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2011 FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 17h51

At the keynote for Southwest Fox 2011, Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig had the pleasure of announcing this year’s recipients of the FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award: Drew Speedie, Steven Black, and Toni Feltman. See Doug's blog (http://doughennig.blogspot.com/2011/10/2011-lifetime-achievement-award.html) for details.

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Web site:http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward

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Doug Hennig, Stonefield Software Inc.
Doug Hennig is a partner with Stonefield Software Inc. He is the author of the award-winning Stonefield Database Toolkit (SDT), the award-winning Stonefield Query, and the MemberData Editor, Anchor Editor, New Property/Method Dialog, and CursorAdapter and DataEnvironment builders that come with Microsoft Visual FoxPro. Doug is co-author of the "What's New in Visual FoxPro" series and "The Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 7.0". He was the technical editor of "The Hacker's Guide to Visual FoxPro 6....

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Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 15h14
From Southwest Fox: "The countdown clock is ticking! The Super-Saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 is June 30th, just a few days away. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen. The conferences take place September 22-25 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value). After c..."

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at 11h51
From Southwest Fox: "Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait. Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like S..."

Friday, February 12th, 2016 at 18h18
From Southwest Fox: "Anyone interested in speaking at this year's conferences is invited to submit topics. See the Call for Speakers page for details. To be considered, submit your proposals to our submission site no later than 8 AM EDT on Friday, March 4, 2016. Send any questions to speakers@swfox.net."

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 at 14h35
From Southwest Fox: "Simple, quick reminder: the Early-bird registration deadline is this Monday, August 31st. We would hate to see you lose out on the $50 discount. If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers. Only 50 days until we gather in Gilbert."

Monday, August 10th, 2015 at 16h03
From Southwest Fox: "Bad news and good news. First, the bad: Cathy Pountney had to pull out of speaking at Southwest Fox this year due to a heavy work load. The good news: Tuvia Vinitsky, who’s spoken at Southwest Fox several times, has agreed to take her place. I doubt he’ll be bringing as many shoes as Cathy usually does, but he will be bringing his A-game with two very interesting sessions: dbSchema: SQL Server Database Design and Maintenance Made Easy and PCI Compliance: Facts and Fear. Thanks for stepping up, T..."

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 at 12h15
From Southwest Fox: "The countdown clock is ticking! The Super-Saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2015 is June 30th, less than a week away. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen. The conferences take place October 15-18, 2015 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value). Af..."

Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 14h26
From Southwest Fox: "Registration for Southwest Fox (http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx) is now available. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx for a list of speakers and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for a list of sessions. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait. Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox, that min..."

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 16h02
From Southwest Fox: "Speakers and sessions have been announced. See http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx and http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx for details. Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it’s ready. See you in October!"

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 11h11
From Southwest Fox: "The call has gone out! We’re inviting anyone interesting in speaking at this year’s conferences to submit topics. You'll find the Call for Speakers at http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx. Please read the complete Call for Speakers document (linked from that page), and use our proposal submission application at https://geekgatherings.com/Submission. Session proposals are due by March 9. (Yes, this is earlier than in prior years. We have some publicity plans that require us to have a li..."

Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 15h18
From Southwest Fox: "Geek Gatherings LLC is officially asking you to save the dates for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2015! The conferences take place October 15-18, 2015. This year we again have two conferences as one great event at the same location. The conferences offer developers an opportunity to learn and extend their skills, and network with fellow developers. You get two conferences for the price of one! The conferences take place at the San Tan Elegante Conference and Reception Center, the same..."

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 16h45
From Southwest Fox: "Alaska Software is offering special discounts on Xbase++ 2.0 for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 attendees, as follows: • Xbase++ 2.0 is available and shipping September 30, 2014. • Prerequisite for this offer is registration to Southwest Xbase++ or Southwest Fox conference 2014. • Get a 30% discount for all new customers purchasing Foundation Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,199) or Professional Edition 2.0 (regular price USD $1,999). • Get an additional 10% Competitive Upgrade,..."

Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 12h37
From Southwest Fox: "We have some very exciting news as we approach the early-bird registration deadline this Sunday, August 31st. Alaska plans to ship Xbase++ 2.0 in September, so this will be the first conference where developers can learn all about the newly released Xbase++ v2.0. In addition, Alaska has deep discounts to offer conference attendees whether you’re upgrading from a prior version of Xbase++ or doing a competitive upgrade from Visual FoxPro or Clipper. So whether you are coming from an Xbase++, C..."

