Conference coverages
The Universal Thread has covered many conferences so far. On site, reporters cover the technical aspect of the conference as well as making interviews, taking pictures and videos as well as other related content. If you would like us to cover your event, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to let you know about the process.

Thursday, November 11th, 2010, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Thursday, November 11 Friday, November 12 It is November in Frankfurt, the traditional time and place for another year of the German Visual FoxPro and SQL-Server & .NET developer conference. But this year there’s one new Item. The conference became one more undertitle – the first Silverlight conference. This year I do the UT reporting and will try to bring you the latest, right from the very hands of the developers’ community. Just as every year, there are many proven German speakers...
Thursday, November 12th, 2009, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Thursday, November 12 Friday, November 13 Saturday, November 14 Thursday, November 12 by Jan Vít Hello again! It is November in Frankfurt. The traditional time and place for another year of the German Visual FoxPro and SQL-Server & .NET developer conference. The UT reporting is present and I am here again to bring you the latest, right from the very hands of the developers’ community. I managed to arrive one day earlier to settle down nicely and as the last evening before ...
Thursday, November 12th, 2009, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Thursday, November 12 Friday, November 13 Saturday, November 14 Thursday, November 12 by Jan Vít Hello again! It is November in Frankfurt. The traditional time and place for another year of the German Visual FoxPro and SQL-Server & .NET developer conference. The UT reporting is present and I am here again to bring you the latest, right from the very hands of the developers’ community. I managed to arrive one day earlier to settle down nicely and as the last evening befor...
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, June 23 Wednesday, June 24 Thursday, June 25 Tuesday, June 23 Opening words The twelfth DevCon has just begun! More than two days with more than 60 sessions, more than 30 speakers are waiting for the big show in Prague! Us the three reporters, are eager to see all of this in life, writing reports, taking photos and fully enjoying the “conference atmosphere”. So, no matter if you are FoxPro, .NET or SQL, developer, manager or just fan, welcome to Prague and ejoy...
Monday, June 8th, 2009, Official coverage, Vancouver, Canada
Monday, June 8 Tuesday, June 9 Wednesday, June 10 Thursday, June 11 Monday, June 8 Pre-Conference Kick Off Party by Peter Kemp It’s that time of the year again for another great event from DevTeach. DevTeach brings together some of the greatest minds and speakers for a collection of hands on training session. I have never attended DevTeach before, but from what I hear, I am in for some good surprises. Monday was the pre-conference kick off party which I thought wou...
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008, Contribution, Seattle, United States
November 19 November 20 November 21 November 19 Opening Keynote (Ted Kummert - Corporate VP Data and Storage Platform Division Microsoft) by Jonathan Kehayias An electrifying beginning to the PASS 2008 summit, the morning keynote was introduced by Wayne Snyder, current president of PASS, who entered the stage on a Harley Fatboy to "Born to be Wild." His brief introduction covered the accomplishments of PASS over the last year, including: Launching new website for PASS ...
Thursday, November 13th, 2008, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Thursday, November 13 Friday, November 14 Saturday, November 15 Day Zero by Jan Vít and Jan Král Looking at this year’s conference schedule an old Latin saying comes to my mind: “tempus fugit”. Right at the top of the session schedule, there is a big heading that says: “15th VFP and 7th SQL-Server & .NET Conference”. 15th! Thinking of it now, the time really does fly. Personally (Jan Vít), this year is my 5th time here at the conference and I already do f...
Sunday, November 9th, 2008, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Thursday, November 13 Friday, November 14 Day Zero by Jan Vít and Jan Král Looking at this year’s conference schedule an old Latin saying comes to my mind: “tempus fugit”. Right at the top of the session schedule, there is a big heading that says: “15th VFP and 7th SQL-Server & .NET Conference”. 15th! Thinking of it now, the time really does fly. Personally (Jan Vít), this year is my 5th time here at the conference and I already do feel like I have known this e...
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, July 1 Wednesday, July 2 Thursday, July 3 Tuesday, July 1 by Jan Vít and Jan Král and Karel Koliš Opening words Welcome back to the annual Prague’s DevCon! This year it is a very special one. Or should I say special two? In addition to the traditional Visual FoxPro DevCon, which is in its 11th version this year, there is also a new conference taking place here, the SQL Server DevCon. Joining these two, both database focused topics, promises to be a very a va...
