First-ever FileMaker Pro Charting Contest to Showcase Capabilities

Cash prizes and recognition for winners; example files for everyone!

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - July 5, 2010 - SavvyData Inc. today announced the opening of the "First-ever FileMaker Pro Charting Contest." The goals of the contest are to increase market awareness of the data visualization capabilities of FileMaker Pro, and to empower the developer community with exemplary charting techniques and templates. The competition encourages developers to create and share effective charting solutions that are deployed in FileMaker Pro. More than $500 in prizes will be awarded, and the winners and honorable mentions will be recognized at the 2010 FileMaker Developer Conference taking place August 15–18 in San Diego, California. While the contest is not affiliated with FileMaker, Inc., the sponsoring judges of the contest are respected members of the FileMaker developer community, each of whom have a long history of contributing time and talent.

The panel of expert judges is comprised of Stuart Gripman of Crooked Arm Consulting (, Lee Lukehart of SavvyData (, Matt Petrowsky of ISO Productions (, and John Sindelar of SeedCode ( SavvyData, the organizer of the contest, will be accepting entries for the next four weeks, through August 1st midnight PDT. The contest entry form, rules, guidelines and other helpful information can be found at

Qualifying entries will include a demo file, with notes explaining the chart's purpose and design. Contestants may submit as many entries as they wish, using their own data with copyright released or one of the public domain datasets provided. Any charting technology may be used within FileMaker Pro, including third-party plug-ins or methods that utilize the FileMaker Pro web viewer. Entries that feature FileMaker's built-in chart object, a feature introduced in version 11, will be also be considered for additional special recognition. After the contest the demo files will be consolidated and distributed to the community so that everyone can benefit from the contest.

About SavvyData Inc.

SavvyData knows how to make data work smarter. The consulting, development and training firm designs and deploys custom database solutions that empower clients to transform and leverage their digital assets. SavvyData conducts authorized training for FileMaker Pro in its spacious training facility on the water's edge of San Francisco Bay.

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SavvyData Inc.
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About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company's products are the FileMaker Pro line - versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web - and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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