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Tracks

Get an overview of what DevCon 2018 has to offer.

Monday, August 6

Training Day Tracks

Separate registration required.
A full conference pass is not required for this event.

Training Day consists of a 3‑hour morning session and a 3‑hour afternoon session led by FileMaker Business Alliance trainers.

Attendees may choose sessions from different tracks. For example, attend a session from the intermediate track in the morning and then choose an advanced track session in the afternoon.

Beginner

Establish a solid foundation in the basics of the FileMaker Platform. This track will give attendees a steady launching pad from which to select and learn from other sessions at DevCon.

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Intermediate

Get to the core of FileMaker app development. Choose from sessions on structuring relationships and queries, designing layouts, creating scripts and calculations, and deploying FileMaker Server.

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Advanced

Take your FileMaker skills to the next level. Study in-depth topics ranging from integration, to execute SQL and virtual lists, to JavaScript for FileMaker Developers.

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User Experience

Attend a hands-on workshop to learn how to properly plan out your custom app before starting development. Learn about gathering business and technical requirements and using tools to create workflow and wireframes.

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Tuesday-Wednesday, August 7-8

Conference Tracks

Open to all registered conference attendees.

The keynote address will be held Monday at 6:30 PM (August 6) to kick off the conference.

Beginner

Focus on the fundamentals of the FileMaker Platform. If you are unable to attend Training Day, this is a good choice for learning the basics. And if you did attend Training Day, this track is an excellent opportunity to round out your baseline development skills.

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Intermediate

Dive deeper into building fully-featured custom apps. For those who attended Training Day, this track is great for further exploring the FileMaker Platform. Learn how to expand the functionality of your app while customizing it to fit your needs.

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Advanced

Explore more complex techniques and cutting-edge innovations. If you are looking for a challenge, you’ll find content in this track that will help you get the most out of the advanced features in the FileMaker Platform.

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Business

Prepare your business for success. You’ll learn how to utilize the FileMaker Platform to strengthen your team with practical uses that can make a difference in your organization’s day-to-day operations, as well as over the long term.

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Special Focus

These day-long tracks enable attendees to fully immerse themselves in a single subject to gain in-depth understanding of the functionality and application of the focus area. Topics include design, security, and integration.

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Thursday, August 9

FBA Day

Open to all FileMaker Business Alliance members in good standing.
Conference registration required.

Discover best practices for managing and growing your FileMaker business.

Explore ways to better leverage your team with more efficient development practices, learn proven methods for marketing your solutions and services to your target audience, gain new project management skills to stay on time and within budget, and more.

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Thursday, August 9

Customer Day

Open to all registered conference attendees.

These sessions are devoted to the soft skills necessary for successful FileMaker app development.

Discover business best practices for planning, budgeting, and working with other departments to deploy custom apps for your team. Attend “FileMaker in Action” sessions that highlight business leaders and citizen developers telling their FileMaker success stories. See what worked for them and what lessons they learned in the process.

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