Feb 12 – A few of our favorite things

Shannon has come down with a bug and won’t be able to present–we look forward to hearing from her next month about force.com and the other cloud apps she’s tasked with integrating.

For tomorrow’s meeting, though, we’re going to be talking about your favorite 3rd party tool and apps that help you work in FileMaker. It could be plugins, bug tracking software, or even a good book on time management.

Please bring a list of your favorite things that help you get your work done: we’ll bring some of ours.

See you there!

Note that this is one of our daytime meetings: 11am to 1pm.

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Jan 8 – Open Mic (Day Time)

Share your solutions and ask questions.

Join us Tuesday at 10:30am (!) for an open discussion about FileMaker and FileMaker Go. Bring solutions you’re working on, questions you have, or problems you’d like to solve. In particular we’d love to know what you’re doing with FileMaker Go and where you’ve had success (or trouble) taking your FileMaker solutions mobile.

Get involved.

We’ll have cables and adapters if you’d like to show off what you’ve built or give us a peek at

First Day-Time Meeting

This is our first experiment with meeting during the day. Lots of folks said this would be easier for them, so here goes. I’d like to arrange an informal after-meeting lunch but I have to head out right after the meeting to pickup a friend from the airport.

Maybe some of you can scout some lunch places and report back? =)

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Dec 11 – Open Mic

Share your solutions and ask questions.

Join us Tuesday night for an open discussion about FileMaker and FileMaker Go. Bring solutions you’re working on, questions you have, or problems you’d like to solve. In particular we’d love to know what you’re doing with FileMaker Go and where you’ve had success (or trouble) taking your FileMaker solutions mobile.

Get involved.

We’ll have cables and adapters if you’d like to show off what you’ve built or give us a peek at

FileMaker will be here.

Phil and Alexei from FileMaker, Inc. will be joining us for what should be a lively meeting. And, of course, we’ll continue the discussion at Paddy Coyne’s afterwards.

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Alexei Folger
Senior Systems Engineer
FileMaker, Inc.

Phil Smith
Business Account Manager
FileMaker, Inc.

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Nov 6 – MirrorSync

Jesse and Sam Barnum from 360Works will be demonstrating MirrorSync, a turn-key system for doing bidirectional synchronization between FileMaker Server and FileMaker Go or FileMaker Pro. MirrorSync is ideal for users who need read/write access while working offline on their iPads, iPhones, and laptops, and is also a great performance booster for remote WAN users to work on a local copy of the database while regularly synchronizing with the host. They will demonstrate how easy it can be to add bidirectional synchronization to your solution.

360Works is a platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, and a respected source for add-ons and enhancements to the FileMaker toolbox. Sam is the co-author of MirrorSync and the primary author for the majority of the 360Works product line. Jesse is the president of 360Works, the primary author of MirrorSync, and the recipient of the 2009 FileMaker Excellence award for outstanding contributions to the FileMaker community. He is a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference, user groups in his hometown of Atlanta and around the country.

Should be a great presentation.

More on MirrorSync here: http://360works.com/filemaker-sync/

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Pizza provided if you RSVP, then to Paddy Coyne’s for drinks and a bite.



Jesse Barnum
360Works

Sam Barnum
360Works

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Sept 11 – SeedCode: FMGo Case Study

Overview. John Sindelar and Tanner Ellen of seedcode will be speaking.

FMGo Case Study: Construction Inspections

John and Tanner from SeedCode will be presenting a case study of a sexy construction-inspection application they just finished for a customer. They’ll be talking about what’s new for FMGo in FileMaker 12 and discuss some of the design decisions and roadblocks they encountered while completing this app.

While some of this will be pretty technical (new techniques for rotation and web viewer interactions), there will also be a lot on general design considerations and about how FileMaker apps need to change when they’re on the iPad.

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John Sindelar
SeedCode

Tanner Ellen
SeedCode

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Aug 7 – DevCon Wrap up

We had a number of Seattle developers at DevCon in Miami. We’ll be getting together to share what we saw, wished we’d seen, and what we’re thinking about FM12.

