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DIGFM: The 2.6 Million Dollar Dev  (12/14/2017; Santa Clara, CA)

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December DIGFM Meeting

The 2.6 Million Dollar Dev


This presentation is the saga of how, in a single year, an in-house FileMaker developer successfully fulfilled the major promises of an unsuccessful 7-year, $2.6 million implementation of an Oracle-based electronic content management system. Eric Matthews, will reveal the not-so-advanced FileMaker techniques and business strategies he leveraged to achieve quick and affordable success where all the king’s horses and all the king’s men failed repeatedly and royally. He will also describe what it takes to become (or to hire or nurture) a 2.6 million dollar in-house developer. Who knows? If you’re a contractor, you might even deduce from this presentation how to score a winning 2.6 million dollar contract.


Also at this meeting:

FileMaker, Inc. will share the latest FileMaker Cloud updates.


Eric-Laurie.jpgAbout the Speaker

Working with FileMaker Pro since a demo download of version 4 in 1997, Eric Matthews first introduced a peer-shared FileMaker database to his university’s Admissions & Records department to quickly and easily replace an interdepartmental exchange of paper and Excel sheets. Since then, Eric and his colleagues have leveraged FileMaker Pro and Server into almost every workflow process in Enrollment Services, and helps other departments and organizations to implement their own solutions. With dozens of FileMaker solutions developed and maintained, he has even underbid and outperformed two FBA Platinum level consultancies (by thinking inside the box), and has converted and extended the life of four electronic content management systems, measurably saving a university tens of thousands and hundred of thousands dollars in mere months, and has continued to fulfill millions of dollars worth of faltering and failing (non-FileMaker) implementations.


Eric excels in problem solving and improving complex systems at San José State University. He has swiftly implemented solutions for university admissions, letters publications, document management, EDI translation, and much more. Eric is a FileMaker 9, 10, 11, and 12 Certified Developer; and a DIGFM co-chair.


Date & Time

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


FileMaker Auditorium
5201 Patrick Henry Dr.
Santa Clara, CA 95054


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