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 12h18
From Southwest Fox: "Andrew MacNeill posted the latest version of the FoxShow (http://akselsoft.libsyn.com/foxshow-79-southwest-fox-and-southwest-xbase-2014) featuring an interview with Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014. If you haven't registered yet, be sure to listen for a special offer in the show."

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 11h18
From Southwest Fox: "June 30th is early next week and we thought we would remind you in case you forgot: We still need people to register to make Southwest Fox happen. Putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. Head ov..."

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 at 14h23
From Stonefield: "Stonefield Software Inc. is excited to announce the release of Stonefield Query Enterprise, the newest version of our award-winning Stonefield Query product line. Stonefield Query Enterprise is a complete rewrite from scratch using the C# language for the back-end engine components and ASP.NET MVC for the web front-end. The new version allows us to take advantage of the latest technologies. For more information, see http://blog.stonefieldquery.com/2014/05/stonefield-query-enterprise.html"

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 15h29
From Southwest Fox: "Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2014 are due by 8 AM EDT this Friday, March 21. If you’re interested in speaking, please see http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx for instructions. We look forward to hearing from you."

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 10h34
From Southwest Fox: "Once again this year, Geek Gatherings is streaming the Southwest Fox keynote presentation, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time). In addition, we are streaming the Project PolarFox: Sneak Preview session (see http://www.swfox.net/SessionsSWXBASE.aspx#Project_PolarFox_Sneak_Preview for details), Saturday at 5:15 p.m. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/swfoxtv"

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 17h25
From Southwest Fox: "Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ have gone mobile! We’ve created a conference schedule on Guidebook, a popular mobile guide for events. Simply install the Guidebook app on your mobile device, then load the Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2013 guide. You’ll be able to see complete session descriptions, view the conference schedule, see speaker photos and biographies, create to-do items, and best of all, create a customized schedule of sessions. See http://swfox.net/Guidebook.aspx for details on how..."

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 at 11h10
From Southwest Fox: "One last quick reminder: you can save $50 by registering with the early-bird registration discount. The deadline is this Saturday, August 31st. Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. www.swfox.net."

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 14h25
From Southwest Fox: "Thanks to those of you who responded promptly to our message about the future of Southwest Fox. Registration has picked up, but we still need to hear from more of you before the Super-saver deadline. June 30th is less than a week away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just in case you forgot to type it into your task list, or put a yellow sticky note on your monitor. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen. The conference takes place October 17-20, ..."

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11h17
From Southwest Fox: "Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that the 2013 Ceil Silver Ambassador is Luis Maria Guayan. Luis is a well-known member of the Spanish FoxPro community, is one of the founders of PortalFox, is the project manager of the FoxBarcode VFPX project, and was a long-time MVP. For his biography, see http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.aspx. The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund raises money from the VFP community to bring a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers i..."

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 12h30
From Southwest Fox: "The FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award honors those individuals who have contributed a great deal to the FoxPro community over the years. See http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward~VFP for previous award recipients. These recipients wish to continue the award and have created a committee to select a recipient for 2013. The committee consists of all 14 living previous recipients, Alan Griver (yag), and Sergey Berezniker representing the FoxPro community. To submit..."

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at 10h49
From Southwest Fox: "Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2013 and Southwest Xbase++ have been announced: http://www.swfox.net. Like we try to do every year, we have a couple of new speakers this year: Hank Fay and David Giard. Registration starts in a couple of weeks."

Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at 11h31
From Southwest Fox: "The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund brings a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn about VFP development in the recipient's country. The trip is paid for by the VFP community's donations to the Fund. We are looking for nominations from the VFP community for the 2013 recipient..."

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 at 17h34
From Southwest Fox: "Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2013 and Southwest Xbase++ 2013 are due by 8 AM EDT this Friday, March 22. If you’re interested in speaking, please download the Call for Speakers and submit your proposals using our new online application at www.geekgatherings.com/submission. We look forward to hearing from you."

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 11h07
From Southwest Fox: "We've issued the Call for Speakers for both conferences. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please check out http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx and consider submitting sessions via our new Web-based submission application."

Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 10h12
From Southwest Fox: "Here are a few last-minute things about this year’s conferences: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kokopelli scheduling application will not be available this year. We are streaming the keynote presentation, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (Arizona does not observe Daylight Savings Time), again this year: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/swfoxtv The conference guide is now available for download. Please download and read it because there are important details about the co..."

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 10h49
From Southwest Fox: "Yet another reason to attend Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2012! All registered attendees at Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ are eligible to win one of two one-year subscriptions for Visual Studio Professional with MSDN, worth $799 each. Register today: http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx"

Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 12h19
From Southwest Fox: "We have more reasons for you to attend Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2012: This year’s keynote address will be given by Jennifer Marsman of Microsoft Corporation. She’ll talk about “Industry Trends in Windows 8”. See http://www.swfox.net/sessionsswfox.aspx#Industry_Trends_in_Windows_8 for a description of this session. All Southwest Fox attendees receive a free PDF version of the latest VFP book, “VFPX: Open Source Treasure for the VFP Developer,” by Rick Schummer, Tamar E. Grano..."

