Geek Gatherings LLC, the organizers of Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, have partnered with Alaska Software and the best speakers from the Xbase++ community to run Southwest Xbase++ for the past five years. Last November, Alaska Software informed us their core staff members would not be presenting at conferences in 2017, in order to focus on their other commitments including the LEAP program, which tests Visual FoxPro source code projects in Xbase++.
After hearing the news, we initially thought we would put
the Xbase++ conference on hiatus for a single year as Alaska expects to have
speakers available again in 2018. But after talking with others in the Xbase++
Community (including Alaska), we decided to try to run the conference without
speakers from Alaska. We issued the Call for Speakers for both conferences.
Unfortunately, we did not receive enough session proposals to put together an
Xbase++ conference this year. We are naturally disappointed, but Alaska will
continue to sponsor Southwest Fox and we are sure Southwest Fox will be a
terrific conference on its own as it was for eight years before we incorporated
the Xbase++ conference. In 2018, we hope to return to our usual dual conference
We look forward to announcing the session topics and
speakers and to getting registration rolling for 2017 very soon. Thank you for
your continued support of Southwest Fox.
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