Feb
26

Sorry for the delayed post, but good news…

We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2018. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.

Registration will begin June 1st, but we have to get the usual great topics from great speakers first. All the details are in the Call for Speakers document so get reading and get submitting. Deadlines are closer than they appear in the mirror.

White Light Computing is once again a Platinum sponsor, and Clever Fox Backup is a Gold sponsor.

Only 234 day until we gather in Gilbert!

Jan
23

Geek Gatherings LLC is officially asking you to save the dates for Southwest Fox 2018! The conference takes place October 18-21, 2018 at the San Tan Elegante Conference and Reception Center, the same great location as last year.

We choose speakers from the developer community based on their session proposals. We are always looking for new speakers. Watch the Call for Speakers page of the conference website; we’ll post the Call for Speakers in late February.

As in prior years, we run a substantial risk in running the conference, primarily the tens of thousands of dollars we have to commit to the conference center. So, once again, we ask you to register for the conference before the July 1 deadline so we can make our go or no-go decision.

All the details about registration, speakers, sessions, and more will be available in May.

Special Request!!!

If there are any topics you hope will be covered this year, please send them to info@geekgatherings.com, right away.

White Light Computing is a Platinum Sponsor for the 12th year in a row, and has been a sponsor at all the previous Southwest Fox conferences.

Only 268 days before we gather in Gilbert, see you then!

Aug
09

Ooops, I goofed! I went on vacation and completely forgot to schedule the end of July reminder to get registered before the Southwest Fox 2017 Early-bird deadline. So to make up for this colossal mistake, we have decided to extend the Early-bird discount of $50 through August 21st.

The conference takes place October 26-29, 2017 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. Head over to the registration Web site today: https://geekgatherings.com/Registration

Check out our list of amazing speakers and dig into our session tracks on our site: http://swfox.net. Follow the news about the conference on our blog.

Jun
20

Listen to Andrew MacNeill’s FoxShow podcast (http://traffic.libsyn.com/akselsoft/FoxShow82.mp3…) featuring Doug, Tamar and I talking about Southwest Fox 2017.

Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 has been open for a few weeks and there’s less than two weeks until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register (https://geekgatherings.com/Registration/) 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 up to three scholarships (http://swfox.net/scholarship.aspx) that will reduce your costs some more. Check out the speakers (http://swfox.net/speakers.aspx) and topics (http://swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx) 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 August!

Only 128 days until we gather in Gilbert!

Jun
01

Registration for Southwest Fox 2017 () is now available. See our 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.

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.

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

Only 168 days until we gather in Gilbert!

May
03

Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2017 have been announced.

Only 176 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Registration will open before June 1st.

Apr
10
Dear Xbase++ and Fox Communities,
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Geek Gatherings LLC, the organizers of Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, have partnered with Alaska Software and the best speakers from the Xbase++ community to run Southwest Xbase++ for the past five years. Last November, Alaska Software informed us their core staff members would not be presenting at conferences in 2017, in order to focus on their other commitments including the LEAP program, which tests Visual FoxPro source code projects in Xbase++.
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After hearing the news, we initially thought we would put the Xbase++ conference on hiatus for a single year as Alaska expects to have speakers available again in 2018. But after talking with others in the Xbase++ Community (including Alaska), we decided to try to run the conference without speakers from Alaska. We issued the Call for Speakers for both conferences. Unfortunately, we did not receive enough session proposals to put together an Xbase++ conference this year. We are naturally disappointed, but Alaska will continue to sponsor Southwest Fox and we are sure Southwest Fox will be a terrific conference on its own as it was for eight years before we incorporated the Xbase++ conference. In 2018, we hope to return to our usual dual conference format.
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We look forward to announcing the session topics and speakers and to getting registration rolling for 2017 very soon. Thank you for your continued support of Southwest Fox.
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Only 199 days until we gather in Gilbert.
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Regards,
Tamar Granor, Rick Schummer, and Doug Hennig
Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ Organizers
Geek Gatherings, LLC
Mar
20

We’re still looking for a few more speaker submissions for Southwest Fox 2017. If you have something to share with our developer community, read the Call for Speakers and then use the Submission site to send us your ideas. Please let us hear from you by next Monday, March 27.

Only 220 days until we gather in Gilbert.