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 18h05
From Southwest Fox: "One last quick reminder: you can save $50 by registering with the early-bird registration discount. The deadline is this Friday, August 31st. Every registered attendee gets admission to all regular conference sessions, whether part of Southwest Fox or Southwest Xbase++, and white papers for all Southwest Fox sessions."

Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 19h52
From Southwest Fox: "Great news! We've extended the deadline for Super-saver registration for Southwest Fox 2012. Register by July 9th and save $125 on your registration fee, and get one free pre-conference or post-conference session. Don't miss the chance to learn from the best and meet your colleagues face-to-face."

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 11h21
From Southwest Fox: "The countdown clock at Geek Gatherings is getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Xbase++! July 1 is only a few days away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just in case you forgot to type it into your task list, or stick it on your monitor on a yellow sticky note. The conferences take place October 18-21, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the free pre-conference or post-..."

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 13h26
From Southwest Fox: "There are only two more days (the deadline is June 21) to register for Southwest Fox or Southwest Xbase++ to be eligible for a drawing of a tablet: iPad 2 with 16GB of memory (value of $399), Kindle Fire (value of $199), or Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (value of $399) (winner gets to pick). Registering before June 21 also makes you eligible for the other goodies we’re offering (these drawings are from everyone who registers before July 1): three $150 scholarships (Southwest Fox only) a license ..."

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 13h51
From Southwest Fox: "Geek Gatherings is adding an incentive to get you to register early. In addition to all the perks you get when registering before July 1st (a $125 discount, a free pre-conference or post-conference session, and a chance for a $150 scholarship or Stonefield Query SDK), one person who registers before June 21st wins a tablet! The winner will select one of the following: iPad 2 with 16MB of memory (value of $399) Kindle Fire (value of $199) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (value of $399) Winner i..."

Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 12h38
From Southwest Fox: "Lianja Inc. is offering a FREE COPY of Lianja App Builder Standard Edition, valued at $395, for all attendees of Southwest Fox. Build data-centric Apps on Windows, Mac or Linux using your Visual FoxPro, Python, PHP or JavaScript expertise and then deploy on the Desktop, Web and Mobile."

Tuesday, May 22th, 2012 at 12h28
From Southwest Fox: "Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that the 2012 Ceil Silver Ambassador is Jun Tangunan. The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund raises money from the VFP community to bring a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. For information on the Ceil Silver Ambassador and on Jun, please see http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.aspx."

Friday, May 18th, 2012 at 13h11
From Southwest Fox: "A couple of announcements about the fall conferences. First, registration is now open for both Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++. Second, speakers and sessions for Southwest Xbase++ are now available. Remember, if you register for one conference, you’re free to attend sessions in the other conference as well: it’s BOGO (buy one, get one free). There are some sessions specifically intended for VFP developers, including Project PolarFox: State of the Union and Xbase++ 2.0 from a VFP Developer's ..."

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 11h00
From Fox wikis: "The FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award honors those individuals who have contributed a great deal to the FoxPro community over the years. See http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward~VFP for previous award recipients. These recipients wish to continue the award and have created a committee to select a recipient for 2012. The committee consists of all 11 living previous recipients, Alan Griver (yag), and Sergey Berezniker representing the FoxPro community. To sub..."

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 at 13h42
From Southwest Fox: "Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2012 have been announced. We’re glad to welcome back a couple of speakers who haven’t been to Southwest Fox in a long time: Rod Paddock and Kevin McNeish. And of course Cathy Knight, Kevin Cully, and Rick Strahl, who didn’t speak at the conference last year."

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 10h55
From Southwest Fox: "The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund brings a developer to the Southwest Fox conference in the United States as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn about VFP development in the recipient's country. For more information on the Ambassador Fund or to learn how to contribute to it, please see http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.a..."

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 10h54
From Fox wikis: "The FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award honors those individuals who have contributed a great deal to the FoxPro community over the years. See http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward~VFP for previous award recipients. These recipients wish to continue the award and have created a committee to select a recipient for 2012. The committee consists of all 11 living previous recipients, Alan Griver (yag) of Microsoft, and one person from the FoxPro community. If you w..."

Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 18h32
From Southwest Fox: "Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2012 are due by 8 AM EDT this Friday, March 23. If you’re interested in speaking, please download the Call for Speakers and the proposal application from http://www.swfox.net/CallForSpeakers.aspx. We look forward to hearing from you."

