VFF 2020 Updates

Here are some follow-up notes about Virtual Fox Fest 2020, the first but likely not the last 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.
  • We’ve added the Chat logs from all the live sessions to the session materials, because our attendees added a tremendous amount of information and value.
  • 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 2020 Session Materials (download)”. The cost of the materials is $49. There’s also an opportunity to sponsor Virtual Fox Fest, which means your name will be listed on our Sponsors page.
  • We’re planning on doing a survey soon. It’ll be sent to all attendees but if you want to participate so you can help shape future events, email info@geekgatherings.com and ask to be included.
  • We have tentative dates for an in-person Southwest Fox conference next year: October 14-17, 2021, 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.

Regretting not registering for Virtual Fox Fest?

Virtual Fox Fest continues this week and next on October 21 and 27, 2020!

The posts on social media about the first day of Virtual Fox Fest are very uplifting, the sessions were informative and inspiring, and the camaraderie during the social time after the sessions was a lot of fun.

Does this make you wish you were part of the fun and learning? No worries, you can still register before our next conference day on October 21st, and have access to all the conference materials and to videos of the sessions you missed. Head over to our Registration site.


It’s not too late to register for Virtual Fox Fest

Our thanks to all those who responded to our plea not to wait for the last minute. Here’s a reminder in case you got busy and forgot…

Virtual Fox Fest starts next week and is held October 15, 21, and 27, 2020!  Get registered today!

Geekwear too
Order your Virtual Fox Fest gear from https://geekgatherings.logosoftwear.com/. Choose from the options shown or create your own unique Virtual Fox Fest-wear. 

To choose your favorite color instead of ours, click the item you want and on that item’s page, click Customize This Product. On the page that opens, click Product & Color and choose the color you want. 

To create custom items, click any item. On the page that appears, click Customize This Product. On the page that appears, click Product & Color and then click Change Product. You can select from all items offered by Logo Sportswear. If you want the VFF logo printed, be sure to start with one of the t-shirts. If you want the logo embroidered, start with anything other than one of the t-shirts. 

Once your VFF gear arrives, post your pictures on social media with the hashtag #VirtualFoxFest, so we can see them.

Time to register for Virtual Fox Fet

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.

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 an organizer, and has more than a full-time job working on customer projects. If you all wait until the week of the conference to register, let’s just say you might not get the credentials in time to see the first session on October 15th. It literally takes minutes to register.

We don’t want you to miss all the details about the conference we are sharing over the next couple of weeks. We want you to have a chance to read 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 October 15, 21, and 27, 2020!

Introducing Geekwear by Geek Gatherings

We’re pleased to announce Geekwear by Geek Gatherings. Order your Virtual Fox Fest gear from https://geekgatherings.logosoftwear.com/. Choose from the options shown or create your own unique VFFwear. 

To choose your favorite color instead of ours, click the item you want and on that item’s page, click Customize This Product. On the page that opens, click Product & Color and choose the color you want. 

To create custom items, click any item. On the page that appears, click Customize This Product. On the page that appears, click Product & Color and then click Change Product. You can select from all items offered by Logo Sportswear. If you want the VFF logo printed, be sure to start with one of the t-shirts. If you want the logo embroidered, start with anything other than one of the t-shirts. 

Once your VFF gear arrives, post your pictures on social media with the hashtag #VirtualFoxFest, so we can see them.

Ch-ch-changes:
Unfortunately, because of family matters, Cathy Pountney had to withdraw from presenting this year. We are hopeful that she will present her session “Customizing Your Vertical Market Application” at Southwest Fox in 2021!

Fortunately, we also have good news: John Ryan offered to present “Visual FoxPro Advanced and VFP C++ Compiler: a New Lease of Life for VFP”, which we naturally took him up on.

You should see the schedule posted sometime during September.

Virtual Fox Fest is October 15, 21, and 27, 2020! Don’t forget to register today!

Virtual Fox Fest 2020: All new virtual Fox conference in October

Southwest Fox hiatus until 2021

We’re disappointed to announce that due to COVID-19, the annual Southwest Fox Conference is on hiatus in 2020. However, we’re excited to offer you Virtual Fox Fest, an online conference presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques and interoperability with other technologies. This conference provides a venue for VFP experts to come together virtually to learn more about how our fellow programmers are using and extending VFP. For details about Virtual Fox Fest, please see https://virtualfoxfest.com.

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. If you previously submitted sessions for Southwest Fox 2020, you don’t need to resubmit for Virtual Fox Fest (but feel free to delete or revise your prior submissions or submit new sessions).

Southwest Fox 2020 submission deadline extended

We understand you’re probably not thinking much beyond the next few weeks or months, but we’re still planning Southwest Fox 2020 on the assumption that the current crisis will be over by November. In light of that, we’re extending the speaker submission deadline to Monday, April 13. If you have something to share with our developer community, read the Call for Speakers document (http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.pdf) and then use the Submission site (https://geekgatherings.com/Submission) to send us your session proposals. We look forward to your ideas.