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Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund

Geek Gatherings is pleased to announce that the 2011 Ceil Silver Ambassador is Borislav Borissov.

Borislav BorissovBoris 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 software developer with 20 years experience within the Microsoft development environment. He is a past recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) (2007 and 2008) award. His development skills include Visual FoxPro, XML, SQL Server, and .Net, and he has expertise in software development lifecycle processes. Boris is active on both the Universal Thread and Foxite and is well-known for his helpful answers to complex questions.

About the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund

Many VFP developers around the world provide incredible contributions to the VFP community, such as working on VFPX projects, blogging about techniques and code to do cool things in VFP, or providing exemplary support in various VFP forums. However, for most of them, attending a conference such as Southwest Fox isn't feasible.

The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund is intended to raise 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. 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 Fund is named in memory of Ceil Silver, a long-time member of the Visual FoxPro community, who passed away in January, 2009. Ceil served as Editor of FoxPro Advisor's Tips and Tricks column for many years and was the founder of the Westchester County FoxPro chapter of PADD, the Professional Association of Database Developers. She was also a contributing author to Special Edition Using Visual FoxPro 6. Ceil understood the value of attending professional conferences, and continued to attend them until her failing health prevented it.

We urge you to consider donating any amount you see fit, small or large, to this fund. Contributions can be sent, by check to:

Geek Gatherings, LLC
Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund
42759 Flis Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

We can also accept donations via PayPal: PayPal

100% of donated money goes to the travel costs for the ambassador. Not a single penny is used to cover administrative costs. All time managing the fund and working through the selection process is donated. No one is paid for their time.