Tuscany, Italy

4 days / 20 talks
Awesome and great speakers

October 16-21

Dan Ridinger

Dan has been in the computing industry since 1976 (before the personal computer). He started with a service bureau and worked there for 10 years as a system manager on the companies Digital Equipment PDP 11/70 and VAX systems.
From there he moved into the position of technical sales representative for COGNOS supporting their 4GL product. During his time with COGNOS he started FutureChalk Software in 1984 and in 1991 went into the company full time.
It was during this time of developing FutureChalk Software that he discovered OMNIS (without numbers). Since that time he has developed applications using all the flavours of OMNIS over the years. He currently does consulting in Database Design, Project Management and Systems Design for large corporations. He also teaches part time at Simon Fraser University. He is currently developing applications using RFID mobile applications utilizing Omnis Studio 5 and 6.


Microservices the “Distributed Software Development Promise”

Microservices are the new buzz word in the industry and holds some great promise to the development of software. It appears that we may actually reach the distributed software programming promised many years ago. Microservices will allow us to expand our software abilities quickly and easily.

This is the new world of API’s. During this session we will have an introduction of what Microservices really are, but foremost we will work through working examples in Omnis Studio to illustrate the power of this software movement.

Making your application timezone aware

The Temporal effect on Database/Application Development

This session delves into the problem of time. In our world of globalization, our applications need to be sensitive to time in all of its various forms. We will talk about the problems that can result from temporal issues and how to address those issues.

We will look at how to deal with these problems both at the application level as well as in the database. As we work through these problems, we look at how we can address the temporal issue in the Omnis application or by using the features found in the database in use.



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About workshops


You’ll sign up for the session you want to attend on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 6 participants may attend a session, if full, you can sign up for the same topic at a different time. During the session, the speaker will guide the audience through the main topic but you will be able to ask him/her to deviate and cover related areas. Sometimes participants offer new ideas and solutions to a problem.

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Pursue any question or area not directly related to the core topic. Every speaker hosts at least 4 sessions which means there are about 11 to 12 simultaneous sessions running all the time with an average of 5 or 6 participants

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Flexible conference format means you can choose the best classes for you and at the best time. Some sessions will be repeated, so when you miss one, you can attend the same session later in the day or the week.

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