Sunday, October 21, 2012
I began working with Fox products in 1989. It took 10 years before I actually attended my first conference and realized there was a great FoxPro Community. I quickly discovered it was so gracious, so helpful, so supportive and so welcoming. It didn't take long before I stepped out my comfort zone and began writing articles, writing books, and speaking at conferences. It's been a wonderful journey. It has forced me to learn things that I wouldn't have otherwise known. It has forced me to dig deep, be tenacious, and not accept "that can't be done" as an answer. It has forced me to keep my skill set sharp and continue to discover new and creative solutions.
What I hadn't predicted was what a wonderful group of friends I would gain along the way. The FoxPro Community is such a friendly group of people. They share their knowledge openly and freely. They truly want to help others. I've been lovingly dubbed the "Reporting Queen" by the FoxPro Community and I wear that crown with great honor. I'm so glad that I've been given the opportunity to give back to the community that has given so much to me.
To everyone in the FoxPro Community, please accept my heartfelt "Thanks" for your friendship, your knowledge, your support, and this wonderful award!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I am thrilled that once again I have been honored with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award for my contributions to the VFP Community. This is my 8th year in a row and it's always a great feeling to be recognized for your efforts. The sad news is there are only 14 recipients this year. That means many other well-deserving people who are serving the Fox Community didn't receive the award. On the other hand, it also makes me feel even more honored that I'm included in this group of wonderful people. See https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/communities/mvp.aspx?product=1&competency=Visual+FoxPro for a complete list of VFP MVPs.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I'm thrilled to announce that Microsoft has bestowed upon me the Visual FoxPro MVP Award for the 7th year in a row. I appreciate this recognition very much!! I love the FoxPro Community, I love interacting with all the people, I love sharing knowledge, and I love learning from others. Thank you to the entire FoxPro Community for letting me be a part of this wonderful group of people!!
For a complete list of other FoxPro MVPs, click here.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Southwest Fox is the best FoxPro conference in North America and this year, 8 of the 16 speakers live in the Great Lakes region. We’re proud of this fact .. but .. it’s created a problem because they’re all vying for limited user group slots to practice their sessions. To overcome this issue, the three FoxPro user groups in Michigan have banded together to create a special one-day event as a platform for these speakers to practice their conference sessions. Please join us for this wonderful event!
Info at a glance:
Southwest Fox Rehearsal
Saturday, August 29, 2009
8:30 – 5:30
Springhill Suites Marriott, Lansing, MI
Cost: $20.00 donation to cover beverages, snacks and lunch
Mike Feltman – HTML and Visual FoxPro
Toni Feltman – Data Driven Applications
Walt Krzystek – SQL Server Tips & Tricks
Jody Meyer – Speak to Me: Applying MS Office Automation to Real Business Needs
Paul Mrozowski – Refactoring Legacy Code
Cathy Pountney – Making the Most of VFP 9 SP2 Reports (Part I)
The FoxPro Community Gives:
The organizers and speakers are all donating their time to this event. In addition, MMFUDG, GRAFUG, and White Light Computing are donating money to cover the cost of the room and equipment. All we’re asking from you is a $20 donation to cover the cost of snacks, beverages, and lunch. All profits above our expenses will be donated to the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund.
The Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund is intended to raise money from the VFP community to bring a developer to the Southwest Fox conference as an ambassador for the developers in his or her country. This gives the recipient the opportunity to meet and share experiences with developers attending Southwest Fox and gives other attendees the opportunity to learn about VFP development in the recipient's country. The Fund is named in memory of Ceil Silver, a long-time member of the Visual FoxPro community, who passed away in January, 2009. Read more about the fund here: http://www.swfox.net/ambassador.aspx.
You can help too by making an additional donation to the Ceil Silver Ambassador Fund. To sweeten the pot the organizers of the Southwest Fox Conference have made a generous offer. Any person who is not already registered for Southwest Fox 2009 and makes a donation over the $20 will receive a dollar-for-dollar discount off their registration for Southwest Fox (over the $20, up to $125). It’s like getting the Super-Saver Early Bird discount AFTER the deadline. In fact, the organizers will even throw in a free pre-conference session for those who donate $50 or more above the $20 food cost.
Only 40 seats are available so please register soon to ensure your spot. To register, please send an email confirmation along with your lunch choice (see below) to Rick Schummer (DAFUG) and send payment of $20 (or more) by check or paypal.
firstname.lastname@example.org (No credit cards please / Use the “Personal” option)
c/o Rick Schummer
42759 Flis Dr.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
For anyone interested in staying at the hotel, a room rate of $89 has been negotiated. Just mention that you’re attending this special one-day seminar.
Springhill Suites Marriot
111 South Marketplace Boulevard
Lansing MI 48917
Here’s the planned schedule (order of the speakers will be determined at game time).
8:30 – 9:45 1st presentation
10:00 – 11:15 2nd presentation
11:30 – 12:45 3rd presentation
Lunch (30 mins)
1:15 – 2:30 4th presentation
2:45 – 4:00 5th presentation
4:15 – 5:30 6th presentation
We hope to see all of you there!!
Rick Bean (MMFUDG), Rick Schummer (DAFUG), Jody Meyer (GRAFUG), Cathy Pountney (GRAFUG)
You have the choice of a sandwich or wrap.
If you want a sandwich - Choose one from each category:
Breads: White / Wheat / Marble Rye / Roll / Croissant
Meats: Ham / Roast Beef / Turkey / Salami / Pastrami / Chicken / Liverwurst
Cheeses: American / Cheddar / Swiss / Provolone
If you want a wrap – Choose one of the following:
Caesar Salad Veggie Wrap
Italian Veggie Wrap
Available Condiments – Choose as many as you want:
Mustard / Dijon / Mayo / Miracle Whip / Lettuce / Tomato / Onion / Pickle / Banana Peppers
Side choices – Choose one of the following:
Chips (default) / Fruit Cup / Cottage Cheese / Applesauce / Coleslaw
Deli spear – Available upon request.
Coffee, tea & bottled water will be available throughout the day.
A selection of pop will be available as well (feel free to offer suggestions).