Training at MBS Xojo Developer Conference

auf Deutsch

Come to cologne on 23rd October 2019 to join us in this training just a day before our MBS Xojo Developer Conference:


Based on the wishes of the training group we develop several little projects to show the various features, best practise and techniques. We will use Xojo for desktop, web, console, Android* and iOS projects. The program below is just a guide line and depending on attendees wishes could be much different.

08:00RegistrationCoffee & Tea. 
09:00IntroductionWelcome attendees, introduce yourself and topic wishes
09:301st BlockJump Start into Xojo
What is what (and where) in the IDE?
A journey into Xojo’s features.
Xojo Features in Detail
Dictionary, Delegates, Variants/Auto, Exceptions and use of Debugger
10:30Coffee break  
11:002nd BlockProgramming Basics
Datatypes and objects; loops, structures and conditions; OOP basics: classes, inheritances, events
Connect to various databases, handle errors correctly, use prepared statements and tips for using databases more easy.
13:303rd BlockFrom Idea to App
Algorithmization and normalization, error handling, debugging, profiling
Synchronous and asynchronous network connection via old and new framework classes for data exchange.
15:00Coffee break  
15:304th BlockPlatform Details
Specialties and differences of Xojo’s target platforms
Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux
iOS vs. Android*
Threads, synchronization and helper apps. Move work to separate threads, run asynchronously or helper processes to speed up processing and keep application responsive.
16:30Q & AAny questions left? Last chance to get answers for your questions.

On the evening before we'd like to offer a get-together where we can have dinner together. Starting at 18 o'clock, you can find people gathering at the hotel bar. Later we visit a restaurant for dinner. Details to be announced.

All trainees receive example projects and slides by email after the training.

Date: 23rd October 2019 in English, 26th October 2019 in German.
Cost: 499 € plus VAT.
Location: Dorint Hotel Cologne am Heumarkt
Trainees: 5 to 10.
Trainer: Christian Schmitz for Advanced and Ulich Bogun for Beginners
Level: Beginner and Advanced.
Requirements: Mobile computer with Xojo installation.

Lunch, refreshments and coffee breaks included.

* Android only, if a public Xojo version is available supporting this platform.
In case we have less than 5 interest for each course or a trainer is unavailable, we may decide to join them. If course needs to be cancelled due to not reaching minimum number of people, we refund you and you can spend your day in cologne with sight seeing.

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🏨 Hotel

The 5 star Dorint Hotel Cologne am Heumarkt is a modern business and conference hotel that welcomes you with unique ambiance and modern facilities.

hotel picture

For our event, we ordered free non alcoholic drinks, coffee breaks with little snacks and lunch as 3-course-menu or buffet. Free Wifi is included for the hotel, and we have an extra conference Wifi for us.

For our conference we blocked rooms: single (169 €/night) or double bed room (204 €/night). This includes breakfast, a coffee- and tea machine and free cancelation up to 7 days before. You can reserve yourself on the hotel website with room contingent named "Xojo" or include your room wish in the conference registration. You can later adjust the booking if needed. Our blocked rooms are available till two months before the conference.

Those prices include services charges, tax and breakfast. For SPA there is an extra 15 € fee. As rooms are limited, please include your room wish with your registration. Or contact the hotel directly: Website, or +49 221 2806-0.

Around our conference hotel, there are over 30 other hotels, so you may find cheaper rooms nearby if needed.

Alternative Hotels nearby

City Art & Culture Tax

As of the 1st October 2010 the City of Cologne is collecting a “City Art & Culture Tax”, amounting to 5% of the accommodation rate (plus VAT). According to German law, our prices are displayed as “inclusive prices”, i.e. including current VAT and levies.

Business trips are tax free if you provide this form to the hotel with your details: Deutsch / English

🗺 Directions

The conference hotel is located next to the main station in cologne and just a short walk away (100 meter).

See Hotel website on how to get there

✈️ Flights

To avoid a second immigration procedure, please consider to fly from your country directly to an EU country, do the immigration there and continue to Cologne within the EU.

  • Airport Cologne CGN

    Local airport in Cologne/Bonn metropolitan area.

    By train to Cologne main station in about 15 minutes by local S and RE trains. Tarif starts at 2.90 € for single trip. Day ticket is 8.60 € in case you want to do more on the same day.

    International direct connections to over 30 countries.

    Cologne Bonn Airport

  • Airport Düsseldorf DUS

    Biggest airport in North Rhine-Westphalia state and hub for Eurowings airline.

    By train to Cologne main station in about 40 minutes by local RE trains for 11.50 €.

    International direct connections to over 50 countries including direct flights to Atlanta (USA), Abu Dhabi (VAE), Tokyo (Japan) and New York (USA).

    Düsseldorf Airport

  • Airport Frankfurt/Main FRA

    Germany's biggest airport with best connections usually.

    By train to Cologne main station in about 50 minutes with high speed ICE sprinter for 73 Euro per trip and person in coach. Pre booked months before for just 29 Euro. Other way is though the Rhine valley which can take up to 2 hours, cost 19 to 49 Euro and you may spot some castles on the way.

    It may be much cheaper to fly to Frankfurt and take the train to Cologne. Flights from Austin to Frankfurt are about $750 USD booked early.

    Frankfurt/Main Airport

  • Airport Frankfurt/Hahn HHN

    A small airport sharing the name with Frankfurt, but 100 km away.

    If you get a cheap flight with Ryanair, this may be a way to go. But you need to book a bus trip from the airport to Koblenz, switch to the train and come to Cologne.

    It may be much cheaper to fly to Frankfurt and take the train to Cologne. Flights from Austin to Frankfurt are about $750 USD booked early.

    Frankfurt/Hahn Airport

🚅 Trains

The main station in Cologne has direct connections to a lot of places.

International direct connections to Amsterdam, Basel SBB, Bruxelles Midi, Luxembourg, Paris Nord.

From the main station you can enjoy a walk along the main shopping street to the hotel. Just pass the cathedral towers and walk south though Hohe Straße. After about one kilometer, you hit a bigger street named Pipinstraße where the hotel is. If you hit Heumarkt subway station, Augustinerstraße or Deutzer Brücke, please turn right and walk until the street is named Pipinstraße.

Special Train Offers

For our non European visitors (e.g. USA or Canada), we highly recommend to check the special offers from for you. For example within 30 days you can use a 3 day pass for just 188 Euro. You can start in Frankfurt/Main (most direct flights from there), take a direct train to cologne, stay there for the conference, take another train to Hamburg, enjoy a few days there and take a final train back to the airport in Frankfurt. Of course you can stay in Frankfurt another night and enjoy visiting German's financial capital.

German Rail Pass, Eurail Pass, Interrail


For cancellation of our training or conference days six months in advance, we offer 100% refund of the ticket prices.
Up to three months before 50%, one month before 25% and in September 2019 no more refunds. The hotel rooms need separate cancellation.

The whole event can be cancelled without giving reasons 4 months before and you will receive a full refund. e.g. when the minimum number of attendees is not reached. In case the event has to be cancelled later, we may refund you partially.

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