FileMaker Devcon Speakers

Marie Normand

Marie Normand

Marie has joined the FileMaker team early 2018 as the EMEA Partner Manager. Originally from the French-speaking province of Quebec, in Canada, she began her career in communication and then journalism, before joining the FileMaker developers community as the Sales Director for a Platinum FileMaker Business Alliance member in Montreal. Having worked for 5 years for an FBA organisation, Marie is able to understand the value of partners within the FileMaker community. She is also always happy to talk about travels and learn about the best hiking trails to discover.

FBA Meeting

Douglas Wallis

Douglas Wallis

Douglas Wallis is the EMEA Manager for Platform Evangelism at FileMaker. After graduating in French Law at Paris University, moved back to the UK where he had previously lived about 10 years. Douglas had worked in London for over 15 years as a “data guru” developing in-house and clients custom apps using FileMaker, SQL and various mapping software. He joined FileMaker in 2014 as System Engineer for Southern Europe and has now extended his role to now cover the whole of Europe. When he is not working with data, Douglas enjoys the occasional game of golf, and plays local rugby games on Sunday morning in his new home town of Nantes in South Brittany.

TBA

Mihaela Vignon

Mihaela Vignon

WinSoft has a dynamic and wide partnership network throughout Central and Eastern European, Asian, African and Middle Eastern regions. WinSoft operates in close cooperation with its partners to ensure the highest possible customers’ satisfaction.

Karolis Šerpytis

Karolis Šerpytis

Using Filemaker platform for creating SBA Product business

Our company story from 1 FM developer to 10 employees company in 3 years; Continuous product development, FM files versioning (version comparison) and branching experiences; Organizing deployment processes on-premises; Integration with popular Enterprise services: Active directory, Office 365; Product pricing issues

Florian Guilbert

Florian Guilbert

Securing your FileMaker Server in the Cloud

1-hour session about all aspects of securing a server and a solution to be properly hosted on the internet. Main brought answers will be: where to host, what do we need, securing checklist. Also, a big part of SSL/TLS will be mentioned

Christos Savva

Christos Savva

Christos is a FileMaker Developer since 2012 and a Chartered Accountant. For the past year, Christos is part of the Beezwax group as a FileMaker Developer and expert on matters relating to finance. He founded Velistar Consulting & Solutions in 2014 after a position as Assistant Manager at Deloitte where he worked as an external auditor and consultant for five years. Christos is from Nicosia, Cyprus, and he is certified in all versions of FileMaker since version 12. In his spare time, Christos is also an astronomer and director of the Cyprus Astronomy Organisation, a non-profit organization to promote astronomy on the island.

Leveraging cloud accounting software with FileMaker

One of the most frequent requests for small-medium business solutions with FileMaker is to develop some sort of accounting system. So why re-invent the wheel when so many solutions are out there already? In this session we'll talk specifically about Xero and Quickbooks Online. We'll discuss to what extend these leading cloud accounting apps can be integrated with FileMaker in order to leverage the best out each app. We'll also go over integration techniques without costly plugins using just Insert from URL.

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller

Kevin Miller is the CEO of LiveCode, overseeing a global team, and the development of the LiveCode programming language as well as LCFM Native. Kevin founded LiveCode 20 years ago with the vision of making coding accessible to everyone. LiveCode is now used by thousands of businesses and schools worldwide, and is now a powerful and mature programming tool which is cross platform – covering Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and FileMaker.

Deploy Native FileMaker Apps on Android

LCFM Native allows you to deploy your FM solutions as a native app on any platform, including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux. You can keep your data within FileMaker, and use our drag and drop tool to compile your solution as a fully native app on an Android device, or indeed any other. No additional coding required. This is the first and only tool in the FileMaker space that allows you to do this. Kevin Miller, CEO of LiveCode will demonstrate how you can drag and drop your FM layouts into LCFM Native, and compile them to run natively on Android, iOS, Mac Windows or Linux. - Deploy a FileMaker solution as a native app on Android - Cross platform, includes Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and Linux - Drag and drop tool, no coding required.

Nicolás Franco

Nicolás Franco

I’m Ph’d on physics, working form many year on international laboratories (France, Germany, USA). I start using Filemaker 30 years ago, basicaly for my own projects. At the same time, I founded a technology company name mrHouston where we analyze, design and provide custom made applications, mainly on FileMaker, but also on other technologies. A couple of years ago, we merge the FileMaker division with After Data and founded bitwOk, the Spanish leader on FileMaker technology.

