The REALbasic Colorado Summit is heading into its final stretch. We’re all very excited about getting together and exchanging knowledge. Some of the topics I’m particularly interested in because I can come away with ideas that can save me time (which means money).
We’ve pitched the event as a way to learn some advanced REALbasic skills and to meet and discuss RB with other RB professionals. That’s all true, but one thing I think we’ve done a poor job of saying is that there are other reasons to come to the Summit.
If you are evaluating REALbasic as a development environment the Summit is an excellent place to learn more. I doubt you’ll find more REALbasic professionals in one room all year long (and that includes the REAL Software regional events in my opinion). You’ll be in room filled with full-time pro’s that have used REALbasic for years. A few in attendance have worked for REAL Software and can offer some advice that’s hard to find elsewhere.
Need to find a REALbasic developer? Many of those in attendance are REALbasic consultants and live and breathe REALbasic day in and day out and have been exposed to, literally, hundreds of different applications. If they can’t help you I’m sure they know another developer that can!
Have technical questions regarding your REALbasic application? Again, you’ll find a boatload of people that can help you that do this for a living for others. At REAL World it wasn’t uncommon to see developers going through their RB app to get suggestions from others in hopes of making a better app. I don’t expect anything different at the Summit.
The Summit is going to be an intimate event because of its size. REAL World, for some people, was intimidating because it’s hard to break into a group that seems to know each other very well. With under 50 people at the Summit it should be very easy to mingle with everyone. Since I always fight being a wall flower (No, really! Stop laughing!) I’m going to make sure no one is left out.
There will be a lot of ideas and information disseminated in the sessions but it’s the talk that occurs outside of the official sessions that is most interesting and valuable (in my opinion). It’s generally one-on-one, or in very small groups, and it’s never recorded for posterity. The after hours events have a tendency to be fun a well because no one is being ‘official’.
So there’s my alternative reasons for attending the REALbasic Colorado Summit. To official website is at http://www.inspiringapps.com/REALbasicSummit/. The Association of REALbasic Professionals site is at http://www.arbpmembers.org/.
Happy coding and hope to see you there!