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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Rainer Becker has announced his selection of speakers for the 22nd VFP DevCon Germany 2015 held November 12-16, 2015. Rick Schummer will be presenting for the eleventh year in a row at this conference and is presenting four different sessions:
  1. VFPX.Edition('2015')
  2. Your Developer Life Improved By Thor
  3. Extending the VFPX DataExplorer
  4. How Craig Boyd Makes Me a Hero, Revisited
All the details can be found on the German DevCon Web site. There are sessions on Visual FoxPro 9.0, SQL Server, .NET, and Xbase++.

(Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015)



Southwest Fox Speaker 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
White Light Computing has one speaker presenting sessions at Southwest Fox 2015. Rick Schummer is presenting Your Developer Life Improved By Thor and VFPX.Edition("2015").
(Posted: Friday, May 01, 2015)



Southwest Fox Speakers 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014
White Light Computing has two speakers presenting sessions at Southwest Fox 2014. Frank Perez is presenting PostgreSQL vs Microsoft SQL Server (pre-conference). Rick Schummer is presenting Inspiring Everyday Practical IntelliSense and VFPX.Edition("2014").
(Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2014)



Southwest Fox Speakers 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
White Light Computing has three speakers presenting sessions at Southwest Fox 2013. Jody Meyer is presenting Customer Service: Making a Difference and Legacy Code Forensics: Answering the Questions of the Unknown. Frank Perez is presenting The Open Source World of Visual FoxPro. Rick Schummer is presenting VFPX.Edition.2013() (Part 1 and Part2)
(Posted: Monday, July 29, 2013)



Southwest Fox Speaker 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012
White Light Computing has one speaker presenting sessions at Southwest Fox 2012. Rick Schummer is presenting How Craig Boyd Continues Making Me a Hero! and Finding the Treasure in VFPX!.
(Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012)



Southwest Fox Speakers 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
White Light Computing has two speakers presenting sessions at Southwest Fox 2011. Jody Meyer is presenting Wanted: More Processing Speed!. Rick Schummer is presenting Programming Standards and Guidelines for Software Craftsmanship and How Craig Boyd Makes Me a Hero!.
(Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011)



Southwest Fox Speakers 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010
White Light Computing has two speakers presenting sessions at Southwest Fox 2010. Paul Mrozowski is presenting Get Your VFP App on the Web (pre-conference) and jQuery for VFP Developers. Rick Schummer is presenting Mocking Your Customer and Code Reviews: Why Real Developers do not Fear Them!.
(Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2010)



Schummer Speaking at Southwest Fox 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009
The organizers of Southwest Fox announced the the speakers and topics for the Southwest Fox conference held October 15-18, 2009 in Mesa, Arizona. Rick Schummer will be presenting "Enhancing the Visual FoxPro IDE with VFPX Tools", "VFP and MySQL: Case Study for Remote Data", and may be part of the keynote. Other speakers announced at this time include Menachem Bazian, Rick Borup, Craig Boyd, Steve Ellenoff, Mike Feltman, Toni Feltman, Tamar Granor, Doug Hennig, Walt Krzystek, Jody Meyer, Paul Mrozowski, Jim Nelson, Cathy Pountney, Alan Stevens, and Christof Wollenhaupt.

All the details can be found on the updated Southwest Fox Web site. Registration is already open.

(Posted: Friday, May 01, 2009)



Schummer Speaking at Southwest Fox 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008
The organizers of Southwest Fox announced the the speakers and topics for the Southwest Fox conference held October 16-19, 2008 in Mesa, Arizona. Rick Schummer will be presenting "Extending the Sedna Data Explorer", "Sedna Upsizing Wizard", and maybe part of the keynote. Other speakers announced at this time include Menachem Bazian, Rick Borup, Craig Boyd, Bo Durban, Mike Feltman, Toni Feltman, Tamar Granor, Doug Hennig, Andy Kramek, Andrew MacNeill, Barbara Peisch, Cathy Pountney, Alan Stevens, Rick Strahl, and Christof Wollenhaupt.

All the details can be found on the updated Southwest Fox Web site. Registration is already open.

(Posted: Thursday, May 01, 2008)



Fox Is It Tour 2008 - Chicago

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Chicago FoxPro User/Developer Group (CFUDG) on May 13, 2008. This will be another stop on our "Fox Is It Tour 2008".
(Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2008)



Schummer Speaking at Southwest Fox 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007
The organizers of Southwest Fox announced the the speakers and topics for the Southwest Fox conference held October 18-21, 2007 in Mesa, Arizona. Rick Schummer will be presenting "VFPX Tools and Components - Live", "The SQL Server Developer Toolkit for the VFP Developer", and part of the keynote. Other speakers announced at this time include Marcia Akins, Rick Borup, Craig Boyd, Toni Feltman, Kevin Goff, Tamar Granor, Doug Hennig, Whil Hentzen, Michael Hogan, Andy Kramek, Cathy Pountney, Steve Sawyer, Alan Stevens, Rick Strahl, and Christof Wollenhaupt.