Optimizing the DB model or how to choose the right party dressOptimizing the DB model or how to choose the right party dress

Data separation model, right structure for backups, logical deletion, user defined interface, security enhanced model… those are few of the main topics discussion when designing a project on FileMaker, and our final decision will always affect the data structure of our system. During the talk, we will present different ways of designing FileMaker Apps, pros and cons of each one, how to analyse and decide what is the right one. At the end, is the same kind of decision as choosing the right party dress. It always depends on what are you looking for and what are your expectations for the party.

Octavian Buta

Octavian Buta

Designing a medical process in Filemaker and implementing it in Romania

Dimitris Valachis

Dimitris Valachis

Dimitris Valachis is the co-founder of SICOA and a Certified FileMaker Developer & Trainer. He graduated as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. At the beginning of his career (1999) he performed advanced technology research on Intelligent Autonomous Systems and later moved into IT strategy and consulting. He has worked on large scale, international, digital transformation projects developing CRM, ERP and EHR solutions for the health and pharmaceutical industries. He has worked on workplace innovation since 2009, delivering complex FileMaker solutions to a range of industries from Manufacturing and Shipping to Health and Tourism.

Creating FileMaker solutions using Agile

How to use Agile methodology to help deliver complex FileMaker solutions. Presentation of the methodology and example projects and how Agile SCRUM can be used.

Joris Aarts

Joris Aarts

Joris co-founded ClickWorks, a Platinum-level FileMaker Business Alliance member based in Antwerp, Belgium and Otico software, a FileMaker Solution provider in Amsterdam. Joris speaks regularly at European FileMaker conferences in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, UK, France, and Italy. He delivers webinar videos in Dutch for new product launches for FileMaker, Inc. Joris is also a competitive dinghy sailor and an enthusiastic electric vehicle driver.

FileMaker Certifications: 7 – 17

FileMaker and Graph databases

Google and LinkedIn show you recommendations in real-time. Can we tap into that power with FileMaker? Sure!

Stathis Askaridis

Stathis Askaridis

Stathis is an experienced workplace innovation consultant with a Master of Science (MSc) degree focused on Applied Accounting and Auditing from the University of Macedonia, Greece. He is skilled in Database Engineering, Accounting, Budgeting, Finance, Internal Auditing, and Managerial Finance. He is a Certified FileMaker Developer (16 & 17) and has a history of developing robust custom solutions and integrations.

Integrating FileMaker solutions with 3rd party systems

"Part 1. FileMaker as a data provider. Tools and techniques to share FileMaker data with other systems using ODBC, the FileMaker Data API and PHP API. Part 2. FileMaker as an API consumer. Tools and techniques to connect FileMaker with 3rd party systems such as Slack, GSuite (GMail and Drive), MarineTraffic and others."

Miłosz Staszewski & Jolanta Soja

Miłosz Staszewski & Jolanta Soja

Miłosz has been using Macs since 2005. Originally fascinated by the unique combination of UNIX underpinnings and state-of-the-art desktop software, he decided to share his affection for the platform with others, delivering over the years many training sessions. When not in a classroom, Miłosz is probably listening to or recording a podcast.

Jolanta is an Apple Certified Trainer and FileMaker 17 Certified Developer focused on creating great products that delight and empower their users. When away from her computer, she loves to spend time outdoors.

Digital signage and dashboards: Apple TV powered by FileMaker solutions

Apple TV is particularly useful when it comes to smooth data presentation. Its low price, ease of deployment, free software updates over the life cycle of the device – all represent great value for almost every organization. When coupled with a FileMaker solution, the whole proposition sounds even more compelling. During our session we would like to discuss how to use FileMaker Data API, quickly create an Apple TV app with tvML, and get even more stunning results by creating a native UIKit app.

Anja Stojanovic & Hassell Moreno

Anja Stojanovic & Hassell Moreno

Anja is lead developer on The Big Dig, a suite of apps managing heavy equipment in construction and mining. Hassell is managing the creation of this new vertical market product offering in cooperation with our partners worldwide.
See how these mobile apps help maintain and fuel equipment, monitor their locations on the globe and document production for billing. A partner app serves as a mobile Time Card, giving the back office immediate insight into the work of teams hundreds of miles away.