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 at 15h45
From Southwest Fox: "Save the dates for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 201! The conferences take place October 18-21, 2012. This year we have two conferences as one great event at the same location. Southwest Fox has always served Visual FoxPro developers an opportunity to learn and extend their skills, and network with fellow developers. Alaska Software is working on PolarFox, a product that keeps the Visual FoxPro language alive in their next generation tool. You get two conferences for the price of one!..."

Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 17h02
Southwest Fox 2011 was a great success. Now we're trying to figure out what form next year's event will take. You can help us by answering a few questions about your preferences. Please take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VCCKNDG, so we can include your input. Whether you attended Southwest Fox this year, or it's been a few years, or you never attended Southwest Fox, your input will really help us figure out what direction to take next year and in the years to come.

Monday, October 31st, 2011 at 17h48
The VFPX Administrators’ Award is an annual award given by the VFPX Administrators (Craig Boyd, Rick Schummer, and Doug Hennig) to recognize those people who made outstanding contributions to the VFP community through their projects on VFPX. At the keynote for Southwest Fox 2011, the award was given to Joel Leach for his work with ParallelFox and FoxTabs. Congratulations to Joel and thanks for all your efforts in making VFPX the future of VFP.

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 11h09
The session schedule for Southwest Fox 2011 is now available. Exhibitor sessions don’t appear but will be added soon. One change you may like this year is the ability to add a session to your calendar on your laptop or smartphone: simply click the calendar icon that appears beside each session. Dave Aring’s popular Kokopelli session scheduler application will be available soon; watch for an announcement when it’s ready.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 11h06
Geek Gatherings is thrilled to announce the addition of Steven Black to the speaker lineup. Steve's sessions are Looking Back: Techniques I'm Glad we Used and Niche Marketing for VFP Developers, Revisited. We're looking forward to seeing you all in Arizona next month.

Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 12h43
Alpha Software is offering a free full copy of Alpha Five Developer to every attendee of Southwest Fox 2011, a $349 value. Alpha Five allows you to rapidly develop both web and desktop database applications. Alpha Software is exhibiting at this year's Southwest Fox, so you'll have a chance to meet and talk with them about their product. For more information on Alpha Five, please see their web site: http://www.alphasoftware.com/.

Monday, August 22th, 2011 at 15h52
Anyone who is registered before midnight EDT on September 1st (including those who are already registered) is eligible for one of three drawings for a DBi Technologies Studio Controls for COM license (which sells for $749). Thanks to DBi for their ongoing support of Southwest Fox! We're trying to get a better handle both on how many people to expect and the factors in people's decision to attend or not. Please help us by taking a brief anonymous survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NWWC5NG...

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 12h25
Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that the 2011 Ceil Silver Ambassador is Borislav Borissov. Boris is Executive Director and Senior Developer of Microcomplex Int. Ltd., a software development company specialized in Payroll, HR, and Time and Attendance software as well as custom business and commercial software development, implementation, and maintenance. Microcomplex Int. Ltd. is a Gold Medal awarded company on the Bulgarian Software Exhibition and Trade Show. Boris is an experienced softw...

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 at 13h54
Just a reminder that anyone registering for Southwest Fox by Monday, July 25, is eligible for the Super Saver discount rate of $645. Registering includes entrance to all conference sessions, two lunches, one dinner, access to whitepapers for all regular conference sessions, and much more. Check out the list of speakers and sessions at http://www.swfox.net/speakers.aspx. Full registration information and access to our registration application at http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx.

Friday, June 24th, 2011 at 18h46
There are only eight days left to get a free pre-conference session and a chance for one ofd three scholarships for Southwest Fox 2011. We’re already ahead of the pace from this time last year so be sure to register before July 1 so you don’t miss out.

Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 15h42
Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2011 have been announced. Continuing our tradition of trying to invite new speakers every year, this year we are pleased to have Steve Bodnar and Kevin Ragsdale present at SWFox. See http://www.swfox.net for conference details. See you all in October!

Tuesday, March 22th, 2011 at 11h21
The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund brings a developer to the Southwest Fox conference in the United States as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn about VFP development in the recipient's country. For more information on the Ambassador Fund or to learn how to contribute to it, please see http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.a...

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 14h07
Today we released the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2011. Anyone interested in presenting should visit the Call for Speakers page on the Southwest Fox website, read the complete Call for Speakers document (linked from that page), and download the proposal submission application. Session proposals are due by March 28. As in the past few years, we to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and VFPX, as well as technology ...

