Electronic Filing Group’s Bill Sanders sent me an interesting email regarding a college competition for Visual FoxPro.
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“efG is producing 2 College Level Programming Contests in the US this year, one for spring term and another
for fall term, to coincide with and predate 2 VFP DevCons. We are looking for volunteers for 4 categories:
assigned to do a real time stand up peer review of ONE entrant, whilst the other 19 make scoring marks on our scoring system. We will pay for your airfare, conference registration fees and hotel (our 2 days plus the conference days). You’ll be responsible for your own food and booze. We will be taping the Final Leg and getting a video release from you; content will be rebroadcast after editing.
For #4, you must be a VFPGod.
For #2 you must be a VFPGod or know how to emulate a VFPGod.
For #3 you must have at least 2 years of experience with VFP and be able to write coherently in English with a modicum of code examples.
From some additional information I have about the competition there will be 2 categories, Individual and Group, and there will be 6 prizes given away including cash, laptops, and MSDN subscriptions. If this materializes, and I have no reason to doubt Bill’s sincerity and resolve, this could be a very good thing for Visual FoxPro. I believe that when you take initiatives like this and add it to all of the other things that are currently being done in the interest of furthering Visual FoxPro, we are beginning to see the power of a true Community. Thanks for the email Bill and I know that the Visual FoxPro Community (including myself) will do what we can to help you make this a success.