Southwest Fox 2013
Southwest Xbase++ 2013
SanTan Elegante Conference Center
Many VFP developers around the world provide incredible contributions to
the VFP community, such as working on
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.
The Ambassador selection committee consists of Southwest Fox organizers
Rick Schummer, Tamar Granor, and Doug Hennig, former Ambassadors Emerson
Santon Reed, Cesar Chalom, Bernard Bout, Borislav Borissov, and Jun
Tangunan, and VFP community members
Christof Wollenhaupt and Rick Bean.
We are looking for nominations from the VFP community for the 2013
recipient. To nominate someone you think is deserving to be selected, please
email their name and a brief list of their contributions to the VFP
firstname.lastname@example.org. Names must be submitted no later than May
We urge you to consider donating any amount you see fit, small or large,
to this fund. Contributions can be sent, by check to:
We can also accept donations via PayPal, but make sure to mark it as a "gift" so there is no business transaction fee.
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.