September 22 Meeting:
- Tim Neudecker – Supporting Users with System Design
— About the Presenter
- Stump the Chump experts
- October 29th: FREE FileMaker Seminar; iPod Shuffle giveaway (details below)
- New Training Classes
- About the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group
Greetings FileMaker Enthusiasts,
Our next Philadelphia FileMaker User Group meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, September 22nd 2009 at 6:00 PM.
The meeting will be held at the IT Solutions Fort Washington Office:
+ 414 Commerce Dr., Suite 150, Fort Washington, PA 19034
+ Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/37mhhh
As always, pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
Please RSVP here if you are planning to attend this meeting:
Tim Neudecker – Supporting Users with System Design
Tim Neudecker of Kyologic will discuss supporting users with system design: a three legged stool. He’ll discuss hardware, application and data as the three supporting elements in any system, and also talk about Champions, Sponsors, IT buy in and UI Design.
As we did with the August recap meeting, we’ll be streaming this meeting to the web using uStream. We’ll announce the uStream link the day of the meeting.
About the presenter:
Tim is the co-founder of Kyo Logic (http://www.kyologic.com/), a FileMaker Business Alliance company focusing on integrating work flow and information systems and shortening the communication lines to customers through extranets.
Tim is a leading software engineer who has worked for large companies such as Federated Department Stores and AGA to small offices such as The Mertz Gilmore Foundation and Chess in the Schools. At AGA, Tim led the design team that developed high-speed workflow and digital asset software, an advanced human resources intranet and a customer extranet that greatly enhanced customer access to the creative process. These and other innovations helped bring the agency to the top of its industry segment.
Tim attended the University of Arkansas School of Engineering and is a published author on topics from network engineering to database design. He is the founder and president of the New York FileMaker Developers’ Group where he leads fellow developers in continuing education around database development.
Stump the Chump – Sit down with an expert for advice/troubleshooting
After the main presentation, during the meet, greet and eat portion of the evening, two seasoned developers will make themselves – and their laptops – available to answer any questions members might have, technical and otherwise. This is an excellent opportunity to pick the brains of FileMaker talent and help you move forward with your own projects!
We’re anticipating this feature of the evening to span about 15 minutes; longer if the developers agree. As usual we rotate talent from meeting to meeting, and feel free to put in your two cents here – this is meant to be fun and collaborative.
October 29th: FREE FileMaker Seminar hosted by IT Solutions:
“Streamline Work Flow & Increase Productivity with FileMaker”
FREE iPod shuffle; eligibility details below
Integrating fragmented data systems in an organization is one of the first steps in streamlining work flow for any organization. When the same data are entered in multiple systems, errors are inevitable. On the other hand, if all of your data reside in a single system ,but users don’t have access to it when they need it, bottlenecks can occur and work flow suffers. At IT Solutions, we’ve been working with our clients for years to increase productivity by removing road blocks in work flow. We have collected a number of different features that we’ve recently implemented in FileMaker systems and would like to share these features with you at an October 29th client seminar.
Streamline Work Flow & Increase Productivity with FileMaker will be an information-packed ½ day seminar at the Hub Cira Centre, conveniently located right next to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The keynote speaker for the October 29th session will be IT Solutions’ Certified FileMaker Developer/Trainer Jason Mundok and topics will include:
System Integration: connecting FileMaker to other applications in your organization
Direct Communication: messaging and alerts from within FileMaker
Indirect Communication: dynamic onscreen alerts for “at-a-glance” status reporting
Transparency: queues and filtered lists for prioritizing next action
Streamline Work Flow & Increase Productivity with FileMaker will be held from 9:30 am to noon, with registration starting at 9:00 am, followed immediately by a Starr Events-catered buffet lunch at the Hub. IT Solutions staff will be available during lunch to answer additional questions and provide more details on any and all FileMaker topics.
The first 10 people to register themselves and a colleague from another business will get a FREE iPod shuffle. Space for the complimentary seminar is very limited so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your seat. To register quickly and easily online visit:
For more information contact Andrea Leadbeater at email@example.com or 866.PICK.ITS.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
New FileMaker Training opportunities at IT Solutions Consulting
IT Solutions has announced its fall Training Schedule, available here:
In addition to our 101 and Intermediate Training offerings, we’ve added new, more focused courses so you can selectively train on particular features or technologies – all of them single day trainings, which makes them much easier to fit into a busy work schedule. If you haven’t given our course listings a look recently, it’s worth a visit. I’m especially excited about the FileMaker-In-Action Workshop!
10/5/2009 – 10/8/2009 – FileMaker Training Series (FTS) for FileMaker 10
11/2/2009 – FileMaker 101 for FileMaker 10
11/3/2009 – 11/4/2009 – FileMaker Intermediate for FileMaker 10
11/10/2009 – FileMaker Focus Series: Data Modeling (FTS curriculum)
11/17/2009 – FileMaker Focus Series: Working with Layouts (FTS curriculum)
11/19/2009 – FTS Extras: Advanced Techniques and ESS (FTS curriculum)
12/8/2009 – FileMaker Focus Series: Calculation Functions (FTS curriculum)
12/15/2009 – FileMaker Focus Series: Scripts (FTS curriculum)
12/17/2009 – FTS Extras: FileMaker Server and Web Publishing (FTS curriculum)
Dates to be announced – FileMaker-In-Action Workshop
About the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group:
The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group was founded in 2004 as an initiative by FileMaker Business Alliance Platinum member IT Solutions Consulting. The group’s goal is to provide an open forum for FileMaker developers and those interested in FileMaker to meet, brainstorm and network.
We hold meetings the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6PM, in the office of IT Solutions Consulting, Inc., at 414 Commerce Drive, Suite 150, Fort Washington PA.
Meetings are open to all, regardless of background and there’s no charge to attend.
Please subscribe to our Mailing List to get announcements on upcoming meetings. The list is set to Announce only, so the volume is typically between one and 2 emails a month.
You can read our blog to get updates and meeting recaps:
We’re also an FMPug Chapter: http://www.fmpug.com/ Consider membership today, especially if you purchase training, plugins, 3rd party products, or web/filemaker hosting – FMPug membership affords considerable discounts across a range of offerings.
Finally, The Philadelphia FileMaker User Group is hosted by:
IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.
Employee ownership – fueling our innovation, strengthening your business.
- Learn about our new FileMaker support offerings: FMAssist and FMAssure!