Monday, November 26th, 2007, Official coverage, Vancouver, Canada
Tuesday, November 27 Wednesday, November 28 Thursday, November 29 Tuesday, November 27 Keynote Ken Levy by Ruby Parmar The early hours of Tuesday morning began with the registration of many developers for the first official day of this year's DevTeach in Vancouver. Jean-Rene Roy began the proceedings with an introduction of DevTeach and its founding principles. He informed the crowd of the team's intention to come back to Vancouver every 18 months from the...
Thursday, November 8th, 2007, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Thursday, November 8 Friday, November 9 Saturday, November 10 Day Zero by Jan Vít and Karel Koliš Always true about Frankfurt… It is actually my fourth time attending the German Visual FoxPro &.NET conference here and there really seem to be a few general rules about traveling to and staying in Frankfurt. When coming in for the first time in 2001 with my father, I have taken a role of a navigator, giving my father precise directions that got us directly t...
Thursday, November 8th, 2007, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Thursday, November 8 Friday, November 9 Saturday, November 10 Day Zero by Jan Vít and Karel Koliš Always true about Frankfurt… It is actually my fourth time attending the German Visual FoxPro &.NET conference here and there really seem to be a few general rules about traveling to and staying in Frankfurt. When coming in for the first time in 2001 with my father, I have taken a role of a navigator, giving my father precise directions that got us directly t...
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007, Contribution, Denver, United States
September 18 September 19 September 20 September 21 Welcome to our coverage of the 2007 PASS Community Summit in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado.  This year's summit is held at the Colorado Convention Center. The weather has proven to be beautiful although a bit "chilly" for attendees who live closer to the equator.  Denver offers beautiful views of the mountains and architecture which has made this trip all the more appealing.  Upon registration you...
Tuesday, June 19th, 2007, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Tuesday, June 19 Wednesday, June 20 Thursday, June 21 Tuesday, June 19 by Jan Vít, Jan Král and Pavel Celba Opening words Prague to be the most secure place in the world for the second time this month! Not much time has passed since the armed forces disappeared from the Prague’s streets and the drain covers were un-weld from the recent visit of the American president George Bush, they are to be weld up again as Prague will be hosting the jubilee 10th year of Visual F...
Tuesday, May 15th, 2007, Official coverage, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, May 15 Wednesday, May 16 Thursday, May 17 Tuesday, May 15 Keynote Pablo Castro by Tom Cooley Tuesday morning kicks off the 2007 DevTeach Conference with Pablo Castro discussing the ADO.NET Entity Framework. Pablo is the technical lead for the ADO.NET team. The Entity Framework is the latest in the long running stream of data access technologies to come out of Microsoft. Unlike its predecessors though, the EF puts more ...
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006, Contribution, Seattle, United States
November 13 November 14 November 15 November 16 November 17 November 13 by John Paul Cook Although none of our reporting team was able to attend any preconference sessions on Monday, I did speak to attendee Avnesh Gupta. Avnesh attended the all day session presented by Microsoft Product Support Services and thought it was well worth attending. One thing in particular that Avnesh was happy to learn about is SQL Server 2005's capability to determine which indexes are not...
Friday, November 10th, 2006, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Friday, November 10 Saturday, November 11 Day Zero by Jan Vít and Jan Král Mission Possible - Prague: 6:00 PM Me, Jan and of course our tired selves got into the car in Prague and the journey had begun. After ten minutes a problem occurred! We got lost. At that time it seemed that it might be a bit of a problem to get to Frankfurt when we could not even find the right way out of our home city! After about half an hour, thanks to me, of course, we managed to g...
Thursday, November 9th, 2006, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Thursday, November 9 Friday, November 10 Saturday, November 11 Day Zero by Jan Vít and Jan Král Mission Possible - Prague: 6:00 PM Me, Jan and of course our tired selves got into the car in Prague and the journey had begun. After ten minutes a problem occurred! We got lost. At that time it seemed that it might be a bit of a problem to get to Frankfurt when we could not even find the right way out of our home city! After about half an hour, thanks to me, of...
