Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Going to Southwest Fox? Get a scholarship!

I just got off the phone with Bob Kocher who tirelessly works on the Southwest Fox Conference every year so we can all come to Arizona and have a ball, and learn about our favorite development tool - Visual FoxPro. Bob and Sharon put on a fantastic conference as many of you already know from reading my blog, other blogger's posts, the UT Conference notes, and posts on the various Fox forums.

I am very passionate about going to conferences. I feel they are the single biggest way one can jump start a career advancement move. It is a way to rejuvenate your spirit and it brings fresh ideas instantly to your current projects. I feel everyone should attend at least one conference a year. I also feel Southwest Fox is a great conference!

I made Bob an offer this evening to back up my passion. This is the first time Therese and I have done this. I am proud to announce that White Light Computing is offering one scholarship to attend Southwest Fox 2006. This is a US$300.00 scholarship (half the current "tuition" to register for this year's event in October).

So how do you qualify for this? Simple, register for Southwest Fox 2006 between now and August 15, 2006. White Light Computing and Southwest Fox will randomly draw one name from the list of attendees who register between August 1, 2006 (today) and August 15, 2006 after the registrations for those days are processed.

This means you have to pay for the conference now. White Light will send you a check in the mail (or to a PayPal account) for US$300.00 before the end of the month (definitely before your credit card bill is due).

Just a few rules and regulations and notes:
  1. One name will be drawn.
  2. The winner will be notified by a phone call from Rick Schummer.
  3. The conference registration cannot be cancelled. You may send another developer/person to take your place, but the registration cannot be withdrawn.
  4. You must be 18 years of age to be eligible.
  5. Except where prohibited, participation in the scholarship constitutes winner's consent to White Light Computing and Southwest Fox to use winner's name, likeness, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
  6. Registrations must be processed before midnight (Mountain Time) of August 15, 2006.
  7. Each full conference registration is one entry in the drawing.
  8. Odds of winning will depend on the number of registrations during the allowed period.
  9. The judges rulings are final.
  10. All tax considerations are the responsibility of the winner (consult your tax accountant for specific details).
  11. No employees of White Light Computing, or any family members of the employees of White Light Computing are eligible.
  12. Your mileage may vary, some settlement may occur during shipping.
Your boss is giving you a hard time? Let me know. I am willing to talk or email each and every one of them to help you get the okay to head to any FoxPro conference. I am totally serious. I have fought numerous times with my old bosses to get myself to a conference as well as teammates. I have a way of getting them to see the light!

White Light Computing is having a fantastic 2006! This is just a little way Therese and I are going to pay it forward!

So what are you waiting for, get moving, tell your Fox friends, get registered for the best conference of the year!

Good Luck!


At 8/03/2006 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Cathy Pountney said...

Wow. What I can I say but "Dude, you rock!" Your passion for FoxPro and the FoxPro Community is outstanding.


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