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Rome FileMaker Week 2022 - A bunch of FileMaker folks on the top of Castel Sant'Angelo

In the vibrant month of April, as nature awakens with the promise of spring, we are reminded of the rich tapestry of history that surrounds us. Among the myriad anniversaries and milestones celebrated during this time, one stands out prominently—the legendary founding of Rome in 753 BC.

This historic event marks the inception of a city that would go on to shape the course of Western civilization, leaving an indelible mark on culture, politics, and governance. But what relevance does ancient Rome hold for us today, especially in the realm of modern technology?

Surprisingly, the parallels between the ancient city and the field of database development, particularly with tools like FileMaker, reveal a fascinating convergence of themes.

Consider the story of Rome, from its mythical beginnings with the legendary Romulus and Remus to its eventual rise as a dominant empire. The journey of Rome echoes the path we tread as developers of relational databases—laying the foundation with vision and determination, and building robust, scalable systems that stand the test of time.

Much like the intricate layers of Rome’s history waiting to be uncovered, Data Archaeologists meticulously sift through layers of data, piecing together fragments of information to reveal insights and narratives hidden within. This process mirrors the work of Indiana Jones, deciphering cryptic messages hidden within ancient artifacts.

Enter FileMaker—a platform not limited to developers but accessible to anyone seeking to organize and analyze data. With FileMaker, we have the power to construct complex, relational databases that empower businesses, streamline processes, and unlock new avenues for innovation.

Our databases, like the city of Rome itself, are built upon principles of integrity, design, and integration. Each line of code contributes to a larger system designed for resilience, longevity, and impact.

As we draw inspiration from Rome’s legacy, we are reminded of the enduring impact of building strong foundations—in cities, civilizations, and the databases that drive our world forward.

In celebrating the founding of Rome, we’re reminded of the enduring impact of building strong foundations – in cities, civilizations, and the databases that drive our world forward.

Let us embrace the spirit of innovation and collaboration as we forge our paths in this dynamic field.

P.S. In the photo, you’ll see us at the top of Castel Sant’Angelo during the first ever Rome FileMaker Week. Just a bunch of us, soaking in the incredible views and the special vibe of this unique gathering. Yes, I like win easily with those views 😅

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