Should be a great meeting, especially if you missed the conference.

Pizza etc if you rsvp, then to Paddy Coynes afterwards for a bite and more discussion.

RSVP here.

Location and parking info: here.

See you there!

- John

June 5 – Tools, Tips and Tales of development with FileMaker 12

Overview. Vincenzo Menanno and Donovan Chandler of Beezwax will be speaking.

Inspector Pro 4 … Rebuilding in FileMaker 12 for incredible results

The soon-to-be-released Inspector Pro 4 is not just a tool for analyzing FileMaker 12 solutions. It’s also a complex FileMaker 12 database itself, rewritten from the ground up using FileMaker Pro 12 and Beezwax’s FOCUS framework to provide marked improvements in looks, usability and speed.

Vince Menanno, creator of Inspector Pro 4, will demo the new version — including how such a tool can help you in your day to day development work with FileMaker 12. He will also discuss the advantages of rebuilding a database in FileMaker 12, rather than simply converting. One of the most impressive changes with the Inspector Pro 4 is 2x to 20x speed improvement at which it can process and import a FileMaker DDR. Vince will show how his development team achieved this performance improvement, and rebuilt the user interface in FileMaker 12. Vince will make special note of FileMaker 12’s ExecuteSQL feature, and how it provides benefits like drastically reducing the number of table occurrences in a solution.

Vince is director of FileMaker development for Beezwax, and a FileMaker certified developer for versions 8, 9, 10 and 11.

FileMaker Development using an external text editor (TextMate)

Did you know that it’s possible to generate and modify FileMaker objects with an external text editor? Donovan Chandler will show you how, using his free TextMate bundle for FileMaker. You’ll also learn how the same text editor can help you format calculations and manipulate the CSS styling of FileMaker 12 layouts.

Donovan is a senior developer for Beezwax, leading large client projects, and contributing to development of the FOCUS framework as well as both commercial and open source software products. He is a FileMaker certified developer for versions 8, 9, 10 and 11.

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Vincenzo Menanno
Beezwax

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May 8 – FileMaker in the House

FileMaker presents FMP 12

Please join us Tuesday as Phil, Alexei, and Oleg from FileMaker HQ discuss the new FileMaker 12 features. Oleg designed the new containers in 12 and will be going into detail on those in his own wonderfully offbeat fashion.

12 is one of those releases where the big things are kind of hard to wrap your head around and the little things blow you away. Come join the conversation.

Pizza for those who RSVP here.

And off to Paddy Coyne’s for drinks and a bite after the meeting.


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April 10: FileMaker 12 with Adam Aronson

FileMaker 12 and Snap2FM

Please join us Tuesday as Adam Aronson from FullCity Consulting in NY leads a roundtable discussion on the new FileMaker 12 features. Adam will also be discussing how they build Snap2FM, a scanning widget for FileMaker and ScanSnap scanners: http://fullcityconsulting.com/snap2fm-app

There is a LOT of new stuff in 12. Come ask questions, give answers, and help wrap our heads around this brave new world of FM12.

RSVP here.

Off to Paddy Coyne’s for drinks and a bite after the meeting.


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Oct 24: Jason Thomas: Everything starts with a sale

Everything starts with a sale

Everyone sells, every day. So many consultants talk about sales as if they are a mystery, something just outside of your control. It’s not. As an in-house developer you may not even realize you’re selling. You owe it to yourself to build skills that allow you to choose which projects to pursue and sell your ideas. This session will focus on identifying specific tactics that bring sales closer your control and make selling more predictable. We will look closely at how to manage incoming requests for your services as both an in-house and developer for hire. You’ll walk away with new knowledge and specific actions to improve your sales process.

‘Sales’ is not a bad word so we might as well embrace the opportunity to put our best foot forward and shine.

After the presentation, there will be time for a more technical discussion, so also bring you FileMaker questions.

RSVP here.

Off to Paddy Coyne’s for drinks and a bite after the meeting.



Jason Thomas
Skeleton Key

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