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 12h25
Mark your calendars! Southwest Fox 2011 will take place on October 26-29, 2011 with a post-conference event on the afternoon of October 29 and morning of October 30. Note a few changes this year: the shift not only from the second week in October to the last week (to avoid running into Jewish holy days); the shift from our usual Thursday to Sunday dates to Wednesday to Saturday this year (so you can get home in time for Halloween); and the post-conference starts Saturday afternoon rather than th...

Friday, October 22th, 2010 at 16h31
The VFPX Administrators Award is an annual award given by the VFPX Administrators (Craig Boyd, Rick Schummer, and Doug Hennig) to recognize those people who made outstanding contributions to the VFP community through their projects on VFPX. At the keynote for Southwest Fox 2010, the awards were given to Jim Nelson and Francis Faure (to be delivered by Thierry Nivelet). You can watch a video of the keynote at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/swfoxtv. Congratulations to both Jim and Francis and thank...

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 at 18h47
It was my great pleasure to announce at Southwest Fox 2010 the recipients of the 2010 FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award: Lisa Slater Nicholls and Rick Schummer. You can read their profiles at http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward~VFP. Hopefully we'll have some video uploaded soon that shows them receiving their awards; check http://www.swfox.net/videos.aspx.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 at 17h50
We are disappointed that Craig Boyd will be unable to present at Southwest Fox 2010; we look forward to his return in the future. We are delighted that Jody Meyer has agreed to step in. She'll present two topics: Web Development using CSS - 101 and It's Easy & It's Green: PDF Output. Jody did a terrific job when she presented at last year's Southwest Fox and we're happy to have her back.

Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 17h57
There is still time before September 1st to get in on the Early-Bird Registration for Southwest Fox 2010! The Early-Bird discount saves you $50 over our regular conference registration. This year's conference, to be held October 14-17, includes 15 speakers, 26 different sessions in the main conference, and 4 pre-conference topics, and a free one-day VFP to Silverlight post-conference workshop. Plus, if you're a member of a registered VFP user group, when you attend Southwest Fox, your user gr...

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010 at 17h08
Stonefield Query version 4.0 was released on July 13, 2010. This version has tons of new features, including output to Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, support for "application views", the new Stonefield Query Studio, and a relationship editor for reports. See the Stonefield Query blog (http://blog.stonefieldquery.com/2010/07/stonefield-query-sdk-40.html) for details.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 14h44
Your opportunity to save big on registration for Southwest Fox ends soon. Super-saver registration offers $125 off the price of the conference, and gives you one free half-day pre-conference session, for total savings of $224. In addition, you'll be eligible for drawings of three $150 scholarships, a copy of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN (a $11,899 value), and a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value). But hurry, because the super-saver offer expires on July 1.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010 at 14h42
Listen to Andrew MacNeill interview Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig about Southwest Fox 2010 on the FoxShow #65. Thanks to the generosity of the VFP community, we have enough money to bring two developers to Southwest Fox as 2010 Ceil Silver Ambassadors. Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that César Chalom and Bernard Bout have been selected as the ambassadors for Brazil and Australia, respectively.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 13h36
Speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2010 have been announced. New this year is a free one-day "VFP to Silverlight" workshop being held the day after Southwest Fox ends (Monday, October 18). Southwest Fox platinum sponsor Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC is offering a scholarship of $150 for one new attendee. Also, White Light Computing has changed their scholarship to cover TWO attendees this year. For more details, see http://www.swfox.net.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 16h16
The FoxPro Lifetime Achievement Award honors those individuals who have contributed a great deal to the FoxPro community over the years. See http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~FoxProCommunityLifetimeAchievementAward~VFP for previous award recipients. If you wish to be considered for inclusion on the committee to select the 2010 recipient, please email Doug Hennig (dhennig@stonefield.com) by April 30, 2010.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 10h48
Southwest Fox 2010 will once again be held in Mesa, AZ in October at the Arizona Golf Resort. Geek Gatherings has issued a call for speakers. Those interested in speaking at Southwest Fox should submit a proposal by March 15. See http://www.swfox.net for details.

Friday, February 26th, 2010 at 12h45
Southwest Fox 2010 will once again be held in Mesa, AZ in October at the Arizona Golf Resort. Geek Gatherings has issued a call for speakers. Those interested in speaking at Southwest Fox should submit a proposal by March 15. See http://www.swfox.net for details.

Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 13h11
At the closing session for Southwest Fox 2009, Geek Gatherings announced the dates for Southwest Fox 2010: October 14-17, 2010. Location will be announced at a later date. Planning for next year’s conference started before Southwest Fox 2009 had even commenced.

