Jim McKeeth, world renowned Delphi expert, joins Embarcadero Technologies

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In his new position as Developer Relations Lead Evangelist/Engineer, Jim will be a key part of Embarcadero's evangelism team and developer community outreach.  Jim will write about application development, visit with developers, create videos, and participate in online and live events.

Jim will lead and grow Embarcadero’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program which already has more than 60 worldwide members. The MVP program chooses the "best of the best" Embarcadero community members to be trusted alleys for our customers and prospects. An MVP is passionate about Embarcadero products and the success of everyone who uses them. An MVP evangelizes Embarcadero products by writing and speaking on the elegance, simplicity and productivity of our products at user groups, conferences, and webinars, and in websites, articles, newsgroups, blogs and social networks.

Jim is a world renown and well respected Delphi expert with more than 20 years of programming experience. He is an active member of the global Delphi community. He is the creator of the Podcast at Delphi.org (http://delphi.org/) interview program which will continue as part of his Embarcadero responsibilities. Jim has spoken at many Embarcadero (and Borland) events including CodeRage, Delph Live, EKON, BorCon, other industry conferences and user group meetings.

Jim was the first person to earn the Delphi badge on Stack Overflow. Jim is a regular speaker at iPhone and Android conferences and runs the local Boise Google Developer Group. Jim holds the patent for the swipe to unlock and pattern unlock used on both iPhone and Android phones, plus a number of other computer and software related patents.

Jim told me, "I started programming with Turbo Pascal while I was still in grade school. That was the start of my love of the programming language. During my 20+ years as a software developer I've always enjoyed sharing and teaching the things I found exciting in the world of software development. My ideal is pushing the boundaries of technology and then showing everyone what I find."

We are very excited to have Jim join our global developer evangelism team. Jim’s deep experience with the Delphi language, developer tools, software architectures and mobile application development will help developers move their ideas and applications forward to new levels and to new platforms.
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David Intersimone (known to many as David I.) is a passionate and innovative software industry veteran-often referred to as a developer icon-who extols and educates the world on Embarcadero developer tools. He shares his visions as an active member of the industry speaking circuit and is tapped as an expert source by the media. He is a long-standing champion of architects, developers and database professionals and works to ensure that their needs are folded into Embarcadero's strategic product plans. David holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, California.

Comments

  • Guest
    Daniel Magin Sunday, 14 July 2013

    Jim is a great guy and a realy expert in delphi. Great value for EMB and the community. Jim: good decision :-)

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    Jim McKeeth Monday, 15 July 2013

    Thanks David and Daniel for the kind words. I am very excited to be part of a great team and standing behind such a fabulous product!

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    Victory Fernandes Monday, 15 July 2013

    Now I see why he tweeted saying he could not sleep yesterday! :)
    Great news Jim! We will wait for you in DelphiConferenceBrazil2013

  • Guest
    Brent Shelton Monday, 15 July 2013

    Congrats Jim. I've enjoyed your podcasts in the past!

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    Cary Jensen Monday, 15 July 2013

    This is great news for the Delphi community. Jim is a Delphi expert and an excellent public speaker, qualities that we will all benefit from as he fills his new role with Embarcadero Developer Relations. Congratulations, Jim. And congratulations to David I and his team.

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    Olaf Monien Monday, 15 July 2013

    Congrats Jim!

  • Guest
    Warren Postma Monday, 15 July 2013

    Very glad to hear this news. Best of luck Jim, in your new role!

    Warren

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    Steven Kamradt Monday, 15 July 2013

    Congratulations Jim! Best of luck on your new endeavor.

  • Guest
    Mike Sutton Monday, 15 July 2013

    Great news, Jim.

  • Guest
    Anders Ohlsson Monday, 15 July 2013

    Welcome Aboard, Jim!

  • Guest
    Jeroen Pluimers Monday, 15 July 2013

    Congrats to both Jim and the rest of the team. Awesome combination!

  • Guest
    shuhin ashayeri Monday, 15 July 2013

    Very good news.

  • Guest
    Alister Christie Monday, 15 July 2013

    Awesome, I think the Delphi community will greatly benefit from his full time input.

  • Guest
    Marco Cantu Monday, 15 July 2013

    Welcome, Jim. I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy working with you...

  • Guest
    Eliseo Gonzalez Monday, 15 July 2013

    Welcome aboard, Jim!

  • Guest
    ray Tuesday, 16 July 2013

    hi
    Can you please help. I tried using the TLang component to translate the English FireMonkey app to Arabic on iOS but when I run it on the iOS simulator, the text appears blank. Is there a setting I am messing to get the Arabic language working on the iOS simulator?

    thank you very much
    ray

  • Guest
    sepp Tuesday, 16 July 2013

    I wonder what happened. Did he get sick of evangelizing "native" platforms such as .NET and Android?

    Anyway, good to see some positive news in the Delphi arena.

  • Guest
    Jim McKeeth Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    Thanks for all the well wishes!

  • Guest
    Phillip Woon Wednesday, 17 July 2013

    Congratulations Jim.

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    Im confused Friday, 19 July 2013

    @marc, thanks for the info. As i love delphi and love remobjects components (but don't have any empathy with all your concept for design on oxygene , not visual interface for android and iOS, to start with...) what must is expect from your company? Do you plan to let all delphi developers alone with the new delphi mobile options? Do you plan to let us with our delphi servers and no way to implement mobile clients using Delphi mobile? Will we need to migrate all that servers to Datasnap? Which are our options, marc, on this scenario? We need definitions now we have two delphi mobile platforms : iOS and Android. I hope you have a definitive answer to this questions.

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