Reconnect Sydney 2023 Recap

For the first time in more than three years the Claris FileMaker developer community in the APAC region gathered in-person again for the Reconnect.Sydney 2023 conference last week. Around 100 developers from Australia and New Zealand came together to learn and network for two days, catching up with old friends and making new ones.We even had conference swag and professionally printed name badges!

As a speaker, sponsor and one of the organisers it was a busy two days. Reconnect.Sydney was organised by FileMaker developers for FileMaker developers and organising conferences is definitely not part of our day jobs. There were a few nerves in the days leading up to the conference but once the opening keynote was underway it felt very familiar like FileMaker DevCons of yore. There was a definite buzz in the air and the quality of the sessions were excellent. I really enjoyed the ‘Mobile Tyre Shop – COO perspective’ session by Jamie Cartwright (and Databuzz customer!). Hopefully this will be a future Claris testimonial and Claris need have a video of this on their home page.

Huge thanks to all the other organisers for helping to make this such a great conference:

We were also very lucky to have ten sponsors who all helped make the conference a huge success. Special thanks to our principal sponsor Claris:

I’m looking forward to the next instalment of in Brisbane in September 2024. If you would like to be notified about future Reconnect events please sign up for the mailing list here. I’ve uploaded the slides from my ‘A Beginner’s Guide to the FileMaker OData API’ presentation with an update on some of the questions that I couldn’t answer on the day.

My next stop on the road to Claris Engage 2024 is the EngageU conference in Antwerp, Belgium from November 12–14, 2023 where I’ll be presenting two sessions.

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