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Taking the wraps of TMS Web Academy!

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

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We are thrilled to launch the first version of our new platform TMS Web Academy almost on the same day as the 26th anniversary of Delphi. We have been working about 5 months on this new TMS Web Academy platform and now it is ready to take the wraps of it. We invite you to have a look but more precisely to join our welcome webinar we organize today as well as the first 'real' webinar planned for Friday 19th about "The making of the TMS Web Academy" platform. See this on our calendar of the events and the possibility to register to participate. 

How it all started

It will come as no surprise that the covid19 pandemic was instrumental to get the plans rolling to create our TMS Web Academy. Whereas in normal years, TMS software not only participates and gives sessions at numerous Delphi related events across Europe (Foren Tage, SDN conference, Barnsten Delphi seminars in Benelux and France, EKON conference, PasCon, ITDevCon,  ...) and our colleague Wagner Landgraf in Brazil but also organized meetups in our office and our annual 2-day Training Days event in Germany, in 2020 there was literally not a single live event that took place. 

We received numerous emails from users asking when we would organize something or when we would offer a possibility to come and sit together with our experts to learn about the latest features and techniques we offer in our various products. At the same time, we really missed the interaction with you, the chats between the sessions, your questions and suggestions. 

As such, the idea was born to organize webinars, training, communication via an online platform.

Why create our own platform?

I can imagine the first question will be why to create our own platform for bringing online webinars and training. There are so many ways to collaborate online already, so why reinvent the wheel? Well, there are several reasons. Let me give you a few in no particular order:

  • Eat your own dogfood and show the power of TMS WEB Core
  • Have exactly the kind of interaction wanted for organizing webinars and online training
  • Use a web platform so it can be accessed everywhere and on every device
  • Be totally configurable and extensible to the direction we want to go with it
  • Tight integration with our website and user database
  • Full control over look & feel and branding
  • Offer a platform that is usable by everyone working distributed over the world for TMS

Goals

First of all, we absolutely do not see the TMS Web Academy as a replacement for live events. I can actually not wait before going again to a live event somewhere in Europe, to have people in meetups at the company or to organize our training days again. At the same time, we do not consider TMS Web Academy as a temporary solution for reaching out to you while the covid19 pandemic lasts. No, the TMS Web Academy will serve as our platform to organize online interactive webinars and training in a much more dynamic way than a physical event can be organized and serve a world-wide audience. Whereas organizing Training Days at a location takes multiple months of preparation, comes with a cost, requires attendees to travel and to allocate these specific days of the training, we will be able to organize webinars & training on a much shorter notice and we can, when desirable, automatically record for replay at a time convenient for you. We initially aim for at least 2 webinars per months and as we get fluent with the platform ourselves, introduce also more in-depth & highly interactive paid training sessions given by product experts. Even when (hopefully) normal life returns after the covid19 pandemic, this makes very much sense to keep offering on a continuous basis.

What can you do?

Very simple: let us know what content is of interest to you! We want to tune the content in the free webinars and paid training as much as possible to your needs. We are eager to learn about what topics you want more coverage, what subject you wish to see covered in-depth and learn from it. This will be our main guideline for creating the content in the coming months & years.

Visit our calendar of events and register! We look forward to see you there and talk to you in our TMS Web Academy!




Bruno Fierens


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1. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 1:55:13 AM

This looks really great, Bruno! I''m curious whether these sessions will be recorded and made available for replay? I can''t find anything that mentions this, nor a link to the one from yesterday. (I realize it could take a little while to post recordings, but as of this moment, there''s nothing I could find.)


Schwartz David


2. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 8:56:14 AM

Recording is possible, we are just still looking at fine-tuning the recording format and the way we are going to make the recording available for replay later.

Bruno Fierens


3. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:12:24 AM

Great idea Bruno, I''m very keen to join in, but attandance to the first meeting is not possible, so +1 on recordings please

Berends Richard


4. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:39:24 AM

With no unexpected technical issues, it will be recorded.

Bruno Fierens


5. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:02:45 PM

Brilliant initiative Bruno.

It will do much to keep the TMS Community cohesive in these very disrupted times and as we all hope to meet safely in person in the future it will provide the glue between in-person and online presentations. Enhance knowledge building and not require travel.

I concur with others that being able to access recordings would be a very helpful feature.

Moore Francis


6. Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:12:15 PM

Thanks Francis,
It is our intention to always save recordings and add these for replay to https://www.tmssoftware.com/site/videos.asp
if technically everything cooperates nicely that is :)



Bruno Fierens


7. Friday, February 19, 2021 at 12:02:05 AM

+1 on the recordings as it will be 1:30 AM for me :-)

Mark Fairlamb




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