Thursday, October 19th, 2006, Official coverage, Tempe, United States
October 19 October 20 October 21 October 22 October 19 by Dave Bernard and Bo Durban Welcome to our coverage of the 2006 Edition of Southwest Fox. The conference started out, as conferences are wont to do, with registration and a reception. In Arizona in the fall, that means having a reception outdoors in an environment not unlike sitting in your own home. The finger foods were welcome, the renewal of friendships was encouraging and the conversations were stimulati...
Monday, September 11th, 2006, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Monday, September 11 Tuesday, September 12 Acknowledgements Monday, September 11 by Jan Vít and Jan Král Hello again! Now we are in Prague or Praha, as it is known over here, in the Czech Republic. We will report about the 9th Praha FoxPro DevCon. As in the past we will start our reporting with a very short reference to the place, where we are now and where this event will take place.   The Pla(la)ce This year not only the Visual FoxPro DevCon was moved...
Monday, May 8th, 2006, Official coverage, Montreal, Canada
Monday, May 8 Tuesday, May 9 Wednesday, May 10 Thursday, May 11 Monday, May 8 by Dan LeClair Ah, Montreal in springtime! Having left a hot and muggy Houston at oh-dark-thirty this morning, it was refreshing to land in cool and breezy weather. After a short taxi ride (with windows down), I found myself at the Marriott Chateau Champlain, sight of this year's DevTeach conference. This is the third time I've been a guest of Jean-René Roy's hospitality, and from the session...
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Welcome... Day Zero Thursday, November 10 Friday, November 11 Saturday, November 12 Welcome... by Armin Neudert and Jan Vít Welcome back to the annual Frankfurt conference here in Germany! Just like in many previous years (11 to be exact) this is the time of the year, when many FoxPro developers from Germany, Europe and the World as a whole come together to take part in an important event. This is the time of the German DevCon, and as usual, the UniversalThread Coverage t...
Thursday, November 10th, 2005, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Welcome... Thursday, November 10 Friday, November 11 Welcome... by Armin Neudert and Jan Vít Hi everyone! It is again the time of the SQL-Server & ASP.NET conference and we are here at the place, so that you won't miss it, even if you didn't have time to attend this year. In parallel with this conference, there is also a German Visual FoxPro Developer Conference running. Since all the sessions of both these conferences are being presented at the same place and the same...
Friday, October 14th, 2005, Official coverage, Tempe, United States
Thursday, October 13 Friday, October 14 Saturday, October 15 Sunday, October 16 Thursday, October 13 By Craig Boyd Registration The day started with a wake up call from the front desk at 6:00 AM. Two short hours later I was on the sprawling ASU Campus on my way to register for the 2nd annual Southwest Fox conference. I was greeted warmly by Craig Berntson and Bob Kocher and ushered into a room where Bob's wife Sharon was handing out packets of conference info...
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005, Contribution, Grapevine, United States
Tuesday, September 27 Wednesday, September 28 Thursday, September 29 Friday, September 30 Interview of Speakers at PASS 2005 Tuesday, September 27 by Dave Bernard Everything's bigger in Texas... ...including the hotel. And the temperature. And the humidity. It was 97 degrees (F) when my roomie, Dan LeClair graciously scooped me up at the airport. It's only a short ride, even in rush hour, to the The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, our home away from hom...
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Day Zero Tuesday, June 21 Wednesday, June 22 Thursday, June 23 Acknowledgements Day Zero by Jan Vít and Jan Král Hello again! We are now back in the Czech Republic in the summer Prague, waiting for the world's biggest Visual FoxPro event to start. Just as the previous years, we certainly expect spending both educational and most enjoyable two and a half days full of technical sessions and opportunities to listen to the news from the members of Visual FoxPro developmen...
Saturday, June 18th, 2005, Official coverage, Montreal, Canada
Saturday, June 18 Sunday, June 19 Monday, June 20 Tuesday, June 21 Saturday, June 18 by Dave Bernard It was a dark and stormy night... ...that was the introduction to my first trip to Montreal. I had been looking forward to swapping hot and humid Atlanta weather for the considerably milder clime to the north. Even with the precipitation, I was not disappointed. I was also looking forward to dusting off my considerable (but distant) high school French; however, just l...
