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 at al
Thursday, January 17, 2019

This month's presentations:

  • TBD Topics typically include latest FileMaker News, subjects of interest to the group, under-the-hood demos, and developer schmoozing.

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

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 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.


Originally, the group generally met the second Thursday of each month, but in recent years meetings are held on a more ad hoc basis (though still typically Thursday afternoons). 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.

Contact Us

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