• Join us and discover what’s new in Claris FileMaker 19

    Join us and discover what’s new in Claris FileMaker 19.

    Claris FileMaker 19 is Claris’ first open platform, allowing developers to extend the platform with shareable add-ons, making it even faster for anyone to build modern apps.
    FileMaker has always enabled developers, at all skill levels, create custom apps to improve their workplaces. Now, developers can extend the platform using AI and JavaScript and even package their work as plug-and-play add-ons others can use.

    Create in a snap. Extend the platform. Build smarter apps.

    This meetup will be full of new material exploring all that is new about Claris FileMaker 19. Don’t miss this chance to learn more and advance your creative potential.

  • Meet Claris Connect - Online with the Philly FileMaker User Group

    Hi folks, due to the Covid-19 quarantine, we are moving this from 3/18 to a Monday 4/6 at 3 pm and moving to an online format. I will be sending out a zoom invite closer to the date.

    Claris Connect is a cloud-based integration platform that allows you to create entire workflows by connecting applications. Join us to learn how to create integrations in minutes not days, build workflows in a simple UI, and easily connect software and services for automated workflows.

  • August FMPug Meetup

    Apple Store

    Join us for the August meetup of FMPUG Philadelphia! Members who are going to DevCon will be back and share with us details about cool new FileMaker 18 tricks and tips they learned in Orlando as well as what's next for FileMaker. If you are attending Devcon and are interested in sharing, please contact me and we'll work you onto the speaker list. There will be lunch provided. Hope to see everyone there!

  • March User Group Meeting - James P. Fencil: SendGrid Integration!

    IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.

    Please join us this Wednesday! James Fencil will be demoing his work integrating SendGrid with FileMaker.

    SendGrid is a cloud based transactional and marketing email platform with a robust API. It serves as the email back end for many companies including Uber, Airbnb and others.

  • LiveCode Demonstration - publish FM Solutions as native app on any platform!

    IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.

    Hi everyone!

    This year we will skip the December get-together and instead celebrate the New Year in JANUARY with upgraded food, annual predictions, and possibly FileMaker Jeopardy!

    We also have a special guest, Kevin Miller, the CEP of LiveCode. He'll be discussing LCFM Native. From Kevin:

    "LCFM Native allows you to deploy your FM solutions as a native app on any platform, including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux. You can keep your data within FileMaker, and use our drag and drop tool to compile your solution as a fully native app on an Android device, or indeed any other. No additional coding required. This is the first and only tool in the FileMaker space that allows you to do this.

    Main Session Points:

    - Deploy a FileMaker solution as a native app on Android
    - Cross platform, includes Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and Linux
    - Drag and drop tool, no coding required

    About Kevin Miller:

    Kevin Miller is the CEO of LiveCode, overseeing a global team, and the development of the LiveCode programming language as well as LCFM Native. Kevin founded LiveCode 20 years ago with the vision of making coding accessible to everyone. LiveCode is now used by thousands of businesses and schools worldwide, and is now a powerful and mature programming tool which is cross platform – covering Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and FileMaker.

  • Group Project: Building a solution for a non-profit together? AND Style Guides

    IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.

    Hello everyone!

    We have two parts to this meeting.

    For the first half hour, Colin Keefe will talk through some ways to implement the look and feel specified by Corporate Style Guides in Themes, using layouts designed to visually represent the Theme design.

    For the rest of the meeting, we will talk about working on a project as a group!

    We are cribbing a team development concept that FileMaker used for the 2016 DevCup Challenge: find a worthy non-profit, define a limited scope of work and collectively build software for them. Details are to be worked out but in this meeting we will be gauging interest.

    We will be meeting on a more frequent basis in 2019, in the ITS offices, and if we can work out the kinks in this idea, we would be using half of our user group time to check in on progress for this pro-bono project.

    Hope you can come and discuss!

  • FileMaker 17 Launch Event - Philadelphia

    Apple Store

    Join IT Solutions for a special FileMaker 17 Launch Event showcasing the new FileMaker 17 Platform on Wednesday, June 13th at the Walnut Street Apple Store in Center City Philadelphia.

