Interview with Ray Cologon – FileMakerHacks

If you’ve been in the FileMaker community for any length of time, you’ve run across his name:  Dr. Ray Cologon.  Author of the FileMaker Pro 10 Bible and the new Learning FileMaker Pro 13, FileMaker Certified in versions 7-13, Dr. Cologon is also offering FileMaker master classes around the world:

The classes being offered presently are in a sense a sequel to two classes that were offered in 2014 in Berlin and London. The original impetus came from Egbert Friedrich of FileMaker Mentoring in Berlin, who invited me to consider presenting developer-oriented material for a Berlin class. It really grew out of that.

I was interested in the idea because my own experience has been that there has been very little available to take people beyond the basics and the levels of ability required (for example) for certification. There are a few DevCon sessions each year that are listed as advanced, and there are some online resources (of which filemakerhacks is one, in fact) that delve into deeper issues. But there has been no coherent framework to address the concepts and challenges that advanced developers face.

What I think essentially sets these events apart is that the content is broad-ranging, and the topics are inter-related. It’s not taking a specific area such as user interaction or interface design in isolation. Those things are definitely under discussion, but as part of a much wider agenda.

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