West Wind Technologies

West Wind Web Connection Training

Gilbert Arizona,  Oct 25th - 26th, 2011 (before Southwest Fox)

Last Update: 19-Oct-2011

Are you a Web Connection Developer looking for an opportunity to expand your skill set and hobnob with other Web Connection experts? Then look no further than this year's Web Connection User Conference in Tempe Arizona at the SanTan Elegante Conference & Reception Center and Legado Hotel, just prior to the Southwest Fox conference there.

Last year's event was a huge success, with attendees raving about what they took away from the training, eager to apply the experience to their own applications. The training is presented by Rick Strahl, creator of the Web Connection Framework, so you can from the horse's mouth how to utilize the new powerful and visual features of the new Web Control Framework. We want you to walk away ready to build sophisticated Web Applications with Visual FoxPro faster than ever before. As usual these training workshops involve audience interaction so you as an attendee help shape the format of the event. No two Web Connection events are ever the same!

So join us and take your Web Connection skills to the next level.

Conference Summary

West Wind Technologies presents a 2 day conference on West Wind Web Connection prior to the Southwest Fox conference in Mesa, Arizona this year on the dates of Oct 25th & 26th. The workshop is presented by Rick Strahl in presentation style format. We'll walk you through the process creating a small application from scratch and explore features of the framework along with an overview of how the technology works behind the scenes. Gain a better understanding of the Web Connection architecture while seeing technology used with best practices for the framework and  Web development in general.

This workshop will give existing developers new insight into Web Connection and provide many new and varied ideas and perspectives on how to utilize this powerful product. Since this event focuses on the new features in Web Connection 5.0 even previous training attendees will have plenty of new stuff to look forward to.

There will be ample opportunity to network and talk directly with Rick Strahl and other MVPs in attendence, as well as fellow developers that hang out regularily on the West Wind Message board. Put a face with the names you see online all the time.

And don't forget to bring your questions. Although the training format is presentation style there's plenty of time for questions and working in special requests into the flow of the presentation. The small group atmosphere makes it a natural place for asking questions and interacting with the speaker and open forum discussions with attendees. Learning by association and close interaction sets this conference apart from many others. No two Web Connection events are ever the same!

Where and When and How Much?

Where: Gilbert Arizona
When: October 25th-26th, 2011

The conference will be held at the SanTan Elegante and Legado Hotel.
For more info on the hotel contact:

Before July 15th: $549
Before September 1st: $649
Before October 5th: $749
After October 5th: $799

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The conference includes continental breakfast, lunch and snacks throughout both days. The first day runs late with a bonus session.

Cancellation policy
Before September 15th: $75
After September 15th: $300

After October 5th: No refunds

Sign up links:
Web Connection Training (2 days)



Rick Strahl

Rick Strahl is president of West Wind Technologies on Maui, Hawaii. The company specializes in Web and distributed application development and tools with focus on Visual FoxPro and ASP.NET for Web and distributed technologies as well as Training and Mentoring on these topics. Rick is author of West Wind Web Connection, a powerful and widely used Web application framework for Visual FoxPro and West Wind HTML Help Builder. He's also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, and a frequent contributor to magazines and books. He is co-publisher and co-editor of CoDe magazine, and his book, "Internet Applications with Visual FoxPro 6.0", is published by Hentzenwerke Publishing. For more information please visit: www.west-wind.com or contact Rick at rstrahl@west-wind.com.

Conference Schedule

  Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
9:00 - 9:05am Welcome to Web Connection Training
Rick Strahl
9:05 - 10:15am Introducing Web Connection 5.0: How it works
Rick Strahl
10:15 - 11:00am Setting up a new Web Connection 5.0 Application
Rick Strahl
11:15 - 11:30pm Refreshment Break
11:30 - 1:00pm Getting started with Web Controls and DataBinding
Rick Strahl
1:30 - 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 - 3:30pm Working with Business Objects
Rick Strahl
3:30 - 3:45pm Refreshment Break
3:45 - 5:15pm Application Walkthrough
Rick Strahl
5:15 - 5:30pm Refreshment Break
5:30 - 6:00pm Open Forum for Q & A - Bring your questions
Rick Strahl and attendees
6:00 - 8:00pm Bonus Session: Essential Tools Show-Off,
Attendee Show and Tell (if any),
West Wind Html Help Builder, Raffle
Rick Strahl
(open to non-attendees)


  Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
9:00 -  9:05am Announcements
Rick Strahl
9:05 - 10:15am Continuing Application Walkthrough
Rick Strahl
10:15 - 11:30pm Security and Session Management
Rick Strahl
11:30 - 11:45pm Refreshment Break
11:45 - 1:15pm Using the AJAX and Client Scripting
Rick Strahl
1:15 - 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 - 3:30pm Distributed applications with Web Connection (REST,RSS,XML)
Rick Strahl
3:30 - 3:45pm Refreshment Break
3:45 - 5:00pm Configuring,  deploying and tuning your Web Connection App
Rick Strahl
5:00 - 5:30pm Open Forum for Q & A - Bring your questions
Rick Strahl and attendees


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