Bob Swart of Bob Swart Training & Consultancy is Delphi and Oxygene Reseller, Consultant, Developer, Trainer, Coach, as well as author of courseware material (for self study or organised training events). Bob is an Embarcadero MVP and Spirit of Delphi winner (1999), and also known as "Dr.Bob" in the Delphi world ;-)
Brian Long has spent the last 1.8 decades as a trainer, trouble-shooter and mentor focusing on the Delphi, Oxygene, C# and C++ languages, and the Win32, .NET and Mono platforms, recently adding iOS and Android onto the list. In his spare time, when not exploring the Chiltern Hills on his mountain-bike or pounding the pavement in his running shoes, Brian has been re-discovering and re-enjoying the idiosyncrasies and peccadilloes of Unix-based operating systems.
Besides writing a Pascal problem-solving book in the mid-90s he has contributed chapters to several books, written countless magazine articles, spoken at many international developer conferences and acted as occasional Technical Editor for Sybex. Brian has a number of online articles that can be found at http://blong.com and a blog at http://blog.blong.com.
Filip started his ‘real’ IT career just before the millenium bug in ’99 as a Delphi programmer. Founded C-Quel Software Solutions in 2001 and focuses on (custom) database development. Filip is a certified SQL Server developer, so his preferred back-end database is MS SQL Server. Besides custom development, he works as a Delphi consultant and SQL Server DBA.
While celebrating the 10th anniversary of C-Quel, Filip became co-founder of Be-Delphi, because he believes that Delphi is not a profession but a passion.
Besides Delphi, Filip has two more passions: white wine and red wine.
Studied civil electronic engineering at university of Ghent and started a career as R&D digital hardware engineer at Barco Graphics Belgium. Founded TMS software in 1996, developing VCL components starting with Delphi 1. TMS software became Borland Technology Partner in 1998 and developed Delphi Informant award-winning grid & scheduling components. Started in 2001 IntraWeb component development and in 2003 ASP.NET components. Currently doing and managing VCL, Silverlight, WPF, ASP.NET and IntraWeb component development projects as well as consulting & custom project development.
Special area of interest are user interfaces & hardware.
Marco Cantù is the Delphi Product Manager for Embarcadero and author of over a dozen books on Delphi, from the first versions up to the latest one with his Delphi Handbooks Collection. Previously, Marco was a consultant and trainer and has given classes on Delphi for many years around the world. His focus include Delphi Enterprise capabilities, DataSnap and REST, Web development and jQuery, cloud-based technologies, and mobile development with the Delphi FireMonkey framework. Marco lives in Italy and commutes to California.
Mathias Dellaert started with Delphi at age 14 and has been continuously using it ever since.
He is currently employed at Care Solutions, where he is in charge of the underlying architecture of their Delphi solutions.
Detlef is Editor in chief of The Blaise Pascal Magazine and is a former Delphi developer since Delphi 1. He studied architecture at the Open University of Amsterdam.
He started about 10 years ago the English version of the Blaise Pascal Magazine, which by then already existed for 15 years for the Dutch user group.
Makes things work.
Specialist in .NET, Win32, x64, SQL, Visual Studio and Delphi.
Knows how to strike a balance between old and brand new technology to make things work.
DOS, mobile, big systems, you name it.
Married to a cancer survivor.
As curator responsible for his brother that has an IQ < 50.
30+ year member of world class marching band Adest Musica.
Trained and performed the 2013 half marathon in New York.
Anton J. Vogelaar is an electronic measurement and control engineer. In 1974 he completed his electronic engineering study at the HTS in Utrecht. In 1982 he completed a course in engineering science at the university of Durham UK. Since 1972 he has been director of Vogelaar Electronics Netherlands which specialises in in digital control equipment (air gauging, climate control, industrial control, bio-reactor control etc.). He also writes software which provides the control, GUI and persistence aspects required by the hardware his firm produces. The programming languages he uses used include Assembler (AVR, PIC and 8751), Pascal, Delphi and Java on Windows and Linux (embedded) platforms. He has more than ten years experience as part-time teacher in advanced technical colleges and gives lectures in Pascal/Delphi. His other interests are : rowing, steam engines, study, technology and grandchildren.