MBS Xojo Developer Conference

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Come to historic Koblenz on 19th and 20th May 2016 to join us for our Xojo conference. Meet Xojo developers from all over Europe.

View over Koblenz

Monkeybread Software is pleased to organize the biggest European Xojo conference right here in Germany. People from all over Europe, Australia and North America plan to join us. This is your chance to the meet the Xojo Community and finally know the faces for all the forum members.

Join us the days before for our Xojo Training.

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Schedule Day 1, Thursday, 19th May 2016:

8:00RegistrationWelcome coffee with biscuits in the lobby.
9:15Keynote XojoStéphane Pinel and Norman Palardy from Xojo, Inc. present what is new and upcoming with Xojo.
10:30Coffee break
11:00Keynote MBSNew features in MBS Plugins
What is new in 16.x version and what is in the pipeline?
by Christian Schmitz
12:00XMPPDevelopment of an XMPP chat client with Xojo
Not only cross-platform graphical user interfaces can be readily implemented with Xojo but also such technical things like the implementation of a network protocol for instant messaging and machine to machine communication. The aim is to convey an impression of the development process, class design, and the possibilities and limitations of Xojo.
by Christopher Kobusch
13:30Seminar ProSeminar Pro is an OS X Software to manage seminars, courses and events.
Made in Xojo using databases, xojo script and various plug-ins.
by Oliver Osswald
14:15Xojo LanguageUnderused language & IDE features
  • Delegates
  • Interfaces
  • New language features
  • New framework
by Norman Palardy
15:00Coffee break
15:30iOSDigging deep into iOS Declares
by Ulrich Bogun
16:15AWARD+Have a quick look "behind the scenes" on AWARD+ from Merlin Solutions, a business software completely designed using Xojo and PostgreSQL
by Carsten Kobusch
17:30Evening EventDinner event

Schedule Day 2, Friday, 20th May 2016:

8:00RegistrationWelcome coffee with biscuits in the lobby.
9:00Welcome back
9:10Made with XojoTomas showing his JIRA-like issue reporting system and helpdesk made with XOJO
with Tomas Jakobs
9:30Using git with XojoLearn how to use the version control system git to keep backups of your project that include documentation about your changes, even with external code items in XML or binary file format.
by Thomas Tempelmann
10:00Web AppsDesigning Web Apps for mobile devices
with Jérémie Leroy
10:30Coffee break
11:00PDFPDF Optimize and Archive
A view on DynaPDFs capabilities for creating PDF/A, optimize PDF and using PDF+XML for invoices.
by Christian Schmitz
12:00QuestionsAsk the engineers
Your time to ask questions and tell ideas, concerns & thoughts about Xojo.
(optional continue while having lunch)
by Norman Palardy
13:30TablesMake Tables Fly With NSTableView
Xojo’s listbox is a masterpiece of simplicity when you compare it to its native OS X class, NSTableView. On the other hand, the TableView offers customization features and high speed database access no matter how many records it has to handle. In this lecture, I’ll give an introduction into the use of NSTableView in connection with a SQLite database.
by Ulrich Bogun
14:15Making your Mac app scriptableThomas Tempelmann presents a new set of classes for making Mac apps scriptable by AppleScript and JavaScript, much easier than it was until now.
by Thomas Tempelmann
15:00Coffee break
15:30DatabaseDatabase independent programming with Interface

Resilience denotes the capability of computer software to withstand the pressure of changing requirements. For a business solution with database connection this implies the capacity to switch the underlying database system.

Based on a practical example we demonstrate how the usage of an Interface helps to separate application programming from database specific programming. For instance by using the MBS SQL Plugin one can create classes for various database systems, which implement a common Interface. Through programming against an Interface instead of a specific database system, the computer software remains open for new or changing database systems. This is an example for the practical usage of Interfaces. An example Xojo application will be made available to the participants.
by Oliver Osswald
16:30Feedback / Q&A / RaffleAsk questions and give feedback.
18:00Casual MeetingIn Beer garden or Hotel bar.
19:00DinnerIn Restaurant. Optional for all who are still there.

