the prague vfp devcon 2007 was the very first multi-day vfp only conference i attended. igor vit and his team have done a wonderful job and the english speakers were fantastic (i'm sure the other speakers were too, but for obvious reasons i did not attend any czech sessions).

igor also organized a guided tour in prague for speakers, mvp’s and other vip’s. our guide, martina, was a very friendly lady who took us to some nice places in prague and even arranged a private visit to the municipal building. the city of prague is old and very beautiful. you should really go there if you’ve never been there.

it was very nice to again meet up with andy and marcia and simon arnold. it was great to finally meet steven black of the foxpro wiki. despite the fact that it was too hot in the restaurant’s basement, i really enjoyed the dinner we had there with my buddy hans and foxite members simon arnold of the uk and juan antonio santana and his wife from spain.

sessions i attended are:
- the technical and business case for visual foxpro by steven black. this is a must-see session so whenever steven is speaking in your area, you should not hesitate and see him. steve is a fantastic speaker and he’s got some great tips and knowledge to share with you.
- text handling in vfp by steven black.
- metadata to the max by andy kramek. this is a very interesting session where andy explains a different kind of software design, planning and development using metadata. also a must-see.
- best practices for working with vfp data and best practices for working with remote data by andy kramek
- modeling hierarchies and more than just your typical office automation by marcia akins.

if you have never been to a developer conference before, then you should really consider doing so. no matter if you consider yourself an expert.

- go to devcons
- join or set up a local user group or special interest group
- get online and join one or more
online communities

there are so many knowledgable people around the (online) globe you can learn from. invest in knowledge. invest in yourself. like steve says: this is all about you.

i'd like to thank igor and his team again for a super devcon.

i've setup a special photo album webpage here: http://www.dendoop.nl/prague2007.

2 Responses to Prague Visual FoxPro DevCon 2007

  • Ken Murphy says:

    Thanks for sharing – especially the photos.  

    Fantastic guided tour – wouldn’t mind some place names  to go with the image.

  • Juan Antonio Santana says:

    I agree with you Eric DevCon has been fantastic and the city too. I´m still here in Prague and will be back next week and then I´ll post my pictures.

    By the way in your photos weather seems to be good and it was, but as soon as the DevCon finished sky begun to cry and shout… What an storm we had yesterday! and right now we, me and my wife, have had to go to the hotel because of the raining.

    Well we´ll try to enjoy these last days and take some more photos, perhaps with the foxite golf t-shirt and cap. 😉

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