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Senior FileMaker Developer Reflects on JumpStartFM Online JumpStart Training Course

  Seasoned Developer Reflects on JumpStartFM Course   The deep experience and broad skill sets on the JumpStartFM team of instructors means that even senior FileMaker developers will find challenges within the coursework. The JumpStartFM team of instructors is led by Molly Connolly and includes David Knight; Cris Ippolite; Matt Navarre and Debbie Zempel. Here are some reflections on the course from James Bardwell, a senior developer based in Spokane, Washington. James Bardwell, a senior developer and founder of a local FMPug in Spokane, Washington completed the June 2014 JumpStartFM online training program. Bardwell began using FileMaker 3.0 in the early 1990’s for his ...

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: How to Hire a Junior Developer

  Molly Connolly's presentation, "How to Hire a Junior Developer," provides valuable insights on hiring, training, and evaluating junior FileMaker developers. Click the image below to view the presentation on the FileMaker Technical Network:      

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 ...

Top Five Quality Assurance and Testing Checks for FileMaker Developers

“Top Five” Quality Assurance and Testing Checks for FileMaker Developers compiled by JumpStartFM participants and Debbie Zempel.

FileMaker Training Self Study Materials

Over the years, Molly Connolly has put together a list of FileMaker training resources helpful for self-study. Whether you're a JumpStartFM student or simply a developer seeking to round out your skill set, we think you'll find our FileMaker resource list helpful.

Online FileMaker Training: JumpStartFM starts June 2, 2014

JumpStartFM, the one-month online FileMaker training course begins June 2, 2014. There is still time to register for  - we'd love to have you join us! Check out the course webinar schedule: Course Overview & Needs Analysis – Molly Connolly System Design & Architecture – Molly Connolly Certification Prep – Cris Ippolite Quality Assurance & Testing – David Knight Data Modeling – Cris Ippolite User Interface, Design and Usability Deployment, Installation, Configuration & Backups Customer Service & Support – Molly Connolly Scripts & Calcs - Matt Navarre Developer Tools – Matt Navarre FMGo Mobile Musts – Matt Navarre Estimating – Debbie Zempel And 5 more! Feel free to drop us an email if you have questions ...

How Can FileMaker Developers Earn More Money?

How Can FileMaker Developers Earn More Money? by Molly Connolly My blog post, generated great conversation about earnings. When numbers like these come in from the field, it’s important to remind yourself to think about earnings in the “big picture.” If your employer offers flex-time, telecommuting and provides administrative, sales and marketing support on projects this should all be factored in when considering your compensation package. But what if you’re still not happy with what you earn? How can you move into a higher bracket and how can you assume more leadership responsibility on projects? First you need to identify areas where you ...

May 13 Webinar on Training Junior FileMaker Developers

May 13, 2014 Webinar, "Training Junior FileMaker Developers."   Interested in growing your business or need help mentoring a junior employee? Join Molly Connolly on May 13, 2014 at 11 a.m. Central Time for a live webinar , "Training Junior Developers." The webinar will be about 45 minutes including time for Q&A.  Areas of focus include: 1. What to look for in hiring a junior developer; 2. Technical resources for your new hire; 3. Business resources for your new hire; 4. Sample skill building exercises helpful for training. Join the meeting by following the instructions below: 1.  Please join my meeting, May 13, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT. 2.  Use your ...

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