2011 Real Studio Atlanta Conference Wrap Up

Conferences are always nice because you make connections with people new to you and you get to renew connections with old friends and it was no different with the 2011 Real Studio Summit in Atlanta this past weekend.  Forty-three people from around the world (quite a few Europeans were there as well as Australians) joined us for the two day event.

Despite my initial misgivings about the location, most conference attendees gave it a big thumbs up for a convenient location.  Being 10 minutes from the airport made it easy for everyone to get there.

Geoff Perlman, CEO of Real Software, showed us some upcoming UI changes to the Real Studio IDE that I think everyone will like as it eliminates some mousing.  Of course I will have to reserve judgement on it until I actually use it 8 hours a day, but from the sneak peak he gave us it will be a nice change.

Real Software also presented some of their insights into Web Edition and Paul Lefebvre did a followup session showing a Web Edition application in action.

The sessions were interesting.  I always learn something in a session even if it’s in a topic that I think I know rather well.  My own session on Reporting tools for Real Studio seemed to be well received (at least no one threw anything at me) with the Roth Software folks showing me some upcoming features in their product, RSReport, that made me very excited.  Can anyone say ‘runtime interaction’ in your reports?

Also good news is that we found a new board of directors for ARBP and by the end of April my presidency of the organization will be over.  It’s been a long two and a half years and it’s time for others to lead.  Putting on the conference will be it for me.  The only thing I have left is to process the videos (close to 13 hours!) so it can eventually go on the website for ARBP members to view.

More, I’m sure, in the upcoming weeks and months as I get some sleep.

7 thoughts on “2011 Real Studio Atlanta Conference Wrap Up

  1. Yes, I will still be involved and on the board. Here’s the new board:

    Scott Boss
    Bob Keeney
    Paul Lefebvre
    Geoff Perlman
    Marc Zeedar

    There will be a BOD conference call on April 20th to determine officers and start offering direction. Anyone can participate in the call.

    If you wish to volunteer to help, or make comments, this would be an excellent time to join us. Send me an email and I’ll send you the conference call information.

  2. Thanks also for the regular tweets with news as it happened: much appreciated by those of us unable to attend.

  3. Thanks. It will take me a while to process them all, but all of the sessions (with the exception of Geoff’s keynote) will be available online at some point in the future.

  4. Good to see other people stepping in. We’re all tired. Interesting to see Geoff on the board. Turning over a new leaf? The ARBP is no longer the enemy? LOL

  5. Bob and the other Board members:

    Thank you for all of your hard work to make ARBP what it is today. It’s been a pleasure working with you. Thank you, too, to the new Board members for joining in. I’ll be around if you need me.

    By the way, you don’t need to call me “Boss”. 😉

Comments are closed.