October 14-17, 2021
This conference worked out really well and is maybe the first Fox conference in years that didn't have that feeling of a Damocles Sword hanging over it. Most people I talked to at the conference were upbeat and excited with the stuff they saw and weren't constantly going on about the future of Fox which is good to see.
In addition the staff at the conference center was exceptional.
I also want to thank you for putting this on - it worked out awesome in combination with the Web Connection training before the conference. I had the highest turn out of any previous Web Connection training with nearly 40 attendees most of whom left highly fired up and ready for more when they headed off to SWFox.
I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. It was informative as well as fun. I was a bit nervous about the conference. It's been about 8 years since I've done any serious FoxPro programming and I have never been to a programming conference before. I was intimidated with the possibility of being the village idiot.
What I found was a group of people who were friendly, helpful and who had a sense of camaraderie. Old friendships were renewed and everyone looked forward with a positive air towards the sessions.
As I sat in some of the beginner classes I was surprised to see many who were far beyond the material of the class. They often shared their experiences and techniques and this greatly enhanced the class material. Every so often one of them would discover one or two things in the session that they were thrilled to learn. And that apparently was the reason for their presence in the beginner classes; learning new ways to do basic everyday things.
I will definitely be there next year. Thanks for putting on a great conference.
I am so excited for this year's Southwest Fox conference because I will have an opportunity to visit with friends and colleagues that I only see once a year but more importantly because of the session lineup this year. The session list has something for everyone! This year I am particularly interested the Extending VFP topics and Technology for VFP Developers topics. I know that there is a wealth of information there that I will be able to put to use immediately upon my return. I am also excited about the Solidifying VFP Development track. I know that I will learn something from these topics but I also think that many developers who may not have taken advantage of some "newer" VFP features will be inclined to do so after attending some of the sessions because the speakers are top rate and are able to present complex topics at a level that even the newest novice can understand. I can't wait until October!
I just wanted to thank you for providing the VFP community with the crème de crème of Fox conferences. The combination of speakers and session topics at the Southwest Fox 2008 conference was second to none for any Fox conference that I have ever been to and I have been going to Fox conferences since 1992. The friendliness and availability of the organizers and speakers was great! I actually spend some quality time at this conference talking to, eating with and picking the brains of the best VFP minds in the industry. The outcome of those conversations was finding solutions to two major issues we were having with our current development project and several ideas for future enhancements. This alone made the conference well worth the investment.
Also, it is apparent that Southwest Fox is taking the lead in pushing VFP to the next level and for continuing to breathe life into the soon-to-be non-Microsoft supported product. The "call to arms" sessions were real eye-openers for me and should be for the entire VFP community. It's up to us, folks, to keep VFP rockin'-n-rollin'. Everyone needs to get involved!
And finally, kudos to the conference organizers for an event that went off with hardly a hitch. It was definitely a MVP performance from the Southwest Fox 2008 team and the resort staff! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
This was my first time at the SWFox conference, and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it and how worthwhile I found it. Having worked with Foxpro for the last twenty-five years, my main concern in coming to the conference was that perhaps I wouldn't learn enough to make it worth the time and expense. That concern turned out to be completely unfounded, as session after session I learned new things that I plan to employ in my business.
I have attended the conference several times since it started. In the past few years I have gone every year. I generally take one of our programmers as well. If I am unable to attend, I send one of our programmers. We have added many great features to our software as a result of going to sessions at these conferences. We also have met many other developers whom we have shared ideas with, exchanged work with, and can ask for help and advice at any time. I'd say that the financial benefit from going to these conferences far outweighs the cost, year after year. www.produceinventory.com
I tell myself every year that I'll keep coming to the conference as long as what I learn is worth the time and cost. I've come for 3 years and each year has been well worth it. It's crazy that after using Foxpro for so many years there's still so much more to learn—and attending SWFox is a great way to learn it.