Frequently asked questions

In general: it is open to everyone who:
• feels more than comfortable with FileMaker Development and
• is willing to share thoughts, techniques, files etc. (even jokes are accepted ;o)

But please bear in mind that attendees are highly skilled developers who meet and talk about all things FileMaker on a personal base because they trust each other! … and don't want to start at the primordial soup to explain things…

It is NOT open to someone who just listens and never shared any of its own work, thoughts or even comments! There is certainly a difference between being shy and being "just taking".

Please click the "CLICK HERE TO REGISTER"-button at the Home page or the "Register" in the "Account" menü. Then provide the required data (and please use a meaningful Username) and after your registration is approved you get an Email with the details to log in.

After you have logged in you can edit your account data or post a session.

Due to the nature of this event, people feel much more encouraged to come up with sometimes quite mind-boggling ideas you won't see at "ordinary" conferences! That way quite a few ideas were born here!

This is what makes this event so unique and while this may sound so, we are trying hard not to become elitist!

Taking part in all that can (but must not) improve your skills! :o)

A full list of confirmed Attendees can be found here

If you have nothing to tell because you are not willing to tell: Then maybe that's not the right place for you!

Attendees are here because they SHARE and therefore get something back from the others. Not sharing is against the spirit of this event!

If you have nothing to tell because you feel frightened standing in front of a silent audience: Don't worry!

We don't feel the time is right to charge for online events! Therefore there won't be - again - a ticket fee for 2021 but donations are very welcome to cover the not so minor costs!
We prefer Bank Transfer but you can send some money right here too:

In 2021 we lift the previous limit and will accept all Developers who are willing to share!
Since the Schedule will be available end of March the following applies from that date on:

Assuming you're logged in there are two ways of adding or editing a session:

1) Click on your account name in the main menu and then click "MY ACCOUNT". On your account page you'll see "Your Sessions" and "Your Files". Add and/or edit the appropriate there!

2) Click anywhere on the "Schedule" and add your data right into the popup.

It really depends on your expectations! ;o)
We have 2 tracks and may assigned them to certain topics. But up until then feel free to add your session whereever it feel fine for you!
In general there is no time limit for your presentation. From what we've learned the presentation time should not exceed 30 to 45 minutes, followed by a discussion of the same length! 

If you expect the audience to stay awake make it exciting! And yes, Table dancing and jumping crackers are allowed, but you maybe want to avoid heart attacks in the audience?

Just be unique!

They are availabel at the bottom of the "Files" page
Since some were based on other system, so we’re not able to provide all content (yet).

The ones we can are as follows:

It is our intention to have all data from all previous year available as read only. This may take some more time (and money…).


Due to the new GDPR regulations I hereby inform you that the data you provide during registration will be used for:

• Issuing Invoices and

• Event related activities (e.g. Mailings, Notifications etc.)

The name and origin will be shown on the website at "Attendees". Apart from that, the other data will only be made available to third parties with your approval or if requested by the authorities. You can request a removal of any part of the data, as long as it is not required to fulfill obligations from other law(s). Just use the contact form and let us know!


Well, to keep it quite simple: After you've registered you get an invoice which you can pay by Bank Transfer or Paypal. This will cover your attendance but not your accomodation or other travel costs! If the invoice is not paid by the time we close registration (8 April 2020) your registration will be void and the account deleted without further notice!

The payment is NOT REFUNDABLE!

But you can transfer your ticket to an other person, if you like!

Apart from that: Common sense applies!

The VAT-ID is a special number Europeans have received their company from their tax authorities on request!

It is used within member states of the European Union to handle cross border VAT payments. If you’re not sure whether you have a valid VAT-ID check here: VIES VAT number validation

It makes it possible to bill attendees without additional VAT, just net. Each receiver of such an invoice has to take care of paying that VAT according to their countries VAT rate. This procedure is the so-called „Reverse charge“.

Not providing a VAT-ID or providing one which failes the check on the abovementioned site leads to billing with German VAT of 19%.

These icons once came from an icon set by called "Nasty Icons" and were used with their permissions.

They were on one side meant as persiflage to all these shiny business pictures you see on conference websites and on the other side reflect the character and/or spirit of dotfmp! Not "being nasty" but "being different" and "disrupting your usual thinking", but all in a very positive way! That is our intention!

But then we heard complains from people, who neither read what we are nor even attended any dotfmp, that we're anti-woman or even sexist! Just because they saw these icons in the listing.

While we really give… something about those people who never tried to understand we were not interested in wasting our lifetime with explaining to those who don't even want to hear arguments. We therefore disabled the icons for public display.

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