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Get an overview of what DevCon 2019 has to offer.

Monday, August 5

Training Day

Separate registration required — only $399.
A full conference pass is not required for this event.

Training Day includes breakfast, lunch and 6 hours of instruction led by experienced FileMaker Business Alliance trainers.

Beginner

Jim Medema
Jim Medema

Beginner

The beginner session is for those who are new, or relatively new, to the FileMaker Platform. Attendees will learn about each component of the platform and how they all work together. Explore how custom apps are designed and created by building a functional app hands-on. Gain a solid foundation so you can grow your skills as a user or developer.

Intermediate

Take your skillset to the next level and build from foundational concepts you developed when you were a beginner. Choose one morning session (relationships or layouts) and one afternoon session (calculations or scripts).

Cris Ippolite
Cris Ippolite

Relationships — Morning session

This session will explore the concepts behind using the relationships graph to create complex relationships and queries in your FileMaker apps. Explore how to leverage relationships and queries in your calculations, layouts, and scripts while understanding the most important part of building custom apps — context.

Matt Petrowsky
Matt Petrowsky

Layouts — Morning session

FileMaker layouts are more than just the representation of your user interface. Layouts are used for your user interface, for output such as PDFs, for printing, and more. This session aims to provide you with a richer understanding of how layouts factor into the whole of your custom app. Learn about the various tools you can use in Layout mode, as well as the possible options available when it comes to designing and using layouts in your custom apps.

Cris Ippolite
Cris Ippolite

Calculations — Afternoon session

This session will tour the most used calculation functions and help attendees grasp how to use calculations not only as fields, but as a way to make scripts, layouts, and various other aspects of your custom app more dynamic.

Matt Petrowsky
Matt Petrowsky

Scripting — Afternoon session

Learn the foundation of writing powerful scripts. When scripting any given process, there is rarely one single way to solve the problem. Discover the available steps to solve your specific problems and learn how to debug your scripts for the best possible execution. This session will focus on advancing your knowledge of creating scripts. Learn how to blueprint your desired solution, then implement those blueprints into an actual working script.

Advanced

Bob Bowers
Bob Bowers

Advanced

Learn advanced techniques and strategies for creating high-performing, scalable FileMaker custom apps. Explore tools and techniques to make you a more efficient and confident developer. This session includes a combination of demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Topics include: Perform Script on Server, ExecuteSQL, virtual lists, Insert From URL, custom functions, Script Triggers, JSON, advanced scripting, calculations, and layout techniques. Demo files and resources will be available so you can continue to practice and learn on your own after class.

Todd Geist
Todd Geist

FileMaker Data API

Take a deep dive into using the FileMaker Data API. Set your FileMaker Server up as a REST API source for other applications. Learn to use the FileMaker Data API for Custom Web Publishing.

Jeremy Brown
Jeremy Brown

JavaScript

JavaScript is natively supported in all parts of the FileMaker Platform. The first part of this course is focused on scope, variables, and functions, connecting those concepts to your existing FileMaker skills. You’ll also learn how to integrate JavaScript libraries into custom apps, how to set up the library inside of a FileMaker file, how to call FileMaker scripts with JavaScript, and how to call JavaScript with FileMaker scripts. In addition, you’ll learn tips for working with the web viewer and JavaScript in your custom apps.

Tuesday-Thursday August 6-8

Conference Tracks

Choose from a variety of sessions including under the hood sessions with FileMaker evangelists and engineers. New this year: Hands-on labs to go deeper and lightning talks to inspire you.

The complete schedule along with session descriptions will be available Spring 2019.

Create

Learn to build even better custom apps with solid user interface and user experience design fundamentals. Discover the latest features that help streamline the creation of your custom apps. Sessions range from beginner to expert.

Learn techniques for deploying custom apps in on-premise or cloud environments. Discover tips on making your custom apps secure and tuning them for optimal performance. Get further insights into FileMaker WebDirect to improve your web layouts.

Integrate

Get the most out of robust APIs to integrate FileMaker custom apps with other systems via ODBC, web services, JavaScript, and XML. Learn how to link FileMaker with emerging technologies like the Internet of Things.

Business

Prepare your business for success. Hear from a variety of businesses on how they use the FileMaker Platform to solve their unique problems. Learn best practices for running a consulting business, marketing your success, and managing projects.

FBA

Discover best practices to market and grow your business successfully. Find out how to recruit more developer talent to meet your specific needs. Engage with key FileMaker executives and learn how to get the most out of the FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) program. These sessions are for active FBA partners. Conference registration is required.