I’ve been putting off this official announcement for a while now. It is my unpleasant task of announcing that I won’t be hosting FoxForward in 2008, and I don’t have plans for another one.
I am very proud of FoxForward, and I am awe struck by the talented speakers that presented at the conference. I also learned a lot from the attendees as well. They came from all walks of life, and with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Unfortunately the toll that the conference took on by business and personal life was too great. The conference took over one months full time effort. For a small business, and a father of two home schooled boys, I just couldn’t justify the loss of income for the effort.
Another aspect is that FoxForward 2007 wasn’t significantly larger than FoxForward 2006. I must admit it was a bit disappointing. I guess that the “diverse” technological topics aren’t of that much interest, as I thought it would be. Okay, enough reflection.
I am pleased to see some very positive announcements for the VFP community. FoxRockx has been announced and is shipping. I expect every one of you to subscribe. 🙂 VFPx continues to impress! The people involved are cranking out some extremely impressive stuff. Check it out. And of course, SW Fox is bigger and better than evar!
So, even if there isn’t going to be a VFP 10, the Fox development team has enabled us to control our own future. If we work hard, support our community, and take ownership of Visual Foxpro and it’s future, we’ll be able to keep doing what we love to do long into the future!