Platform for Innovation

FileMaker Developer Conference 2013

August 12-15, 2013 — San Diego, CA

 

Schedule

If you're building an iOS solution for the first time, or want to hone your iOS development skills, we have assembled a sample agenda of sessions you may want to attend in addition to the FileMaker Go track sessions.
Name/Time Track ? Skill Level Expand All
Save to Calendar FileMaker Go Primer
Monday, 1:30 p.m. 
PreCon Beginner

Andrew LeCates (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

This session will cover fundamental concepts, techniques, and resources for successfully building FileMaker Go solutions, with a special focus on preparing attendees for the more advanced sessions in the FileMaker Go track at DevCon this year. Demonstrations will include free and commercially available solutions. Pointers will be provided to online resources that will accelerate one's introduction to FileMaker Go development. If you're new to FileMaker Go or seeking to jump-start your development for the iOS marketplace come join this entertaining pre-conference session.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • iOS
What You Will Learn
  • Key design goals for successful FileMaker Go solutions
  • Building to iOS and FileMaker Go user interaction expectations
  • Options for synchronizing remote, disconnected solutions
  • Methods for publishing data and digital assets from FileMaker Go
Save to Calendar The Elephant in the Room
Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. 
Design Intermediate

Yousaf Shah (DataTherapy)

Session Description

With 350 million + iOS devices in the marketplace there has and probably will never be a better time for developers to sharpen up their skills and go out to reap the profits. Developers should not wait to be asked by existing customers and should learn the skills and go right out to take advantage of this new market. This session is a call to arms for FileMaker developers to realize the changes occurring in the business world as it adopts mobile devices such as iPhone and iPad. FileMaker developers can suddenly do things which most other App developers cannot which is developing connected, time and effort saving business solutions for the iPad and iPhone.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
  • FileMaker Server
What You Will Learn
  • How mobile technologies are changing the way businesses operate and we are not going back
  • FileMaker developers are suddenly elevated to superstar status as people who can quickly write business apps
  • Why its important for FileMaker developers to realize the skills they need to hone and understand how to tap into this market
Save to Calendar From Idea to iPad ... in Under an Hour
Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. 
FileMaker Go Beginner

Sheldon King (Proficient)

Session Description

Mobile devices have created huge challenges for businesses of all shapes and sizes. For most, they create more challenges than they solve. Which processes are suitable for mobile deployment? How much time (and money) should we spend on developing mobile solutions? How can we justify it? How do we prevent mobile data collection from being just another data silo? This session is designed to support new and existing FileMaker developers to navigate their way through these challenges so that they can deploy FileMaker Go solutions that not only work, but that lay the foundation for a more comprehensive mobile strategy moving forward.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • iPad
What You Will Learn
  • How the iPad is reshaping business information technology
  • Do's and don'ts of rapid mobile deployment (a/k/a the tablet is not the desktop)
  • Choose your battles - to pitch or not to pitch for mobile development
  • Get things happening quickly in FileMaker Go
Save to Calendar Buyer's Guide: Synchronization Tools
Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. 
FileMaker Go Advanced

Mark Richman (Skeleton Key)

Session Description

FileMaker Go has increased the demand for FileMaker solutions that offer a mobile interface. Unfortunately, wireless and cellular networks still suffer from spotty coverage and inconsistent performance. A common solution - some method of synchronization - is often part of the puzzle. Picking the right synchronization tool can be confusing. Like most things in life, everyone has their opinion, all too often shaped by relatively limited experience. This session aims to make a mostly objective/somewhat subjective assessment of three popular and commercially available synchronization products, and to evaluate them on common criteria such as how easy they are to setup, quality of documentation, performance with different types and sizes of data, support for conflict resolution, etc. Much like a 'Consumer Report's Buyer's Guide', the goal of this session is NOT to pick the best product, but to educate the buyer on how to make the right selection for their scenario before they start developing.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Server
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
  • Networking
  • Security
  • Synchronization
What You Will Learn
  • The lineup: a high-level overview of SyncDek Mobile, GoZync and MirrorSync
  • The criteria: what we reviewed, what we tested and how we measured our results
  • The results: the nitty-gritty, down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred results of our reviews and testing
  • The recommendations: which tool we'd recommend for various deployment/development scenarios
Save to Calendar Architecting for FileMaker Go
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. 
FileMaker Go Advanced

Dawn Heady (Soliant Consulting)

Session Description

FileMaker Go 12 is a full-fledged FileMaker client and can generally run any FileMaker Pro 12 database. Nevertheless, you can greatly improve your users' experience by designing work-flows that you optimize for the touch interface. During this session we'll delve into design considerations for optimizing performance and usability of systems refined for FileMaker Go. We'll explore the four basic architectural models for FileMaker Go solutions and how to determining which to deploy. We'll look at the four methods for deploying a FileMaker file to the iOS device and weigh the merits of each. Finally, we will discuss sync strategies when it is necessary to move data between FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go. The solution will include a fully unlocked demonstration file.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Pro
  • FileMaker Go
What You Will Learn
  • Questions to ask when designing for FileMaker Go
  • Four architectural models for FileMaker Go solutions
  • Four methods for deploying a FileMaker database to the iOS device
  • Sync strategies for moving data between FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go solutions
Save to Calendar Deploy and Manage Your Custom Business Solution to iOS Devices
Thursday, 9:00 a.m. 
FileMaker Go Intermediate

Kieran Saunders (FileMaker, Inc.)

Session Description

After attending this session you should be familiar with Mobile Device Management (MDM) and what it can do for you and your business. Whether you are looking to exploit the commercial opportunities of iOS business solution development, get a better understanding of how you can deploy your iPhone or iPad custom solutions or to help your business run more efficiently and effectively.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go
  • Mac OS X Server
  • iPhone Configuration Utility
What You Will Learn
  • The best options for deploying your solution to many iOS devices
  • What remote management can and can't do for you
  • How to use configuration profiles, over-the-air enrollment, and the Apple Push Notification service
  • Demonstration of an online MDM suite - bring your iPad to take part
Save to Calendar Designing and Implementing Navigation for Solutions on the iPhone, iPad, and Desktop
Thursday, 2:00 p.m. 
Design Intermediate

Don Levan (Vanguard Custom Software)

Session Description

Where am I? Where can I go? And, what can I do? These are the key questions people have when using your solution. The way you design and implement navigation systems can make the difference between a solution that is easy to learn and efficient to use and one that is overwhelming and confusing. This session will give you a clear understanding about how to design navigation systems appropriate for each platform and practical techniques you can use to implement your designs.

Products & Technologies
  • FileMaker Go for iPhone
  • FileMaker Go for iPad
  • FileMaker Pro
What You Will Learn
  • The difference between global navigation, local navigation, and contextual navigation
  • The navigation patterns that lends themselves to each platform (iPhone, iPad, and Desktop)
  • Specific problems to avoid
  • Techniques on how to implement navigation in FileMaker to best work on each device

Session will be recorded