Thursday, September 10th, 2009 at 12h08
Due to the condition of the global economy, we're seeing a drop in registrations this year. So we have a couple of special "recession buster" deals we hope will encourage a few more people to sign up for the best Visual FoxPro conference in North America. See http://www.swfox.net/register.aspx for details.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at 12h17
Southwest Fox is only seven weeks away. If you haven’t registered yet, be sure to do so before September 1 to save $50 on your registration fee. If you’ve been to Southwest Fox before, you know what a great training and networking opportunity it is. If you haven’t, read what attendees from past years have said on the Testimonals page.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 at 13h26
KnowItAll, LLC is generously providing a free copy of KnowItAll, document and knowledge management software, to all Southwest Fox 2009 attendees. KnowItAll rapidly provides answers and solutions to people who have information needs and access rights by simply using key word searches. See http://www.knowitall.biz for information.

Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 12h35
Your opportunity to save big on registration for Southwest Fox ends soon. Super-saver registration offers $125 off the price of the conference, and gives you one free half-day pre-conference session, for total savings of $224. But hurry, because the super-saver offer expires on July 1.

Monday, May 4th, 2009 at 19h18
From Stonefield: "Stonefield Software announced the released of version 3.3 of the Stonefield Query SDK. Among the major new features are support for Crystal Reports, a new Formula Editor so you can use your own calculations, modeless preview window, automatic calculations of % of total, and many more."

Friday, May 1st, 2009 at 12h12
From Southwest Fox: "Geek Gatherings LLC announced the speakers and sessions for Southwest Fox 2009 today. Registration is now available, so be sure to sign up today for a fun three days in Phoenix in October. Take advantage of the “Southwest Fox Stimulus Plan”: if you register before July 1, you save $125 and get a free half-day pre-conference session, a $99 value."

Monday, April 20th, 2009 at 17h01
From SouthWest Fox: "Geek Gatherings, the organizers of the annual Southwest Fox Conference in Phoenix, is pleased to announce that César Chalom has been selected as the 2009 Ceil Silver Ambassador. He will attend Southwest Fox 2009 and represent the Brazilian VFP community."

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 at 09h29
From SouthWest Fox: "Just a reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2009 are due on Monday, March 16. We are always looking for new speakers, so if you have some interesting ideas, submit your proposals by Monday. See http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx for details."

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009 at 11h21
Today we released the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2009. Anyone interested in presenting should visit http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx, read the Call for Speakers document, and download the proposal submission application. Session proposals are due by March 16.

Friday, October 3rd, 2008 at 12h28
Thanks to Steve Bodnar, we're providing streaming video of the Southwest Fox keynote (Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. MST) and VFPX bonus session (Friday, October 17, 8:00 p.m. MST). You can watch both of these videos at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/swfox.

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 13h29
From SouthWest Fox: "Five bonus sessions are planned for Friday night at 8:00 pm after the dinner party. Stonefield Software is hosting a Stonefield Query Developers Meeting, Visionpace is hosting a VMP Developers Meeting, Bo Durban is leading a VFPX meeting, Mike Yeager is presenting a bonus session titled "VFP to .NET Migration Strategies", and "Show Us Your Apps" is an opportunity to show the crowd what cool things you've done in VFP."

Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at 13h27
From SouthWest Fox: "Visionpace is offering a free six-month subscription (or a six-month extension for existing subscribers) for Visual MaxFrame Professional (VMP) to all Southwest Fox 2008 attendees. Between all the offers (VMP, xSQL, and CoDe magazine) and prizes to be won (over $100,000), this conference will pay for itself before you attend your first session!"

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 at 19h29
From SWFox: "The deadline for the "early bird" discount for Southwest Fox 2008, to be held October 16-19, 2008 in Mesa, AZ, has been extended to July 7th. See the conference blog (http://swfox.net/blog/index.htm) to learn why. Visit the conference site (http://www.swfox.net) to learn about the conference, speakers and topics, and to register."

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 at 12h49
The early bird deadline for registration for Southwest Fox 2008 is next week. We would hate to see you miss out on the $75 discount, the free pre-conference session, and a chance at the $300 scholarship from White Light Computing. See http://doughennig.blogspot.com/2008/06/southwest-fox-2008-early-bird-deadline.html for other compelling reasons to register today.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 10h43
On May 1, Geek Gatherings LLC announced the speaker and session lineup for Southwest Fox 2008. Registration is now open, so be sure to sign up today for a fun three days in Phoenix in October. If you register before July 1, you save $75 and get a free pre-conference session, a $99 value.

