Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Southwest Fox 2010 News

Some exciting news about Southwest Fox 2010:

  • Speakers and sessions have been announced. Organizers once again had a very tough time selecting from the excellent submissions. I’m personally really looking forward to the Windows 7 sessions presented by Craig Boyd and Steve Ellenoff and Bo Durban’s Direct2D session. Actually, I want to see every session, but of course that’s not possible. Thank goodness one of the requirements of speaking at Southwest Fox is providing white papers so you still get the content from every session, even those you miss.
  • New this year is a Web Development track with seven regular sessions, two pre-conference sessions, and four post-conference sessions (see below) in this track alone.
  • We also have three new (well, new to Southwest Fox) speakers, continuing our tradition of trying to invite new speakers every year: Kevin Cully, Uwe Habermann, and Venelina Jordanova. Kevin is likely familiar to many people, as he has attended Southwest Fox before and hosted a conference himself a few years ago. Although Uwe and Venelina are new to North American conferences, they both are veteran speakers at European conferences, including both German and Prague DevCons.
  • A free one-day "VFP to Silverlight" workshop is being held the day after Southwest Fox ends (Monday, October 18), sponsored by the German FoxPro User Group (dFPUG) and presented by Uwe and Venelina. I’m planning on attending this and suspect it’ll be very popular.
  • Southwest Fox platinum sponsor Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC is offering a scholarship of $150 for one new attendee. Also, White Light Computing has changed their scholarship to cover TWO attendees this year.

See you in Phoenix in October!

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