Ron Roberts is the Computer Systems Manager for Camp Forest Springs, located in north central Wisconsin. Camp Forest Springs is a year round Christian residence camp serving approximately 14,000 campers annually. The camp is made up of 570 acres of woods, streams and lakes and rests in the high glacial ridge left by the last of the great ice ages. We offer a variety of recreational activities to our guest including swimming, boating, hiking, biking, archery, air rifle, x-country and downhill skiing. Our official mission is to provide a camp facility and a camping environment with a trained, service-oriented staff who use the Word of God to help initiate faith and cultivate maturity in Jesus Christ.
Ron's duties include the comprehensive management and maintenance of anything which can be even remotely considered computer-related. It's basically a one man show. We have about 30 workstations networked together running a myriad of software packages, everything from video editing to basic word processing. Ron is responsible for specifications, recommendations, purchasing, training, programming, and maintenance of all the computers, printers, networks, copiers, fax machines, and mailing equipment. Some days it gets a little busy.
In addition, we are currently in the process of developing an organization-wide software application which will handle our daily operations. Thus our interest in VFP and VFE. Ron has developed in DOS based FoxPro for about 10 years but is still a relative newbie to the Visual world. He has great interest in meeting with other VFE programmers to hone his OOP techniques, but mostly to answer the great immortal question put forth by our comrade Carl Karsten, "Is this stuff really suppose to work?"
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