Thursday, April 10th, 2008 at 22h27
From Stonefield: "Stonefield Software Inc. is pleased to announce the release of version 3.2 of the Stonefield Query SDK. Stonefield Query is a user-friendly report writing, business intelligence, query, and data mining tool. With its intuitive wizard driven design, Stonefield Query makes report writing a snap for even the most novice user. Elegant and persuasive reports can be created in minutes with little or no technical knowledge required."

Friday, March 7th, 2008 at 20h50
From SouthWest Fox: "The premier VFP conference in North America, Southwest Fox, will take place October 16-19 in Mesa, Arizona. We're now looking for speakers. If you're interested, please check out the Call for Speakers link at http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx. Proposals are due by March 17."

Friday, October 26th, 2007 at 09h22
At the keynote of the 2007 Southwest Fox conference, Tamar Granor was announced as the recipient of the 2007 FoxPro Community Lifetime Achievement Award. Tamar is a very deserving recipient: she has devoted her career to helping other FoxPro developers through her books, articles, answers column, conference and user group presentations, and presence on various community forums.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 at 12h31
From Soutwest Fox: "A couple of very cool demos will be shown at the Southwest Fox 2007 Keynote presentation, Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. Toni Feltman will show .NET Extender for VFP and VFP Compiler for .NET from eTecnologia.net and Christof Wollenhaupt will demonstrate Guineu. Both of these are gaining a lot of attention in the VFP community. Although they're similar in concept--they allow you to run VFP code in .NET--they are very different in implementation. Be sure to attend this exc...

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 at 23h09
From SouthwestFox: "To help coordinate transportation between the airport and the Southwest Fox conference hotel, please add your travel information to http://fox.wikis.com/wc.dll?Wiki~SouthwestFoxTransportation so you can find someone to share a cab or limo to the hotel."

Friday, June 29th, 2007 at 12h37
There are only two more days to take advantage of the Southwest Fox 2007 early-bird registration. Be sure to register now and save $75 plus receive a free pre-conference session (a $99 value) plus be eligible for the White Light Computing scholarship.

Monday, June 18th, 2007 at 16h27
From Southwest Fox: "There are only two weeks left to get in on the early-bird registration for Southwest Fox 2007; the deadline is July 1. There are several benefits to registering now, including saving $75, getting a free pre-conference session ($99 value), and being eligible for the White Light Computing Scholarship."

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007 at 15h34
From SouthWest Fox: "The crew at Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that speakers and sessions have been selected for Southwest Fox 2007. Registration is now open. Be sure to take advantage of the early-bird discount: register by July 1 to save $75 and get a free pre-conference session (a $99 value)."

Sunday, March 25th, 2007 at 16h01
From SouthWest Fox: "The deadline for session submissions for Southwest Fox 2007 is tomorrow, Monday, March 26, at 8 am EDT. If you're interested in speaking, click on the Call for Speakers link at http://www.swfox.net/speakers.html. Please read the entire document before submitting session proposals. Speakers and topics will be announced May 1, 2007. Send any questions to speakers@swfox.net."

Thursday, March 22th, 2007 at 15h26
From SouthWest Fox: "Just a reminder that if you'd like to speak at Southwest Fox 2007, the deadline for session submissions is Monday, March 26. We're interested in both experienced speakers and those who are new but have an interesting topic. If you're interested in speaking, click on the Call for Speakers link at http://www.swfox.net/speakers.html. Please read the entire document before submitting session proposals. Speakers and topics will be announced May 1, 2007. Send any questions to spea...

Thursday, March 8th, 2007 at 11h12
Southwest Fox 2007 (October 18-21 in Mesa, AZ, www.swfox.net) is looking for speakers. The conference is focused on Visual FoxPro and sessions should fit into one of the following tracks: * Working with Sedna and SP2: This track will cover the new features and changes introduced in Sedna and in VFP 9 Service Pack 2. * Extending VFP (including VFPX, COM, etc.): The sessions in this track will cover technologies that extend VFP's capabilities, such as those in VFPX. * Review...

Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 17h35
From Southwest Fox: "Southwest Fox 2007 October 18-21, 2007 Arizona Golf Resort and Conference Center in Mesa, Arizona It is our pleasure to announce the fourth annual Southwest Fox Conference, presenting the latest in Microsoft Visual FoxPro development techniques, new changes in VFP 9.0 SP2, Sedna Components, and interop with other technologies with sessions from some of the best and the brightest VFP speakers. This highly acclaimed and popular conference is the perfect venue for VFP developer...

Friday, June 16th, 2006 at 12h09
The votes are in and the winner as the new name for SednaX is VFPX. VFP.Next was very popular too, but VFPX won by a few votes. Thanks to everyone who voted. Watch for an announcement about the impeding move to CodePlex.com plus a new logo for VFPX.

