Business without Boundaries - FileMaker Developer Conference - San Antonio Texas July 28-31, 2014

Speakers

  • Vin Addala

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Vin is currently the Software Architect for FileMaker web publishing technologies at FileMaker, Inc., where he has worked for the past nine years. During this time, he has designed and implemented numerous features in WPE, PHP API, XML, and UAC. Vin is instrumental in the design of the web publishing engine architecture and FileMaker WebDirect. He has presented numerous times at FileMaker Developer Conferences.

  • Kevin Ayers

    Drexel University

    Kevin began his obsession with databases at the age of six, helping his father enter invoices into the computer because “it was fun”. In 2003, he began work as the in-house FileMaker developer for Drexel University’s College of Engineering, and since then has become the database manager for the College of Engineering as well as serving as an advisor to Drexel’s centralized IT on the university wide enterprise systems. He is a FileMaker 9 -13 Certified developer, and has presented at his local user group, PhillyFileMaker, and PauseOnError.

  • Jeremy Bante

    Beezwax

    Jeremy is a FileMaker developer with Beezwax and a second-generation developer with 13 years of experience. He is a frequent contributor to FileMakerStandards.org and ModularFileMaker.org, and is an authority on development best practices. Jeremy is also the developer behind Barcode Creator for FileMaker, and he speaks regularly on various topics at FileMaker user groups. He is FileMaker 7 -13 Certified and enjoys using FileMaker to solve analytical problems, systematically turning data into good decisions.

  • Mark Baum

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Mark is a senior FileMaker developer at FileMaker, Inc. As part of the in-house development team, he works with a wide range of internal FileMaker-based systems as well as various integration technologies. He has 17 years of experience as a FileMaker developer in the areas of desktop publishing, online trade magazines, business-to-business telemarketing, medical research reporting, and physician O.R. scheduling. He is a FileMaker 11-13 Certified developer.

  • Mike Beargie

    Anvil Dataworks

    Mike is an application developer with Anvil Dataworks, a FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member, and Business Driver of the Year in 2013. He is a FileMaker 11-13 Certified developer and has been working with the FileMaker Platform for over seven years. He has a formal education in graphic arts and IT management, and a background in web development and high level IT service. In his spare time, he is an avid poster on the FileMaker Technical Network discussion forums, and organizes and presents at the local FileMaker user group, COFMUG, in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Ibrahim Bittar

    Eikonsys

    Ibrahim has been a FileMaker developer since 1992 and currently is Director of Eikonsys, a software company located in León, Mexico, established in 2001. Eikonsys is the first Latin American company to join the FileMaker Business Alliance in 2004. Ibrahim’s strengths are in the fields of graphics arts, interface design, and user experience. He is FileMaker is a 9-13 Certified developer.

  • Molly Connolly

    Thorsen Consulting, Inc.

    Molly, owner of Thorsen Consulting, is a FileMaker developer who provides business advisory services to other FileMaker developers on how to effectively run and grow their businesses. As a “consultant to consultants” Molly leverages her 15+ years of experience to help companies on a variety of issues including client management, training, recruiting and sales. Her virtual training course (https://jumpstartfm.com/)offers training and mentoring to new developers to help them learn necessary technical skills but also to learn consulting and project management skills necessary to be a successful developer.

  • Wim Decorte

    Soliant Consulting

    Wim is a senior architect at Soliant Consulting. He is a FileMaker 7-13 Certified developer and the author of numerous technical briefs and articles on FileMaker Server. He is a frequent speaker at FileMaker DevCon, at FileMaker developer groups throughout the world, and is the recipient of a FileMaker Excellence Award. In addition to being a renowned expert on FileMaker Server, Wim also specializes in integrating FileMaker with other applications and systems. His pet project is the open source fmDotNet connector class that he created (www.fmdotnet.org).

  • Alexei Folger

    Outside Edge Consulting

    Alexei is an independent FileMaker developer and longtime member of the FileMaker community. She worked for many years as a senior systems engineer for FileMaker, Inc., where she provided high-level technical guidance to customers and contributed to the development of future product direction. She’s an experienced speaker who has made numerous technical presentations. She is a FileMaker 7-12 Certified developer and FileMaker trainer.

  • Doug Gardner

    Exoteric Inc.

    Doug is the founder of Exoteric Inc., a Toronto-based FileMaker consultancy with clients in Canada and the United States. While working on his Ph.D. at York University in Toronto he lectured in front of audiences large and small. A previous FileMaker DevCon speaker, Doug has worked as a FileMaker developer for the past 19 years, and is celebrating his 18th year as a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. He has written numerous FileMaker articles and spoken at FileMaker user groups and FileMaker events across North America. Doug is FileMaker is a 9-13 Certified developer.

  • Todd Geist

    geist interactive

    Todd started using FileMaker Pro in the early 90’s when he was working at Washington University School of Medicine. In 1997, he left academics to start a technology business. Todd later founded geist interactive, a FileMaker development firm now based in southern California. He has delivered over 20 sessions at FileMaker DevCon over the years on a range of topics. He is also the founder of ModularFileMaker.org, a popular FileMaker code sharing site and the co-founder and president of the Board of One Spark Academy, a non- profit learning center in Thousand Oaks, California.

  • Deepali Gokhale

    infoCypher

    Deepali is a FileMaker 11 and 12 Certified developer with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an associate's degree in graphic design. Deepali began software consulting in 1998 at The Moyer Group, Inc., and quickly established herself as one of the leading developers and trainers of FileMaker Pro and Lasso. In 1999, Deepali founded infoCypher Data Consulting and has been successfully using her engineering and design expertise to bring a practical and creative approach to the projects she delivers for her clients.

  • Roy Gordon

    Practical Solutions for Educators

    Roy, owner and president of Practical Solutions for Educators, has used FileMaker Pro for over 20 years and has been a full-time FileMaker Pro developer for the past 16 years. Prior to being a FileMaker Pro developer, he worked in schools for 17 years. Roy has sold over 1.5 million dollars worth of FileMaker Pro software over the years and has won multiple FileMaker Excellence Awards. During the past three years, he has been transforming his company into a company specializing in FileMaker Go solutions.

  • David Head

    FileMaker, Inc.

    A FileMaker, Inc. consulting engineer in the Asia Pacific and based in Sydney, Australia, David provides technical expertise and knowledge to FileMaker customers and developers. He has been developing FileMaker solutions for over 20 years, and is a FileMaker 7-13 Certified developer. He has developed and presented full day seminars and multi-day education courses such as Exploring the FileMaker 13 Platform. He is an experienced presenter and FileMaker trainer with a skill for making complex concepts easy to understand.

  • William Heizer

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Bill is a senior consulting engineer for FileMaker, Inc. He graduated from Ball State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Management of Information Systems. Previously he worked with RealMed, Inc. as a Systems Analyst for an Internet based claims adjudication firm. Prior to RealMed, Bill founded C&H Consulting Group, Inc., a midwest based information technology company, that worked with numerous fortune 500 companies, providing IT support and programming expertise. He is a FileMaker 7-13 Certified developer and FileMaker trainer.

  • Nicolas Hunter

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Nicolas works with the Instructional Media team at FileMaker, Inc., and has been a FileMaker Pro evangelist for 28 years. He has designed, engineered, and developed the Starter Solutions that are included with FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker Server. He participated in creating new standards and techniques for solutions optimized for iPad and iPhone. From his work with the original FileMaker Plus to the current release, Nicolas has introduced new paradigms in designing and building solutions with simplicity and elegance. Besides being the creator of the Getting Started guided tour, he is the co-inventor of many FileMaker Pro features and author of several technical briefs.