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  • Matthew O’Dell

    Big Buffalo Design

    Matthew is a User Experience Designer and Project Manager with iSolutions and the owner of Big Buffalo Design where he works with clients to research, design, and build their own custom software apps. Previous he was the Senior Manager for the Tech Vertical for Udemy where I oversaw all training content for software development, IT, and design. Before joining Udemy, he worked at FileMaker (an Apple subsidiary) as a Systems Engineer and Technical Marketing Manager. Matthew is an avid designer, trainer and presenter.

    FileMaker Certifications: 7 - 14

  • Josh Ormond

    Iozax Designs

    Josh has spent a decade creating more efficient ways to get things done around the office. He started his first custom app in 2007 in an effort to transition a paper based classified ad department into a digital workflow.For the next several years he helped others learn more about FileMaker on the forums. Josh started his own consulting company in 2011, which he ran part-time, while still working as in-house developer. In 2017, he was honored by the community and FileMaker, Inc., to receive the award for FileMaker Community Leader of the Year.

  • Matt Petrowsky

    ISO Productions, Inc.

    Matt has been working professionally with the FileMaker technology suite since 1995. In 1997 he started ISO Productions, Inc. as a company focused on providing educational resources for FileMaker learners. As the editor of ISO FileMaker Magazine, Matt produces a weekly digital article and has produced a number of well-known FileMaker tools and resources for learning and developing within FileMaker Pro Advanced. With a passion for great looking user-centered design, his realm of knowledge extends to a variety of programming languages and web related technologies. He resides in Southern California with his wonderful wife and three children and enjoys listening to all kinds of sci-fi audio books and taking long walks into the forest. You can find him on YouTube, Twitter, the FileMaker Community, and on his own web site. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 11 - 16

  • Wesley Powell

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Wesley, Software Development Manager at FileMaker Inc., has worked on a variety of projects during his career with the company. He is driven by developing rich user interfaces and focusing on the user experience. Wesley graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Information & Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and joined FileMaker in 2007.

  • John Renfrew{ude}

    John is a trained maths and creative arts teacher and long-term FileMaker user. Since first meeting FileMaker on a tour-bus, managing Mary J Blige, he has built all his own business tools with it. For many years this was in his own company, supporting presentations and running events for a prestigious UK car company. After moving from in-house to full-time developer 7 years ago, he is now a regular presenter at developer events in the UK and globally, a contributor to several FileMaker forums, and guest contributor to blogs where his expertise with PDF and data visualization is highly appreciated.

    FileMaker Certifications: 11 - 16

  • Mark Richman

    Skeleton Key

    Mark is the President of Skeleton Key, a FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum level member based in St. Louis, MO. Mark is a FileMaker Certified Developer 8-16 and leads a team of consultants in providing coaching, design, development and implementation services for clients in a broad array of markets. Mark has authored several white papers for FileMaker Inc. and is a previous DevCon speaker and webinar presenter. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 8 - 16

  • Luke Rochester

    One Business App Pty Ltd

    Luke is a Management Consultant specializing in Business Intelligence with qualifications in engineering, psychology, relational and multidimensional databases. He uses FileMaker to create artificially intelligent apps and dashboards for small business owners, CEOs and directors of Fortune 500 companies. A quote from one of his session feedback forms sums up the reception he receives from attendees: “This is the single best session I've ever attended at a DevCon. In 90 minutes, the cost of the conference, the travel and time away from the office were all justified.” More >

  • Christos Savva

    Velistar Consulting & Solutions

    Christos is a Chartered Accountant and passionate about developing solutions with FileMaker since 2012. He founded Velistar Consulting & Solutions in 2014 after a position as Assistant Manager at Deloitte where he worked as an external auditor and consultant for five years. Christos is from Nicosia, Cyprus, and he is certified in all versions of FileMaker since version 12. In his spare time, Christos is also an astronomer and director of the Cyprus Astronomy Organisation, a non-profit organization to promote astronomy on the island.

  • James Scarpetta

    The Scarpetta Group, Inc.

    James is the Senior FileMaker Developer at The Scarpetta Group in Simpsonville, SC. He has been working full time with FileMaker since 2013 but started working with them a few years before and is Certified in versions 12-16. Prior to that he worked as a graphic artist and photographer. He has a background in graphic design working for publications and as a freelancer. When not developing James can be found with his two kids, behind his camera at an event, or watching the Patriots during football season.

