Many thanks to Donald Clark from for this interview of LuminFire (formerly executives at the FileMaker DevCon 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.

Gain insights into the FileMaker business world, highlights of sessions at DevCon including WordPress and GIS, Women of FileMaker, and many other ideas from Tim Cimbura (CEO), Dr. Brenda Cimbura (COO), and Nick Ciske, CTO at LuminFire.


Overview and Video Timestamps:

00:57:06 Tim Cimbura, CEO & Senior Solution Engineer at LuminFire.

01:11:12 Nick Ciske, CTO & Senior Web Engineer

01:24:03 BrilliantSync™. A framework for keeping WordPress™ & FileMaker™ in sync.

03:41:28 Connecting FileMaker and WordPress Unconference session

06:10:18 BrilliantSync™ Server reliability

08:22:13 Reduce Image Loads on your FM Server

08:50:16 Presentation on GIS at DEVCON

09:11:23 Using a Web Viewer and GIS Tools for Visualization of Data

09:43:05 Map based search in FileMaker where only the records that fall within a specified area geographically show up.

10:17:03 Dr. Brenda Cimbura, COO, Strategic Operations, Marketing and Communications; How can we use mapping better? How can we get data to be visual? And, how can we make our systems more beautiful and useful to our clients? Goal: To find FileMaker people with this mutual interest and create a community inside FileMaker that love this type of work.
10:59:13 FileMaker/GIS info and presentations online

12:15:29 There were 10 employees attending DevCon from LuminFire, Minnesota FileMaker Pro User Group FMPUG-MN recap of DevCon in September 2016

12:48:08 Productivity Tools: Slack and BaseCamp Integration

13:36:00 Connecting BaseCamp and FileMaker using URLs to link them.

14:21:27 Business Optimization: The better developers find the time to read up on–and use–effective Productivity Tools

15:43:28 Humor in the office: Computers and spinning beach ball internet of things fun

17:57:20 Women of FileMaker Luncheon, Almost 200 Attendees, Some advanced Developers, career searching, certification

19:22:26 Young programmers and learning FileMaker

23:50:00 FileMaker and WordPress/web developers working together

26:52:24 Create a way to remove the obstacles from their life (job) so they can do their best work

27:32:23 FileMaker developers should be aware of the technology law as well as legal compliance / HIPAA in health care; It’s a very wise investment to talk to advisors who know more than you.

Tim Cimbura – CEO and Software Engineer

Tim is an expert in creating custom business solutions that make businesses more effective, productive, and profitable. He specializes in rapid application development with FileMaker (certified in all versions) for macOS, Windows, iPad/iPhone and web app integration with WordPress. He also knows Apple technology inside and out.