Thursday, September 30, 2004

VFP DevCon Attendance Numbers

(unofficial numbers) 350 Fox Attendees. Approximately 150 Access/VB (simultaneous show) attendees.
I did a show of hands at my Power Up session and found that the majority in that session were using VFP 8 but some were still supporting some apps that were running in older versions.
I spoke with Rainer Becker (head of dfpug - the other night and he told me of a support call he had right before he headed off from a user who had a (gasp!) FoxPro 2.0 DOS application running under DOS 6.02 that had been running for years without a problem. Until now. What happened? It was all about temp files. Once those were cleaned up, then the app kept on running without a hitch.
Small gripes: the lunches and "showcase" are too far away from the sessions and hard to find. Hope that keeps traffic going for the vendors...
Also seem to be missing some vendors - ACCPAC has their equipment here but no one in the booth as does Database Creations.
Still, all the regulars are here: Oakleaf ( , West Wind (, F1 ( , Stonefield ( , Micromega (, Mind's Eye ( and dbi-tech ( . (MS doesn't need any more plugging <g>).  Markus and Claudio are here from EPS but obviously they don't have a booth (Code magazine is a competitor to Advisor) neither does David Stevenson from FoxTalk. There are also some other vendors (likely from the Access/VB side) - FMS ( and the team of Alison Baltzer and Paul Sheriff (

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