Thursday, November 11th, 2004, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Some Initial Remarks ... Thursday, November 12 Friday, November 13 Some Initial Remarks ... by Hans-Otto Lochmann, Armin Neudert and Jochen Kirstätter Hello again! Again we are in Frankfurt, Germany, and the 3rd German 3. SQL-Server & ASP.NET conference is going to start. This is an unusual arrangement in which this conference is imbedded: It is taking place at the same time (nearly) and at the same location (exactly) as the 11th Visual FoxPro 9.0 conference. The benefit...
Tuesday, November 9th, 2004, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Tuesday, November 9 Wednesday, November 10 Thursday, November 11 Friday, November 12 Acknowledgements Day Zero by Hans-Otto Lochmann, Armin Neudert and Jochen Kirstätter Hello again! Again we are in Frankfurt, Germany, waiting for the 11th German FoxPro DevCon to start. Like in the past we will start our reporting with a very short reference to the place, where we are now, the City of Frankfurt, where this event will take place. The City of Frankfurt Frankf...
Friday, October 22th, 2004, Official coverage, Tempe, United States
Friday, October 22 Saturday, October 23 Sunday, October 24 Friday, October 22 by Dave Bernard First-time reporter Dave Bernard here; Patrick and I are excited about being able to bring you a blow-by-blow account of the events and people of the inaugural (or initial instantiation, for you OO fans) of the Southwest Fox Conference. Many thanks to Bob Kocher and Jeff Johnson for putting this together. Getting here today was not easy; I had to brave Friday afternoon Atlanta...
Wednesday, September 29th, 2004, Contribution, Las Vegas, United States
Wednesday, September 29 Thursday, September 30 Friday, October 1 Saturday, October 2 Wednesday, September 29 by David Stevenson The sprawling JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa is the site of the Microsoft Visual FoxPro DevCon 2004, where an estimated 375-400 VFP developers have gathered to learn the secrets of Visual FoxPro 9. Sharing the facility is the simultaneous Advisor Access/VB/SQL conference, so there are lots of geeks in the halls, bars and casino. Upon a...
Tuesday, September 28th, 2004, Contribution, Orlando, United States
Introduction Wednesday, September 29 Thursday, September 30 Friday, October 1st Interview with Alex Payne Sr. product manager SQL Server Interview with Kurt Windisch Vice President of Marketing Introduction Ok it's September 29th, the first day of the PASS conference in Orlando. If you walk around you will see trees knocked down and roof tiles all over, due to the last of four hurricanes that passed over Florida. The conference is held at the Gaylord Plaza. This hotel is an ...
Tuesday, June 22th, 2004, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Day Zero Tuesday, June 22 Wednesday, June 23 Thursday, June 24 Day Zero by Hans-Otto Lochmann, Jan Vít and Jan Král Hello, everybody: Here we are again, in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Finally summer has come to this place (though the weather has still some difficulties to adapt, it is simply still too cold), but the people are sitting again in the beer gardens and open-air restaurants and huge flocks of tourists are streaming all over the plac...
Saturday, June 19th, 2004, Official coverage, Montreal, Canada
Introduction Saturday, June 19 Sunday, June 20 Monday, June 21 Tuesday, June 22 Interview with Craig Flannagan (MSDN Canada) Introduction by Martín Salías I arrived yesterday in Montreal, and this year I have a chance to walk around a little more. It is summer here, and this time it's really a nice weather outside. Last year the spring surprised me with very low temperatures I didn't expected. This time, fortunately, it seems that I bring some sweaters I won't use. ...
Friday, November 7th, 2003, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Thursday, November 6 Friday, November 7 Thursday, November 6 by Hans-Otto Lochmann and by Armin Neudert Track .NET Last year the concept of having several tracks of which each one is about a certain topic had its debut. We already had a .NET track last year, which was very interesting so we are looking forward to the new sessions, which are held by well-known speakers like Kevin McNeish, Rick Strahl and the German speakers Norbert Abb and Manfred Rätzmann. Later on y...
