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Monthly FileMaker Meetup – January 2017

Happy New Year!

Interested in sharing something with the group? Email me with your topic!

PDXFM January: FileMaker Cloud
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 11
Where: Hanna Andersson Corporate Offices
608 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR


Note: This event was canceled due to weather.


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Podcast 130 :: Year End Chat with Matt Squared

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Matt & Matt catch up with a bit of FileMaker talk, mentioning some new goodies they’ve gotten, discuss billing for services and mentioning a bit about development.

Like this? Check out more podcast at FileMaker Talk.

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‘Appy Holidays from AppWorks

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From all of us to all of you,
We’d like to wish today
Thanks and goodwill anew
And APPy Holiday!

Matt, Kimberly, David, Thomas & Shawn

Illustration by Jeremy C. Joseph of InkShift and Headache Films

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Podcast Episode 129 :: Cris Ippolite from iSolutions

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Cris Ippolite from iSolutions and Matt Navarre talk about training, videos, and the Idea to iPad project with Apple stores and FileMaker.

Like this? Check out more podcast at FileMaker Talk.

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Happy Thanksgiving


We are truly grateful to all of our clients for choosing AppWorks as their FileMaker service provider. Our success in 2016 is because them, and it has been a sincere pleasure serving all of our clients this year.

Our office will be closed for on Thanksgiving Day as well as the Friday after. We will return to regular office hours Monday, November 28.

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Podcast Episode 128 :: FileMaker Cloud

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Matt Navarre and Matt Petrowski recently chatted about the perks of FileMaker Cloud. They also discussed how it differs from a self-hosted FileMaker server.

Like this? Check out more podcast at FileMaker Talk.

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Monthly FileMaker Meetup – November 2016

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We had a great Monthly FileMaker Meetup about FileMaker Cloud. Thanks to Matt Navarre for the presentation and providing the delicious Hogan’s Goat Pizza and beverages. Thanks to our event host, Ken Skeen and Hanna Andersson. If you have any questions or want more details, please reach out to Shawn (

RSVP for the PDXFM Open Mic Night on December 7.

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FileMaker Pro 15 Beginner to Intermediate Training – January 2017

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Taught by: Matt Navarre
Hosted by: AppWorks

Are you ready to get more familiar with FileMaker? You’re in luck! AppWorks’ FileMaker Pro 15 Beginner to Intermediate Training is on the calendar. Space is limited, so please sign up now to reserve your spot.

This three-day intensive training course will be taught by Matt Navarre, founder of AppWorks. Two days of lecture will be followed by one day of hands-on assistance with a project you are currently working on, or a project you’d like to get started on.
Day 1 – Data Modeling, Calculations & User Interface Development
Day 2 – Scripting & Reporting
Day 3 – Your Own Project

FileMaker Pro 15 Beginner to Intermediate Training
 January 9, 10 and 11
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: AppWorks – conference room
Terminal Sales Building
1220 SW Morrison Ave.
Portland, OR 97205

What to bring to class
• Your own laptop  — with FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced installed
• Ability to access to your own Server (if you have one)
• Your own project to work at the end of class (if you have one)
• Any questions or specific problems you’d like to solve in FileMaker
• Your sense of humor

Sign up today!


What if I don’t have a copy of FileMaker 15 Advanced?
Contact Shawn Prado: and she will provide a temporary copy for the duration of class or facilitate a FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced copy for you or your company.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is metered, hourly parking on the street, but we recommend parking in the lot below the church directly across the street from our office, or in the garage located in the back of our office ($10.50-11.50/day).

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Shawn Prado at with any questions/concerns you may have.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, so long as you provide written notice ahead of time to whom you are transferring your ticket. Please send notice to:

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Helpful, but we’ll accept visual confirmation as well (show us your ticket on your iPhone or other mobile device).

What is the refund policy?
AppWorks will refund your full ticket price until Jan. 3.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
Yes, so long as you’ve provided written notice of the name change prior to the first day of class.


*We reserve the right to cancel classes by January 3 at midnight. Should we cancel classes, we will refund your purchase price in full or transfer your ticket to the next class being offered.

Note: The pace of the class will be dictated in part by the skill level of the students.

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PDXFM November: FileMaker Cloud

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FileMaker Cloud is here! AppWorks’ Matt Navarre will giving a live demo at the FileMaker Portland Meetup meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Easily share information with your team in the cloud. New FileMaker Cloud provides secure, reliable access to your custom apps using FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect — all without the administrative hassle. Your data is managed by FileMaker Cloud and hosted through Amazon Web Services (AWS) — so you don’t have to do it yourself.

Join us for an action-packed, and exciting hands-on presentation where we’ll show you how you can sign up for a FileMaker Cloud trial or convert your existing FileMaker licenses to FileMaker Cloud. Space is limited, please RSVP today!

PDXFM November: FileMaker Cloud
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Where: Hanna Andersson Corporate Offices
608 NE 19th Ave, Portland, OR
RSVP here

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App Spotlight event featuring FileMaker 15

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Are you curious about FileMaker? Have you ever thought about creating a custom app for your business? It’s simpler than you think. The best part? No coding is required.

Our very own Matt Navarre has been invited to speak once again at the App Spotlight event featuring FileMaker 15 at the Pioneer Place Apple store.

Matt will discuss the ways you can create your own custom app for iPad and iPhone within a few hours with the FileMaker Platform by organizing client information, managing projects, tracking inventory, or driving essential business processes. He will show you how the tools and sharing capabilities in Filemaker make it easy to create and launch professional-looking custom apps.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Times: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Location: 450 SW Yamhill Street Portland, OR 97204
Sign up today – this an RSVP event only