Southwest Fox 2010 News Update

Southwest Fox 2010 SuperSaver deadline approaches

Your opportunity to save big on registration for Southwest Fox ends soon.

Super-saver registration offers $125 off the price of the conference, and gives you one free half-day pre-conference session, for total savings of $224. In addition, you’ll be eligible for drawings of three $150 scholarships, a copy of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN ( a $11,899 value), a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value), and a license for Studio Controls for COM from DBi Technologies (a $749 value). But hurry, because the super-saver offer expires on July 1.

Two 2010 Ceil Silver Ambassadors named

Thanks to the generosity of the VFP community, we have enough money to bring two developers to Southwest Fox as 2010 Ceil Silver Ambassadors. Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that C├ęsar Chalom and Bernard Bout have been selected as the ambassadors for Brazil and Australia, respectively.

FoxShow Interview

Listen to Andrew MacNeill interview Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox 2010 on the FoxShow #65.

New Southwest Fox scholarship

Since we started running Southwest Fox, White Light Computing, Rick Schummer’s company, has offered one or more scholarships, to reduce costs for a few Southwest Fox attendees. This year, my company, Tomorrow’s Solutions, is offering a new scholarship.

I have a theory that going to the first conference is the hardest, so this scholarship is open only to those who haven’t attended Southwest Fox in the years that Rick, Doug and I have run it (that is, since 2007). To be eligible, you must register by July 1. After that date, one new attendee will be randomly chosen and Tomorrow’s Solutions will send a check for $150 to help defray the cost of the conference.

If you’ve never to Southwest Fox in the Geek Gatherings era, please consider this just one more reason to join us.

User Group Discount is back

As we’ve done in the past, we’re giving user groups a chance to benefit from Southwest Fox and hoping that, in return, they’ll encourage their members to attend.

The deal is the same as in the past. Your group must register with us by July 1. Then, after the conference, you send us a list of your members who were paid attendees, and we’ll send you $25 for each one. Your group can use that money for whatever you choose. Full details here.

Also, we’re again encouraging our speakers to preview their sessions at user groups, so they’ll be well-rehearsed for the conference. If you’re a user group leader, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Southwest Fox speakers to set up some preview sessions. If you’re a user group member, we sure hope the discount plus what you see in previews will convince you to join us in Mesa in October.