Tuesday, November 4th, 2003, Official coverage, Frankfurt, Germany
Day Zero Tuesday, November 4 Wednesday, November 5 Thursday, November 6 Friday, November 7 Day Zero by Hans-Otto Lochmann and Armin Neudert Hello again! We are now in Frankfurt, Germany, waiting for the German FoxPro DevCon to start. Like in the past we will start our reporting with a very short reference to the place, where we are now, the City of Frankfurt, where this event will take place. The City of Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main, located in the valley of t...
Sunday, October 26th, 2003, Contribution, Los Angeles, United States
Sunday, October 26 Monday, October 27 Tuesday, October 28 Wednesday, October 29 Thursday, October 30 I had the chance to attend the 2003 Microsoft Professional Developers Conference that was held in Los Angeles October 26 to 30 2003. In this article, I will try to get you a good feeling of what happened that week. Of course, I couldn't cover everything because too many sessions were running at the same time so when I'll review the sessions, it will those that I attended. Most of ...
Sunday, October 12th, 2003, Official coverage, Milwaukee, United States
Sunday, October 12 Monday, October 13 Tuesday, October 14 Wednesday, October 15 Sunday, October 12 by Juan Calcagno Well, here we are, once again at Milwaukee, very early for a Sunday morning, ready to attend our first session of the day, it will be one of the pre-conference sessions so we both have a long morning to go. Intro to Linux - Whil Hentzen by Juan Calcagno Whil started telling us who he was: a developer 8 times MVP, who also received the Life...
Tuesday, June 24th, 2003, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Day Zero Tuesday, June 24 Wednesday, June 25 Thursday, June 26 Day Zero by Hans-Otto Lochmann and by Jan Vit Hello! We are in Prague again, waiting for one of the biggest FoxPro DevCons to start. Like in the last we will start our reporting with a very short reference to the Czech Republic and to its capital, the City of Prague, where this event will take place. The History of the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic is located in the center of Europe; it is som...
Sunday, June 15th, 2003, Report field sponsor, Palm Springs, United States
Sunday, June 15 Monday, June 16 Tuesday, June 17 Wednesday, June 18 Sunday, June 15 Andrew MacNeill's Advisor JumpStart: Web Services by Christopher Bohling According to Andrew MacNeill, web services are very much like FoxPro functions. In fact, they can be VFP functions, as long as those functions are wrapped up in a COM object, the COM object is published to a Web site along with WSDL and WSML files, and the SOAP client (known as the WHOLEBODYWASH client in Southern Ca...
Sunday, June 1st, 2003, Contribution, Dallas, United States
Overview Sunday, June 1 Monday, June 2 Tuesday, June 3 Wednesday, June 4 Thursday, June 5 Friday, June 6 Overview by Michel Fournier Welcome to our coverage of TechEd 2003. This year, Guy Barrette will be our reporter. Guy has extensive experience in writing. He is also a Universal Thread Magazine regular contributors in the .NET Book Reviews section. He also has reported on various conferences so far. Have a great TechEd 2003 conference! Sunday, June 1 He...
Saturday, May 10th, 2003, Official coverage, Montreal, Canada
Overview Saturday, May 10 Sunday, May 11 Monday, May 12 Tuesday, May 13 Overview by Michel Fournier Welcome to our report of DevTeach. DevTeach presents a new breed of conference. Sessions will include both presentation material and, whenever possible, hands-on training. In spring, the developers community will meet in Montreal for this international event. Our report will be the offical coverage of the event. As usual, we will bring you coverage on various topics such a...
Friday, April 25th, 2003, Official coverage, Kansas City, United States
Overview Round table discussion (Thursday, April 24) Friday, April 25 Saturday, April 26 Sunday, April 27 Monday, April 28 Tuesday, April 29 Bonus! Overview by Michel Fournier Welcome to our coverage of Essential Fox. This year, Mark McCasland and Robert Ohrstedt will be our main reporters. We will also have a contribution by Dave Aring who will cover the Round Table Discussion on Thursday night as a pre event to the conference. Have a great Essential Fox 2003 co...
