Training Courses

Pre-Conference Training

Are you eager to expand your skills and knowledge in FileMaker development? We're thrilled to announce our upcoming pre-conference training courses led by industry experts Alexis Allen and David Head.

These world class trainers are offering training days before the conference. Each training course will be run for the first time in the world at special conference rates for attendees. You can choose to attend both courses or just one. Courses will be run on Tuesday, 3rd September and Wednesday, 4th September.

Call for Interest
At this early stage, we're inviting expressions of interest from individuals keen on attending one or both of these courses. Registering your interest now doesn't commit you to enrol but helps us gauge the popularity of these sessions. Enrolments will open once we confirm the venue and finalise the course details.

Why register your interest early?
🚀 Get advance notice to secure your spot before general enrolment opens.
🔒 Ensure your place in these limited-capacity courses.
🎓 Prepare to up your skills and enhance your professional journey.

Don't miss out on this opportunity. Please register your interest as soon as possible for Pre-Conference Training.

Your Trainers

Alexis Allen
Based in Toronto, Canada, Alexis Allen is a certified FileMaker developer with over 20 years of experience. Known for her expertise in creating visually stunning and functional FileMaker apps, Alexis is the founder of FM Design University and the president of Hyperspace Data Solutions, Inc. She's passionate about sharing her insights into interface design to empower others in enhancing user experiences.

David Head
In over three decades as a FileMaker developer, David Head has been a trusted advisor to small and medium businesses, improving their processes one step at a time. As a trained and experienced teacher, David excels in simplifying complex concepts and fostering understanding. He loves seeing the "aha" moments when students grasp skills and concepts, giving them new confidence in their abilities as developers.

UI Design Workshop: Mastering Modern Design Principles (Alexis Allen)

One-day in person, interactive workshop covering the user interface (UI) principles you need to confidently design beautiful, modern user interfaces in FileMaker.

  • Introduction
  • Balancing Aesthetics and Usability
  • Design Challenge 1
  • Visual Design Principles
  • Design Challenge 2
  • Gestalt Design Principles
  • Design Challenge 3

During this course, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge required to assess and improve the quality of your UI designs, and increase customer satisfaction and engagement with your apps. You’ll learn the visual design rules used to create streamlined, user-friendly interfaces. And you’ll participate in three hands-on design challenges, so you can practice what you’ve learned and get personalised feedback.

FileMaker Masterclass: New Features in Action (David Head)

One-day in person, hands on class addressing recent new features in Claris FileMaker Pro and Claris FileMaker Server. This class will not just list the new features – we will go into why and how you should use them in your development. You will be provided with use cases, best practice, and exercises to complete.

  • Introduction – overview of new features
  • Layouts – including layout calculations
  • Scripting – including transactions, PSOS with callback, Loop options
  • Calculations – including new Get functions, Execute FileMaker Data API
  • FileMaker Server – including backup options, FMDeveloperTool, Session Identifier

Throughout the masterclass, you’ll learn about features and also understand the rationale behind their implementation and how they enhance FileMaker development. Practical exercises and use cases will provide hands-on experience, enabling you to apply features effectively in your own projects. By the end of the class, you will have a clear understanding of the highlighted features and how to leverage them in your FileMaker solutions and development environment.

Enrolment Details

For attendees of Reconnect.Brisbane, the course enrolment costs are:

  • Both courses $1100 ex GST (normally $1500) – choose the order of your courses
  • One course $700 ex GST (normally $900) – choose your course and day

Each course will be available on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will be limited to 20 attendees. Preference will be given to people attending both courses.

Course times: 8:30am to 5:00pm
Venue: Mantra on Queen Brisbane (570 Queen St)
Catering: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
What to bring: your laptop with a current version of FileMaker Pro installed