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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 (shawn@app.works).

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
When:
 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!


FAQs

What if I don’t have a copy of FileMaker 15 Advanced?
Contact Shawn Prado: shawn@app.works 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 shawn@app.works 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: shawn@app.works.

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.
Day:
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


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FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced Training – November 2016

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Date: Monday, November 7, 2016 and Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Event location: AppWorks conference room
Description: FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced Training
Taught by: Matt Navarre
Hosted by: AppWorks

AppWorks’ FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced Training is here! Space is limited, so please sign up now to reserve your spot.

What: This intermediate to advanced two-day intensive training course will be taught by Matt Navarre, founder of AppWorks. Using FileMaker Pro 15 Advanced, Matt will delve deep into all that FileMaker 15 has to offer the intermediate developer that wants to hone his/her skills and for the advanced developer that is looking to stretch his/her knowledge.
Two days of lecture will conclude with an hour or two at the end of class for hands-on assistance with a project you are currently working on, or a project you’d like to get started on.

Materials to be covered in class include

  • Focused training on FileMaker Training Series 15 for Intermediate to Advanced developers
  • Highlighting what has improved and what is new in FM 15
  • An opportunity to pick Matt Navarre’s brain

What to bring to class

  • Your own laptop — with FileMaker 15 Advanced installed
  • 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 here


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PDXFM October – Is FileMaker ACID compliant?

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On Wednesday, October 12, 2016, the PDXFM Meetup Group presents Chris Irvine of ThreeProng. He’ll be discussing the FileMaker platform with regard to ACID compliance. ACID stands for “Atomicity Consistency Isolation Durability” and is a database benchmark that transactions will process reliably. If you plan to attend please RSVP. If you would like to sponsor the Food and Beverage for the meeting, please contact Gerald Chang of Eight2.com. Details HERE, or click the link below.

PDXFM October – Is FileMaker ACID compliant?

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016, 6:00 PM

Hanna Andersson Corporate Offices
608 NE 19th Ave Portland, OR

14 Developers Attending

Chris Irvine of ThreeProng will be taking us on an ACID trip. ACID in this case, stands for “Atomicity Consistency Isolation Durability” and is a database benchmark that transactions will process reliably. Chris will show us four database concepts from computer science, and how well FileMaker does or does not perform in these areas. There have been…

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Add Simple Logging to your FileMaker Application

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FileMakerAcademy.com presents Matt Navarre discussing App.Works’ new free downloadable module fmLog.

Tuesday, September 27th | 2:00 pm ET | Register Now! 

Who is using your database, and for how long? Which layouts and scripts are being used, and which aren’t? How do you know when a record was deleted or modified?

When we start working with new customers on an existing database, they almost never have a logging system in place. Why is this? Most likely it’s because logging is perceived as complex, slow and unnecessary. But it doesn’t have to be.

Join FM Academy and Matt Navarre, Founder of AppWorks, as we break down the mystery of logging and demonstrate how you can use fmLog to add a simple, yet effective system to your existing FileMaker applications.

During this webinar we’ll discuss:

  • Why you should have a logging system in place
  • Tracking Who / Where / Why / When / How
  • The many features of fmLog and why it’s the right tool for the job
  • How to integrate fmLog into your existing system in just minutes

Who should attend this webinar?

  • FileMaker Developers and Users
  • FileMaker Administrators

About the Sponsor:

This webinar is offered by the FM Academy, a consortium of leading FileMaker development companies in the United States. All FM Academy members are platinum-level members of the FileMaker Business Alliance, and our purpose is to further educate FileMaker users and developers to encourage best practices and foster further adoption of the software.

Adding Simple Logging to your FileMaker Application
Date: Tuesday, September, 27, 2016
Time: 2:oo – 3:oo pm ET / 1 pm CT /  11 am PT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Space is limited.

Click here to reserve your Webinar seat now.

Past Webinars:

Click here to view past FMAcademy Webinars

UPDATE:

If you missed it, here’s a video of Matt’s webinar:

 


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Podcast Episode 126 :: Amazon’s AWS for Hosting & Audit Logging

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Matt & Matt talk about using Amazon’s AWS for hosting your FileMaker solutions. The new licensing model doesn’t favor shared hosting anymore, so getting your own dedicated server may be easier with AWS. Audit logging is also a covered topic.


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