taylorsharpe

FileMaker History

Discussion created by taylorsharpe on Jun 17, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2017 by gofmp15

As we're coming up on Devcon 2017, it is sometimes fun to wax nostalgic about our history.  Here is a list of FileMaker Developer Conferences:

 

  • #22  2017  Phoenix, Arizona
  • #21  2016  Las Vegas, Nevada
  • #20  2015  Las Vegas, Nevada
  • #19  2014  San Antonio, Texas
  • #18  2013  San Diego, California
  • #17  2012  Miami Beach, Florida
  • #16  2011  San Diego, California
  • #15  2010  San Diego, California
  • #14  2009  San Francisco, California
  • #13  2008  Phoenix, Arizona
  • #12  2007  Orlando, Florida
  • #11  2006  Orlando, Florida
  • #10  2005  Phoenix, Arizona
  • #9    2004  Phoenix, Arizona
  • #8    2003  Phoenix, Arizona
  • #7    2002  Palm Desert, California
  • #6    2001  Orlando, Florida
  • #5    2000  Palm Desert, California
  • #4    1999  San Diego, California
  • #3    1998  Monterey, California
  • #2    1997  San Jose, California
  • #1    1996  Santa Clara, California

 

Wikipedia has a nice article on the History of FileMaker including a summary of what happened in each version upgrade:

 

 

But if you're interested in the very beginnings of FileMaker, there is a great article by Dancing-Data about the FIleMaker Founders.  I did not realize the founders had their roots coming from Wang Laboratories.  Most interesting to me is that Spec Bowers, one of the four original programmers, is cousin to Bob Bowers of Soliant!  Apparently Soliant has some real roots in FileMaker!  Also it is interesting that FileMaker was first named Nutshell Plus.

 

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