FileMaker Community

We invite you to be an active part in this awesome, eclectic, tight-knit community.


Read about what FileMaker can do, and what it can do for your business. Find our favorite tips and tricks, workarounds and new techniques that make Claris’ FileMaker platform really shine.

FileMaker Talk Podcast

Listen to Matt expound on his FileMaker knowledge on the FileMaker Talk podcast. Matt has been co-hosting these podcasts with Matt Petrowsky since 2008.

FileMaker Tutorials

We want to empower new developers to take advantage of the best FileMaker Development practices, which is why we created our YouTube channel. Our FileMaker Basics playlist was created specifically to explain topics that were tricky when we were first started developing. We’ve also created playlists to help developers discover new fun tricks, best practices for development, tutorials for web integration projects and more.

Meetup Group

AppWorks has been hosting a monthly meeting of FileMaker developers for over 15 years. The meetings have evolved from FMPUG meetings to the Portland Claris FileMaker Developers. Anyone and everyone is welcome to join (it’s free!) and chat about all things FileMaker.

AppWorks and its growing team are active supporters and members of Women Innovating Together (WITfm), which aims to help women learn and become successful developers in Claris’ FileMaker platform. In May of 2018, Kimberly presented at the Pause on Error conference in New Orleans, which was hosted by the Women of FileMaker.

AppWorks collaborates with other leading FileMaker firms around the United States to promote best practices for using Claris’ FileMaker Platform via FM Academy.

FileMaker Conventions

In October 2014 we co-hosted Pause On Error in Portland to a sold out audience. Days of FileMaker talk, food, and fun – what could be better? Stay tuned to learn about upcoming events and conferences.

Pause On Error 2014 in Portland, OR
Pause On Error 2014 in Portland, OR