Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October) videos and more

Here are some follow-up notes about Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October):

  • Videos for all presentations are now available on YouTube for free to everyone, as our contribution to the VFP community. Be sure to subscribe to our channel.
  • If you didn’t attend Virtual Fox Fest and want materials (white papers and sample code) for the presentations, go to  https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and “register” for the conference. You’re not really registering since it’s over, but in the Registration Fees section of the registration page, you’ll see “Virtual Fox Fest Session Materials” for both of the 2021 events. There’s also an opportunity to sponsor Virtual Fox Fest, which means your name will be listed on our Sponsors page.
  • We have tentative dates for an in-person Southwest Fox conference next year: October 27-30, 2022, at the same location as previous years: the SanTan Conference Center in Gilbert, Arizona. At this point, we don’t know whether we’ll be able to have an in-person event, but hope springs eternal!
  • If you didn’t attend Virtual Fox Fest, check out our Facebook page and see what you missed, then plan to attend a future one so you can join in the fun.

Register now for Virtual Fox Fest October 2021

Thanks to all who have already registered for Virtual Fox Fest; we appreciate your support and our speakers are excited to share all their sessions with you all soon. There is less than a month until the first day of the conference!

That said, we know there are procrastinators who have not registered and have good intentions to do so before the conference starts. Please, please, please do so sooner than later. Our hard working registration staff of one is also a presenter who is practicing and refining his session, and has more than a full-time job working on customer projects.

In case you are procrastinating, please register for Virtual Fox Fest before October 1st. Three good reasons:

  1. Save yourself $50!
  2. Our registration staff has a *super* busy October and would appreciate you saving $50. Not joking.
  3. If you wait until the week of the conference to register, you might not get your credentials until just before the first session on October 14th. You’ll miss all the details about the conference we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks, as well as chance to read white papers and download the examples before the conference starts.

It literally takes just a few minutes to register. We’d hate to see you miss the opportunity to get a head start on all the goodies. Go get registered! Now, really, don’t waste another minute. Here is the link: register me now

Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021!

Get your session proposals in

Topics for Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October) are due Monday, June 7

Just a reminder that the deadline to submit session proposals for Virtual Fox Fest is next Monday, June 7th. You’ll find details on our Call for Speakers page, https://virtualfoxfest.com/CallForSpeakers.aspx. We look forward to your ideas and session proposals.

Virtual Fox Fest is October 14, 20, and 26, 2021!

Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October)

We’re excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October), a three-day online conference presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. This conference provides a venue for VFP developers to come together virtually to learn more about how our fellow developers are using and extending VFP. For details about Virtual Fox Fest, please see https://virtualfoxfest.com.

The conference is going to be on October 14th, 20th, and 26th, 2021.

We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Virtual Fox Fest. If you are interested in presenting, please read the document referenced in that page and consider submitting sessions.

What do you want to learn, 2021 edition?

Each year, we post a list of topics suggested by attendees on the previous year’s conference evaluations to help people who want to submit proposals. (Here are the last few versions: 2020, 2019, and 2018.)

Here’s this year’s list, including suggestions from both Virtual Fox Fest 2020 and the one-day Virtual Fox Fest May 2021, organized and de-duped. Of course, we also welcome topics not on this list and submitting a topic from this list doesn’t guarantee we’ll choose your session.

  • VFP Advanced real-life migration experience
  • More on VFP Advanced and C++ compiler and relevant 32/64 bit controls
  • X#/WebAssembly integration
  • More on options for moving out of VFP
  • More on X#
  • Converting a VFP app to FoxInCloud
  • More web development topics
  • SQL Server connecting with VFP
  • Moving from VFP Backend to SQL Server
  • Alternate back-end tables for a single-user desktop app
  • Connecting to external databases (mysql/postgresql)
  • Extending VFP
  • More on alternatives to Chromium for interacting with Web content
  • Comparison of services for virtual apps and considerations for multiple users
  • TS Plus
  • VFP integration with modern technologies/web
  • .NET Bridge
  • Interfacing VFP with hardware like barcode scanners, RFID readers, and IoT hardware
  • A deep dive into FoxCode.dbf
  • Thor
  • Deep dive into XFRX, GDI+ and additional VFPX add-ons
  • VFPX updates
  • Is VFP still viable in today’s world?

If there are topics you’d like to hear about at Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October), please add them in the comments. If you’re interested in speaking at Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (October), check out the Call for Speakers.

Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (May) follow-up

Here are some follow-up notes about Virtual Fox Fest 2021 (May), the second online event hosted by Geek Gatherings:

  • Videos for all presentations are now available on YouTube for free to everyone, as our contribution to the VFP community. Be sure to subscribe to our channel.
  • If you didn’t attend Virtual Fox Fest and want materials (white papers and sample code) for the presentations, go to https://geekgatherings.com/Registration and “register” for the conference. You’re not really registering since it’s over, but in the Registration Fees section of the registration page, you’ll see “Virtual Fox Fest 2021 Session Materials (download)”. The cost of the materials is $99. You can also purchase materials for the 2020 conference if you missed that, and there’s an opportunity to sponsor Virtual Fox Fest, which means your name will be listed on our Sponsors page.
  • The next Virtual Fox Fest is scheduled for this fall: October 14, 20, and 26, 2021. We’ll be issuing the call for speakers in the next week or two. Watch for announcements of speakers and sessions by the summer.
  • We have tentative dates for an in-person Southwest Fox conference next year: October 27-30, 2022, at the same location as previous years: the SanTan Conference Center in Gilbert, Arizona.
  • If you didn’t attend Virtual Fox Fest, check out our Facebook page and see what you missed, then plan to attend a future one so you can join in the fun.

Procrastinators Unite and Register Today!

We’re glad so many of you have already registered for the May 6th Virtual Fox Fest. We still have room for many more of you.

If you’re planning to attend, please register sooner rather than later. Our hard working registration staff (Rick) is an organizer, and has a full-time job and then some working on customer projects. If too many of you wait until the week of the conference to register, some people may not get the credentials in time to see the first session on May 6th. It literally takes minutes for you to register, but it takes us longer to process your registration.

We don’t want you to miss all the details about the conference we’ll be sharing over the next couple of weeks. We want you to have a chance to read the white papers and download the examples once we release them before the conference starts. We’d hate to see you miss the opportunity to get a head start on all the goodies. Go get registered! Now, really, don’t waste another minute. Here is the link: register me now

Virtual Fox Fest is May 6th, 2021!

Only 24 days until we gather virtually via the Internet! Again, don’t forget to register today!