ADUG Symposium 2017

The Australian Delphi User Group are holding our annual conference, the ADUG Symposium in May 2017.

This all day Delphi event is packed with technical content and a chance to catch up with other Delphi enthousiasts

It will be held on 18th May in Brisbane and 19th May in Melbourne.


Marco Cantu Marco Cantu will be our keynote speaker, doing two presentations.
Marco is the RAD Product Manager at Embarcadero and author of numerous Delphi books.

  • Object Pascal Deep Dive
  • Windows 10: From WinRT to Windows Desktop Bridge
Malcolm Groves from Code Partners has presented at many Symposium and we are pleased to have him back again.

  • Continuous Integration for RAD Studio Projects
  • Update on the Australian Delphi market
Glen Kleidon from Melbourne
Modernising your Delphi Development Workflows

An Introduction to Project Bundling leveraging Distributed Version Control (GIT / Mercurial) to eliminate “Component Hell”
Peter Thönell
OO in Delphi – From the ground upCancelled due to ill health

The Symposium costs just a fraction of what you’d pay at other developer conferences despite providing a wealth of Delphi knowledge from top speakers

As usual, we will have our famous prize draw thanks to the many sponsors that support the Symposium each year.

ADUG Software Awards

The event will include awards for the best software involving an ADUG member.

Non-Member Student Pricing

Students can attend the event at a heavily discounted price
If you are interested in student pricing, email

Check out the ADUG Symposium page for more details on the topics, schedule, locations and how to register.

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Melbourne Meeting – February 2017

Monday 20th February.

Andrea Coffey spoke about the R programming language.

Then Glen Kleidon gave an impromptu presentation on creating certificates for development.

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Perth Meeting – January 2017

The Perth Delphi user group are meeting this week
Tuesday  17th January 2017 at 6 for 6:15pm start

Artifactory 8/16 Guthrie St, Osborne Park WA 6017


  • Scott Hollows Delphi 3D plus an Architecture for reusable forms, toolbars, grids
  • Peter Thönell Load and save settings (an example of using the “new” RTTI) plus other content to be determined
  • Frank Reynolds Group Project update
  • Proposals for future topics.  We need more presenters.  Would you like to do a presentation ?
Vice-President Scott Hollows (Perth) peter_thonell_small frank_reynolds_small
Scott Hollows Peter Thönell Frank Reynolds

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Melbourne Meeting – January 2017

Monday 16th January.

Mark van der Eynden from 4D Systems spoke about the intelligent display modules produced by 4D Systems, and discussed his experience creating development environments used for these devices.

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Melbourne Meeting – December 2016

Monday 19th December.

John McDonald discussed code reviews. Then he and Geoffrey Smith demonstrated some of the capabilities of FixInsight and PascalAnalyzer.

And as it was our Christmas meeting, we had finger food and mince pies.

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Sydney Meeting – Late November 2016

The November Sydney ADUG meeting will be on

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 at 6 for 6:15pm start

Still Pretty New Venue – We are meeting at the offices of The Continuity Group which are now in Chippendale.

This month Alan Chate will describe to us how he adapted a real world existing application to use the Aurelius Object Relational Mapping library leaving behind SQL hell. Afterwards we’ll go for an end of year Christmas dinner somewhere nearby. Don’t miss out on this last ADUG of the year.

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Melbourne Meeting – November 2016

Monday 21st November.

Ewan Wordsworth from Microbee Technology spoke about the new Microbee computer, the history of MicroBee, and his experiences running a small electronic design and development business.

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