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Welcome to Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC, which has been providing custom software for a quarter of a century.

Tomorrow's Solutions, LLC is owned and operated by Tamar E. Granor, Ph.D., a consultant and application developer specializing in database applications. Since 1988, Tamar has been working primarily with Visual FoxPro and its predecessors, FoxPro and FoxBase+. She has worked with both large and small businesses as well as non-profit organizations.

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Tamar has written several books and hundreds of articles about Visual FoxPro and spoken at numerous conferences and user groups. She was a Microsoft Support Most Valuable Professional from the program's inception in 1993 through 2010. In 2007, Tamar received the Visual FoxPro Community Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tamar is also one of the partners of Geek Gatherings, the sponsor of the Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ conferences.

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What's New at TSLLC

May 06
Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ Speakers and Sessions announced

Speakers and sessions for both Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 have been announced. We have three new speakers this year: Alec Gagne, Andreas Gehrs-Pahl, and Chris McGuinness. We also have three speakers who spoken before but not in a few years: Venelina Jordanova, Jody Meyer, and Eric Selje.

As I tweeted a couple of weeks ago, after reading through the complete list of session abstracts, I'm really excited about this year's line-up.

I'm already hard at work on my own sessions, both of which are aimed at both VFP and Xbase++ developers.

First, I'll be doing a half-day pre-conference session called Learn to Use SQL, for folks who've never really gotten comfortable with SQL. I'll be covering VFP's SQL, as well as SQL Server and PostgreSQL. (In fact, I'm on my own crash course with PostgreSQL as I work on the session.)

In the main conference, I'm doing You Mean I Have to Write About it, Too? I'll talk about the skills needed for writing about software, whether it's a spec, an email to a client or documentation.

Registration opens soon; send an email to info@geekgatherings.com if you want us to email you when it’s ready. See you in September!

Feb 29
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016 session proposals due this Friday, March 4

Reminder that session proposals for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are due by 8 AM EST this Friday, March 4. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the Call for Speakers and submit your proposals via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.

The conferences take place September 22-25, 2016.

Feb 15
Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ Call for Speakers

We've issued the Call for Speakers for Southwest Fox 2016 and Southwest Xbase++ 2016. If you are interested in presenting at either conference, please read the document and consider submitting sessions via the Geek Gatherings Submission Web site.

The conferences take place September 22-25, 2016. Session proposals are due by Friday, March 4 at 8 AM EST.

Dec 07
Already planning SWFox/SWXbase++ 2016

Help us plan for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016. Comment on recommended topics and add your own on our blog.

Aug 26
Save $50: Register for Southwest Fox before September 1!

​Simple, quick reminder: the Early-bird registration deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is this Monday, August 31st. We would hate to see you lose out on the $50 discount.

If you still need to register, please head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration

Every registered attendee gets admission and white papers to all regular conference sessions. Don't miss this chance to learn from the best and mix with your peers.

Aug 08
Southwest Fox speaker change ... and discount deadline approaches

We're disappointed to share that Cathy Pountney won't be speaking at Southwest Fox this year after all. (She's fine, but needed to step out.) But we're delighted that Tuvia Vinitsky has agreed to help fill the schedule. He'll be covering two topics that should be of interest to both Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ attendees:

dbSchema: SQL Server Database Design and Maintenance Made Easy
PCI Compliance: Facts and Fears

Also, just a quick reminder that the next discount deadline is rapidly approaching. Register before September 1 for a $50 early-bird discount.

Jul 07
Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2015 are a go!

Rick, Doug and I met (via Skype) and made the decision to move forward with this year’s conferences. Registrations to date are almost identical to last year’s on the same date, giving us confidence that the conferences remain financially feasible.

We’re also happy to tell you that we’ve added Rick Borup to the speaker list. He’ll follow up three previous sessions on using Mercurial with Version Control Faceoff: Git vs Mercurial session, plus present I See What You Mean: Data Visualization for the Database Developer.

Jun 24
Less than a week until Southwest Fox/Xbase++ Super-saver deadline!

Hear that sound? Tick, tick, tick, tick...

That's the countdown clock at Geek Gatherings getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++! June 30th is a little less than a week away and we thought we would pass along a reminder just in case you forgot to type it into your task list, or put a yellow sticky note on your monitor. We still need people to register to make the conferences happen.

The conferences take place October 15-18, 2015 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you miss out on the $125 discount, the FREE pre-conference session, and an opportunity to win a scholarship or a license of Stonefield Query SDK (a $6,000 value).

Head over to the registration Web site today: http://geekgatherings.com/Registration

If you’ve already registered, we thank you. Can you help us remind your fellow developers who have been procrastinating about the looming deadline by sharing this email or tweeting about it? Spread the word by telling others you are going on our Facebook event.

Also, if you sent in your registration and have not received a confirmation, please contact us to see what happened. Everyone gets a confirmation when the registration is processed. As promised, we are not cashing checks or processing credit cards for new registrations until the middle of July.

Check out our list of amazing speakers and dig into our session tracks for VFP and Xbase++. Follow the news about the conference on our blog.

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So please beat the rush so we still have some fingernails left when July begins!

We appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations; we look forward to getting many more this week.
Jun 12
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2015 is on The FoxShow!

Co-organizers Rick Schummer, Doug Hennig and I were interviewed by Andrew Ross MacNeill for his The FoxShow podcast. Click here to go right to this episode

And don't forget to register for the conference by July 1 to get the Super-Saver discount of $125 plus one free pre-conference session!
Jun 01
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2015 Registration Opens!

We’ve opened registration for the 2015 conferences. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don’t wait.

As we’ve explained before, putting on a conference is a risky endeavor. Conference centers require a guaranteed minimum income to block the dates of a conference; for a conference like Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to confirm our commitment to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment.

In addition, as we recently said, if Southwest Fox Super-Saver registration is strong enough, we’ll add some speakers and topics.

Here is what you can expect from Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++:

  1. Two simultaneous conferences for the price of one.
  2. Terrific selection of sessions from great presenters.
  3. A total of 25 regular conference topics between the two conferences, 5 pre-conference sessions to choose from, and a keynote to pack your days with learning opportunities and inspiration.
  4. White papers from every session (mandated by the organizers) so you can read about sessions you can’t fit into your schedule, or review material you saw at the conference when you return home.
  5. Lunch Thursday if you register for two pre-conference sessions. (You can also purchase lunch Thursday at our cost.)
  6. Lunch Friday and Saturday for all attendees.
  7. Dinner Friday night.
  8. A free pre-conference session if you register by June 30th.

So please register soon, and encourage every Visual FoxPro and Xbase++ developer you know to register, too.

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