Wednesday, April 9th, 2003 at 15h36
Stonefield is proud to announce the release of Stonefield Query Developer's Edition. Find out how this new product makes it possible for you to create customized versions of our award-winning reporting tool for your application, whether it uses SQL Server, Oracle, Access, Visual FoxPro, dBase, Pervasive, or any other database system.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2003 at 18h22
Stonefield Database Toolkit version 6.1 was released on March 11, 2003. Among the new features are support for auto-incrementing fields in VFP 8 -- SDT makes it much easier to convert an existing table to use auto-incrementing fields, whether by converting an existing field to be auto-incrementing or adding a new auto-incrementing field, than it is using VFP commands alone.

Saturday, October 19th, 2002 at 01h38
Version 6.0d of Stonefield Database Toolkit (SDT) has a number of bug fixes. Current subscribers will be emailed the password to install the update from earlier versions of 6.0, which is available for download from the Updates page of our Web site. We're also working on SDT 6.1, which will have a number of enhancements, including support for the new auto-incrementing fields in VFP 8.

Monday, April 22th, 2002 at 18h04
Stonefield Query Developer's Edition will go into beta in June 2002. Find out how this new product makes it possible for you to create customized versions of our award-winning reporting tool for your application, and sign up for the beta program today.

Universal Thread News
Latest news in support area
Tursday, October 13th, 2016 at 15h50
In the support area, Latest news is now supported and allows you to know as soon as new news as posted on the main page. You can also get the news for the last 30 days when clicking on the option.

Git forum created
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 at 16h48
Git forum has been created. Git is a mature, actively maintained open source project, known as the most widely used modern version control system in the world.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 17h05
Level Extreme Inc. is pleased to announce that we have entered into a definitive Universal Thread acquisition agreement with DMIB Inc., a renowned IT services/software development Montreal-based consulting company.

Toolbar & Performance
Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 20h47
The toolbar has been enhanced to offer additional options making it easier and faster to access specific content. A boost of performance was also added to make things go more smoothly when navigating around the interface.

Account settings
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 18h07
Account settings is now simplified and now available to all users. Under Filters is now Blocked members, Thread filter and Category filter. Under Following is now Followed threads and Followed users. Under Your posts is now Your messages and Your solutions. Under Billing is now the subscription and invoicing information. An enhanced preview when creating messages is now available. Direct email access to communicate with a user is no longer supported. Users can communicate in private to request it. Messages by email is deprecated and soon to be replaced by something better in the expansion.

Message view & images
Sunday, February 14th, 2016 at 20h28
Among many new enhancements in the last week, one of the most interesting is the preview of images inside a message. Messages with images will show a thumbnail view with in-page image when clicked. Maximum number of attachments has been increased to 10 as well as file size from 1 MB to 10 MB.

Simultaneous logins
Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 00h18
Simultaneous logins is now supported. Thus, you can login from various access points without affecting other connections.

Toolbar enhancements
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 00h00
Toolbar in the support area for the counters has been adjusted to indicate new content only. The related options have been moved at the beginning of the toolbar for standardization and priority. Search in calendar is now under Search. Likes for all messages is now under Reports. Time display is deprecated.

Collapsable support when replying
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 11h29
Collapsable support for "Forward a copy of this reply to these members" is now supported.

Intelligent filtering for forum dropdown on lists
Thursday, January 28th, 2016 at 12h58
In the support area, the lists now support intelligent filtering on dropdown headers. In lists where you have a forum dropdown, only the related choices of your data will be available in the list headers. It makes it easier to know the forum(s) related to the content of the list and to filter on it/them.

Adjustments in search functionality
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 23h34
The search engine in the support area has been adjusted to allow in-page search result, thus no need to go back to the search criteria page from the result. There is also the ability to expand/collapse the form to get more options. The search is also now available to all but links are disabled for non subcribers.

Better support for container on external targets
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h04
We enhanced the container support for external targets. Thus, users who sometimes click on a message with a right click to open in a new window will see the message to be opened within a new container. This then provides all the functionalities as desired into an unlimited number of windows supported.

Anonymous support
Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 03h03
Anonymous access is now supported. Anonymous mode allows you to get a look and feel of the Universal Thread. You can have access to most of the content. As soon as you want to create something, you will be ask to log in, thus, to create an account if you do not already have one. Logging in with an account allows you to exchange support as well as giving you additional options, which you cannot see in anonymous mode.

Google Map integration for user groups
Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 at 16h41
We have added the integration of Google Map for user groups and user group meetings related content. Feel free to update your user group meeting address as required.

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