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 monthly meetings for developers to learn, share, and network. And regular BADFDA members can participate electronically with their peers via a members-only Yahoo! Group.

The next meeting is:

Regular Meeting: Presentation: Partnering with IT for Successful Deployment
Thursday, June 18, 2015

The featured speaker will be Tim Neudecker, Chief Technology Officer at Kyo Logic. He'll be previewing a presentation he'll be giving at this year's FileMaker Developer's Conference. Here's his description:

Partnering with IT for Successful Deployment

Having the support of IT is critical to any successful FileMaker solution deployment. This session will cover many topics from getting IT's approval and buy-in on a project to helping IT properly support FileMaker. We'll also discuss what can you do as the developer/consultant or project manager to make sure you are working well with IT.

Plus we'll have any news from FileMaker Inc. Remember that FileMaker 14 just came out this Spring, so no doubt we'll also start to share what we're discovering about the new release.

When: Thursday, June 18, 2015 3-5 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.


The group generally meets the second Thursday of each month, but this is by no means always the case. These monthly 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.

Online Communication

BAFDA has an online discussion group that let's us stay in communication between meetings. The discussion list is limited to FileMaker developers who live in the Boston area (taken quite widely) and attend at least one of our monthly meetings each six months.

Contact Us

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