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 shares 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 ONCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN 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!

Taking part in 2024 is 600,- EUR and registering will end Beginning of May. So there is no "Late Owl-Ticket" for 800,- EUR, as it was in 2023.

If you are business owner within the EU (except Germany) and have a VAT-ID this is your net. All others add 19% VAT.

Issueing invoices will start middle of April.

Please read the Sales Conditions carefully!

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!



We always strived to keep it simple but the experiences we had to face in 2022 required a change.

After you've registered you get an invoice on or shortly after 1 April 2024 which you can pay by Bank Transfer or Paypal within 10 working days. This will cover your attendance but not your accomodation or other travel costs! If the money has not arrived by the time we close registration (1 May 2024) you get one reminder and if it is even not paid then your registration is void and you'll be blacklisted!

If you decide short term that you want to join (on or after 1 May) a surcharge of 200 EUR is added to the ticket fee and an immediate payment is required.

You can cancel your registration before 1 April without further costs and get a full refund of the money received. If you need to cancel between 1 April and 15 May you can either sell your ticket to someone else (which means you can name someone and as soon that person has registered and paid you get your money I've received back) or get a refund of 50% of the money received for your ticket.

Cancellations after 15 May or No shows are NOT REFUNDABLE!

If the registrant is not entitled to Reverse charge or the VAT-ID provided during registration is not valid according to the ticket is billed with 19% VAT. Additional changes to an invoice after issueing and re-issueing it adds 75,- EUR net to the current invoice amount.


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.).

• Any regulations required by the government in regards to the pandemia.

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!

The VAT-ID is a special number Europeans have received for 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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