    During this exclusive, in-person event, we’ll explore all of the innovative, new features in the FileMaker 17 Platform that improve the development, mobility, security, integration, and administration of your custom apps. You will learn how to apply these new features to develop and deploy your FileMaker solutions better and faster than ever before.


    Overview and important changes with the FileMaker 17 release
    Tour of the new and improved features in FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker Server
    Deep dives into some of the most valuable additions to the platform
    Demos and real world examples
    and much more!

    FileMaker 17 Release Event - Philadelphia
    Wednesday, June 13,[masked]:00am - 12:00pm
    Walnut Street Apple Store: 1607 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Lunch will be provided

    Don’t miss this opportunity to get out of your office and get an inside look at the latest and greatest version of FileMaker yet. Talk with FileMaker experts over lunch and get all of your questions answered!

    All attendees will receive special discount offers, copy of the sample files, giveaways and more. Bring your laptops so you can follow along! Seats are limited so reserve your spot today!

    Questions about this event? Email Andrea Leadbeater or call[masked] x112.

  • Quarterly Philly FileMaker User Group Meeting at Apple Store Walnut Street

    Please join us for our Quarterly Philly FileMaker User Group meeting at the Apple Store at 1607 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA! Enjoy the company of fellow FileMaker consultants, champions, users and aficionados, network and learn. Meetings are approximately two hours long, with one or more presentations and dinner provided.

    We have two presentations this afternoon:

    First, Kevin Ayers will demonstrate how he gets survey data out of Qualtrics and uses FileMaker & Tableau to create point-in-time and trend reports that enable people to quickly make decisions on where to focus attention and resources.

    Kevin Ayers is the Database Manager at Drexel University.

    We also welcome Laura Betz, representing The Women Of FileMaker, to discuss scholarship and mentoring opportunities supporting women in the FileMaker community. Laura is a Data Systems Architect at Cross IT in Sharon PA. We'll be conferencing Laura in on a Webex for this portion of the meetup.

    "Look out world, The Women Of FileMaker is on the rise! There’s been a lot of motion lately when it comes to things like X chromosomes, Y chromosomes, and the health and well-being of professional communities everywhere – the technology field not least among them. Here in our FileMaker community there is an organized effort to better support women in their work and careers as developers and leaders in our nook of the techie world! Ace Developer and Mover-And-Shaker Laura Betz is here to shine a light on the great work Women Of FileMaker is doing – how this grassroots group is improving and strengthening our community and bringing you opportunities, whatever your genetic sequence! Oh, and did we mention scholarship opportunities?"

    Fundraising: http://gofundme.com/women-of-fm-devcon-scholarships
    Scholarship Application: https://womenoffilemaker.com/scholarship/
    Mentorship Program: https://womenoffilemaker.com/mentoring/

  • PFUG Year End Get Together!

    IT Solutions Consulting, Inc.

    Hi everyone!

    For this December Year End party, we're bringing it back home to the IT Solutions Consulting (http://www.itsolutions-inc.com) offices in Fort Washington. We'll have good eats, some FileMaker Jeopardy and maybe a presentation or two, but mostly we'll catch up and share.

    Looking forward to seeing you all!

  • Quarterly Philly FileMaker User Group Meeting at Apple Store Walnut Street

    DevCon 2017 Recap

    Marc Adler (IT Solutions Consulting, Inc. (http://www.itsolutions-inc.com/filemaker)) will provide DevCon highlights, and we'll have open discussion with other DevCon attendees about what was learned.

    Gombrowicz In Performance - "based-on" queries in a database of productions of four plays written by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz

    Richard Lowe will demonstrate progress to date on Gombrowicz in Performance, a database of productions of four plays written by the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz, as well as productions of plays based on the author’s non-dramatic works. Richard will show those parts of the data model that define “based-on” relationships, and he’ll show how users can retrieve information that’s based on--but not denoted by--what’s defined in the search query.

    Richard has worked for 32 years as a technical writer for a major publisher of large-scale academic databases. He holds two Master's degrees from Drexel University, one in Library and Information Science and the other in Technical and Scientific Communication.