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Chicago FUDG is pleased to announce that Michael Birnholz will be presenting his tools and techniques in creating a successful automotive commerce 'SaaS' business based upon VFP, WebConnect, MySQL and the various other tools needed to run a business. This is a rare opportunity for current and prospective entrepreneurs to see the components and techniques of another success story of a thriving business and chat with the guy who made it happen. Monday 16 March 2015 at 5:30 pm; join us at the Merchandise Mart, Suite 1212 (at '1871'), 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago. Full details available on our website at http:/www.ChicagoFUDG.com. We hope you can make it!

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, March 10 at 7 PM in room 104, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. As usual, feel free to bring some dinner and come as early as 6:30 PM. Member Bill Fitzgerald will present ?SSRS 101: SQL Server Reporting System for beginners?

wwMongoDb is a library that allows access MongoDb from Visual FoxPro. The library uses the MongoDb C# .NET driver and provides a simple CRUD and JSON string based interface that allows FoxPro to interact with MongoDb via JSON commands and FoxPro serialized objects. Push FoxPro objects or string based JSON into MongoDb databases very quickly, query data using MongoDb's query syntax and use the MongoDb Aggregation Pipeline to query data. Results are returned as FoxPro objects or optionally as JSON strings. wwMongoDb is open source with source code on GitHub. The current version is beta so any feedback and pull requests are welcome. Please star the repo if you have any interest.

We?re inviting anyone interesting in speaking at this year?s conferences to submit topics. You'll find the Call for Speakers at http://www.swfox.net/callforspeakers.aspx. Please read the complete Call for Speakers document (linked from that page), and use our proposal submission application at https://geekgatherings.com/Submission. Session proposals are due by March 9. As in the past few years, we plan to offer a good selection of topics in core VFP development, extending VFP, using VFP with other technologies, and VFPX, as well as technology sessions to help VFP developers become better developers, not just more expert at VFP. We are looking for a few sessions on paths forward for VFP developers and we?re looking for a few deep-dive post-conference sessions. The Call for Speakers also lists some topics last year?s attendees specifically requested. Please don?t hesitate to ask if you have any questions. We?re looking forward to seeing your proposals. We expect that, as usual, choosing among them will be one of the hardest things we do all year.

The next meeting of the Philadelphia VFP User Group will be Tuesday, February 10 at 7 PM in room 104, DeVry University, 1140 Virginia Drive, Fort Washington, PA. As usual, feel free to bring some dinner and come as early as 6:30 PM. This month is part 2 of our VFP Tips and Tricks series. Come prepared with one or two (or more) short items you want to share with the group. They can be about the VFP UI, the language, application design, great tools, or pretty much anything else VFP-related. (And it?s okay to come even if you have no tips to share.)