On the subject of anniversaries, the one year anniversary of this blog passed quietly in early November. Just want to take a moment to recap our experience with it so far. Back on Nov 5th 2008, this is how we launched:
“Hello everyone. I’m starting this blog in tandem with a push to move the Philly FileMaker Developer Group into a more participatory, public space. Not really sure yet where that will take us.”
We’ve done our best since then to make our user group experience both public and participatory, especially in terms of sharing content with an audience that doesn’t necessarily walk through our physical doors. In the past year we’ve:
And a thank you in advance to Molly Connolly (Thorsen Consulting) and Kirk Bowman (Mighty Data), who will present in February and March 2010 respectively.
As far as the blog itself, we’re still working out which of these efforts best serve our core group and the general public, so expect things to continue to change.
But I thought I’d take this opportunity to solicit suggestions from the group and from the public as to what you’d like to see in this space. You can email me at colin.keee(at)itsolutions-inc.com with anything you’d like to share.
It’s been an exciting year, and we’re looking forward to the next one. For those of you in the neighborhood, hope to see you in December!
I sat down with Alan Deffenderfer, ABD Enterprises, before the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group DevCon 2009 recap meeting held at the IT Solutions office in Fort Washington. Alan shared a couple “wow” moments from DevCon just before the meeting started.
As posted here, we’ll be meeting tonight at 6 PM. Jason Mundok, David Hollander and Alan Deffenderfer will be discussing what they learned at DevCon, in a roundtable discussion format. Not a meeting to miss if you didn’t make it to DevCon.
As with the July meeting, we’ll stream to uStream:
- 2009 FileMaker Developer Conference RECAP
—Jason Mundok moderates
- Stump the Chump experts
- About the Philadelphia FileMaker User Group
Note to user group members: this is a FREE seminar that IT Solutions Consulting is presenting in early August. It’s conveniently located next to 30th St. Station downtown, and covers some great topics for making your solution even more indispensable to your organization – through dashboards, document management, reporting and so on.
Sign up today, you won’t regret it. – Colin
Mark Your Calendar for an Exclusive FileMaker Seminar
August 6th, 9:30am at the Hub Cira Centre
At IT Solutions, we’ve been working on ways to help our clients make better use of their existing FileMaker systems for faster access to information, resulting in better data driven decisions. We’ve been helping clients utilize some of the exciting new features in FileMaker 10, but even if you’re using a previous version, there are still plenty of ways to maximize your data access efficiency. We’re eager to share this knowledge at an August 6th client seminar dedicated exclusively to working with FileMaker.
Better Data, Better Decisions with FileMaker will be an information-packed ½ day seminar at the new Hub Cira Centre, conveniently located right next to Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. The keynote speaker for the August 6th session will be IT Solutions’ Certified FileMaker Developer/Trainer Jason Mundok and topics will include:
Using FileMaker 10 including dynamic reports, saved finds and what it takes to upgrade
File Server Integration that links FileMaker records to files and folders on your file server
Dashboards that bring business intelligence functions and techniques to FileMaker
Q&A time for all of your FileMaker inquiries
Better Data, Better Decisions 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. Jason and fellow ITS FileMaker developers will be available during this time to answer additional questions and provide more details on any and all FileMaker topics. Space for the complimentary seminar is very limited so sign up as soon as possible to reserve your seat. For more information or to register, contact Jim Higgins or 215-886-7166 x 113.