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New Developer - First Blog Post

Blog Post created by user2147216 on Mar 7, 2018

This is my first blog post in the community, so I thought I would just share how I became interested in the FileMaker platform. So, here goes...

 

I was working as the director of an it department. The company I worked for had locations in Oregon, Washington, and California. They were using an old 4D database to manage much of their day-to-day business operations. Every time we needed something updated, it was difficult to find a developer and the cost was at least $4000 for any small change. I hated it and wanted something similar that worked better, had a larger developer community, and would be more cost effective.

 

I worked with FileMaker in the late 90's on a job and recalled how much I liked it as an end user. So, I called up a developer in Portland, Oregon and the rest is history. The developer was Matt Navarre, who is well known in the FileMaker world. We talked for almost an hour and I threw many different scenarios at him.  I think what impressed me the most in my initial conversation with him was that his answer to all my questions was yes, it could be done with FileMaker.

 

After this, I was sold. We put together a proposal for me to pitch to the senior management at my company. I was very involved from start to finish on this complex database solution to replace our old 4d database. As a result, I became more interested in the FileMaker platform and began taking some classes through Lynda.com (Chris Ippolite's courses). I grew in confidence that I could use FileMaker to solve many other workflow problems in the company I worked for. I built 5 different FileMaker applications for this company.

 

I'm excited to find some work and begin doing FileMaker on a full-time basis. If you're looking for a thoughtful, organized, and hard working FileMaker developer, please send me a message! Below is a link to a YouTube video I made that showcases some of my work in layouts, scripting, and schema. I hope you'll check it out and tell me what you think. Thanks!

 

Filemaker Work Sample Screencast - YouTube

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