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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 ...

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!

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 ...

DevCon Scholarship Award: Announcing our Runners-Up!

2015 DevCon Scholarship Award: Announcing our Runners-Up!   by Molly Connolly and Cris Ippolite   We spent many hours sorting through the applications that came in for the 2015 DevCon Scholarship. Every essay told a story of each developer’s career passions and we found each applicant’s commitment to ongoing FileMaker training very persuasive. Trust us when we tell you that it was a difficult decision to make! Before we reveal the 2015 DevCon Scholarship winners, we’d like to share the awards given to the two runners-up: Brendan McKenney and Courtney Yuska. McKenney and Yuska both receive a seat in the upcoming JumpStartFM training course. JumpStartFM is ...

2015 DevCon Scholarship: Molly Connolly and Cris Ippolite on FileMaker Talk Podcast

 2015 DevCon Scholarship Details!     Molly Connolly and Cris Ippolite discuss the 2015 DevCon Scholarship opportunity on the FileMaker Talk podcast. Hosts Matt Navarre and Matt Petrowsky get the scoop on what a winning application will look like. Get all the details via this brief podcast episode. Want to apply? Click here!  

Apply for a Devcon 2015 Scholarship

Starting April 6 and ending on May 1, 2015 we will be accepting applications for anyone interested in winning a free conference pass to Devcon. We will award two free conference passes. The main qualification is this would need to be your FIRST Devcon (we're trying to bring new people into the community!). Put a few minutes to draft a brief essay starting with “iSolutions and Thorsen Consulting should send me to DevCon because…”

June 2015 Dates Announced for FileMaker Online Training Course, JumpStartFM

Molly Connolly has announced dates for the next FileMaker online training class, JumpStartFM. The course begins June 1, 2015 and concludes June 25, 2015.FileMaker professionals who register before May 1, 2015 will receive an “early bird” discount that saves $250 on the usual course fee. FMPug members receive an additional discount of $250.

FileMaker Developers Conference 2014

  FileMaker DevCon 2014 is just around the corner and I’m busy planning my schedule and getting ready for my presentation. 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’m also excited about exploring San Antonio – I’ve heard it’s a fun town and the River Walk  is something everyone should make time for. I thought I’d share my schedule and I hope you’ll join us at one of these events: Tuesday, July 29th at 9 a.m. – “Onboarding New Developers.” You’ve hired a smart, capable individual who ...

dotfmp Pan-European Unconference for FileMaker Developers

The dotfmp Pan-European Unconference for FileMaker Developers will meet June 2-4, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. dotfmp is a chance to talk with and learn from other FileMaker developers in a relaxed environment. This conference is very affordable - there is no cost to attend the meeting and discounted hotel rates start at 131,00 euros per night (you can help offset the organizers' expenses by making a contribution here.)  Check out the schedule of dotfmp conversations on the website.