FileMaker Inc. will kick off their annual Developer Conference (“Dev Con”) August 5-8, at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando Florida.

It’s not just the August temperatures in Orlando that will make things hot. The conference is the world’s largest gathering of FileMaker consultants, FileMaker users, corporate IT support people, FileMaker engineers, product vendors, and the leadership team of FileMaker Inc. For four packed days, there will be a storm of activity with training classes, technical presentations, vendor booths, keynote sessions, tech support offerings and after-hours socializing. FileMaker’s “Workplace Innovation Platform” constitutes a new, modern breed of software tools that allows businesses to escape many of the work ruts caused by bad-fitting software tools, that often don’t meet or mold to business needs.

Angel City Data has long been a top contributor of past Dev Con successes, with over 20 technical and business presentations given to thousands of attendees over multiple decades. The conference has also been kind to Angel City, as we’ve been able to garner three FileMaker Excellence awards at past conferences, including the coveted “Business Partner of the Year ”. This year Angel City is proud to announce that our Lead Designer, Jake Johnson, has been selected to present a special session on, “The Business of Design”. This session promises to be compelling as Jake shows attendees how great design is great for business. Jake will dive past the layers of fonts, colors, and icons to show how purposeful interface and experience designs can catapult businesses forward.

A seasoned presenter, Jake will be taking the big stage at DevCon for the first time. He’s very excited to be sharing his ideals with peers in the industry. “At Angel City Data, we take a careful look at how each user tap and click occurs.”, says Jake. “We strive to make each application, engaging and productive for the user. By utilizing key efficiencies and marrying that with a joyful user experience, we’re able to craft solutions that are fun to use and have enormous return on investment for our clients.” Those who’ve seen Jake’s work, know he’s a design force within the FileMaker community. His design won the FileMaker Excellence Award for the “Design of the Year” in 2014, and in subsequent years, Angel City has been a frequent finalist in that esteemed category.

If you come to the conference, we recommend you come to Jake’s presentation and see award-winning designs with astronomical returns powered by happy, productive users.