Welcome to the fold!
Jeremy may have been bitten,
Have you seen the FMP doctor yet? That bite is not fatal but it does cause sleeplessness, amazement, continual desire to learn something new about FMP, and often a desire to help others.
Welcome the the community of helpers.
This was my third DevCon, and I share your feelings about it. What a great conference!
It's always interesting to learn how others are using FileMaker, and to see some of their techniques. FileMaker 12 is a great release, and seeing how others are using some of the new features (especially the new ExecuteSQL function) was very beneficial. I've been spending some time going over my notes and the conference materials to get more familiar with some of the new techniques that I saw.
What really impressed me the most about this DevCon was the FileMaker community itself. There are so many helpful, and genuinely nice people that contribute to the community. That includes fellow developers, the conference presenters, and the staff of FileMaker Inc. It is this sense community that makes me feel even more certain that my decision to stake my business and career on the FileMaker platform is a good one.
There's an interesting thread in the forum ("Bye Bye FileMaker") where a developer shared his frustration and decision to abandon FileMaker, and others are both sympathizing with him and sharing their reasons for sticking with FileMaker. I've been there myself - and was not so long ago, in fact. But after attending DevCon 2012, I've now got a renewed appreciation and enthusiasm for FileMaker. I like where it is at this moment, and where it appears to be headed in the future. It's exciting, and I feel that there has never been a better time to be a FileMaker developer.
Looking forward to DevCon 2013!
Thanks to you, for being a great roommate and so enthusiastic about Filemaker!