One of the things that I love about the Xojo community is that it’s pretty friendly group. You ask a question on the forums and you’ll usually get a decent answer or two. This means that we’ve often ‘talked’ with Xojo experts but have never met them. One of the things that stinks about the Xojo community is that we are a small enough group that it’s likely there are not a lot of Xojo developers near you. That’s a shame because the Xojo developers I’ve met in person are as nice, if not nicer, than they were online.
If you can possibly attend the Xojo Developers Conference (this year it’s April 29 – May 1 in Austin, Texas) I highly recommend it. Whether you are a newbie to Xojo or been around the block, as they say, a few times, I’ve always found it to be a good experience. To be able to talk Xojo for 3 or 4 days is invaluable! Nowhere on the planet will you find a higher concentration of Xojo developers per square foot.
Recently Paul Lefebvre, the Xojo Evangelist from Xojo, has been hosting a podcast called XojoTalk. I love these podcasts because we get to hear from Xojo developers that we’ve ‘known’ for years through the forums and we get to learn a bit about them. How they came to use Xojo and what they’re doing with Xojo.
Often the conversations veer off into some strange topic that you wouldn’t expect. When I was a guest back in October the Royals were starting their playoff runs and while I’m not much a baseball fan it was a BIG deal for those of us in the Kansas City region (29 years since our last playoff appearance). We also talked a bit about the, then, recently announced Windows 10 and what it meant for Xojo developers. These organic conversations are entertaining and well worth a listen. Paul does a great job so check it out!
You can subscribe to the podcast via your favorite RSS reader via http://feeds.feedburner.com/xojotalk or via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/xojotalk-podcast/id920411434
My entire team will be at XDC. We are doing only two sessions this year. Carol is doing a database design session and I’m doing a reporting tools session. Hope to see you there!