Meeting Monthly Since 2009

15 Years and Still Going Strong!

The Kentuckiana FileMaker Developers Group offers a vibrant online community for individuals passionate about FileMaker, a powerful platform for creating custom apps to streamline business processes. Every 4th Tuesday of the month, the group convenes on Zoom, providing a virtual space where FileMaker enthusiasts can gather, share insights, exchange ideas, and explore the latest trends and developments in the realm of FileMaker development.

Whether you’re a seasoned FileMaker professional, a curious beginner, or simply intrigued by the potential of FileMaker for your projects, the group welcomes all levels of expertise and backgrounds. It’s an inclusive environment where attendees can engage in lively discussions, ask questions, seek advice, and collaborate on solving challenges.

Next Event - Tuesday, May 28th


Part 1

Lets look at the all new FileMaker driven KYFMP.com

We are excited to unveil the brand-new KYFMP.com, powered by FileMaker. This upgraded platform offers a host of new features designed to enhance user experience and streamline our processes. Join us for an exclusive guided tour with Ron Cates of RGC Data and Alan Bird of Universal Design. During this tour, they will showcase the revamped website and the innovative FileMaker database that drives it, highlighting the power and versatility of FileMaker’s Data API.

Our new website is equipped with a robust registration system that simplifies user sign-ups and event enrollments. Additionally, we have developed a comprehensive searchable archive of past presentations, making it easier than ever to find and access valuable content from previous sessions.

In this session, we'll explore these new features in detail, providing insights into how they work and the benefits they offer. We’ll also discuss our plans for future enhancements, giving you a glimpse into the exciting developments we have on the horizon.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see firsthand how FileMaker can transform a website, improving functionality and user experience. Whether you're a current user looking to get the most out of our new system or someone interested in the capabilities of FileMaker, this tour will provide valuable information and inspiration. Join us to learn more about our current features and what’s to come in the future of KYFMP.com.


Part 2

Conventions for Development with Claris FileMaker

With FileMaker, as with any development process, consistent conventions are the foundation of good organization. These conventions play a crucial role in supporting collaboration among team members, simplifying the coding process, reducing cognitive load, and ensuring that your future self can easily understand and build upon your work.

Although we will not advocate for specific conventions or standards, John Howell of Data Experience will be demonstrating some well-established and widely accepted conventions. These examples will illustrate how adopting such practices can enhance the overall efficiency and maintainability of your projects.

The main takeaway is not about adhering to a particular set of rules but rather the importance of establishing and consistently applying conventions throughout all aspects of your work. By doing so, you create a structured environment that facilitates better communication, easier troubleshooting, and more streamlined development, ultimately leading to higher quality and more robust outcomes.

Join us to learn how implementing consistent conventions can transform your development process, making it more organized, efficient, and future-proof.

Presenters

Part 1

Ron Glen Cates
Bowling Green, KY
Alan Bird
Universal Design, Inc
Columbia, KY

Part 2

Jonn Howell
DataExperience, Inc.
Auburn, CA

This Meeting Will Be Virtual
MEETING AGENDA:
Tuesday, May 28th 2024
Times are Eastern Standard Time

12:30 – 1:00 pm Setup and Networking
1:00 – 2:00 pm ~ Presentation 1
2:00 – 3:00 pm ~ Presentation 2

The virtual link will be sent
the morning of the event

9 Attending in May

Ron Glen Cates
Bowling Green, KY
Jonn Howell
DataExperience, Inc.
Auburn, CA
Alan Bird
Universal Design, Inc
Columbia, KY
Marty Pellicore
Jupiter Creative Solutions
Palos Heights, IL
Gianluca D Aquino
More Customers
Milan, 20100
Anne Cartwright
La Grange, KY
Rob Kumler
K&R
Crescent Springs, KY
Brian Ginn
Universal Design, Inc
Prospect, KY

Presenters Wanted

Calling all FileMaker developers! Are you passionate about sharing your expertise or innovative ideas with a like-minded community? Join us at our monthly online FileMaker Developers Group and showcase your skills! We’re always on the lookout for engaging presentations and discussions that push the boundaries of FileMaker development. Whether you have a unique workflow, a new technique, or simply a burning topic you’re eager to explore, we want to hear from you. Reach out to us today with your ideas, and let’s collaborate to make our group sessions even more enriching and inspiring!