Day 1, Track 1
Ascot Room

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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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Workplace Innovation Platform - Blueprint : James Qiu

FileMaker inherits Apple’s genes. We promise to our customers to “make the complex simple”. It would be most productive when one could solve a unique business problem without dealing with complex software development and deployment tasks. FileMaker’s Workplace Innovation Platform makes this promise a reality. In this session, we share with you how FileMaker Workplace Innovation Platform achieves the goal to help our customers.

Morning Break
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FileMaker Inc
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FBA Update : Julie Sigfrinius & Marie Normand

** This session is only available to FBA members, and will be focused information relevant to the FBA community.

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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