Data, Design & (Deep) Dives

Back in November, Cross IT launched a brand new YouTube channel – In a Nutshell. As the name hopefully implies, the presentations found here cover both tutorials on Claris products and news about those same products, and are delivered in a concise and succinct manner. While we started with a single, monthly Lunch & Learn webinar, we have quickly expanded to provided new content each Wednesday of the month. Here is a quick rundown of the learning opportunities coming to a computer near you in February.

The first Wednesday evening of February brings the monthly meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group. This interactive meetup takes place on Wednesday evening in an online format. The agenda for the evening includes a roundtable discussion centered around the topic “FileMaker Resolutions”. As the new year begins, we will use this time to discuss our resolutions that are centered around technology in general and Claris FileMaker specifically. If you are unable to join us live on February 3, the meeting recording will be made available within a few days. To register for the virtual event, please click here to sign up.

On February 10, we present our Lunch & Learn: Appetizer. As the name suggests, the Appetizer is a shorter, bite-sized webinar and serves as an introduction, a taste if you will, for people searching for a better tool to get their job done. Over the course of this series, we highlight and demonstrate the many advantages of turning to the Claris FileMaker low-code platform. The February installment details the next steps in transforming Excel files into a FileMaker database. Click here to try an Appetizer and add it to your calendar.

The fun and insight continues the following week with the Lunch & Learn: Entrée. In this webinar for current FileMaker users seeking a better understanding of the platform, we review the tool used to define the tables, fields, and relationships in a database solution – FileMaker’s “Manage Database” window. Click here to select the featured Entrée of the day and add a reminder to your calendar for February 17.

On the last Wednesday of February, we present Lunch & Learn: Á La Carte. This is an open table webinar where we serve solutions to your FileMaker problems. The goal is to help intermediate developers improve theirs skills by diving deep into the topic of the day. If you have a Claris FileMaker question that needs answered, please submit it to You may see the response featured in a future Lunch & Learn: Á La Carte presentation. Click here to order from our Á La Carte menu and add a reminder to your calendar.

There is the summary of our February events, dare I say, in a nutshell. Also, to never risk missing the new Lunch & Learn webinar or the latest FMburgh recording, please subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on notifications.

With apologies to Guy Fieri, be sure to join us each Wednesday in February because we are riding the bus to Innovationtown!