FileMaker opens registration for 2008 FileMaker Developer Conference

FileMaker, Inc. today announced that it has opened registration for the 2008 FileMaker Developer Conference. The conference takes place July 13 to 17 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. Those registering for the conference by May 16 will save $200.

In addition, each conference attendee will receive a complimentary copy of FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced, a value of US$499.

The annual Developer Conference is the world’s largest gathering of corporate and independent FileMaker developers, consultants and trainers. More than 1,000 participants are expected this year.

The theme for this year’s conference is “The FileMaker Code: Unlock the Secrets to Successful Solution Development.” Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies, bridge the gaps in their development skill set and discover what is on the horizon for future versions of FileMaker software.

This year’s conference will feature content for all levels of FileMaker Pro developers. More than 70 sessions and workshops will focus on best practices and new techniques, with a special concentration of sessions on Web services and PHP development. New for this year’s conference is a series of special workshops featuring modules from the FileMaker Training Series, the official curriculum of the FileMaker 9 product line. A number of business development workshops, aimed at helping independent developers increase their business opportunities, will also be offered.

“Last year’s FileMaker Developer Conference was one of our highest-rated ever, with satisfaction ratings as high as 93 percent — and 94 percent of participants said they could immediately apply what they had learned,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc., in the press release. “Building on the success of last year, we are delivering more hands-on technical and business development workshops than ever before, all of which will have an immediate impact on developers’ skills and success.”

The conference also will offer under-the-hood technical sessions by FileMaker engineers, and meetings with product managers and technical support staff. FileMaker also will host a large multi-vendor product showcase featuring third-party solutions and products, along with a host of exciting social and networking events.

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.

More info and registration form here.

Source: FileMaker, Inc.


  1. Does anyone know how Filemaker will run on a Mac mini? I’ve been wanting to get my database in a data center so I can get at it faster from remote locations.

    The colocation at seems perfect for something like this, but I’ve never run FM on a mini before.

    Any experience?

  2. @Billy T

    I run FM server 8 on a mac mini in fact. It seems to be just fine, though I think to be accurate it is a PPC mini. I bought two of them at the same time, one Intel, one PPC because I needed something stat and CompUSA had a floor model on sale. At the time FM was not universal, so I used the PPC one to run it. It’s been operating nearly flawlessly ever since. The biggest issue I’ve had is with FM itself on the Mac and the permissions problems, but I believe those have been fixed in 9.

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