Southwest Fox 2009 Call for Speakers

Today we released the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2009. Anyone interested in presenting should visit, read the Call for Speakers, and download the proposal submission application. Session proposals are due by March 16.

We’re hoping to add a track this year called Technology for the VFP Developer. It’ll cover things other than VFP that make life easier for FoxPro developers, like source control and virtual machines. Of course, we still plan to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and of course, VFPX.

If you think you have something to say to the VFP community, please submit session proposals, even if you’ve never spoken at a conference before. Our community is strengthened when more people take an active role. Do be aware that speaking at a conference is a serious commitment. Even for experienced speakers, preparing a new session takes 40-80 hours. Doing it well at the conference calls for several rehearsals beforehand, too. So make sure you can commit the necessary time–the Call for Speakers lays out all the deadlines.

We’re looking forward to seeing what you all come up with. Reading through the proposals we receive each year is really exciting, and choosing among them is always a challenge.

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The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund

Back in October we announced the formation of the Southwest Fox Ambassador Fund.

On January 3rd our dear friend Ceil Silver passed away after an extended battle with Melanoma. You can read some terrific writing by Ceil as she chronicled her battle with cancer on her blog “Too Much Me.” You can also read a wonderful message from her daughters after her passing too.

Today I am officially announcing a name change with her daughters’ permission. The Southwest Fox Ambassador Fund is now officially renamed:

The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund

We all miss Ceil.