Every year about this time, we post a list of topics attendees from the previous year suggested for future conferences, so that prospective speakers can consider them. (Here’s the 2018 list, as well as the 2017 and 2016 versions.)
Here’s the list from the Southwest Fox 2018 evaluations. We’ve organized it a little and eliminated duplicates. We also recognize that Southwest Fox attendees represent only a fraction of the VFP community (though they’re a significantly larger fraction of those willing and able to come to a conference).
If there’s something you’re hoping will be covered at Southwest Fox 2019, please add it in the comments. If you’re thinking of submitting sessions for this year’s conference, this list may give you some ideas what to propose.
- More VFPX
- Role of open source in VFP development and extension
- Broken VFP components and core functions and their viable replacements
- Working with external APIs
- Tips and tricks on various VFP tools and utilities
- Using or creating report listeners in VFP
- Report layout or design rules for better looking reports
- SQL Server
- SQL Server-related topics (e.g., SSIS, SSRS, T-SQL)
- Case study of setting up (or converting) a VFP app using one of the SQL backends
- Which backend to use for networked enterprise vs single-user, one-computer scenario
- In-depth training on SQL Server tools, tuning, optimization, etc.
- Entity Framework
- Interacting with .NET controls from VFP
- Tying VFP, Python, .Net together and playing off each other’s strengths
- Web Development
- AWS and TSPlus
- HTML 5
A few people wrote more general comments about what they’d like to see, including more advanced topics, more soft topics and more extensive business topics.