Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Southwest Fox 2019 Registration Now Open

Registration for Southwest Fox ( is now available. See for a list of speakers and 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 October!

Monday, May 06, 2019

Southwest Fox 2019 Speakers and Sessions Announced

Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2019 have been announced. We like to have at least one new speaker each year, and this year it’s Tracy Pearson, presenting sessions on calling VFP COM objects in C# applications and implementing automated builds for VFP applications.

Besides Tracy’s sessions, I’m especially looking forward to seeing the following sessions:

I am, of course, also fired up about doing my own sessions: Creating Dynamic Object-Oriented Reports and Menus and Adding Features to Your VFP Applications Using C#. I think the latter is going to be really useful for anyone wanting to add new features to their VFP applications that would be difficult to do in pure VFP code but relatively easy using .NET.