- 2nd Semiannual Design Critique and Discussion July 28
— Dan Stein and Loreli Voltmer present
— Stump the Chump experts
- News: FREE FileMaker 1/2 Day Seminar August 6: Better Data, Better Decisions with FileMaker
- About the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group
Greetings FileMaker Enthusiasts,
Our next Philadelphia FileMaker User Group meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday evening, July 28th 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:
2nd Semiannual Design Critique and Discussion
For our July 28th meeting we’re going to hold our 2nd semiannual Design Critique and Discussion session.
Dan Stein (http://www.dss-db.com/) and Loreli Voltmer (http://www.mataac.org/) have both agreed to present projects they have worked on and open the floor for critique and discussion. Each will have about 30 minutes of floor time.
The presenters will be providing a certain amount of discussion framing – namely what problems they’d like to talk about. But generally speaking we are going to be focusing mainly on high-level topics:
What decisions were made to model the business/org the project was for?
What could other design avenues offer?
What design paths had to be ruled out?
What are the best and worst aspects of the system, and what lessons can be taken into future projects?
In short, a friendly critique and open discussion, learning from the imperfection of real-world examples, communal brainstorming, with the object of taking away from the dialogue ideas for our own design practices.
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!
This month our experts-at-your-disposal are:
Colin Keefe (IT Solutions Consulting: http://www.itsolutions-inc.com/)
David Hollander (Combined Fields Consulting: http://combinedfields.com/)
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.
News: FREE 1/2 day Seminar August 6:
Better Data, Better Decisions with FileMaker
IT Solutions Consulting is presenting a FREE 1/2 day Seminar on August 6. It’s conveniently located next to 30th St. Station downtown at the new Hub Cira Centre, and covers some great topics for making your solution even more indispensable to your organization – through dashboards, document management, reporting and much more.
More info here:
You really DON’T want to miss this.
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.
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