FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) meets monthly in the Los Angeles area. There is no charge to attend meeting. Our monthly meetings are a local center for the exchange of technical information, discussion of timely topics, and for networking (people not computers). Please see below for current news or for more information, please view our About page.

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. You can find a map to their address here.

June 14, 2013 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, June 14, 2013 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50amand then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

May 10, 2013 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker
Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, May 10, 2013 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM.
If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP.
We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS
starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very
important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am
and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

April 12, 2013 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, April 12, 2013 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50 AM and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP.

It's Filemaker Developer Conference time Again. Aug 12-15, 2013

Here's what FileMaker Inc. has to say:

Come to the FileMaker Developer Conference 2013 and discover all the new, innovative technologies in the FileMaker Platform and how you can build powerful, robust solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.

Choose from 80 sessions on topics that cover core basics, design, development, integration, the web, iOS, and business.

Attend DevCon 2013 in San Diego, CA and you’ll become even more innovative in delivering top-notch FileMaker solutions for your clients or your business.

Registration discount ends on June 18th.

April 13, 2012 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, April 13th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

February 10th, 2012 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, February 10th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

January 13, 2012 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, January 13th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

December 9, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, December 9th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

November 11, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, November 11th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

October 7, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, October 7th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

September 9, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, September 9th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

August 2011 Meeting Cancelled

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts!

Our August meeting is normally cancelled due to it's conflict with the FileMaker Developer's conference.

Hope to see you there!

Please watch for an announcement for our September meeting which will be Friday, September 9, 2010.

July 8, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, July 8th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

It's Filemaker Developer Conference time Again. Aug 2-5, 2011

Here's what FileMaker Inc. has to say:

Come to the FileMaker Developer Conference 2011 and discover just how far your FileMaker solutions can go. Learn how to build more professional databases, extend your solutions to the web or deploy iPhone and iPad solutions using FileMaker Go.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned developer, you’ll increase your technical expertise – along with your career potential – in just a few days. Go farther when you come to San Diego by meeting people from over 35 countries to network and exchange ideas. And DevCon is the place to go when it comes to learning all about the latest products and services at the Exhibitor Showcase.

http://www.filemaker.com/developers/devcon/

Hope to see you there and then at our September meeting, we will have a review to help make the information you get at the conference even more useful.

June 10, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, June 10th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

May 13, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, May 13th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

April 8, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, April 8th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

March 11, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, March 11th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

February 11, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, February 11th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

January 14, 2011 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, January 12th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

December 10, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, December 10th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

November 12, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, November 12th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

October 8, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, October 8th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

September 10, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, September 10th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

August 2010 Meeting Cancelled

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts!

Our August meeting is normally cancelled due to it's conflict with the FileMaker Developer's conference.

Hope to see you there!

Please watch for an announcement for our September meeting which will be Friday, September 10, 2010.

July 9, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, July 9th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

June 11, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, June 11th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back the week of the meeting to see more details.

Filemaker Inc. Announces 2010 DevCon

"Connect with your world" at the FileMaker Developer Conference 2010 August 15-18 San Diego, CA.

Early bird special ends May 21, 2010.

For more information Click here.

May 14, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, May 14th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

April 9, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, April 9th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.

Filemaker Inc. Announce Filemaker Version 11

Today, FileMaker Inc. announces the next version of Filemaker -- Version 11.

And as usually, a great place to find out more is at the FMDiSC meeting. Our next meeting is on Friday, March 12, 2010.

Learn More about Version 11

March 12, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts! Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, March 12th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome! Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back in a few days to see more details about the meeting.

February 12, 2010 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts!
Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, February 12th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome!
Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP. Come back in a few days to see more details about the meeting.

November 2009 Meeting Announcement

Hello again, FMDiSC members and FileMaker enthusiasts!

Our next meeting for FileMaker Developers in Southern California (FMDiSC) will be Friday, November 13th, from 9:30AM to 1:00PM. If you've never been to one of our meetings before, just feel free to show up -- no need to RSVP. We'd love to see you at the meeting! New members are always welcome!

Our first presentation ALWAYS starts PROMPTLY at 10:00 AM SHARP, so please do not come late or you will MISS something very important! To accommodate for this, we'll be doing some quick housekeeping announcements at 9:50am and then we'll immediately dive into our first presentation PROMPTLY at 10:00am SHARP.Alexei Folger from FileMaker will kick things off with "File Recovery for Fun and Profit." For the next step in best practices evolution Alexei will concentrate on the new features of file recovery in FileMaker Pro 10, including what the various options do and don't do, and when you might want to use them. Most importantly, we will discuss the FileMaker developer's new best friend: recover.log, which can yield important insight into database corruption and what to do about it.

Lynn Allen will share a nice little trick using field comments, indirection and conditional formatting to have self-labeling fields on the layout. She will also review and expand upon the "fields as mini-calculators" tip she briefly touched on last meeting.

Jonathan Reff will demonstrate an interesting technique for storing temporary information in global variables. An example would be keeping track of what the user has selected in different windows. In some cases, this can effectively give you variables that are scoped to the window - something that FileMaker doesn't provide natively.

Last but not least, our first-ever FMDiSC Extended Networking Event. We see each other at meetings. We read each others' posts online. But how well do we know one another? Can we put together the name, the face, and the post? Do we know each other's skill sets in case we need help? This month, we will conduct a special networking session to learn more about our members. We will explore questions like: What are your strongest skills? What do you most enjoy doing as a FileMaker Developer? Do you want help with your development work or your business? What do you least like doing as a developer? What would you like to share with others that makes you unique?

You will not want to miss this opportunity to let others know more about you, and to learn even more about the amazing resources within our group.
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