When Tue Aug 15 7pm — 9pm
Where Digital Media Room
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Digitally organize all the projects you want work on at Makerspace
Host Joe King


  • Cost: Free
  • Restrictions:
    • DMS members only

Cancellations for this event must be made before August 15, 2017 — 7:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Databases are used to organize information, but many databases require hours of programming to make them work, and even then are 'ugly' and/or simplistic. FileMaker Pro is one of the only desktop database programs which has been shipping for 20+ years and runs on both Mac and/or Windows. It is easy enough that anyone can 'upgrade' from Excel, yet powerful enough to be used by large public corporations. Using FileMaker, anyone can build modern, attractive solutions to run a business, organize projects, or

In this introduction, we will get an overview of the product line, discuss possible applications for 'makers', then use FileMaker Pro to create a database designed to track 'maker' projects- projects, equipment needed, supplies, tasks, sketches/ revisions/ photos, and notes. FileMaker can organize most 'any' data but this project is designed to focus our thinking around a 'tool' which most of us can relate to. The 'classic' example file would be customer tracking- clients, products, orders, etc; however, we will attempt to focus around a 'maker-centric' project. In the future, we can add web publishing, sales tracking, QuickBooks integration, shipping integration, and/or many other functionalities which we have yet to think of.

Lastly we will 'share' the database on a server and use the iPhone/ iPad to discover how easy it is to share data on multiple devices and/or multiple users. This will be a 'baking show' type class, so each user will have access to a copy of the 'finished' project to customize as they like...

trial version/ description of FileMaker at: http://www.filemaker.com/

Users may bring their own laptops, iPhones, and/or iPads to follow along; but will be not be required. Other classes will be offered 'as demand merits'.