RevCon 2016 Photographs


1P7A6696For those of you that are interested in such things, I have now finished putting the photographs together and they are now viewable in the main Revelation Software gallery on www.m4photo.co.uk.  You will see the link to the main Revelation gallery page half way down the Home page and it uses the same image as in this blog posting.

All of the images are available on request to anyone who attended the conference this year.  Please drop me an email with the eight digit photograph ID number which can be found by opening up the photograph in the gallery to display it in large format.  An example ID is 1P7A5699.  I will then create a roughly A4 sized .jpg file which will be emailed back to you.  I will also undertake a little colour correction and noise reduction as required for chosen images.

Please ignore the ordering process and costs, all of these images are freely available and with full reproduction rights.

 

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RevCon 2016 End of show slideshow.


I am pleased to announce that the video slideshow of photographs taken at this years Revelation Conference in Orlando, Florida is now available on my personal YouTube Channel and it can be run from the link below.  There is also a Playlist which I will use to bundle all of my Revelation videos together, for now there is just this years conference and last years in the playlist.

The captions in the video will only really make sense if you were there.  Things like “Bob’s special little network” will only mean anything to those of us that were fortunate to be at this main Revelation Software event. However, it was nice for me to get more than a few giggles and laughs from the audience and this was a great way to round of a fabulous few days with the Rev team and some of our clients from all over the world.

I do have a license to use the music files and this is through the software used to create the slideshow.  As such I have contested this with YouTube and apologise for the annoying adverts that YouTube includes in the video whilst the issue is investigated.  I hope that they do not spoil your enjoyment of the video.

I still have the photographs to process and these will be added to my M4Photo website as Revelation Software gallery when they are complete.  I’ll blog here just as soon as this is the case.

New Development Being Planned


No, this is not something new for OpenInsight 10 (OI10), or something else altogether.  It’s a new personal project that is long overdue, but which has OI10 well and truly in mind.

I obviously dive into OpenInsight on a regular basis to undertake live demonstrations to interested people, prospects and the like, but that tends to be a need, feature, benefit, style of approach and it never really gets into application development planning and building.  However, this week I found myself delving further into the development tools and immersed in code to add a new module to my RevSoft UK Contact Manager.  Having not developed anything in quite some time, it was a) nice to find that I could still knock up something really quickly using OI 9.4 and b) not so nice to find just how rusty I had become.

Anyway, with the conference now only a few short weeks away, OI10 looming and a development project begging to begin, I thought it best to dive back into OI development.

As a hobbyist developer at best, it never amazes me to find what I can achieve with the toolset and this time my sights are set on trying to build the new system more slowly and better.  I’ll be looking at exploring error trapping and I might even have a quick dabble at using commuter modules.  All of this will begin with the current 9.4 version and then I will switch into OI10 just as soon as RevUS have a beta for me to play with.

Having started M4Photo nearly a year ago, it is now high time that I got myself organised and this new development will be an application to run the hobby business.  I’ll begin with Contacts and Organisations because I need those modules like yesterday.  I’ll then move onto a simple marketing management module for bulk email blasts and paper campaigns, and then I’ll computerise the sales and invoice side of the business.  Lastly, I’ll dive into the Banded Report Writer (BRW) for mail merging and other reports.

Don’t expect to see too much of this project on the blog anytime soon.  OI 9.4 development will shortly be old hat and I’ll keep the progress updates for when I dive into OI10.

In the meantime, watch for my conference updates via twitter and the blog during the conference week.