    FileMaker Certifications: 12 - 16

  • Sarah Sigfrinius

    Linear Blue

    Sarah is a FileMaker Developer for Linear Blue, based in the United Kingdom. She works hard as an advocate for young people in tech and is an active member in the Women of FileMaker (WOF) group. Starting her development career out of pure curiosity, over four years she achieved four FileMaker certifications which have completely transformed her professional career. When Sarah is not speaking in her session you will see her often around the WOF booth. Stop by and say hello!

  • Sarah Stickfort

    Midwest Services & Solutions, LLC

    Sarah started working with FileMaker while in junior high in a data entry role at her family business, Stickfort Electric. She is now a CPA and has a broad range of experience including leading financial and IT audits at the large aerospace manufacturer Rockwell Collins. To complement her accounting degree, Sarah pursued formal FileMaker training through John Mark Osborne and Steven Blackwell and is certified for versions 9 and 13-16. Her powerful combination of skills enable her to develop successful solutions for a varied client base, including a comprehensive FileMaker solution for Stickfort Electric.Outside of the professional world, Sarah enjoys music, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Oliver Sussat

    The Academy of Contemporary Music

    Oliver is a Director at the world’s largest creative recording complex, Metropolis Studios, and Europe’s most pioneering school for modern music education, The Academy of Contemporary Music. Responsible for the growth and transformation of both businesses through the use of technology, Oliver is a proponent for the FileMaker platform, having replaced enterprise systems there with custom FileMaker solutions to dramatic effect. ACM’s student body has doubled in a two year period, whilst Metropolis Studios has been turned around from losing money to posting profits of north of £1m.

  • Henry Wang

    FileMaker, Inc.

    Henry is a User Experience Designer at FileMaker, Inc. He has been at FileMaker for the past four years working primarily on FileMaker Pro Advanced.

  • Jordan Watson

    Media 10

    Jordan went to work for FileMaker, Inc. to learn about the product from the inside out. He then joined a leading FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum Consultant where he led development on numerous FileMaker apps for companies like Apple, Rolls-Royce, and TeamGB. As Technical Manager at Media 10, Jordan is tasked with ensuring his development team can efficiently and effectively service over 300 daily users across three continents while having the capacity to deliver new projects and adapting to an ever-changing market. More >

    FileMaker Certifications: 13 -14

  • Steve Winter

    Matatiro Solutions

    Steve has been a FileMaker developer since long before he had grey hair—and these days there’s lots of that! He's been a frequent speaker at DevCon over recent years and is FileMaker certified 1 - 16. These days Steve is based in Latvia where he's a freelance software developer. The majority of his solutions utilize the power of the FileMaker platform where he specializes in building responsive, dynamic web applications driven by FileMaker Server. He also spends a lot of time integrating FileMaker with external systems, mostly through web service integration.

  • Ken Worthley

    Worthley & Co., Inc.

    Ken is the owner of Worthley & Co., Inc, a FileMaker Business Alliance partner based in Nixa, Missouri. He is a FileMaker 8-16 Certified Developer. With a passion for user-centered design, Ken enjoys partnering with clients to reach their goals. When not in the Script Workspace, Ken can be found enjoying the outdoors with his wife and two kids.

    FileMaker Certifications: 8 - 16

  • Deborah Zempel

    Deborah Zempel Consulting

    Deborah has been designing in the FileMaker platform since 1989 working on projects large and small, both as a developer and a user. Throughout many years of development she has sharpened her design skills for all platforms: Mac, Windows, FileMaker Go and FileMaker Web Direct. With the design advances that FileMaker has provided to her, the job of design has become even more fun to do. But, there are still cross-platform design matters to consider. Deborah has been a speaker at DevCon twice and hopes to impart some of her design experience to those who are just beginning to learn.

  • Martha Zink

    Soliant Consulting, Inc.

    Martha is a technical project lead for Soliant Consulting and has been working with FileMaker for more than 10 years. Her role includes developing in FileMaker, analyzing client and business needs, and mentoring in-house developers and consultants. She’s a self-proclaimed fan of user experience, looping scripts, and Execute SQL. Whether on the DevCon stage or during day to day meetings, she’s always excited to share her passion for the FileMaker Platform and help others think up unique solutions for their custom needs.