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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

Sep 08
DBI Offers New Control to Southwest Fox/Xbase++ Attendees

DBI is giving away a full license of Calendar COM (ctxCalendar) to each Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2016 attendee. Calendar COM is a really great Outlook style scheduling control with three fully extensible views baked into one control: a multi-column Day View (a multiple day appointment scheduler for one resource or multiple resource appointment scheduler for one day at a time), a Week View Appointment Scheduler, and a Month Calendar / date picker. It comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

DBI has been a long-time supporter of Southwest Fox and we thank them for their generous support once again this year!

Aug 22
Southwest Fox on The Fox Show!

​Doug and I were interviewed for Andrew Ross MacNeill’s podcast The Fox Show, which was released today. There’s a discount code for conference registration in the interview.

Jul 26
Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ Early-bird deadline is July 31!

Simple quick reminder: save $50 by registering before the Early-bird registration deadline this Sunday, July 31st.

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.

It’s still only July and we already have nearly $15,000 in raffle prizes, with more yet to come.

Booking the DoubleTree hotel room:
A block of rooms have been reserved for September 19, 2016 - September 28, 2016. The special room rate will be available until August 26th or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Last year the block sold out.

We suggest you book it now! Don't forget to use the Group Code: GEE

Only 58 days until we gather in Gilbert.

Regards,
Tamar Granor, Rick Schummer, and Doug Hennig

Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ Organizers
Geek Gatherings, LLC

Jul 01
Southwest Fox/Southwest Xbase++ 2016 are a go!

We have some good news to share today. Thanks to the support of both the Visual FoxPro and Xbase++ communities, Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ 2016 will proceed as planned September 22-25, 2016 in Gilbert, AZ.

We really appreciate all the support people have shown for the conference with early registrations! That said, the decision comes with a calculated risk because we are still many registrations short of the breakeven point. Please continue to spread the word to your colleagues, clients, user group and anywhere else Visual FoxPro or Xbase++ is spoken.

If you haven't yet registered, there's still room for you. Register before August 1 for a $50 early-bird discount.

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Jun 27
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ Super-saver deadline is this Thursday, June 30!

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

That's the countdown clock here at Geek Gatherings getting closer to the Super-saver deadline for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++!  June 30th is this Thursday 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 September 22-25, 2016 in Gilbert, Arizona and we really hope you can be there. We would hate to see you lose 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 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.

Jun 01
Southwest Fox/Xbase++ 2016 Registration opens!

Registration for Southwest Fox and Southwest Xbase++ is now available. You find lists of speakersSouthwest Fox sessions and Southwest Xbase++ sessions on the conference website. Super-Saver Registration, which saves you $125, is available only through June 30th, so don't wait.

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, that minimum is in the tens of thousands of dollars. We have to commit to the conference center by July 2nd and need your support by July 1st to make that commitment. We will not send out any "We need your help" appeals so please do not wait; register by June 30th! We know most of you like to wait until the last minute to avoid the credit card bill arriving too soon. We will not charge any attendee credit cards or cash any checks until we have committed to going forward (sometime after July 2), so this is not is a reason to wait.

Rick, Doug, and I look forward to seeing you in September!

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.

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