Meeting 11/16/2017 – FileMaker Across Borders

COFMUG’s November meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. We will be in the large conference room, #248 this month. This month’s meeting is Thursday 10/16/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include December 21st and January 18th.

Our custom function of the day is a two-for-one special. Indent and Outdent.

For the main portion of our meeting, Mike will present a short slideshow through a demo bootstrap image gallery in FileMaker. The accompanying conversation will focus on key differences between the culture of FileMaker’s business, development, training and more across different markets that FileMaker covers.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday November 16th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is on State St. at the driveway on the west side of the building.

ENTRANCE:
Please sign in at the front desk and proceed upstairs to room 248. Otherwise Mike or Joe will meet you in the lobby to show you the way to room 248.

Meeting 10/19/2017 – COFMUG Office Hours Returns

COFMUG’s October meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. We will be in the large conference room, #248 this month. This month’s meeting is Thursday 10/19/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include November 16th and December 21st.

Our custom function of the day will be: FM_Name_ID (  )

For the main portion of our meeting, we are bringing back COFMUG Office Hours. Please bring whatever you are working on or stuck with. Put our experts to the test for ideas and assistance, or show off your skills to the group with one of your projects.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday October 19th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is on State St. at the driveway on the west side of the building.

ENTRANCE:
Please sign in at the front desk and proceed upstairs to room 248. Otherwise Mike or Joe will meet you in the lobby to show you the way to room 248.

Meeting: 9/21/2017 – Develop Multilingual FileMaker Apps

COFMUG’s September meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 9/21/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include October 19th and November 16th.

Our custom function of the day will be: ApplyToList( function ; listOfValues ; separator )

This month’s presentation will be by Mike Beargie. Mike is presenting a preview of the session he will be presenting at the FileMaker Conference in Yokohama in October, How to develop a multilingual FileMaker app. We will cover the basics of what FileMaker does out of the box in different languages, and then cover techniques that you can use to integrate multiple languages into your app, expanding your target market and reach globally.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday September 21st, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is on State St. at the driveway on the west side of the building.

ENTRANCE:
Please sign in at the front desk and proceed upstairs to room 248. Otherwise Mike or Joe will meet you in the lobby to show you the way to room 248.

Meeting: 8/17/2017 – FileMaker Devcon 2017 In Review

COFMUG’s August meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 8/17/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include September 21st and October 19th.

Our custom function of the day will be: DashInsert()

This month we will have a candid review discussion about things we learned at FileMaker Devcon 2017. We will discuss resources like the Devcon Youtube Channel and the new FileMaker Learning Center. If anyone wants to share techniques or demo files on what they picked up, be ready to share!

 

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday August 17th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is on State St. at the driveway on the west side of the building.

ENTRANCE:
The sign up list will be given to the front desk at 5:30pm. Please pick up your guest name tag and proceed upstairs to room 248. Otherwise Mike or Joe will meet you in the lobby to show you the way to room 248.

Meeting: 7/20/2017 – Utilizing Plugins in FileMaker iOS SDK Apps

**Location Note: we will be in room 248 at the foundry, this is the same place where we met in June. If you remember your way, feel free to walk up to room 248. **

COFMUG’s July meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 7/20/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include August 17th and September 21st.

Our function of the day will be: Get(InstalledFMPlugins).

This month, Mike Beargie will be presenting a special preview of his Devcon session. We’ll dive into the new ability in FileMaker 16 that lets you use plugins in your FileMaker iOS SDK apps. As a preview, be sure to read Mike’s blog post on the topic.

About Mike Beargie:
Mike is a Senior Application Developer with MainSpring, Inc.,; certified in FileMaker 11-16 and having over 9 years of FileMaker development experience. Mike has a formal education in Graphic Design and Computer Science, and integrates high level PHP web development into a variety of projects. A FileMaker community MVP, Mike was awarded with Community Excellence awards from FileMaker in both 2014 and 2016.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday July 20th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is located on Chapel St. on the South side of the Idea Foundry.

ENTRANCE:
Please use the front entrance of the building on State Street. If you remember the way to the conference room upstairs, feel free to head up. Otherwise Mike or Joe will meet you in the lobby to show you the way to room 248.

Meeting: 6/15/2017 – Remote Presentation on WebViewer Integrations

**Location Note: we will be in room 248 at the foundry, this was the nicer room next door to where we were last month. If you remember your way, feel free to walk up to room 248. **

COFMUG’s June meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 6/15/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include July 20th and August 17th.

Our function of the day will be a new FileMaker 16 function: Get(AccountGroupName).

This month, we’re featuring a remote presentation by Jeremy Brown of Soliant Consulting:
The Web Viewer object is fascinating. It allows us to integrate the languages of the web (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). We’ll explore best practices of using a JavaScript library in FileMaker and discuss the pros and cons of working with an integration. Our session will include manipulating an integration from the Web Viewer Integrations Library and how to push it to our own custom app.

About Jeremy Brown:
Jeremy is proud to be a FileMaker 12-15 certified developer. He has worked previously at a charter school network where he built the student information system used for three schools. As with many other developers, he stumbled into the world of FileMaker and has become fascinated with solving business needs in the platform. He is an amateur magician and is currently addicted to the game “Factorio”.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday June 15th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

—————————————————–
DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is located on Chapel St. on the South side of the Idea Foundry.

