FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) started in March of 1999 with a small group of FileMaker Pro developers getting together once a month to exchange development tips and ideas. Now in our 19th year, FMDiSC is one of the largest, most-influential FileMaker Developer groups in the world, with more than 250 intermediate and advanced developers interested in sharing their development ideas and experiences, and in learning how others work.
Our monthly meetings have become a local center for the exchange of technical information, discussion of timely topics, roundtable discussions of consulting/business topics, demos of new products and lots of peer networking. We generally have excellent meeting content provided by volunteers from our community as well as experts from around the world.
The content is generally steered toward intermediate and advanced developers, avoiding novice topics found in beginner "user group" meetings. That said, visitors and new members are always welcome. There are no membership requirements, fees or dues. We also have a lively online discussion list that is available to developers that attend our meetings We generally meet on the second Friday morning of each month. Our meetings are currently being held at the Bresee Youth Foundation, which is located at 184 S. Bimini Place in Los Angeles, 90024.
Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM, so please arrive in plenty of time so you don't miss anything important.
Bresee Youth Foundation, 184 S. Bimini Place, Los Angeles, CA 90004 We meet in the multipurpose room.
Bresee is near the corner of 3rd Street & Vermont, in Koreatown/Central Los Angeles. If you're at the corner of 3rd Street & Vermont, just go North on Vermont, then take a right on 2nd Street. The first street you come to is Bimini Place. It's on the corner of 2nd & Bimini Place.
The FMDiSC board is very proud of our group! Our new donation policy has proven quite successful. We're getting record donations made to Bresee at a time when they are most needed. Again, we ask a minimum donation to Bresee of $15 per meeting for each attendee. New members are exempt at their first meeting (we call this a free demo in the software world).
We will continue to operate under the honor system, so please keep track if you pay in advance. In addition to cash, Bresee can accept checks made payable to the Bresee Youth Foundation, and can process credit card charges. They will happily provide tax receipts for your deductible donation. Bresee has been gracious enough to allow us to meet at their facility for FREE since December 2002. They provide invaluable social services to the community, and we encourage everyone to give generously for their mission and for their generosity toward FMDiSC. With the increased revenue from this recommended donation, we will be funding breakfast from the donations each month, and passing the rest along to Bresee. We will continue to ask for volunteers to pick up the food & drink. If willing volunteers for food pickup are not forthcoming, breakfast will be cancelled and Bresee will get more money!
FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be celebrating our 20th anniversary with a fun evening of food, drink, and friends. If you are interested in attending, please follow the link here to learn more and purchase tickets:
Hurry, tickets are limited and the Early Bird pricing will go up on April 10th!