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Southwest Fox 2007

October 18-21, 2007
Arizona Golf Resort and Conference Center in Mesa, Arizona

November 19, 2007
The organizers have created a new blog to post news items and thoughts about next year's conference.

October 29, 2007
Mark your calendar now: Southwest Fox 2008 will be held October 16 - 19, 2008.

Southwest Fox 2008
October 29, 2007
By all measures, Southwest Fox was a resounding success. Attendance was more than double last year: 151 attendees and 181 total (including speakers and exhibitors), representing seven countries and 35 US states.

October 3, 2007
Unfortunately, Kevin Goff will not be able to speak at Southwest Fox. Fortunately, Mike Feltman has agreed to step in and give a session on error handling in Kevin's time slots. Attendees who were registered for Kevin's preconference session on Crystal Reports will be given the opportunity to choose another pre-con or get a refund (assuming it wasn't the free pre-con from registering early).

We are really glad we have Mike stepping in and pinch hitting this late in the game (heh, it is baseball playoff time here in the USA). Mike is a true geek and an experienced VFP professional.

Additionally, if you are a K.O.K.O.P.E.L.L.I. fan, head out and get the latest updated version Download here. The schedule display on the website is already current, too.

October 2, 2007
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 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 exciting session to see how these products may affect your future development efforts.

September 26, 2007
The schedule for Saturday has been changed a bit; see the Schedule page for details. Also, if you previously downloaded the Kokopelli application, please download the latest version, which has the schedule change.

September 24, 2007
Stonefield Software is hosting a Stonefield Query Developers Meeting Friday night at 8:30 pm. This meeting is open to everyone.

September 20, 2007
Thanks to Rick Borup, an RSS feed is now available for the News page. Subscribe to to get updates in your RSS reader.

September 18, 2007
To help coordinate transportation between the airport and conference hotel, a new Wiki page, Southwest Fox Transportation, allows you to post your arrival and departure information to help decide who to share a cab or limo with.

September 18, 2007
Visionpace is hosting a VMP Developers Meeting Friday night at 8:30 pm. This meeting is open to all developers using VMP (developers not using VMP are also welcome).

September 17, 2007
Hentzenwerke will have a bookstore at Southwest Fox 2007. Come see the latest titles from the premier VFP book publisher.

September 5, 2007
Dave Aring of Visionpace has created a very cool session scheduling application called Kokopelli (the name of the figure with the flute in our logo). It automates the selection of the sessions you want to see and even creates a handy printed schedule that fits in your conference badge. Download the ZIP file and extract it in its own directory, then run Kokopelli.EXE; it requires that VFP 8 or 9 be installed on the system. Although it's very intuitive, it also includes instructions on how to use it.

August 29, 2007
The session schedule is now available.

August 13, 2007
F1 Technologies has a special offer for Southwest Fox 2007: All registered attendees that are not registered Visual FoxExpress users will receive a free copy of Visual FoxExpress including a 6 month subscription. All registered attendees that are registered Visual FoxExpress users will receive a 50% discount on a renewal of their Visual FoxExpress subscription. This offer is non-transferable and expires on 11/20/2007.

July 2, 2007
We've been inundated with registrations this past week and haven't had a chance to process them all. So, we've decided to extend the early-bird registration until midnight EDT Friday, July 6th so you won't miss your chance to take advantages of the early-bird savings just because of us.

June 29, 2007
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.

June 14, 2007
Just a couple more weeks to get in on the early-bird registration (complete with $75 discount, one free pre-conference session, and a chance at the White Light Computing Scholarship).

We also have added one more speaker to add to the powerhouse line-up - Craig Boyd, VFP MVP and wiz-kid has thrown his hat into the ring to talk about Click Once Deployment, and the Power of Regular Expressions.

May 1, 2007
The crew at Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that speakers and sessions have been selected for Southwest Fox 2007. This is shaping up to be the must-attend conference of the year.

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).

April 25, 2007
West Wind Technologies will host a two-day training seminar on West Wind Web Connection presented by Rick Strahl prior to Southwest Fox October 17 and 18. The focus of this event is on getting started with Web Connection 5.0 and the new Web Control framework introduced in version 5.0.

March 28, 2007
We're shamelessly asking for your help promoting Southwest Fox and for testimonials for previous years.

March 25, 2007
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 Please read the entire document before submitting session proposals. Speakers and topics will be announced May 1, 2007. Send any questions to

March 20, 2007
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 Please read the entire document before submitting session proposals. Speakers and topics will be announced May 1, 2007. Send any questions to

March 8, 2007
Southwest Fox 2007 is looking for speakers. The conference is focused on Visual FoxPro and sessions should fit into one of the following tracks:

If you're interested, click on the Call for Speakers link at Please read the entire document before submitting session proposals. All proposals are due by March 26; speakers and topics will be announced May 1, 2007. Send any questions to

March 1, 2007
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 developers interested in learning more about VFP, further refining their software development skills, learning how to better run a consulting firm or IT department, and being a better software craftsman. To this end, there will be sessions available in the following tracks:

1) Working with Sedna and SP2:
This track will cover the new features and changes introduced in Sedna and in VFP 9 Service Pack 2.

2) Extending VFP (including VFPX, COM, etc.):
Sessions in this track will cover technologies that extend VFP's capabilities, such as those in VFPX.

3) Reviewing VFP Fundamentals:
This track will appeal to those newer to VFP, whether they are just moving up from earlier versions of FoxPro, or coming from other languages, or are new to a specific area of VFP.

4) Integrating VFP (with SQL Server, .NET, etc.):
Sessions in this track will look at using VFP together with other products, including back-end servers, Automation servers, and .NET.

5) Managing the Software Business:
This track will offer business advice to VFP developers, including managing clients, the software development process, and so forth.

The call for speakers will go out shortly and the initial speakers and their sessions will be published when registration opens on May 1st.

If you are interested in more details for the conference you can send them to

You will also notice that Southwest Fox is under new management. After three very successful years under Bob Kocher's management, Southwest Fox is now being organized by Visual FoxPro MVPs Rick Schummer, Doug Hennig, and Tamar Granor. We look forward to continuing the great traditions of Southwest Fox, and building on some new ones too.

More details can be found at

We look forward to seeing you in Arizona in October!

Rick Schummer
Doug Hennig
Tamar Granor

See also Southwest Fox Southwest Fox 2006 and Southwest Fox 2005.

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