October 2020 Meeting of FMburgh

The next meeting of FMburgh, the Pittsburgh FileMaker Developer Group, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7. Since the state and national health directives related to COVID-19 continue to encourage social distancing when possible, the decision has been made to once again hold our next meeting in an online-only format.

We are pleased to welcome our own Thomas Waters and his colleagues Karen Pater and Kris Schonder from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy to the virtual podium for the evening’s presentation, “Using FileMaker as a Workplace Innovation Platform in Higher Education”. They will give us a preview of their session for the 2020 Assessment Institute hosted by IUPUI which takes place at the end of October.

Student engagement in co-curriculum activities is essential to their professional development. It can be challenging, however, to quantify student experiences and the skills they gain through activities performed outside the curriculum. This presentation will describe the development of a web app using the FileMaker Platform as a way to engage students to manage their own professional development while tracking activities and skills gained through the co-curriculum.

After the official presentation, Thomas will lead some FileMaker specific discussion surrounding the pros and cons of FileMaker WebDirect versus a FileMaker Go app. He will also offer his insight into building solutions with the FileMaker Platform in the midst of COVID-19, and how his ability to make quick data and layout changes demonstrated the value of FileMaker to the school leadership.

As is our custom, we will open the floor for additional discussion following the official presentation if time permits. Since we are unable to meet in-person to celebrate our eighth anniversary, you will need to provide your own cake and ice cream (or your own Dairy Queen ice cream cake if you prefer).

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