FileMaker, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has announced schedule highlights for the FileMaker Developer Conference 2011, the largest annual gathering of worldwide FileMaker independent and corporate database developers, trainers and users. It will be held Aug. 2-5, at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego.

Attendees will save up to US$300 off the full conference registration price, paying $1,295 (or US$1,949 for the Gold Conference registration package, which includes pre-conference and FileMaker Training Series sessions, as well as the FileMaker Developer Conference), by taking advantage of the limited-time “early bird” discount, available until June 17. Attendees will receive complimentary copies of FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced and FileMaker Go for iPhone and iPad.

Conference goers will learn how to build more professional databases, extend solutions to the web and deploy custom solutions for the iPhone and iPad. In addition to increasing their technical expertise, attendees can meet and network with developers from over 35 countries to get new ideas and learn about the latest product and services available at the Exhibitor Showcase.

Due to the success of FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad, the business database apps for the iOS platform, which debuted just last July, this year’s conference will offer attendees a wide spectrum of FileMaker Go related sessions: “Developing Applications For Use With FileMaker Go,” “Great Interface Design Patterns for FileMaker Go,” “FileMaker Go Sync Strategies” and “FileMaker Pro/Go Integration — A Real-World Case Study.”

Additional session highlights include: “FileMaker Calculation and Scripting Essentials,” “The Fundamentals of Exceptional Design,” “Building a Relational Database” and “Panel Discussion: FileMaker Integration with External Technologies.” For a complete listing of all sessions, go to .

The FileMaker Training Series Track, designed to help developers hone their skills as well as prepare for the FileMaker Certification exam, will be interspersed throughout the program with three sessions during the pre-conference days and five throughout the rest of the conference.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a special discounted group rate. DevCon attendees are urged to make reservations early before low-priced rooms sell out. Call the Hilton San Diego Bayfront today at 1 (619) 564-3333 or reserve your hotel room online.