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FileMaker Developer Conference – July 18-21, 2016


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  • Cristoffer Ippolite

    iSolutions, Inc

    Cris is a FileMaker Excellence Award-winning trainer and founder of iSolutions, a Los Angeles-based FileMaker consulting firm. He has been one of the Platinum-level FileMaker Business Alliance members since 2002. Cris also speaks regularly at several technology conferences, including the FileMaker Developer Conference. He also provides all FileMaker video training content for to tens of thousands of trainees worldwide. Cris is also a football statistics junkie whose FileMaker-based analytics can be found on More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 7 - 14

  • Leslie Kareckas

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Leslie is a senior product marketing manager at FileMaker, Inc. where she is responsible for developing messaging and positioning for the FileMaker Platform. She has many years of marketing experience at high technology companies throughout Silicon Valley. Prior to joining FileMaker, Inc., Leslie held senior-level marketing positions at VeriSign, Inc., eGain Communications and Smart Valley, Inc. More >

  • Marc Larochelle

    Productive Computing

    Marc is the President of Productive Computing, Inc. (PCI), an FBA Platinum partner and recognized industry leader. His love for FileMaker and passion for innovation led him to co-found PCI with his brother Keith in 1996. The company specializes in helping organizations of all sizes become more efficient and profitable by providing FileMaker development, plug-ins, solutions and hosting services.  Marc enjoys creating, planning and developing PCI’s long-term strategies and goals. He resides in sunny San Diego and on the weekends he participates in competitive racing with his Corvette Stingray. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 7-14

  • Claus Lavendt


    The founder of Danish development house DataManix, Claus has been a FileMaker developer since 1994. Through the years he has built many kinds of systems for companies of all sizes, including large international enterprises with more than 120,000 employees. He has presented sessions at FileMaker developer conferences around the world. Claus also holds a degree in commercial photography, which provides the foundation for his creative approach. In addition to his development work, he has been a light designer for many years. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 11 - 14

  • Nick Lightbody

    Deskspace Systems Limited

    Nick is a former commercial lawyer creating data-driven responsive custom apps. He has been using the FileMaker Platform to solve problems since 1997 and has become a leading authority on the creation of fast efficient FileMaker apps since realizing, in April 2011, that “the future is mobile”. The pursuit of performance is one of his core objectives. To test performance, he developed dsBenchmark, now widely used for load testing FileMaker Server. His speedy and elegant (and completely FileMaker-based) Deskspace CMS was released at the end of 2015. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 9, 14

  • Yann Liqueur-Salzédo


    Yann is the founder of infografix, a FileMaker Business Alliance partner in Nice, France. He has been a FileMaker developer since version 2.1 and is a regular speaker at many FileMaker conferences: FileMaker DevCon 2014 & 2015, FMConf in France, CQDF in Quebec and DotFMP in Berlin. Though he started with an MBA degree, Yann today is more focused on user experience design. He has written several articles for developers, including one presenting his “slide-a-block method” to design FileMaker Go specific layouts that can handle the iOS device rotation. Away from the keyboard, Yann enjoys travel and fine photography. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 12, 13, 14

  • Clay Maeckel

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Clay Maeckel was the first engineer hired by Claris Corporation and has worked for Apple and its subsidiary for over thirty years. Throughout the years he has helped champion, design, and develop the initial versions of FileMaker for Windows, FileMaker Server, FileMaker plug-ins, Instant Web Publishing, the Draco engine, and FileMaker Go. Clay's current title is Chief Software Architect reporting to the Vice President of Engineering. He has attended most of the past US developer conferences and more recently has been on stage at conferences in Japan, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. More >

  • Kevin McAllister

    inRESONANCE, Inc.

    Kevin has worked with the FileMaker Platform since 1989, and since 1992 has been an FSA/CSA member. He served as a K-12 IT Director for 15 years, leading him to create solutions for that market. In 1999, he founded inRESONANCE, which has grown to a 5M company with 50 employees and 400+ clients on five continents in 16 years. Kevin travels extensively and speaks at conferences worldwide. He won the FSA Mad Dog award in 2003, and spoke at DevCon in 2003 & 2004. He and his wife live in beautiful western Massachusetts, near his daughters and grandchildren. More >

  • James Medema

    Surefoot Consulting, Inc

    Jim is the owner of Surefoot Consulting, Inc, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has been working with FileMaker since 1990 and is one of about 25 people in the world who have "earned 'em all" - every FileMaker Developer Certification and Authorized Trainer Certification. The Surefoot team focuses on custom development but also offers outstanding training classes and 1-on-1 coaching. Jim and his wife recently finished a massive 15-year whole house and yard remodeling project. When not with his wife, kids or grandchildren, you will often find Jim behind the lens of a camera or piloting his drone. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 7 - 14

  • John Miller

    JAMF Software

    John has been a part of the Product Management team at JAMF Software for three years, currently as the manager of the Product Owners. Before joining Product Management, he served in other roles in both Sales and Support at JAMF Software. These gave him invaluable insight into how organizations find, deploy, manage, and update apps on both iOS and OS X devices in the enterprise. He looks forward to joining Nick Amundsen in presenting “Mobile Device Management and App Deployment”. More >