updated 09:50 am EDT, Mon April 3, 2006
Apple's FileMaker subsidiary today announced that registration is now open for its FileMaker Developer Conference, which is scheduled for August 13-17th, 2006 in Orlando, Florida. This year's conference, themed "Bringing FileMaker Solutions to the Web," is expected to draw more than 1,200 corporate, educational, government, non-profit and independent FileMaker database developers and customers from more than 30 countries. The event will take place just after Apple's WWDC Conference, which is scheduled for August 7-11th in San Francisco. The FileMaker Conference will feature more than 60 sessions grouped into four tracks. "Conference speakers, leading FileMaker experts, will explore the breakthroughs in Web integration, ease-of-use, customized solution design and developer productivity using the award-winning FileMaker 8 line of database software," the company said.
The eleventh annual conference will feature a record number of sessions grouped into four major tracks: Fundamentals Track, Advanced Track, Web Publishing Track, and Workshop Track. In addition to a wide range of technical sessions, the conference will offer a multi-vendor product showcase featuring FileMaker third-party solutions and products, meetings with FileMaker engineers, product managers, and technical support team members, special interest meetings, and the 2006 FileMaker Excellence Awards.
"The increasing popularity of FileMaker has attracted a new generation of developers that is helping take FileMaker into new solution environments," said Dominique Goupil, president of FileMaker. "Most of our developers are looking at how FileMaker's Web capabilities can enhance their competitiveness in delivering best practices for their customers."
FileMaker President Dominique Goupil will deliver the opening keynote session, according to the company.
Registrants signing up for the conference by June 30th will receive $200 off the regular fee of $1,300.