Kevin Ragsdale: Visual FoxPro 9.0

Southwest Fox

If all goes well (and I budget appropriately), I am seriously hoping to attend the Southwest Fox 2005 conference in October. I'm going to miss the early-bird deadline (save $50 off the registration fee if you register by the end of this week), but it still seems a bargain even at the full price.

From the FAQ page:

Why should I attend Southwest Fox? Our goal at Southwest Fox is to is to provide the latest Visual FoxPro training and education. We want to give you practical techniques and information that can be applied to the problems and challenges in your applications both today and in to the future. While anyone in our industry cannot afford to ignore the importance of .NET, the thrust of this conference and all of the sessions is Visual FoxPro. We have done a number of innovative things in order to hold our costs in line so that we can pass the savings on to our attendees. Phoenix is an economical destination from most locations and we have negotiated substantial discounts with all of the hotels in the immediate area.

Need another reason to attend? Try this one from the FAQ page:

What’s the weather like in Phoenix in October? There’s a very good reason that the Phoenix Metro is known as "the Valley of the Sun." Daytime temperatures even in mid-October generally range from the high 80's to the low and mid 90's. Shorts and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable. You'll blend right in with the natives.

A great lineup of speakers and topics, and (hopefully) nice weather. Sounds like a great place to be!