Southwest Fox 2019

October 24-27, 2019
SanTan Elegante Conference Center
Gilbert, AZ


Exhibiting at Southwest Fox is a great way to get your product or service in front of potential customers. Exhibiting includes:

  • 10 x 10 booth space
  • One draped table
  • Electrical power
  • Two chairs
  • One meals-only conference pass (additional passes available for an additional cost)
  • 75-minute vendor session
  • Link and description on this page

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please download our Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus for detailed information.

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  • Forward Thinking Software introduces CleverFox Backup as a service that backs up your customer's Visual FoxPro and SQL Server data to the cloud. CleverFox Backup is an additional layer of protection when you find out your customer's local backups were skipped or are failing, or not even set up. CleverFox Backup helps you be the hero when your customer calls you to support tables that are completely encrypted by Cryptolocker, trashed by a power outage, or deleted by an angry employee. We look forward to showing you to our exciting product you can privately brand and deploy to your customers.

  • Title: Introduction to X#
    Presenters: Robert van der Hulst and Fabrice Foray
    Level: All Levels

    Saturday, 10:00 - 11:15, Gilbert
    Saturday, 3:30 - 4:45, Gilbert
    Sunday, 2:00 - 3:30, Gilbert (Post-conference Training)

    This session gives you an overview of the XSharp (X#) compiler and shows you Visual FoxPro code running in Visual Studio with the help of X#. We will also show you some new language features that are at your disposal after migrating your code to X# and .Net.

    The X# support for Visual FoxPro is not completely finished. We will therefore show you what works and what doesn't work. And we would also like to hear from you, what do you need for your Visual FoxPro applications after they are ported to .Net.

    You will learn / see:

    • What X# is
    • Why X# was created
    • What the level of VFP support in X# is at this moment
    • Visual FoxPro code running in inside Visual Studio
    • Some of the new language features that are available in X#
    • That X# is developed by developers for developers. You can help set the direction where X# goes.

    Prerequisites: a desire to move your Visual FoxPro apps to .Net

  • Title: Leveraging Python with your VFP Applications
    Presenter: Imran Salahuddin, Director, Migration Services
    Level: All Levels

    Friday, 10:00 - 11:15, Gilbert
    Saturday, 11:30 - 12:45, Gilbert

    Imran Salahuddin

    Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language with a design philosophy emphasizing code readability. Python has become the most popular language for Machine Learning (MI) and Artificial intelligence (AI).

    In this session participants will see how to leverage your 20+ years of data within your current VFP application with Python models to enable predictive modeling.

    Imran serves as Macrosoft's Migration Director. With more than two decades of industry experience, Imran continues to demonstrate his ability to ensure seamless migrations. Imran works with Project Managers, sales/strategy teams, and clients to ensure the successful migration of legacy applications. Moreover, Imran exhibits effective communication skills and an eye for quality service.

    As a Microsoft Certified and PMI Project Management Professional, Imran can migrate a myriad of difficult technologies. Most recently, he migrated a VFP legacy application which communicated to networking equipment. Testing the application without detailed knowledge of the domain was the real challenge.

  • Friday, 3:30 - 4:45, Gilbert
    Saturday, 2:00 - 3:15, Gilbert

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    Xojo is the result of many years of development. In fact, we build Xojo with Xojo. With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category—from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. Secondary-level and college students in schools all over the world are introduced to programming with Xojo.

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