Sunday, November 17th, 2002, Official coverage, Milwaukee, United States
November 17 November 18 November 19 November 20 November 17 The first day of the conference starts early with registration. I had no problems meeting up with my reporting partner, Claudio Lassala on Saturday, and we soon began to plan our conference coverage. We had grand plans to start early Sunday morning to make the pre-conference sessions. The only problem was Claudio is a very heavy sleeper. He did not hear his PDA alarm, I did. He did not hear the reg...
Thursday, November 14th, 2002, Official coverage, Milwaukee, United States
November 14 November 15 November 16 November 14 by Claudio Lassala I've been especially excited for this conference because it's my first VFP conference outside Brazil. Despite of the fact that I'm not a Web Connection's user, I've playing around with Web development almost for the last three years now, mainly using ASP with VFP COM components, and I've incorporated several of Rick's ideas, exposed through his excellent articles and book. Therefore, I'm kind of used to ...
Sunday, September 29th, 2002, Contribution, Fort Lauderdale, United States
Sunday, September 29 Monday, September 30 Tuesday, October 1 Wednesday October 2 Sunday, September 29 by Robert Pierce and Nick Neklioudov It's that time of year again, when the Foxheads congregate to share ideas and network with others in the community. This year, Ft Lauderdale is the location of the invasion. I arrived at the conference hotel on Friday evening, the hotel seemed lifeless. I took the opportunity to check out the hotel, walk the grounds, and to check ou...
Tuesday, June 4th, 2002, Official coverage, Prague, Czech Republic
Day Zero Day 1 Day 2 The Day(s) After Day Zero (or the day(s) before Day 1) by Hans-Otto Lochmann Being a reporter is quite a new experience for me. So instead of jumping directly into all the exciting new features of Visual FoxPro and exploring all the new wrinkles of how to become a better programmer and an unsurpassable DataBase expert, I've been looking around where I am now and who the people are, which are around me at this time. Prague First of all, we ...
Friday, April 26th, 2002, Official coverage, Independence, United States
Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 1 by Mike Yearwood Independence, MO, USA Friday, April 26th, 2002 11:00 PM Central The first day of the Essential Fox conference consisted of a pair of pre-conference workshops, followed by a reception and ended with Ken Levy's much anticipated Essential Fox Keynote Address. The pre-conference workshops had Craig Bernston demonstrating Crystal Reports, while Markus Egger demonstrated Voodoo Web Controls. Voodoo Web Controls ...
Sunday, October 28th, 2001, Official coverage, Milwaukee, United States
Day 1 sessions overview Opening Keynote Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Closing session Day 1 sessions overview by Evan Delay What's New in VFP7 (Kevin McNeish) The session was divided into 3 parts: developer enhancements, language enhancements and component enhancements. Kevin co-authored "What's new in VFP7". I never miss Kevin's presentations, he is well-spoken, knowledgeable and an entertaining speaker. Intellisense gives command completion, command help, lists of options and m...
Sunday, September 9th, 2001, Contribution, San Diego, United States
Keynote by Michel Fournier The keynote off Monday was focusing a lot of the Visual FoxPro marketing. "Working closer to the community" has been the message sent today by Microsoft representatives from the Visual FoxPro team. From various aspects of marketing to demos of Web services in Visual FoxPro and a first shot at Toledo, attendees were extremly satisified by a well presented keynote by Ken Levy, Randy Brown and Calvin Hsia. VFP 7 marketing Ken started the keynote ...
Sunday, May 13th, 2001, Official coverage, Orlando, United States
Overview A VFP DevCon Connections Overview Sunday May 13 Hot news from the press! Interview with Rick Strahl Pre-Conference sessions From the keynote session Picture archive for Day 1 Monday May 14 Newbie to Guru, Used Cases and Web Services Visual FoxPro 8 planning session Be afraid! Voodoo is coming to a server near you! Where's the "D"? Picture archive for Day 2 Tuesday May 15 VFP7 COM Server Enhancements, Using SQL Server 2000 CE, Building Web Services At lunch ...
Thursday, May 10th, 2001, Official coverage, Orlando, United States
For small development companies and IT departments, keeping up with the fast pace of technology is a daunting and nearly impossible task. Today's developers and decision makers must constantly seek training and education to effectively utilize the latest technologies. Double Impact Events provide the opportunity to leverage the knowledge gained by industry experts and are geared toward the professional developer, who isn't interested in relearning the basics, but would prefer to see how things r...
