Tuscany, Italy

4 days / 20 talks
Awesome and great speakers

October 16-21
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Mischa Klement

Omnis developer since 1987 starting with Omnis Quartz, the first Omnis version for Windows. Grew up then with Omnis 7 and, as every boy, started to dissect his favorite toy to see what else could be done with all those bolts and nuts and bones. Eventually discovered a technique called after his favorite car driving style, that lets you … ok. Join his presentation and you’ll see.

1999 honored as Omnis fellow by David Seaman at the Geek Week in Denver, verbatim for his life-time contributions to the Omnis community. Well, we all know that his fancy wizardry actually came from playing, not from real hard work. Anyway. Mischa loved it and still has the deed exhibited over his desktop.

Since 1998 speaker at various Omnis conferences starting at the very first EuroGeek, the antecedent of EurOmnis, to AmerOmnis (formerly GeekWeek) and OzOmnis downunder. Holder of an ancient website called

The OMNIS L/B, probably the only Omnis related site on the web that stayed untouched since 1999, but finally began to envolve in 2014.

Due to his demanding secondary occupation as radiologist, Mischa has become rare in the community since the last years. He, however is still around. God bless us.


Omnis Black Magic

Omnis inside out. When you ever protected your last existing copy of your library, you know why you need this session.

1992, when Omnis 7 was introduced, Michael Minor, CEO of Blyth Software at that time, announced that the native database will be dropped in the near future. Whatever ‘near future’ was meant to be – more than twenty-five years later we all know it did not happen. And never will.

The mystery lies disguised within the structure of Omnis libraries. We will take a deep plunge into this structure and discover the Grand Unified Theory of the Omnis universe. And back with this knowledge, we’ll be on a journey where no man has gone before. We will understand how classes are internally structured, and how their type can be modified.

And finally we will look at the native protection system and see how we can improve it. We will learn how to enhance the security of our libraries, how to implement hidden methods and traps for hackers.


Subwindow widgets

Subwindows are very powerful objects. They are even more powerful than Tiger Logic would tell you in the manuals. With some inside knowledge, you can turn them into fully working widgets. This means the handling simplicity of an entry field, combined with unlimited encapsulated complexity and functionality.

Subwindows are very powerful objects. And you might have used subwindows already for years without being aware of their hidden strengths. Ever wondered what the $dataname property is good for? This is what the manual says: ‘normally you should leave the $dataname property empty‘. And in fact, you can do useful things without the $dataname property. However, imagine you could assign a variable to a subwindow’s $dataname, as you do with entry fields. Imagine, the subwindow could not only read this variable, but also change it and hand it back to your main window variable, and this all ‘out of the box’ – without further coding in your main window.

We will investigate the utilization of the $dataname property in this lecture, and look behind the scenes how subwindows really work. We will learn how to transmit data into the subwindow just by assigning a variable to $dataname, reading and modifying its contents in the subwindow, and send it back to the main window variable, step by step and with useful examples. In the end, you will be able to create your own widgets in Studio – your own fully portable and reusable window elements, designed for your very own needs in your applications.  Did you ever miss a specific window element in Studio? Now go and create it on your own.

This session is for beginners and advanced Studio developers, and hopefully will leave you with tons of new ideas.



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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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