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This podcast is about workplace innovation through technology, with a special focus on Claris FileMaker and the Claris Community.

The Context Podcast Todd Geist

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

This podcast is about workplace innovation through technology, with a special focus on Claris FileMaker and the Claris Community.

    Claris Engage 2024

    Claris Engage 2024

    Get ready for another exciting episode of The Context Podcast, featuring Andrew LeCates from Claris. In this episode, Andrew joins Proof+Geist’s Martha Zink, Ernest Koe, and Todd Geist to talk all things Claris Engage 2024, a Claris developer conference set to take place February 6-8 in Austin, Texas.

    We discuss how excited we are for Claris Engage, where we get to be together in person on an Apple campus after years of virtual events. Andrew shares some key things he expects to see and learn about at Engage, and we reminisce about past developer conferences. 

    If you’re there for the sessions, the products, the exhibitors, or just spending time with the community, come find us at our Proof+Geist and Ottomatic booths or our sessions. We can’t wait to see you all!

    While registration for Claris Engage is sold out, there are still slots for three Training Day courses:  https://content.claris.com/claris-engage2024-limited-space-al

    You can find this podcast on YouTube. 

    • 47 min
    Update on Claris’ Roadmap

    Update on Claris’ Roadmap

    Andrew Lecates, Chief Product Owner for Claris FileMakerTodd Geist Ernest KoeCorn Walker

    Get ready for a special new episode of The Context Podcast! Join us as we sit down with our special guest, Andrew Lecates, Chief Product Owner for Claris FileMaker. In this episode, we discuss Claris's strategic shift towards a refocused Claris platform as Claris prepares to transition Claris Pro functionally into the FileMaker line, and deprecate Claris Pro (including Claris Go, Claris WebDirect, and Claris Server).

    Corn Walker, Todd Geist, and Ernest Koe delve into the fascinating realm of technology and AI as it relates to the Claris platform, both present and future, while also gaining insights into Andrew's new role and its implications. We also dig into the seamless integration of FileMaker, Connect, and Studio, and unpack the implications for the platform. Plus, stay tuned for some sneak peeks into the exciting plans for Claris Engage 2024. 

    Check out all the changes Claris is making here: https://content.claris.com/claris-community-products-roadmap-proof+geist 

    You can also find this podcast on YouTube.

    • 48 min
    Chris Rogers of TourPro

    Chris Rogers of TourPro

    Martha ZinkTodd GeistChris Rogers 

    In this episode of The Context Podcast, Martha Zink and Todd Geist from Proof+Geist sit down with a special guest, Chris Rogers, the mastermind behind TourPro—a revolutionary software shaking up the dance event management scene. In this episode, Chris takes us on a journey through his remarkable transition from building a small side project to the creation of TourPro, a game-changing event registration and management tool for dance enthusiasts.

    With approximately 1,000 events a year, Chris and his team have mastered the art of making a complex technical product accessible to non-technical users. As Chris puts it, he's got "enough knowledge to be dangerous with FileMaker," and he's using that power to empower event organizers worldwide.

    What sets TourPro apart is its clever design—a user-friendly mobile app that lets you run events offline, keeping things seamless and efficient even without an internet connection. Chris dives into the technical magic that allows users to operate within the app, and then sync up once they're back online. Join us in this episode as we explore Chris Rogers's journey, laugh at relatable anecdotes, and gain valuable insights into the world of innovative software creation. Stay tuned, because this episode is your backstage pass to the captivating world of TourPro and the brilliant mind behind it.

    You can find this podcast on YouTube or your favorite podcasting platform.


    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Impact of AI on FileMaker

    The Impact of AI on FileMaker

    Todd Geist 
    Cris Ippolite
    Description: In this episode of The Context Podcast, join Proof+Geist CTO, Todd Geist and Cris Ippolite, founder of iSolutions, as they dive into the fascinating impacts that AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) are having on our industry in general, and the FileMaker community in particular. 
    Cris was an early proponent of using Machine Learning and AI with FileMaker. In fact, this is the third time we have had Cris on the pod to discuss this topic. The first was Episode 34, back in May of 2020, and the second time was Episode 71 in September of 2021 – way before ChatGPT was a thing. Now that LLMs and ChatGPT are the elephants in the FileMaker room, we thought it would be a good idea to have Cris back on the Podcast for an updated conversation on what this all might mean for how we do our jobs, and solve problems for our customers with our favorite platform.
    Hear how Cris and Todd think AI might revolutionize the way we build applications and systems with FileMaker, while preserving the essence of creative thinking. They discuss the upcoming Apple WWDC 2023 conference on June 5th, and their expectations on how Apple will shape the trajectory of AI. Plus, get an introduction to Proof+Geist's Front Radar Plugin—and stay tuned for the upcoming blog post on that.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Unlocking Efficiency with SimpleQ

    Unlocking Efficiency with SimpleQ

    Welcome to this episode of The Context Podcast where we explore the incredible capabilities of SimpleQ! This week includes our host Martha Zink, along with Corn Walker, Todd Geist, and Mike Perley.
    Join us as we delve into the intricacies of SimpleQ, explaining its seamless task handling and compatibility with various systems. Discover the advantages of this approach and how it revolutionizes business processes. Additionally, we explore the origins of SimpleQ, discussing the hybrid PubSub and queuing system that gave birth to this remarkable tool. We also shine a spotlight on Otto and its crucial role in accepting webhooks from third-party systems. See how Otto seamlessly integrates with SimpleQ to streamline data flow and enhance communication across different FileMaker apps.
    Tune in to The Context Podcast and embrace the efficiency of SimpleQ—a game-changer in the world of FileMaker and business process automation. 
    You can also find this episode on Youtube or your favorite podcasting platforms.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Claris 2023

    Claris 2023

    Martha Zink Todd Geist Rick KalmanDescription: 

    In this episode of The Context Podcast, Martha Zink and Todd Geist talk to
    Rick Kalman from Claris about the launch of Claris FileMaker 2023. 

    Together, they discuss the upcoming changes to the platform—including the switch to a year-based naming scheme, significant performance improvements, and the availability of Claris Connect on the free plan. With stronger authentication protocols, greater scalability, and improvements to backend infrastructure, FileMaker 2023 promises to be Claris’s best release yet!

    Also featured: Todd’s dog, Clark, who is recovering from knee surgery and is spending his convalescence providing additional commentary in the form of background snoring.

    • 56 min

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

TMcKibbin ,

Different points of view

I appreciate hearing all different points of view as Jeremy interviews people with a spectrum of skills and approaches.
Keep it up!
Thank you Jeremy!

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One of the best database development podcasts around

The topics of the show are relevant to current challenges of FileMaker development.

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Love the mix of content. Technical, FileMaker and Developer History, New and Future trends. Amazing stuff. I love that Jeremy and the guests talk about some problems that aren't worth solving. The juice has to be worth the squeeze. Keep it up. Looking forward to more episodes.

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