Jun
19
Andrew Ross MacNeill, the host of The FoxShow, interviewed each of the Southwest Fox organizers separately this year and talked to each of about how we got into computing, why we go to conferences and much more. The first two of the shows are available now.
We’ll let you know when Tamar’s interview is posted. Thanks, Andrew, as always for helping us spread the word about Southwest Fox. Oh, and registration is open as well, you can secure your slot on the conference registration site.
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Only 127 days until we gather in Gilbert!
May
22

Registration for Southwest Fox (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait. We also let you pick a free pre-con if you register by June 30th.

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.

We look forward to seeing you in October.

Only 155 days until we gather in Gilbert!

May
06

Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2019 have been announced. This is going to be a terrific conference, and I am looking forward to it as much as I have ever looked forward to any previous Southwest Fox!

I am presenting again this year: Get More Productive With Visual FoxPro

White Light Computing is a Platinum level sponsor and CleverFox Backup is a Gold level sponsor.

Only 171 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Feb
19
We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2019. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced in that page and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site. Southwest Fox 2019 is going to be held October 24-27, 2019 in Gilbert, Arizona.

Only 247 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Jul
25

Simple quick reminder: save $50 by registering before the early-bird registration deadline next Tuesday, July 31st.

If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration

Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.

See you in October!

Only 85 days until we gather in Gilbert!

Jul
02

We have some good news to share today. Thanks to the support of the Visual FoxPro community, a very generous supporter who made a large donation, and our many sponsors, Southwest Fox 2018 will proceed as planned October 18-21, 2018 in Gilbert, AZ.

We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations! That said, the decision comes with a serious calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of the breakeven point. Please continue to spread the word to your colleagues, clients, user groups and anywhere else Visual FoxPro is spoken.

If you haven’t yet registered, there’s still room for you. Register before August 1st for a $50 early-bird discount.

Only 108 days until we meet in Gilbert. I hope to see you there.

Jun
27

Registration for Southwest Fox 2018 has been open for a few weeks and there’s less than a week until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register before the end of June, you save $125 and we’ll throw in a pre-conference session worth $99. Not only that, but you’ll be entered in the drawings for a scholarship that will reduce your cost even more and a license of Stonefield Query SDK, a $2,500 value. Check out the speakers and topics on the conference website.

Please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins! No need to wait, we won’t charge your card or cash your check until the middle of July!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all in October.

Only 113 days until we gather in Gilbert!

Jun
01

Registration for Southwest Fox is now available. See the Speakers page for a list of speakers and Sessions page for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait. We also let you pick a free pre-con if you register by June 30th.

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.

Besides being an organizer, two of my companies are sponsoring the conference. White Light Computing is a Platinum Sponsor this year. CleverFox Backup from Forward Thinking Software is a Gold Sponsor this year.

Doug, Tamar, and I look forward to seeing you in October!

Only 139 days until we gather in Gilbert!