Archive for June, 2015


Hear that sound? Tick, tick, tick, tick…

That’s the countdown clock at Geek Gatherings getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++! June 30th is a little less than a week away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just in case you forgot to type it into your task list, or put a yellow sticky note on your monitor. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen.

The conferences take place October 15-18, 2015 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value).

Head over to the registration Web site today:

If you’ve already registered, we thank you. Can you help us remind your fellow developers who have been procrastinating about the looming deadline by sharing this email or tweeting about it? Spread the word by telling others you are going on our Facebook event:

Also, if you sent in your registration and have not received a confirmation, please contact us to see what happened. Everyone gets a confirmation when the registration is processed. As promised, we are not cashing checks or processing credit cards for new registrations until the middle of July.

Check out our list of amazing speakers ( and dig into our session tracks for VFP ( and Xbase++ ( Follow the news about the conference on our blog:

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So please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins! No need to wait!

We appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations; we look forward to getting many more this week.


Andrew MacNeill posted the latest version of the FoxShow featuring an interview about Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2015 with the three organizers:

Thanks again to Andrew for helping us get the word out about the two conferences. I’m always amazed how quickly he puts together the podcast after we record the interview.

It is late spring and that means one thing around Geek Gatherings LLC, time to get the registration opened for the Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2015 conferences. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait.

As Doug, Tamar and I have explained before, 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 and Southwest Xbase++, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to confirm our commitment to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment.

We won’t be charging credit cards or deposit checks until some time after we make the “go” decision. So there is no reason to hesitate to get registered immediately.

In addition, as we recently said, if Southwest Fox Super-Saver registration is strong enough, we’ll add some speakers and topics.

Here is what you can expect from Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++:

  • Two simultaneous conferences for the price of one.
  • Terrific selection of sessions from great presenters.
  • A total of 25 regular conference topics between the two conferences, 5 pre-conference sessions to choose from, and a keynote to pack your days with learning opportunities and inspiration.
  • White papers from every session (mandated by the organizers) so you can read about sessions you can’t fit into your schedule, or review material you saw at the conference when you return home.
  • Lunch Thursday if you register for two pre-conference sessions. (You can also purchase lunch Thursday at our cost.)
  • Lunch Friday and Saturday for all attendees.
  • Dinner Friday night.
  • A free pre-conference session if you register by June 30th.
So please register soon, and encourage every Visual FoxPro and Xbase++ developer you know to register, too.

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Only 136 days until we gather in Gilbert! I hope to see everyone there.