Friday, September 04, 2009

Southwest Fox 2009 Keynote

For the first time, this year’s edition of Southwest Fox will have a real keynote speaker. Sara Ford, Program Manager for CodePlex at Microsoft, is doing a presentation called “Towards a Stronger Open Source Ecosystem on” As you likely know, VFPX, the premier VFP community site, is hosted on CodePlex. For more details, see the Southwest Fox Blog.

I’ve met Sara several times and let me tell you, she is a character. She’s also very interested in VFPX. She gave us several tips early on about how to better organize VFPX (VFPX is unusual for CodePlex in that it’s a collection of many projects rather than just a single one) and even made a tweak to CodePlex to help VFPX work better.

Between the line-up of speakers, top-notch sessions, great networking opportunities, a chance to talk face-to-face with exhibitors about their products, and now having Sara deliver the keynote, Southwest Fox 2009 is shaping up to be even better than last year. See you next month in Arizona!

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