20th annual DevCon in Las Vegas features over 60 expert-led sessions for creating customized solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web — and new $99 FileMaker training day
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FileMaker, Inc. today announced the program for the 20th anniversary edition of the FileMaker Developer Conference (DevCon), the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate custom business solution developers, trainers and users.
"Experience the Possibilities" is the theme of the 2015 FileMaker DevCon, showcasing the ingenuity and creativity possible for professional developers and business users when building solutions with the FileMaker Platform. DevCon 2015 will be held July 20-23, 2015, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada, with a projected 1,200 FileMaker enthusiasts and 50 speakers participating.
Attendees will hear about FileMaker Platform futures; learn how to develop solutions that combine the latest technologies with engaging user experiences; network with developers from around the world; and see new products and services. The 2015 program will include the Developer Cup competition, the annual "Women of FileMaker" luncheon and a special 20th anniversary attendee party.
Seven conference tracks will help attendees learn the techniques needed to build powerful solutions that showcase the latest technology.
- Mobility Track: Learn how to architect solutions for FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone, using synchronization, usability techniques, bar codes and performance improvements in FileMaker Go.
- Innovation Track: Get ideas from innovative development work in business intelligence, high-volume systems and data visualization.
- Core Track: Pick up core skills in data modeling, scripting, security, integrating with corporate databases and other areas.
- Design Track: Discover how user-centered design techniques and the FileMaker Platform work together to deliver highly functional, visually stunning solutions.
- Business Track: Take home proven techniques for running successful FileMaker businesses, including how to hire new developers, market using LinkedIn networking and sell more effectively.
- General Track: Get the inside track on preparing for FileMaker Certification, from those who've done it successfully.
New topical sessions include "Building Dashboards with FileMaker (60 Tips & Tricks)," "How to Create Your FileMaker WebDirect Solution from Scratch," "Scripting: One Giant Leap for Developers," "There's an App ... in Your Database!" and "FileMaker Go Performance Improvement: Verification with One Million Records."
New this year also is a $99 training day, to be held on July 20, which provides a hands-on introduction to FileMaker 13 (with two tracks for beginners) or a head start on fundamentals (with two tracks for intermediate users), both taught by experienced trainers from the FileMaker Business Alliance. Full conference registration is not required, and attendees will receive a copy of the FileMaker Training Series: Basics and FileMaker Training Services: Advanced materials. A full conference pass is not required to attend this one-day training.
The conference will also feature the Exhibitor Showcase of FileMaker services and add-on products and opportunities to connect with FileMaker engineers, product managers and technical support staff.
Conference attendees will save $800 off the full price ($2,095 after May 26), paying only $1,295 by taking advantage of the "early early bird" discount, available now through March 31, 2015; or save $500 off the full price by paying $1,595 by May 26, 2015, with the early bird discount. All paid conference attendees will receive a free, not-for-resale copy of FileMaker Pro Advanced, a $549 value.
In addition, those who register by March 31, 2015, will receive a library of 55 recorded sessions from the 2014 Developer Conference.
Group discounts are available: pay for three conference registrations and get the fourth registration free. Call FileMaker Customer Support at 1-800-325-2747 or email [email protected] for more information.
Attendees are strongly urged to make hotel reservations at the Cosmopolitan before discounted rooms sell out. Reserve your hotel room online or call the hotel at 702-698-7575 or toll-free at 855-435-0005.
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers innovative software to easily create custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest organizations, use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their business processes, manage information, and boost overall productivity.
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For further information: Customers, 800-325-2747, http://www.filemaker.com, or Media, Kevin Mallon, 408-987-7227, [email protected], http://www.filemaker.com