Boston-Area FileMaker Developer Association (BAFDA)

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The Boston-Area FileMaker Developer Association (BAFDA) is an open member group that brings together FileMaker professionals from throughout New England to meet as peers and explore topics of interest to them, both technical and business. BAFDA was launched in October 2004.

BAFDA holds open meetings (sometimes as frequently as monthly) for developers to learn, share, and network.

The next meeting is:

Regular Meeting: Presentations: Kevin Cunningham / Mike Zarin
Thursday, June 21, 2018

This month's presentations:

  • FileMaker 17! - Kevin Cunningham (of KCunning Consulting) will lead an introduction to the new features of the recently-released FileMaker 17. The group will no doubt chime in with their own experiences of the new software and their favorite new features....

  • Tips & Tricks, Part 2 - Mike Zarin (of Mike Zarin Consulting) may follow up his presentation of interesting FileMaker techniques with a few more techniques he didn't get a chance to cover at the last meeting.

In addition, we'll cover any other current FileMaker news.

When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 3-5:30 pm

Where: Arlington Public Library (Robbins Library)
700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476
Located near the intersection of Mass Ave. and Pleasant St (Route 60)
Enter on the side street Peg Spengler Way (aka "Library Way")
meeting in Community Room on basement level
By T: Red Line, then bus to Arlington Center (e.g., 67, 77, 79, 80, 87 or 350)

While not required, you can RSVP to with your name, email, and affiliation so we can know that you're coming.



BAFDA is a peer group for intermediate and advanced FileMaker developers and other FileMaker professionals, providing a forum in which they can share with – and learn from – each other. A typical BAFDA member might be a current or potential FileMaker Community or Business Alliance member, or Certified FileMaker Developer (though these are certainly not requirements for membership).

The meeting content and on-line discussions reflect this orientation: presentations and discussions are pitched to mid-to-expert developers rather than complete novices – with the recognition, of course, that an expert in one area may be a novice in another.

BAFDA is thus not a general "user group", though no one is excluded. In fact, there are no membership requirements, fees, or dues. But you do have to attend at least one meeting.


Originally, the group generally met the second Thursday of each month, but in recent years meetings are held on a more ad hoc basis. The meetings are designed to facilitate the exchange of technical information, present discussions of timely topics (technical and business), and provide opportunities for networking. Members receive an email reminder with directions and other information about a week before each meeting.

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For further information about BAFDA, contact the coordinator, Kevin Cunningham, at