At Dracoventions, we invent software. Whether we're finding ways to let you search all your FileMaker scripts or automate print jobs, we invent tools to empower your use of FileMaker.

Since age 8, our company founder spent much of their free time writing software. Starting on an Apple ][e with Apple Basic, then C, Visual Basic, Java, PHP, and many other languages. Always a pioneer and software inventor, they created a web-browser-like terminal program before the web was invented and their own web-server scripting language before ASP and PHP existed.

Over the course of five years as Senior Software Engineer at a tech startup, they tied together an ancient database (created for the US Army in 1965) with modern web servers, created web-based e-mail before Hotmail, and wrote a unique application to read that e-mail to college users over the phone. This was all before returning to U.C. Santa Cruz to complete a B.S. in Computer Science with the hope of getting a job at an environmental organization.

Our founder joined a nature-education non-profit in 2004. In in early 2006, they began in-house development on what would become the 2empowerFM Family of FileMaker plug-ins. In January 2008, Dracoventions was founded to bring the power of those FileMaker plug-ins to the public as a part-time project. In April 2009, Dracoventions became a full-time business and a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance.

How do we thrive in a world of multi-employee FileMaker companies? Larger companies are mostly focused on consulting and custom FileMaker projects. With us, plug-ins are our only business. We're passionate about keeping our software up to date with every new FileMaker and OS release, fixing bugs quickly, and if you contact us for support, you'll get a quick and detailed response straight from the developer. Just ask anyone who's spoken to us - we're passionate about our customers, our documentation, and our software quality.

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