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FEATURE

Birmingham 2014

The Xojo Developers UK Conference

Issue: 13.1 (January/February 2015)
Author: Richard Duke
Author Bio: Richard Duke is a commercial software developer for the art and insurance industries. His main products are Artscene and ACMS. He has been using Xojo for many years.
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Another year, another cold November day... time again for what many of us Xojo developers had been looking forward to all year: the annual German Christmas market in Birmingham. Sorry, I mean the annual Xojo Developers UK conference!

This year's meeting was a two-day event held on November 13-14 in a new location at Paradise Circus, Queensway, Birmingham.

The event was very well organised by Eric Gibbon (Mac Tasks Limited) and Stewart Johnson (Netnodes), and was the third such event to be held in Birmingham.

As always, the meeting coincided with the Frankfurt Christmas market (see Figure 1). This is now the largest authentic German Christmas market outside Germany and Austria and the centrepiece of the city's festive event calendar. With over 180 stalls selling gifts, decorations, handmade toys, delicious German fare, and, of course, the ever popular Gluhwein (mulled wine). This year's specialities were the delicious sautéed garlic mushrooms and creamed sliced potatoes. There was also a chance to sing along with the singing moose and take a ride on the carousel.

Some of us arrived in Birmingham on Wednesday evening so that we could meet at the Old Joint Stock Pub. This pub and theatre venue opposite the cathedral is one of the top 25 pubs in the whole of the UK serving such delights as a Chestnut bourguignon pie. After a great meal we headed off to our hotels to get some rest in preparation for two days of hard graft ahead.

On the first day, we all arrived at the venue at lunchtime for a hands-on Xojo iOS Workshop. After introducing ourselves, Eric gave an excellent presentation looking at the iOS Simulator and trying several examples.

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