The conferences take place October 18-21, 2018. Session proposals are due by Monday, March 12 at 8 AM EST.
Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2017 have been announced. We’re happy to welcome Toni Feltman back as a speaker this year.
Registration opens soon; send an email to email@example.com if you want us to email you when it’s ready. See you in October!
This is just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are due by 8 AM EST this Friday, March 4. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the Call for Speakers and submit your proposals via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.
The conferences take place September 22-25, 2016.
We’ve issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the document and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.
The conferences take place September 22-25, 2016. Session proposals are due by Friday, March 4 at 8 AM EST.
Hear that sound? Tick, tick, tick, tick…
That’s the countdown clock here at Geek Gatherings getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++! June 30th is a little less than a week away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just in case you forgot to type it into your task list, or put a yellow sticky note on your monitor. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen.
The conferences take place October 15-18, 2015 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value).
Head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration
If you’ve already registered, we thank you. Can you help us remind your fellow developers who have been procrastinating about the looming deadline by sharing this post or tweeting about it? Spread the word by telling others you are going on our Facebook event.
Also, if you sent in your registration and have not received a confirmation, please contact us to see what happened. Everyone gets a confirmation when the registration is processed. As promised, we are not cashing checks or processing credit cards for new registrations until the middle of July.
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So please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins!
We appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations; we look forward to getting many more this week.
Today we posted the list of speakers and topics for this year’s conferences on the conference website. As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, if registration warrants, we’ll add some speakers and topics to Southwest Fox over the summer.
Watch for registration to open soon.
The call has gone out!
We’re inviting anyone interesting in speaking at this year’s conferences to submit topics. You’ll find the Call for Speakers at http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx. Please read the complete Call for Speakers document (linked from that page), and use our proposal submission application at https://geekgatherings.com/Submission. Session proposals are due by March 9. (Yes, this is earlier than in prior years. We have some publicity plans that require us to have a little more lead time than in the past.)
As in the past few years, we plan to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and VFPX, as well as technology sessions to help VFP developers become better developers, not just more expert at VFP. We are looking for a few sessions on paths forward for VFP developers and we’re looking for a few deep-dive post-conference sessions.
For Southwest Xbase++, this year’s sessions should primarily focus on Xbase++ 2.0. We are especially interested in your experience with features such as Universal-SQL and Single or Multi touch UI development with 2.0. If you are involved in Web application development, we want to hear about how to get most out of WebHandlers and WebSockets with 2.0.
For both conferences, the Call for Speakers also lists some topics last year’s attendees specifically requested.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing your proposals. We expect that, as usual, choosing among them will be one of the hardest things we do all year.
Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is now available. See the website for a list of speakers, VFP sessions and Xbase++ sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait.
Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. We will not do “We need your help” appeals this year so please do not wait, get registered by June 30th! We know most of you like to wait until the last minute to avoid the credit card bill arriving too soon. We will not charge any attendee credit cards or cash any checks until sometime in the second half of July or early August (once we’ve committed to going forward), so this no longer is a reason to wait.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2011 have been announced. Continuing our tradition of trying to invite new speakers every year, this year we are pleased to have Steve Bodnar and Kevin Ragsdale present at SWFox.
The conference features 4 half-day pre-conference sessions and more than 25 main conference sessions in five tracks. Whether you’re still working only with VFP or extending VFP with other tools, you’ll have no trouble finding plenty of sessions to enhance your skills and widen your horizons.
Registration opens June 1.