Lots going on this month, folks!
In addition to the usual sharing of news and tips we’ll give away two books, hear a presentation on some interesting interface tips, and experience a FileMaker webinar on speeding up your solutions.
Before we get started, though, we have an announcement for those of you of the Eastern Kentucky persuasion: member Beverly Voth, famous founder of two user groups (including Santa Clara, the home of FMI!) and an author of a FileMaker book, to boot, has tossed out an invitation to you all for a second user group in Kentucky. (Guess she heard how much fun ours was and was sad that she hasn’t been able to make it very often, what with that three hour drive of hers.) She is looking to start a group in Lexington and has asked that interested parties contact her at beverlyvoth_at_gmail.com.
Book one is the one we were supposed to give away last month, but one of our senior members—with an emphasis on senior (as in “citizen”)—forgot to bring it. So, if you missed last month you have yet another opportunity to grab up the latest book by renowned FileMaker Developer Doctor William Miller, PhD, “Easy Apps: How to Make Money Selling Applications Made with FileMaker.” Just in case the title doesn’t say it all for you, we will add that the book is chock full of ideas and tips for creating apps that can be deployed as salable products using what Miller calls his “six-step ‘Developreneur’ method of creating applications.
Both books will be given away for free. Attendance is required though. (Sorry, Beverly.)
Jonathan Fletcher has been puttering around in his FileMaker workshop lately and has bolted together some interesting (but easy-to-build) ways to employ styles to add some awesome functionality to your FileMaker solutions. He’ll show you how.
And then at 2:00 we’ll turn our eyes screen-ward and watch an official FileMaker webinar on how to speed up our FileMaker solutions. Presented by our buddy, Mark Richman, of the St. Louis Developers Group and president of FileMaker development company, Skeleton Key, the presentation will cover “the top factors that affect performance and how to implement techniques that will significantly boost the actual and perceived performance of your FileMaker solutions.” We know you can just sit at work and watch it by yourself (yeah, right!), but WE’RE going to have a discussion afterwards where we will apply what we’ve learned to our own solutions. Can’t get that back at the office!
And, as always, bring your FileMaker questions, trials, tribulations, and any interesting tidbits that you’ve come across to share with your comrades.
See you Tuesday.
–The leaf-raking crew: Alan, Bill, Brian, Byron (Hey, Byron, how many leaves are there on the ground in Florida this time of year, huh?), and Jonathan
[Special note: For those who arrive at the meeting location on conveyances of the wheeled variety, there is a strong possibility that there will be utility construction blocking access to your favorite parking spots. Feel free to park in the lot across the street, on the corner of 3rd and Ormsby, next to the high-rise. The parking there is free (and besides, you need to kick off your walking regimen in preparation for the season of the feasts anyway).]
At our usual scheduled time and place:
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 (Remember, FOURTH Tuesday of the month!)
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12:00 – 1:00pm – BYOBB*
1:00 – 2:00pm – Presentations
2:00 – 3:30pm – Webinar and discussion
1234 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203
Registration for this event is at http://www.kyfmp.com/reg/
Join in the discussion on our listserv at http://fmpug.com/mailman/listinfo/louisville_fmpug.com
*BYOBB = "Bring Your Own Brown Bag." (Soft drinks are provided.)