ENTRANCE:
Please use the front entrance of the building on State Street. If you remember the way to the conference room upstairs, feel free to head up. Otherwise Mike or Joe will meet you in the lobby to show you the way to room 248.

Meeting: 5/18/2017 – FIleMaker 16 Arrives **Meeting Location Change**

***MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED***

COFMUG’s May meeting will be at the Columbus Idea Foundry, 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 5/18/2017. Please review parking and access instructions below. The foundry is BYO for food and drink, so you are welcome to bring what you’d like as long as you clean up after yourself.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include June 15th and July 20th.

Our function of the day will be the new FileMaker 16 functions UniqueValues() and SortValues().

This month, there is a TON of new content to review with the release of FileMaker 16. Todd Geist calls 16 “The biggest release since FileMaker 7” and other critics agree. We will be looking at the new features of FileMaker 16 in a rapid-fire format, with some demos of some of the new features gathered from resources around the community.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday May 18th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Columbus Idea Foundry
421 W State St.
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting, possible post-meeting get together.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

—————————————————–
DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/Eb6BwMcxxGs

PARKING:
Street parking is available on State St. and other surrounding streets. The Idea Foundry also has a private gravel lot located on the west side of the building at the corner of State & McDowell. The gravel lot entrance is located on Chapel St. on the South side of the Idea Foundry.

ENTRANCE:
Please use the front entrance of the building on State Street. You will be met by either Mike or Joe as accompaniment is required for non-members to our second floor meeting space. Please wait in the lobby until Mike or Joe can escort you to the meeting room.

Meeting: 4/20/2017 – Using Python to run statistical analysis on FileMaker data.

COFMUG’s April meeting will be at the Smokehouse Brewing Company, 1130 Dublin Road, Columbus OH. 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 4/20/2017. Please note that you are encouraged to purchase food and drink to support our meeting location’s business. There will be no additional second location for post-meeting social time.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include May 18th and June 15th.

Our function of the day will be the three clipboard functions from BaseElements. Note that we are going to start using Custom Functions and Plugin Functions for FOTD as well now!

This month, Travis Risner will present a method for connecting to FileMaker data using Python, and running statistical analysis on that data using a Python library called Pandas. The data source has been shared and will be explained by Paul Conaway.

At the end of the meeting, we will discuss our meeting relocation to the Columbus Idea Foundry starting with our May meeting.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday April 20th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time, ordering food.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/ExEBwNbb1Sx

PARKING:
There is ample free parking on the east side of the smokehouse brewing company.

ENTRANCE:
Please use the regular restaurant entrance, tell the hostess you are here for the developers group in the private room.

Meeting: 3/16/2017 – Building a perpetual slide control

COFMUG’s March meeting will be at the Smokehouse Brewing Company, 1130 Dublin Road, Columbus OH. 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 3/16/2017. Please note that you are encouraged to purchase food and drink to support our meeting location’s business. There will be no additional second location for post-meeting social time.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include April 20th and May 18th.

Our function of the day is CustomList. Note that we are going to start using Custom Functions for FOTD as well now!

This month, We will discuss a technique to take a slide control object with only three slides, and make it behave like it has an infinite amount of slides. In our example, we will build a week view calendar that can scroll back and forth between weeks perpetually.

We will end the meeting with a discussion on whether or not people want to move back or alternate meetings at the Columbus Idea Foundry, since the renovation to their building is complete.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday March 16th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time, ordering food.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

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DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/ExEBwNbb1Sx

PARKING:
There is ample free parking on the east side of the smokehouse brewing company.

ENTRANCE:
Please use the regular restaurant entrance, tell the hostess you are here for the developers group in the private room.

Meeting: 2/16/2017 – FMPerception

COFMUG’s February meeting will be at the Smokehouse Brewing Company, 1130 Dublin Road, Columbus OH. 43215. This month’s meeting is Thursday 2/16/2017. Please note that you are encouraged to purchase food and drink to support our meeting location’s business. There will be no additional second location for post-meeting social time.

As a reminder, our meetings are scheduled on the third Thursday of every month. Future meetings include March 16th and April 20th.

Our function of the day is TBD.

This month, Dave Ramsey will be presenting FMPerception from Geist Interactive, and demonstrating how it can help you become a better, faster, and more confident FileMaker Pro developer.  You’ll also get a sneak peek at what’s coming in the next release.
FMPerception™ is the fastest, most-accurate database utility for searching, analyzing and maintaining FileMaker custom apps. It helps you develop the highest-quality FileMaker custom apps – faster and easier than ever before.

Want to watch past meetings? Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9WR_kgfKUR9OwMbdJiAy-g

Date & Time
Date: Thursday February 16th, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:
Smokehouse Brewing Company
1130 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

AGENDA:
6:00pm – Social Time, ordering food.
6:30pm – Function of the day, Presentation
7:45pm – Wrap-up, Q&A, Announcements, etc..
8:00pm or later – End of meeting.

Hope to see you there!
Mike Beargie
MainSpring, Inc.

—————————————————–
DIRECTIONS:
GOOGLE MAP OF LOCATION:
https://goo.gl/maps/ExEBwNbb1Sx

PARKING:
There is ample free parking on the east side of the smokehouse brewing company.

ENTRANCE:
Please use the regular restaurant entrance, tell the hostess you are here for the developers group in the private room.