Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Southwest Fox 2016: Early-bird deadline approaches

Simple quick reminder: save $50 by registering before the Early-bird registration deadline this Sunday, July 31st.

If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration

Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.

It’s still only July and we already have nearly $15,000 in raffle prizes, with more yet to come.

See you in September!

Friday, July 01, 2016

Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are a Go!

We have some good news to share today. Thanks to the support of both the Visual FoxPro and Xbase++ communities, Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 will proceed as planned September 22-25, 2016 in Gilbert, AZ.

We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations! That said, the decision comes with a calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of the breakeven point. Please continue to spread the word to your colleagues, clients, user group and anywhere else Visual FoxPro or Xbase++ is spoken.

If you haven't yet registered, there's still room for you. Register before August 1 for a $50 early-bird discount.

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Only 83 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Southwest Fox 2016 Super-Saver Deadline Approaches

The countdown clock is ticking! The Super-Saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 is June 30th, just a few days away. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen.

The conferences take place September 22-25 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value).

After checking out our list of amazing speakers and digging into our session tracks for VFP and Xbase++, head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Registration for Southwest Fox 2016 now available

Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait.

Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. We will not send out any "We need your help" appeals so please do not wait; register by June 30th! We know most of you like to wait until the last minute to avoid the credit card bill arriving too soon. We will not charge any attendee credit cards or cash any checks until we have committed to going forward (sometime after July 2), so this is not is a reason to wait.

Rick, Tamar, and I look forward to seeing you in September!

Friday, May 06, 2016

Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 Speakers and Sessions Announced

Speakers and sessions for both conferences have been announced. We have three new speakers this year: Alec Gagne, Andreas Gehrs-Pahl, and Chris McGuinness. I’ve known Alec and Chris for a while and am looking forward to meeting Andreas. We also have three speakers who spoken before but not in a few years: Venelina Jordanova, Jody Meyer, and Eric Selje.

I think I’m more excited about the session lineup this year than ever before. Some sessions I’m personally looking forward to seeing are:

I’m also really pumped about my two sessions: Creating Beautiful Web Sites Easily Using Bootstrap and Lessons Learned in Version Control. In fact, I’m so stoked, I’ve already started working on the white papers, which is a couple of months earlier than usual for me.

Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it’s ready. See you in September!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Southwest Fox 2016 Session Proposals Due Friday

This is just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are due by 8 AM EST this Friday, March 4. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the Call for Speakers and submit your proposals via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

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Jun Tangunan, the 2012 Ceil Silver Ambassador to Southwest Fox, is an incredible resource to the FoxPro community. His blog has great tips and sample code, with particular emphasis on interesting user interfaces such as colorful buttons and containers, date/time pickers, popup calculators, and much more.

Although almost everything Jun provides is free, he does ask for a $35 US fee for his ssUltimate library. That small fee is well-worth it: you get a ton of really cool classes (some of which I showed at Southwest Fox last year) that help modernize and polish your application’s UI. However, the best part is that Jun doesn’t keep any of the money for himself: it goes to helping out flood victims in the Philippines.

This is a no-brainer, folks. You get a great library of classes from a very talented and really nice guy and help out flood victims at the same time. Payment can be made via PayPal to ss.classes.jun@gmail.com. Subscribe today!