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FileMaker Pro Training: Online JumpStartFM Course Starts Fall 2015

Online FileMaker Pro Training: Registration is open for the Fall 2015 JumpStartFM online FileMaker training course. The one-month class begins September 8, 2015. For more information, visit www.jumpstartfm.com or to request a JumpStartFM FAQ email Heidi Rettig at Thorsen Consulting. The JumpStartFM course format allows students to work at a pace that is consistent with their abilities and the distance-learning format is flexible enough to accommodate existing work and personal commitments. Molly Thorsen Connolly is a FileMaker Excellence Award-winning developer and founder of Thorsen Consulting and JumpStartFM. She has been working with FileMaker since 1989 developing custom software solutions, training and high-quality information ...

2015 DevCon Las Vegas: Special Keynote Presentation

      Are you headed to Las Vegas for DevCon 2015? Be sure to attend the keynote on Tuesday, July 21st at 9:00 a.m. This year marks DevCon's 20th anniversary and the FileMaker team will be introducing scholarship winners Keena Tomko and Jesse Wakley. Tomko and Wakley will represent FileMaker's "newest" developers and will share the platform with the longest-running FBA developers attending the conference. The FileMaker team will also present what's ahead for the product and give an update on the business environment. See you there!      

New Features and Training Resources for FM14

New Features and Training Resources for FileMaker 14 The latest release from FileMaker came just after the start of our June 2015 JumpStartFM class. Molly Connolly put together a quick list of tips and resources for developers tackling the changes in FM14: Cris Ippolite has added two videos to his comprehensive training course on Lynda.com. One video covers the new features available in FileMaker 14 and the other offers training on those new features to get you started. Cris Ippolite is a skilled instructor and his Lynda.com videos and JumpStartFM sessions are favorites among our students. Soliant Consulting has prepared a series of ...

FileMaker Developer Conference 2015

FileMaker DevCon 2015   DevCon 2015 is just around the corner and I’m busy planning my schedule and getting ready to help out with the pre-conference training sessions. I look forward to attending DevCon each year and I’m always glad to connect in person with friends and colleagues from all over the world. I thought I’d share my schedule and I hope you’ll join us at one of these events: Wednesday, July 22nd  from 12-2 p.m. – “Women of FileMaker Luncheon.” Join us for the 10th annual Women of FileMaker luncheon at DevCon 2015. View attendees and add your name to the list here. “Visionary ...

A New Developer’s Progress in JumpStartFM

Kimberly Carlson is VP of Operations but is new to FileMaker. After about a year in her position at MSN Media, she decided to take the plunge and join the June 2015 JumpStartFM. "I'd never heard of FileMaker before last August," said Carlson. "I started working with Matt Navarre at MSN Media full time in September, and I've been aching to learn it ever since." After the live kick-off event on June 1, Carlson completed the JumpStartFM training plan. Completed by each student who participates in the course, this document begins the conversation with the instructors that helps them tailor JumpStartFM to ...

New Format for JumpStartFM Online FileMaker Training

New Format for JumpStartFM Online FileMaker Training JumpStartFM just wrapped up its June session and this group of students is the first to try out the new format for the course. The June 2015 class kicked off with a live session led by Molly Connolly. Using a web-conferencing program, students received an overview of the course and its objectives and students had the chance to introduce themselves to one another. Registered JumpStartFM students receive a login that enables access to the live presentations, recorded instruction videos and course assignments. This format allows for flexibility for students with busy schedules. If you can ...

Women of FileMaker Luncheon at DevCon 2015

2015 Women of FileMaker Luncheon     The 2015 Women of FileMaker luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 22nd from noon-2 p.m.  The luncheon will be held in the Nolita Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas during DevCon 2015. Please register in advance at the Women of FileMaker website as seating will be limited this year. You may also join the event via our Facebook Group. This is a great opportunity to network with other women business owners and developers from around the world. We look forward to seeing you there!

Training and Billable Tasks for Junior FileMaker Developers

Billable Tasks to Assign to Junior Developers By Molly Connolly Summer is a great time to hire and train a new college graduate. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about how junior developers can quickly get up to speed and start contributing billable hours to client projects. A junior developer can handle all support call logging and, after some training, even provide the client with some initial help. This responsibility allows junior staff to become familiar with clients’ issues and see patterns across projects. Do simple custom changes, billing the client one hour in three. Participate in quality assurance and testing; data ...

Jobs in FileMaker: 5 Things to Get You Hired

By Molly Connolly Over the years I've found myself in a position to both hire developers and help developers find good jobs. Since I talk to both developers who are looking for work and developers who are looking to fill FileMaker positions, I thought it might be helpful to share a list of things you could do to strengthen your own job applications. Whether you are looking for a full-time position or work as a sub-contractor, including this information will increase your chances of getting hired and winning the salary you're looking for. If you have anything to add to this conversation or ...

A Profile of 2015 DevCon Scholarship Winners: Keena Tomko and Jesse Wakley

  A Profile of 2015 DevCon Scholarship Winners: Keena Tomko and Jesse Wakley by Molly Connolly and Cris Ippolite We are happy to announce the winners of the 2015 DevCon Scholarship! FileMaker developers Keena Tomko and Jesse Wakley were selected to attend this year’s conference in Las Vegas*. For their award, each will receive a full conference pass. Please find below selections from both candidates applications essays. Not that many years ago, Keena Tomko found herself newly widowed with a family to support. “In addition to all the emotions you would expect, I was also faced with a very practical problem: Money. I had massive ...

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