Mobile Apps in Heavy Construction & Fleet Management: A Case Study from the Dominican Republic & The United States

Albert Harum-Alvarez & Gianna Harum-Alvarez

Albert Harum-Alvarez & Gianna Harum-Alvarez

Delivering apps that provide a big benefit can seem daunting. Where to start? How to manage such a project? How do we find the people to get it done?
SmallCo has over 25 years of experience doing all of these. Albert & Gianna offer simple and sensible guidelines for finding the smallest app that can make the biggest difference for a working team. Specs & Personas, Apps as Teammates, Designing for Simplicity & Ears to the Ground are just some of the watchwords that Gianna & Albert will share. See examples from book publishers in Ireland, auto-fabrication in Austria & corrugated box makers in Central America. [due to scheduling conflicts, Gianna may need to join from afar]
Albert & Gianna will also share some secrets on how their European team leader trains up young developers with no FileMaker experience to be FileMaker Certified experts in just one year!

Big Gains from Little Apps by Small Teams

Evelyn Strappaveccia & Hassell Moreno

Evelyn Strappaveccia & Hassell Moreno

Evelyn and Hassell will announce an exciting new worldwide app-building event, made possible by a team of some of the best FileMaker coders in the world. Beginning in the Autumn of 2019, a FileMaker Dream Team will take just one week to plan, and then in the New Year, only one weekend to build a mobile app to be deployed at sites to be announced throughout the world. Like daredevils on the highwire, the Dream Team will see their app succeed or fail with the FileMaker world watching.
The app’s purpose is still undisclosed. But the timeline is 10 days, the budget to the client will be zero, and the training to users is limited to five minutes. Talk about working without a net!
Evelyn will share the vision for this event. Hassell, who just organized the FileMaker unconference Pause[x]include in Tulum, Mexico, will explain how the FileMaker community can join in this event, also managed by Hassell.

Building apps under tight constraints: A FileMaker Dream Team deploys on mobile app in two weeks, in the middle of the desert.

Minato Norose

Minato Norose

With the advent of FileMaker Go, developers have more opportunities to create layouts for the iPhone.
I will introduce some ideas for creating a layout for the iPhone.

Layout Design for iPhone

A Study of Layout Design for iPhone ( Re-introduction )

Mostafa Sadek

Mostafa Sadek

Indulging in a client's business model to produce the perfect solution

FileMaker is a very powerful platform to create incredible, unique, flexible and very efficient solutions that could not just cater to our clients' needs, but improve their efficiency and further yield more profits and decrease their overheads and costs. This could be achieved by collaborating with the entire team efficiently and automate tasks and reporting through an efficient and user friendly solution. To achieve that, FBA partners need to indulge themselves, not only under the clients' business model in order to understand exactly what the client needs. With a powerful backbone like FileMaker, the outcomes are staggering!

Mark Mathews

Mark Mathews

Having consulted and developed on a number of solutions and modules based on FileMaker databases for over 10years, Mark has a wealth of knowledge on the many aspects of the FileMaker Platform and how best to apply those to solve the issues faced by clients. Mark is a Certified FileMaker Developer and manages the team of Atatiki UK developers.

Dynamic Data Paths for Data Separation and Security

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Mehmet CABİ

Mehmet CABİ

Mehmet Cabi is the founder of Cabitaş Mühendislik. He graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1989, Misket (Apple Premium Reseller) became the first and only Apple authorized dealer in Konya Region with Mehmet Cabi and his partners. Customers were supported with Apple products as well as custom software. At the beginning of 2000s, the software part was separated from Misketand Cabitaş Mühendislik was founded. Mehmet Cabi also taught vocational foreign language and FileMaker courses at the university and has consulted many companies in the machinery and spare parts sector. Up to this year, industry-specific software, custom solutions and package software have been developed and many FileMaker training programs have been provided by Mehmet Cabi.

Training Session

F. Osman CABI

F. Osman CABI

Fazıl Osman Cabi is a partner, system analyst and project manager of Cabitas Mühendislik. He graduated from Çankaya University Department of Industrial Engineering. Osman created filemakerdestek.com where he publishes writings, tips, sample files and resources about FileMaker, and he founded a youtube channel where he and other Cabitaş employees shared speeches about FileMaker and other software technologies every Saturday. Osman is also an executive member on FileMakerTurk.com, which is the best-known FileMaker Community in Turkey, and the most supportive member to FileMaker users in Turkey. He develop and manage many project at Cabitas.

TBA

Abdülkadir Harmancı

Abdülkadir Harmancı

Since 1991 (Claris FileMaker II) has been developing programs with Filemaker. He is currently working as a software developer at Yordam Bilişim Teknoloji A.Ş. He is one of the YordamBT Library Automation software developers.

FileMaker Pro with different solutions and projects

We are a passionate FileMaker user for over 25 years. At the same time we are a company that FileMaker authorized distributor in Turkey. We produce solutions for libraries and archives with FileMaker in our country. We use all the technologies FileMaker offers. In this presentation, we will briefly show you how we use FileMaker and what we do.