[nycfoxsig] Re: August Meeting: August 23, 6:30pm

  • From: "Alen" <newal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2007 20:47:38 -0400

Lew - Is he going to stay at my place? I need to know so I can clean


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Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 6:32 PM
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Subject: [nycfoxsig] August Meeting: August 23, 6:30pm

Dear NYC Database SIG member:
Our next, and what is officially our first meeting as a SIG, will be
held on August 23 at 6:30pm. The location is the same as that for the
general NYACC meeting we attended last month: Room 806 in the Silver
(aka "Main") Building at NYU, 32 Waverly Place, NYC. All are invited,
your non-VFP colleagues may wish to attend since the topic, n-Tier
Design, is a general design issue, not limited to VFP.

Speaker: Michael Babcock is the founder and President of the Central PA
VFP Users Group and a Microsoft Certified Professional for VFP. He heads
his own software company, MB Software Solutions, which has a client base
in PA. Website: www.MBSoftwareSolutions.com.

Topic: n-Tier Design. n-Tier design is a concept that has emerged
strongly in the last several years and seems to be the basic design
paradigm (coupled with object orientation) that will be employed for
anything but the smallest of projects in the years ahead. By rigorously
isolating the user interface from the business layer (which governs how
users interact with data) from the data itself, the model allows for
programming on different platforms and the use of different back ends. A
natural off-shoot of this organization is unlimited scalability.

Please take the time to review Michael's attached Power Point
presentation. I invite you to discuss this topic here on the list prior
to the meeting. Michael will be monitoring the discussion and may be
able to tailor his presentation to our interests on the 23rd.

Other items on the agenda:

1. Dues. While it is not entirely clear what our financial needs are, we
still don't know how much support we will receive from our parent group,
NYACC. Whatever their decision is, I feel it would be a very nice
gesture of hospitality to be able to take our speakers out for a modest
diner after our meetings. Remember, they travel at their own expense and
speak without compensation.

2. SIG Elections, Officers & event coordinators. Also not clear. I'd
like to team up with someone to administer this list, if only to assure
that it functions when I'm not available. We certainly need a single
person to coordinate with our speakers, so someone will have to be
willing to make phone calls & communicate with the list etc... We'll
need to interface with NYACC. What do you think?

3. Normalize meeting dates. The 3/4th Thurs seems to work in general,
but will conflict with religious holidays in the immediate months ahead.
We need to reach agreements on this. 

Let's reach some decisions about these three items on line, so we can
vote on them at the meeting without too much debate. That way we can
give Michael and our technical topic the time it deserves.


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