Archive for May, 2012


A couple of announcements about our fall conferences:

  • First, registration is now open for both Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++. Registrations have been already been pouring in, which is great news.
  • Second, speakers and sessions for Southwest Xbase++ are now available.

Remember, if you register for one conference, you’re free to attend sessions in the other conference as well: it’s BOGO (buy one, get one free). There are some sessions specifically intended for VFP developers, including Project PolarFox: State of the Union and Xbase++ 2.0 from a VFP Developer’s Perspective. Also, some of the Southwest Fox session will appeal to Xbase++ developers, such as Advanced Topics in Mercurial: Taking it to the Next Level, jQuery 101, and Office Automation Without Office.

I personally hope you’ll head right over to the brand new online registration form developed by my team at White Light Computing. You’ll receive an email when you submit your registration confirming we received it. You’ll get a confirmation message with a paid invoice as your receipt after we process the payment.

I also want to make a brief plea to you as well. We encourage you to register as soon as possible. Our final commitment to the conference center is due by July 2. In order to confirm that commitment, we must have a sufficient number of people registered by then to ensure that the conference is financially sound. So please register soon and spread the word about Southwest Fox to all the Visual FoxPro developers you know, and likewise for the Southwest Xbase++ conference.

Thanks for the continued support!

Only 152 days until we gather in Gilbert!


Today is one of those big days here at Geek Gatherings because we officially announce the speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2012. All the details can be found on the Speakers page.

We’re glad to welcome back a couple of speakers who haven’t been to Southwest Fox in a long time: Rod Paddock and Kevin McNeish. And of course Cathy Knight, Kevin Cully, and Rick Strahl, who didn’t speak at the conference last year. Returning from last year are Menachem Bazian, Steve Bodnar, Rick Borup, Tamar Granor, Doug Hennig, Rick Schummer, Eric Selje, Tuvia Vinitsky, and Christof Wollenhaupt.

We have a terrific line up of topics that cover a variety of Visual FoxPro, Web, and other technologies too. I believe there is something for everyone. I think our pre-conference sessions are going to interest a lot of developers too.

Stay tuned for announcements about the Southwest Xbase++ 2012 speakers and sessions AND the roll out of the new online registration site we are working on.

I hope to see everyone in October. Only 170 days until we gather in Gilbert!