Gillette will also sponsor.
Food and drink were served right away. It is a good idea to watch demos on a full stomach and not make people wait.
Marius Papara gave a preview of some of the new features in the upcoming 2.0 release of Embarcadero PowerSQL.
Eduard Moraru of XWiki gave a presentation on XEclipse, an Eclipse plug-in for viewing, editing and managing XWiki pages.
Razvan Fodor and Sergiu Vidrascu showed how Embarcadero Change Manager can help database admininstrators and developers cope with the problems related to database change management lifecycle.
The event was a great success. Thanks to the Eclipse Foundation for sponsoring