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Geek Gatherings LLC is putting on two conferences simultaneously this October in Phoenix. Attendees may attend sessions of both conferences for the price of one! The two conferences will be held in the same conference center and will share meals and exhibitor space.

Southwest Fox

Southwest Xbase++

Southwest Fox, the highly rated Visual FoxPro conference in North America is back! Phoenix, Arizona is the place to be in October 2012 as the top VFP gurus on the planet show you how to make the most of Visual FoxPro.

Southwest Fox is recognized around the world as a leading source of information and resource sharing in the Fox Community. This is not only a place to learn new techniques, Southwest Fox is a great place to network with fellow developers in the Fox Community.

This year the conference has tracks aimed at helping all VFP developers improve their FoxPro development, as well as extending Visual FoxPro with open source extensions like VFPX, Web technologies, and integrating with other development platforms.

One previous years' attendee had this to say about Southwest Fox:

I have now attended every Southwest Fox conference and I will continue to set aside October for Southwest Fox. The friendly atmosphere at Southwest Fox promotes the easy exchange of ideas and development of professional relationships. Southwest Fox is of great educational value, friendly and ideal location.

Southwest Xbase++ is the only North American conference for Xbase++ from Alaska Software. This is the place to be if you want to leverage the full potential of your favorite development platform and language: Xbase++. Southwest Xbase++ focuses on three major topics:

  • Xbase++ 2.0 and the Arctica SQL technologies such as Unified SQL for PostgreSQL and Advantage, and Universal SQL for Arrays, Objects and your DBF Tables or ASCII files.
  • Xbase++ 2.0 and the <CXP/> Web and Connected Mobile technology, to get your Xbase++ application to talk with your iPhone.
  • Version 3.0: Project PolarFox, the Visual FoxPro successor and visual design environment for your existing Xbase++ application.

Meet the people behind Xbase++, get your questions answered and learn what's new in 2.0. Of course, Southwest Xbase++ follows the tradition of Xbase++ developer conferences, so talking with your peers, finding new business opportunities, and having fun are included for free.

Place: SanTan Elegante Conference & Reception Center in Gilbert, Arizona

Dates: October 18 - 21, 2012


Conference guide


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Read what attendees have said about past conferences

Geek Gatherings LLC is a partnership of Rick Schummer, Doug Hennig, and Tamar Granor.