All the details can be found on the updated Southwest Fox Web site. Registration is already open.


(Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2007)
(Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2007)



Fox Is It Tour 2007 - Detroit

Thursday, April 19, 2007
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Detroit Area FoxPro User Group (DAFUG) on April 19, 2007 April 5, 2007. This will be the another stop on his "Fox Is It Tour". Rick will be presenting his session titled "VFPX Tools and Components - Live".
(Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2007)
(Updated: Sunday, April 01, 2007)



Fox Is It Tour 2007 - Lansing

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Mid-Michigan Fox Users and Developers Group (MMFUDG) on April 17, 2007. This will be the another stop on his "Fox Is It Tour". Rick will be presenting his session titled "The Sedna Data Explorer - What is New".
(Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2007)



Fox Is It Tour 2007 - Grand Rapids

Saturday, April 14, 2007
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Grand Rapids Area FoxPro User Group (GRAFUG) on April 14, 2007. This will be the first stop on his "Fox Is It Tour". Topic to be determined.
(Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2007)



Fox Is It Tour 2008 - Grand Rapids

Thursday, April 12, 2007
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Grand Rapids Area FoxPro User Group (GRAFUG) on April 12, 2008. This will be the first stop on his "Fox Is It Tour 2008". Presentation on VFP 9 SP2, also part of an application, and maybe something on Advantage Database Server
(Posted: Monday, March 10, 2008)



Schummer speaking at German DevCon 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006
Rainer Becker has announced his selection of speakers for the 13th VFP DevCon Germany 2006 held November 9-11, 2006. Rick Schummer will be presenting for the second year in a row at this conference and is has four different sessions:
  1. Debugging Essentials
  2. Error Handling Best Practices
  3. Professional Developers Toolkit
  4. Using and Extending the Data Explorer
There will be some terrific speakers presenting English VFP sessions this year including: Marcia Akins, Craig Berntson, Y. Alan Griver, Doug Hennig, Venelina Jordanova, Andy Kramek, Beth Massi, and Lisa Slater Nicholls.

All the details can be found on the German DevCon Web site. There will be 70 sessions on Visual FoxPro 9.0, SQL Server and .NET.

(Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2006)
(Updated: Sunday, October 15, 2006)



Schummer Speaking at Southwest Fox 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006
Bob Kocher has announced the first wave of speakers and topics for the Southwest Fox conference held October 19-22, 2006 in Tempe, Arizona. Rick Schummer will be presenting "Fishing with a ProjectHook", "The Professional Developers Toolkit", and part of the keynote with Doug Hennig and Craig Boyd. The theme of the conference is FoxPro Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Other speakers announced at this time include Marcia Akins, Bill Anderson, Jim Booth, Craig Boyd, Mike Feltman, Toni Feltman, Tamar Granor, Doug Hennig, Claudio Lassala, Ken Levy, Andy Kramek, and Cathy Pountney.

All the details can be found on the updated Southwest Fox Web site. Registration is already open with Southwest Fox Alumni and user group discounts available.


(Posted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006)
(Updated: Sunday, April 02, 2006)



Schummer speaking at Advisor DevCon 2006

Sunday, August 27, 2006
"It's all about Integration!" is the theme for Advisor Devcon 2006 (August 27-31 in Phoenix) and Rick Schummer has been asked to present "Using and Extending the Visual FoxPro Data Explorer" and "Deployment in the Real World."
It looks like I will be in good company. The other speakers include Craig Boyd, Jim Duffy, Markus Egger, Toni Feltman, Cathi Gero, Tamar Granor, Alan Griver, Doug Hennig, Lisa Slater Nicholls, Colin Nicholls, and Cathy Pountney. More details will be posted soon on the Advisor Web site.

(Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006)



Real World Fox 2006 Tour - Kansas City

Thursday, May 11, 2006
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present "Best Practices for Error Handling and Reporting" and "The Professional Developer's Toolkit" at the Midwest FoxPro User Group (MWFPUG) on May 11, 2006. This will be another stop on our "Real World Fox 2006 Tour".
(Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2006)



Schummer speaking at GLGDW 2006

Friday, April 21, 2006
Whil Hentzen announced the list of speakers and topics for the Great Lakes Great Database Workshop conference held April 21-24, 2006 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rick Schummer will be presenting Best Practices for Error Handling and Reporting and participates on the panel discussion Best Practices for Development Environment Setup.

All the details can be found on the updated GLGDW 2006 Web site.


(Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2006)



Real World Fox 2006 Tour - Grand Rapids

Saturday, April 08, 2006
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Grand Rapids Area FoxPro User Group (GRAFUG) on April 8, 2006. This will be another stop on our "Real World Fox 2006 Tour". The session will be a rehearsal of the Best Practices for Error Handling and Reporting at GLGDW 2006.
(Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2006)



Real World Fox 2006 Tour - Mid-Michigan

Tuesday, March 21, 2006
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present "Using and Extending the VFP Data Explorer" and "Using CASE Tool Techniques" at the Mid-Michigan Fox User and Developer Group (MMFUDG) on March 21, 2006. This will be yet another stop on our "Real World Fox 2006 Tour".
(Posted: Sunday, March 12, 2006)



Roadshow Goes International - Germany

Thursday, November 10, 2005
Rainer Becker has announced his selection of speakers for the 12th VFP DevCon Germany 2005 held November 10-12, 2005. Rick Schummer will be presenting for the first time at this conference and for the first time outside of the USA. Sessions selection will be announced later. Other English speakers announced include Marcia Akins, Craig Bernston, Steven Black, Doug Hennig, Dan Jurden, Andy Kramek, Ken Levy, Colin and Lisa Slater Nicholls, Drew Speedie, and Rick Strahl.

All the details can be found on the German DevCon Web site. There will be 37 sessions on Visual FoxPro 9.0, eight more in the VFP 9 Workshop track, 11 on SQL Server 2005, six more on .NET, and six more general topics.

(Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2005)



Schummer speaking at SouthwestFox 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005
Bob Kocher has announced the first wave of speakers and topics for the Southwest Fox conference held October 13-16, 2005 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Rick Schummer will be presenting "Using and Extending VFP's Data Explorer" and "Creating Help - Made Easy" (not "Integrating Adobe Acrobat with Visual FoxPro", change by the organizers). Other speakers announced at this time include Marcia Akins, Rick Borup, Doug Hennig, Andy Kramek, Cathy Pountney, Drew Speedie, and Rick Strahl.

All the details can be found on the updated Southwest Fox Web site. Each speaker will each be giving at least two different sessions twice. Discounted Early-bird registrations are being accepted on the Web site. Hotel information has been posted and information about Pre-Con session details will be available soon.

(Posted: Friday, April 01, 2005)
(Updated: Sunday, July 10, 2005)



Roadshow stops in Grand Rapids

Saturday, October 08, 2005
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Grand Rapids Area FoxPro User Group (GRAFUG) on October 8, 2005. This will be yet another stop on our "Deployment Fox 2005 World Tour". The session will be a rehearsal of the Using and Extending the VFP Data Explorer, which will be presented next week at Southwest Fox 2005. If time allows we will also discuss some of the lesser known things in VFP 9.
(Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2005)



F1 Technologies Devcon

Monday, September 26, 2005
Toni and Mike Feltman announced today they are putting together their 9th F1 Technologies DevCon, September 26-28, 2005 in Toledo. Rick Schummer has been selected to present three sessions: Debugging VFE Style, a session on XCase, and another session on integrating developer tools into your VFE development.
(Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2005)



SoCal VFP User Group Tour

Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Rick Schummer will be visiting the three southern California Visual FoxPro developer groups September 13-15, 2005. Rick will be presenting several presentations. The itinerary is as follows:

If you are in the area, please stop in and say hello. Rick is hoping to accomplish two goals on this trip: spread knowledge of Visual FoxPro and experience a small earthquake!
(Posted: Monday, February 21, 2005)
(Updated: Monday, August 08, 2005)



Schummer speaking in Atlanta

Wednesday, May 18, 2005
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present two sessions at the Atlanta FoxPro User Group (AFUG) on May 18, 2005. This will be yet another stop on our "Deployment Fox 2005 World Tour".
(Posted: Saturday, March 19, 2005)
(Updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2005)



Schummer speaking in Kansas City

Thursday, May 12, 2005
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a day full of sessions at the Midwest FoxPro User Group (MWFPUG) on May 12, 2005. This will be yet another stop on our "Deployment Fox 2005 World Tour".
(Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2005)



Schummer speaking in Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, May 10, 2005
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present a session at the Chicago FoxPro User/Developer Group (CFUDG) on May 10, 2005. This will be another stop on our "Deployment Fox 2005 World Tour".
(Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2005)
(Updated: Saturday, February 12, 2005)



Schummer speaking in Lansing, Michigan

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is scheduled to present Debugging Essentials session at the Mid-Michigan FoxPro User/Developer Group (MMFUDG) on February 15, 2005. This will be the official kickoff for the "Deployment Fox 2005 World Tour" sponsored by White Light Computing.
(Posted: Wednesday, January 19, 2005)



Schummer speaking at SouthwestFox 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004
Rick Schummer selected as a speaker for inaugural Southwest Fox Conference. Conference is October 22-24, 2004. Sessions include "Get More Productive with Visual FoxPro" and "Creating and Using Real World Builders - Made Easy".
(Posted: Friday, February 27, 2004)



Schummer delivering October Foxcast

Tuesday, October 19, 2004
White Light Computing announces Rick Schummer is presenting his Debugging Essentials session at the October 2004 FoxCast Webinar, sponsored by the great folks at Vision Data Solutions. The whitepaper and slides can be downloaded from the Developer Resources page.
(Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2004)




       
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