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Claris Engage Recap + DevCast with Special Guest, Clay Maeckel

Group photo of the Portage Bay Solutions team at Claris Engage 2024
During the Claris Engage conference in February, Clay Maeckel, Chief Software Architect at Claris, graciously shared some of his time with us as a guest on our podcast, for Episode 13 the FileMaker DevCast. In the first part of the podcast, our citizen developer host, Dan Smiley, and Clay discuss a variety of areas. Then the podcast wraps up with our team sharing post-conference takeaways, insights, and favorite moments.  Read more
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Attend Build Grow Learn in April – Real Speakers with Real-World Training

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Attend Build Grow Learn in April! Built by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, who took everything they've loved about attending events for decades, and threw away everything they've hated. This event is built for the entrepreneur who is truly ready to build their business, grow themselves, and learn to scale! Read more
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FM BetterForms: Creating a Modern Web Application with Your FileMaker Data

Logo for FM BetterForms, used for creating FileMaker web apps
We have been using FM BetterForms for several years to readily create modern, fully web standards-compliant applications for our clients. After attending the recent Claris Engage conference in Austin, Texas, our team has a new-found enthusiasm for building even more applications with BetterForms! Read more
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Unlock the Best of Austin: 8 Insider Tips to Maximize Your Claris Engage 2024 Experience

Photograph from the middle of the water at Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas.
Heading to Austin, Texas, soon for the Claris Engage conference? Are you looking to extend your stay so you can explore the best of Austin and the greater Hill Country? Drawing on my local knowledge and the expertise of my husband, Kurt, a native Texan, we've put together a list of recommendations for those looking to make the most of their stay and explore the vibrant offerings that Austin provides. Read more
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Looking Ahead to Claris Engage 2024 in Austin, Texas

Landscape photo of the Austin skyline, with river in the foreground, with text about the dates for the Claris Engage 2024 conference
2024 is a very special year for Claris, as it marks their 25th in-person FileMaker conference. The entire team at Portage Bay will be together in Austin and we’re especially excited about that. After years of virtual interactions, it will be the first time that many of us will get to meet in person. We're eager to engage with the Claris community and will be involved in multiple capacities. If you're interested in arranging an in-person meeting at the event, please schedule a time through Calendly. Read more
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Pause & EngageU: A Wonderful Wrap-Up to 2023

Photo of Anannyaa Panda and Katia Royer (ClickWorks), Kate Waldhauser (Portage Bay Solutions), & Marie Normand (Claris)
We wrapped up this last part of 2023 with participation in two wonderful Claris FileMaker conferences - Pause in Clayton, Georgia, and EngageU in Antwerp, Belgium. Now we are eagerly shifting our attention to February when our entire team will be at the Apple Campus in Austin for Claris Engage. Read more
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