Two Day Schedule

Day 1, Track 1
Main Room

  • Check In

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    Ground floor

  • FileMaker Inc

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    OPENING KEYNOTE : FileMaker Business Update and Strategy Review : Brad Freitag

  • FileMaker Inc

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    FileMaker platform infrastructure evolution : James Qiu

  • Morning Break

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  • FileMaker Inc

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    FBA Update : Julie Sigfrinius & Marie Normand

  • FileMaker enabled the rapid development of an automated system for postal invoicing : Ian Jempson

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    A change in HMRC policy and rulings affecting the charity sector, a significant client market segment of ours, required the rapid development of a completely new set of processes for invoicing postal charges. The new processes were complex and had a significant number of business rules. Invoices are generated and reconciled automatically against data from Royal Mail.Developing the system in FileMaker provided us with the flexibility to build and test the new system in a modular fashion and in a time-scale that wouldn’t have been possible with other development platforms.

  • LUNCH

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  • Postman and FileMaker 17 Admin API : John Renfrew

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    Covering Postman and other tools to enable people to build and test connectivity with FMP17 Admin API and new Data API

  • Analyse like a Jedi Master with LightSpeed results with FileMaker and BI tools : Gary Palmer

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    FileMaker is a great platform for managing the data you use within your systems but BI Tools like Qlik/Tableau can help display and evaluate your data with LightSpeed results. I will show you how easy it is to attach your data to such tools to get you started and stop using the Force to find results.

  • Afternoon Break

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  • Good design is usable and effective; a great design should aim to delight : Jordan Watson

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    Good design is usable and effective; a great design should aim to delight. Designs need to go beyond shiny features. Your custom apps should aim to inspire and empower organisations to think differently about process and technology. Immerse your practices with design principles that focus on the value and difference your apps can deliver. In this session I will deep dive into techniques and principles that will bring your users pleasure through design. Culminating in quick to implement ideas and strategies that will allow you to develop an action plan for increasing the impact of apps and delivering a better experience for your company and/or clients.

  • Squids with detachable tentacles — managing complexity and load-times in WebDirect : Jonathan Jeffery

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    The general rule for building apps for WebDirect is to keep the relationships diagram simple, to reduce record-load time. However, when modelling complex systems, large relationship islands (‘squids’) may become unavoidable. We have found that the impact of large squids can be negated, if the number of active relationships are kept to a minimum—by populating or clearing global fields in the left-hand table (that is, giving the squid \'detachable tentacles\'). Using FileMaker’s new JSON functions makes it easy to keep track of which relationships need to be ‘active’ at any given moment, and keeps development overheads to a minimum. Load-times are also helped by using PSOS scripts to update stored fields with dynamic data (summaries and totals, etc.), rather than relying on unstored calculations.

  • Welcome Drinks

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  • DINNER

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Day 1, Track 2
Second Room

  • Check In

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    Ground floor

  • FileMaker Inc

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    OPENING KEYNOTE : FileMaker Business Update and Strategy Review : Brad Freitag

  • FileMaker Inc

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    FileMaker platform infrastructure evolution : James Qiu

  • Morning Break

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  • FileMaker Inc

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    FBA Update : Julie Sigfrinius & Marie Normand

  • Being an Optimist in a Pessimistic World! : Vincenzo Menanno

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    If you don’t know which method FileMaker uses for record locking, optimistic vs pessimistic, then this session is for you. And even if you do know, I’ll share my journey into how I became an optimistic database architect. What are the critical things be aware of when allowing FileMaker to work with optimistic record locking. We’ll look at security considerations when using this approach, and architecture and building solutions for maximum performance while maintaining data accuracy and reliability.
    • Understand how optimistic and pessimistic record locking work and which method FileMaker uses
    • Security best practices
    • Scripting best practices
    • Calculation strategies to help you maximize performance

    What an attendee should already know:
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    The basics of creating FileMaker applications. Basic relationships, calculations, and scripting.

  • LUNCH

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  • GDPR and the IT Developer : Junior Verreijt-Nielsen

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    A session about GDPR with the latest insights and interpretations in the form of a moderated Q&A. This session will include the specific UK challenges, advice on how to approach the GDPR from a client perspective as well as the perspective of an IT developer and Data processor agreements.

  • Growing the FileMaker Development Industry Segment : Matthew Heymans

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    Why we all need to build the FileMaker brand and Industry Segment

  • Afternoon Break

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  • Challenges for anyone considering development of a vertical market solution in FileMaker : Chaim Bacon

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    This session is ideal for anyone considering developing a vertical market solution in FileMaker and will cover both business and technical issues, including some coding examples. Challenges for anyone considering development of a vertical market solution in FileMaker Controlling licences / subscription based pricing model Designing flexibility into your solution Identify USPs / Identify pains and sell on pain removal / benefits not features Industry knowledge / know your competitors / industry association backing Website & API integration considerations / synchronisation Pricing considerations - product not service (moving away from hourly rates) Empowering staff Marketing your product / Videos / SBA Considerations re updating / bug-fixing Providing support Raising finance / Your life, as you know it, will be over

  • Welcome Drinks

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  • DINNER

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