Saturday, March 31st, 2001, Official coverage, Toronto, Canada
Overview Pre-Conferences Plenary session Day 2 - Sessions overview Part I Day 2 - Sessions overview Part II Day 3 - Sessions overview Part I Day 3 - Sessions overview Part II Closing session Conclusion Comments from attendees Overview by Michel Fournier The Matison Consulting Group is hosting again the FoxTeach and SQLTeach conference on March 31-April 2, 2001 in Toronto, Canada. The conference will be covering Visual FoxPro and SQL Server topics focusing on the next re...
Sunday, October 1st, 2000, Official coverage, Scottsdale, United States
Introduction VS Connections Overview Pre-conference day Conference day 1 - Monday Conference day 2 - Tuesday Conference day 3 - Wednesday Conclusion Comments of attendees Introduction by Michel Fournier The VSConnections Conference (VB Connections, ASP Connections and VC++ Connections) will be held from October 1 to 4, 2000 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Taught by the leading experts in the industry, the sessions at the conferences will cover up to date technologies. VS Conne...
Friday, September 1st, 2000, Contribution, San Diego, United States
Quick Impressions by John Koziol My DevCon roommate, Dave Stevenson, has done a great job explaining what was talked about Sunday, Keynote night. I thought I'd add my overall impressions; y'all will hear lots more about the details in the months to follow...... VFP 7 is pretty cool. The enhancements and new features seem to appeal to two VFP develop camps: Those that use VFP as the single, monolithic tool and those that use VFP in the COM and Web world. I know that monolith...
Thursday, May 11th, 2000, Official coverage, New Orleans, United States
Overview A word from your hosts VFP 7.0 Revealed Impressions of DevCon opening night VFP 7.0 language enhancements VFP Developers Choice Awards At the trade show Marva Wright rocks DEVCON at House of Blues! Comments Overview by Michel Fournier The DevConnections Conferences (Visual FoxPro DevCon 2000, SQL Server Connections and DevCon 2000) were being held from May 14 to 18, 2000 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Taught by the leading experts in the industry, the sessions at...
Wednesday, May 20th, 1998, Contribution, Orlando, United States
DevCon ’98 – Sunday Night As the weekend unfolded, 1600 people flooded into the Hyatt in Orlando and the excitement for the premier of VFP 6.0 was overwhelming.  Saturday night was rather quiet compared to last year, but by Sunday morning the DevCon mood was in full force. Sunday afternoon I attended the SQL Server Jump-Start pre-conference with speaker Rod Paddock.  I was impressed with the format of the session in regards to be being structured towards the old Fox han...
Saturday, September 13th, 1997, Contribution, San Diego, United States
Welcome to the DevCon Report. This is the first report dated from Saturday September 13th, 1997. We mostly arrived at noon Saturday at the Sheraton hotel where most of us are staying. Meeting people in the lobby, playing in the San Diego Open, having dinner with others and playing pool at the bar were among some of the activities of the first day. Report from Mark McCasland In this report, I will attempt to mainly describe what technical information I derived from the conference. H...
Monday, September 9th, 1996, Contribution, Scottsdale, United States
The 7th DevCon, given at Scottsdale, Arizona, is now finished. From all the feedbacks I've received, I would say that everyone seems to agree that this year's DevCon was a commercial one since most of it was contracted by an external corporation instead of the owner of the product which seems to have affected, in some ways, the overall spirit of the community related to past DevCons. The number of attendees was still around 2000 and the quality of the speakers and sessions was very good altho...
Sunday, October 10th, 1993, Contribution, Orlando, United States
The alarm clock is ringing. It's 7:30 am, Monday, October 10, 1993. Another beautiful day is starting in the land of Disneyworld, Orlando, Florida. I have about half an hour to get up and get ready to leave. The weather man on radio is announcing a 30 degree windless sunny day, the 4th in a row. I still have my big Microsoft FoxPro bag on the chair in the corner of my hotel room. I personally call it the "DevCon Survival Kit". Everything you need is in it: information about the sessions schedule...