Southwest Fox 2009

Rick Schummer

Rick Schummer

Rick Schummer is the president and lead geek at White Light Computing, Inc., headquartered in southeast Michigan, USA. He prides himself in guiding his customer's Information Technology investment toward success. He enjoys working with top-notch developers; has a passion for developing software using best practices, and for surpassing customer expectations, not just meeting them. After hours you might find him creating developer tools that improve developer productivity, or writing articles for his favorite Fox periodical: FoxRockX.

Rick is a co-author of Making Sense of Sedna and SP2, Visual FoxPro Best Practices for the Next Ten Years, What's New In Nine: Visual FoxPro's Latest Hits, Deploying Visual FoxPro Solutions, MegaFox: 1002 Things You Wanted To Know About Extending Visual FoxPro, and 1001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Visual FoxPro. He is regular presenter at user groups in North America and is founding member and Secretary of the Detroit Area Fox User Group (DAFUG). Rick is one of the organizers of the Southwest Fox Conference, and is a regular presenter at other conferences in North America, Europe, and Australia. He is also an administrator of VFPX, and a Microsoft VFP MVP since 2002.

You can contact him via email at, find him on Twitter @rschummer, or via his company Web site: Read more of his thoughts on Visual FoxPro in his blog: Shedding Some Light (


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