Convince your boss!

One of the ideas that came out of our discussion at the MVP Summit was to put together a brochure about Southwest Fox, so people would have something to show the boss (or the spouse or SO). The brochure is available now on the conference website. It contains an overview of the conference, reasons for attending, a list of sessions and speakers, and of course, a registration form.

For those of you trying to convince your boss to pay for the conference or just give you the time, we hope this helps. Please let us know.

Southwest Fox Sessions and Speakers Announced

On May 1, we announced the speaker and session lineup for Southwest Fox 2008. It was even harder selecting from the outstanding list of proposals this year than it was last year, and Rick, Tamar, and I are very excited about the sessions being presented this year. There are some killer topics such as taking advantage of GDI+ in your VFP applications, creating custom report controls, profiling and refactoring code using the VFPX Code Analyst tool, using WMI, taking advantage of the Sedna Upsizing Wizard, using Ajax and jQuery in Web applications … the list is long and exciting!

Even better, in my opinion, is the chance to see old friends again and meet new ones. Many people say networking is the real reason to attend conferences, and that’s absolutely true.

Registration is now open, so be sure to sign up today for a fun three days in Phoenix in October. Even better, if you register before July 1, you get a free pre-conference session, a $99 value. With sessions on Transact SQL, MySQL, and the VFP 9 report writer available, the hard part will be picking which one to attend.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in October!