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Papers Presented (since 1996)

2008

  • September: Wiki-Schmiki, Web-414 Developer Group, Milwaukee, WI
  • August: Wiki-Schmiki, Chicago FoxPro User/Developer Group, Chicago, IL
  • April: Wiki-Schmiki, Milwaukee Linux User Group, Milwaukee, WI

2007

  • November: Linux Graphical Disk Space Tools, BarCamp Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
  • October: So You've Inherited an Application, Southwest Fox Conference, Mesa, AZ
  • October: VFP and MySQL, Southwest Fox Conference, Mesa, AZ
  • August: SSH: Using and Securing, Milwaukee Linux User Group, Milwaukee, WI
  • July: So You've Inherited an Application, Chicago FoxPro User/Developer Group, Chicago, IL

2004

  • May: Open Source Case Study, ITEC, Milwaukee, WI.
  • April: Finding Your Niche, Waterside Computer Book Publishing Conference, Berkeley, CA

2003

  • October: Introduction to Linux, Great Lakes Great Database Workshop, Milwaukee WI.
  • April: Visual FoxPro and Linux, Essential Fox Conference, Kansas City, MO
  • Year: Visual FoxPro and Linux: User Group presentations - Toledo, Cleveland, Detroit, San Francisco, San Jose, Madison, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Valley West, San Diego.

2002

  • April: User Interfaces for the '00s, Essential Fox Conference, Kansas City, MO

2001

  • November: Automate Email from Visual FoxPro, German National DevCon, Frankfurt
  • November: What You Need to Know about Windows Security, German National DevCon, Frankfurt
  • September: Deploy VFP and SQL Server Data on your Handheld, Microsoft DevCon, Miami, FL
  • September: What You Need to Know about Windows Security, Microsoft DevCon, Miami, FL
  • May: Build Web Applications Efficiently with VFP, Conference to the Max, Einhoven, Netherlands
  • May: Deploy VFP and SQL Server Data on your Handheld, Conference to the Max, Einhoven, Netherlands
  • May: What You Need to Know about Windows Security, Conference to the Max, Einhoven, Netherlands
  • April: Getting Started with .NET, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • April: Deploy VFP and SQL Server Data on your Handheld, FoxTeach, Toronto
1999
  • September: Visual Basic for Fox Developers, Microsoft DevCon
  • September: Rethinking the User Interface, Microsoft DevCon
  • May: Auditing an Existing Application, Essential Fox Conference, Kansas City, MO
  • April: Your First Web-based Database (VFP) Application, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • April: Visual Basic for VFP Developers, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • April: SQL Server 7.0 as a back-end to a VFP front-end, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • May: Managing the Application Development Process, Conference to the Max, Einhoven, Netherlands
  • May: Visual Basic for Fox Developers, Einhoven, Netherlands
  • May: Rethinking the User Interface, Einhoven, Netherlands
1998
  • September: Visual InterDev and Visual FoxPro, Microsoft DevCon
  • September: Creating Applications with Internet Information Server and Visual FoxPro, Microsoft DevCon
1997
  • November: Sizing and Costing of Custom Database Software, German National DevCon, Frankfurt
  • November: Quality Assurance for Custom Database Applications, German National DevCon, Frankfurt
  • April: New Ways of Looking at Parent-Child Relationships - VFP 5.0 Interface Magic, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • April: The Tactical and Strategic Use of the VFP 5.0 Debugger, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • April: Designing Specifications for Custom VFP Applications, FoxTeach, Toronto
  • January: Tables Versus Views, LA Fox Conference, Los Angeles
  • June: Data-Driving Applications with DBCX, Microsoft DevCon
  • June: Managing the Application Dev Process, Microsoft DevCon
1996
  • May: Visual FoxPro and the Internet, Spanish National DevCon, Madrid

Microsoft Lifetime Achievement Award

From the announcement here (2001/10/28), "During the keynote session at the GLGDW conference in Milwaukee, Microsoft Visual FoxPro product manager Ken Levy announced that long time FoxPro community member is the first recipient of the FoxPro Community Lifetime Achievement Award. Author many VFP books; Speaker at VFP conferences world wide; Ultimate FoxPro Reference ? TUFPR (two-fer); Editor Pros Talk Visual FoxPro series; Editor of FoxTalk for many years; VFP book publisher: hentzenwerke.com; Early adopter of GenScrnX; Contributor to VFP certification exams; Promotes FoxPro on own time/money; Articles for forming and managing FoxPro user groups; Editorial columns for Information System Consultant (ISC); Former marathon runner, competitive while a big contributor; Master of bonus sessions at FoxPro conferences; ?VFP 7.0 Only? session at WhilFest 2001 to promote upgrades; Hentzenvision (said down two octaves); A good friend of, and to, the late Tom Rettig; Microsoft MVP for Visual FoxPro."


Microsoft MVP

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional from mid-90's through 2002. (Microsoft MVP site here.) In 2002, despite activities and presence that were significantly increased from 2000 and 2001, I was dropped from the MVP program because I wasn't "cooperating" with the Fox marketing team. In other words, I wasn't pushing Fox developers toward .NET like they wanted me to. Rather, I was showing Fox developers how to use Linux in conjunction with Fox in order to grow their consulting businesses. As a result, I wasn't made an MVP 2002-2003, prompting much outrage in the community. Guess Microsoft is a little nervous about Linux, huh?


FoxTalk

Contributor, Columnist and Editor of FoxTalk, 1993-2003. Current owner of FoxTalk here. Wrote first article for FoxTalk in 1993, "Printing Bar Codes on HP LaserJets from FoxPro/DOS". Became "Cool Tool" columnist in June, 1994. Became editor in February, 1996. Resigned in September, 2003, with last issue in March, 2004, in order to devote time to Linux.



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