Special guests:

  • Norman Palardy, senior engineer at Xojo Inc.
  • Stéphane Pinel, build engineer at Xojo Inc.
  • Ulrich Bogun, German Xojo Evangelist at Xojo Inc.
  • Antonio Rinaldi, Italian Xojo Evangelist at Xojo Inc.
  • Jens Boschulte from DynaForms GmbH will be present to answer questions regarding DynaPDF library.
  • Jérémie Leroy, developing custom controls for Xojo
  • Thomas Tempelmann, creator of Arbed.

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. Table is reserved.

Date: 19th and 20th May 2016.
Language: English.
Cost: 299 € plus VAT for two days, 249 € early bird offer (until 19th March). Prices for groups or students on request.
Location: Contel Hotel in Koblenz.

This event is organized by Christian Schmitz of Monkeybread Software. Engineers from Xojo, Inc. will be available onsite for questions.

Register here


Do you want to be a sponsor? Please contact us. You can include your flyer in our welcome bag, put a poster on a wall or have a table to present your products.

Sight Seeing Tour

For our international guests we may organize a sight seeing tour for Saturday, 21st May 2016.

Exact plan needs to be done, but for a trip north of Koblenz we could visit castle Elz, Benedictine abbey Maria Laach at Laach Lake, Castle Bürresheim (seen in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade) or or the geysir in Andernach. We may stop somewhere to have lunch and dinner with a nice view, too.

This tour will have an extra cost and is not included in the conference ticket. If you are interested, please contact us.


The 4 star Contel Hotel in Koblenz at the Moselle is a modern business and conference hotel that welcomes you with unique ambiance and modern facilities.

For our event, we ordered free non alcoholic drinks and lunch as 3-course-menu or buffet. For the Wifi we will provide free tickets.

For our conference we blocked rooms: single (90 €/night) or double bed room (95 €/night). Premium double rooms are 121 Euro/night. You can reserve yourself on the hotel website with keyword "MBS Xojo Conference 170516" or include your room wish in the conference registration.You can later adjust the booking if needed.

Those prices include breakfast, fitness room, parking garage, services charges and tax. SPA is available in the hotel. If you like you upgrade the room to comfort or premium room. As rooms are limited, please include your room wish with your registration.

Other Hotels

Hotel Scholz, 1,2 km

CityHotel Kurfürst Balduin, 1,4 km

Mercure Hotel Koblenz, 2,8 km


The hotel is located at Pastor-Klein-Straße 19, 56073 Koblenz.

by Airplane

If you fly, target the airport Frankfurt/Main (FRA), Frankfurt/Hahn (HHN) or Colonge (CGN).

From Frankfurt/Main go to long distance trains and take a train to Koblenz. Every hour at least one train leaves towards Koblenz. Sometimes you need to switch train in Mainz.

From Frankfurt/Hahn, you find a bus shuttle to Koblenz main station.

From Colonge Airport to Koblenz is a local train (RE) once every hour. Or you take one of the other trains and switch train in Bonn or Colonge station.

by train

From main station you can walk or take the bus. You need to take bus to Löhr Center and than switch to one of line 3, 355 and 301 will take you to the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße. From there walk along the Ludwig-Erhard-Straße for 200 meter to the end where the hotel is.

by Car

Ask your GPS for directions to Pastor-Klein-Straße 19, 56073 Koblenz.

Special Train Offers

For our non European visitors (e.g. USA or Canada), we highly recommend to check the special offers from Bahn.de for you. For example within 30 days you can use a 3 day pass for just 188 Euro. You can start in Koblenz, take a direct train to Berlin, stay there for a visit, take another train to Munich, 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. Oktoberfest from 21st September on can be a highlight of your trip to Munich.

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