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.

What do you want to learn, 2020 edition?

Each year, we post a list of topics suggested by attendees on the previous year’s conference evaluations in order to help people who want to submit proposals. (Here’s the 2019 list, as well as the 2018 and 2017 versions.)

Here’s this year’s list, organized and de-duped. Obviously, we welcome topics not on this list, too.

  • X#
  • VFP Advanced
  • wwDotNetBridge
  • C#, including introductory sessions
  • SQL, including migrating from VFP to a SQL backend
  • Multi-tenant architecture and considerations
  • Web services
  • The new VFPX MenuDesigner Professional
  • VFPX
  • More ways to use VFP

If there’s something you’re hoping we cover this year, please add it to the comments for this post.

If you’d like to be considered as a speaker for Southwest Fox 2020, please check our Call for Speakers page.

SuperSaver deadline approaches

Registration for Southwest Fox 2019 has been open for a few weeks and there’s less than a week until the Super-Saver Registration deadline. If you register before the end of June, you save $125 and we’ll throw in a pre-conference session worth $99. Not only that, but you’ll be entered in the drawings for a scholarship that will reduce your cost even more and a license of Stonefield Query SDK, a $2,500 value. Check out the speakers and topics on the conference website.

Please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins! No need to wait, we won’t charge your card or cash your check until the middle of July!