Archive for November, 2004

OzFox and VFP UG

Posted on November 24, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

I’m really excited about OzFox now – only 4 days to go.
We’ve had a bunch of last minute registrations – especially after announcing our single day registration option – which has perked me up.
Rachael has helped me these past few days get all the final admin tasks under control – she is fantastic.
Everything is set to go, I start picking up the speakers on Friday morning and showing them around Sydney.

I’ve just got home from the final Sydney + Melbourne VFP User Group for the year. It was a great session with David Bower talking on Losing Focus and Doug Henry on Visual MaxFrame. Dave’s code sampels are on the UG site here

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OzFox and VFP UG

Posted on November 24, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

I’m really excited about OzFox now – only 4 days to go.

We’ve had a bunch of last minute registrations – especially after announcing our single day registration option – which has perked me up.

Rachael has helped me these past few days get all the final admin tasks under control – she is fantastic.

Everything is set to go, I start picking up the speakers on Friday morning and showing them around Sydney.



I’ve just got home from the final Sydney + Melbourne VFP User Group for the year. It was a great session with David Bower talking on Losing Focus and Doug Henry on Visual MaxFrame. Dave’s code sampels are on the UG site here

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OzFox highs and lows

Posted on November 16, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Well, there’s only two weeks to go now until OzFox and I’m finalising the last bits of admin before the fun begins.
I’m a bit up and down at the moment. On the upside it is going to be a great conference, and having 3 days with these world renowned speakers is going to be a blast. I’ve finished the conference bag and goodies which was fun.

On the downside I’m stressed that there aren’t as many people coming as I would have liked. I’ve been emailing and phoning people to get them to come but the response has been poor. A few people have abused me for sending them spam (hey man these were personally sent emails) and others have criticised the conference for some really dumb reasons (eg ‘why is it starting on a Monday…’).

On the positive side all the current attendees are really excited and I’ve had heaps of support from them and other people in the community (Andrew Coates, Steven Black and Andrew MacNeill come to mind).
All the speakers are well organised and I’ve basically had no hassles at all with organisation details. I guess I’m really lucky.
For those going it will be a fantastic VFP conference. The reduced number will actually be a bonus for the attendees. It may mean it is the last VFP conference though – if there is not enough people coming to make it financially viable then I won’t be able to do it again.

So, the conference is ready, we’ve got a terrific speaker and session line up, a great venue, an Xbox room, the weather looks like being perfect and VFP9 is about to be released. Now all we need is a few more people…

It’s not too late. You can register here www.ozfox.com.au

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OzFox highs and lows

Posted on November 16, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Well, there’s only two weeks to go now until OzFox and I’m finalising the last bits of admin before the fun begins.

I’m a bit up and down at the moment. On the upside it is going to be a great conference, and having 3 days with these world renowned speakers is going to be a blast. I’ve finished the conference bag and goodies which was fun.



On the downside I’m stressed that there aren’t as many people coming as I would have liked. I’ve been emailing and phoning people to get them to come but the response has been poor. A few people have abused me for sending them spam (hey man these were personally sent emails) and others have criticised the conference for some really dumb reasons (eg ‘why is it starting on a Monday…’).

On the positive side all the current attendees are really excited and I’ve had heaps of support from them and other people in the community (Andrew Coates, Steven Black and Andrew MacNeill come to mind).

All the speakers are well organised and I’ve basically had no hassles at all with organisation details. I guess I’m really lucky.

For those going it will be a fantastic VFP conference. The reduced number will actually be a bonus for the attendees. It may mean it is the last VFP conference though – if there is not enough people coming to make it financially viable then I won’t be able to do it again.



So, the conference is ready, we’ve got a terrific speaker and session line up, a great venue, an Xbox room, the weather looks like being perfect and VFP9 is about to be released. Now all we need is a few more people…



It’s not too late. You can register here www.ozfox.com.au

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More on Devcon

Posted on November 13, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

I was trying to find where Devcon 2005 was being advertised. Here it is. Note, it looks to me like someone has hurredly put up all the Advisor events, as there are no specific details yet. But if the page is correct we’ll have Visual FoxPro, .Net, SharePoint and SQL events all on at the same time. (The only thing missing as far as we are concerned is BizTalk, but perhaps that will come in time).
This is excellent news in my book. Spend a week in Vegas and get information on all your development tools in one place. Fantastic.

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Devcon – what’s the problem?

Posted on November 13, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Apparently the plan is for Devcon to be at the JW Marriot in Las Vegas again next year. Fantastic I say. I loved it there. I thought Las Vegas was unbelievable.
But, after reading a few blogs on it, I can only get more excited. It seems that this venue wasn’t up to the usual Devcon standard. As it was my first Devcon this year I have nothing to compare it to. I wish I’d been to some earlier ones, they would have been great. But if people are complaining then perhaps organiser will take note and make it better. You mean it gets better? I can’t wait.

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More on Devcon

Posted on November 13, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

I was trying to find where Devcon 2005 was being advertised. Here it is. Note, it looks to me like someone has hurredly put up all the Advisor events, as there are no specific details yet. But if the page is correct we’ll have Visual FoxPro, .Net, SharePoint and SQL events all on at the same time. (The only thing missing as far as we are concerned is BizTalk, but perhaps that will come in time).

This is excellent news in my book. Spend a week in Vegas and get information on all your development tools in one place. Fantastic.

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Devcon – what’s the problem?

Posted on November 13, 2004. Filed under: Visual FoxPro |

Apparently the plan is for Devcon to be at the JW Marriot in Las Vegas again next year. Fantastic I say. I loved it there. I thought Las Vegas was unbelievable.

But, after reading a few blogs on it, I can only get more excited. It seems that this venue wasn’t up to the usual Devcon standard. As it was my first Devcon this year I have nothing to compare it to. I wish I’d been to some earlier ones, they would have been great. But if people are complaining then perhaps organiser will take note and make it better. You mean it gets better? I can’t wait.

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