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About John Mark Osborne

If you've landed on this page, it's because you've seen all the free content I create on and and are interested in helping me keep the free content coming!

I've been working with FileMaker Pro for over 20 years. I earned his FileMaker Pro degree working on the frontlines of Claris technical support. I was the Technical Lead for FileMaker, serving as an escalation path for other technical support representatives and writing a large portion of TechInfo (now called Knowledgebase), their technical information reference. I also acted as a liaison between the technical support department and the FileMaker development team, reporting bugs, attending product meetings and acting as resource for the development team.

I'm best known as the author of the popular FileMaker Pro web site The Database Pros web site has been on the internet for 20 years and gets over 35,000 hits a day by offering free FileMaker Pro tips, tricks and techniques. However, I've been blogging the last couple of years so you may have first seen my free content at

I'm also well known as the co-author of the wildly popular Scriptology book and CD ROM. I launched a hands-on training class based on his Scriptology book and it has become so popular that it is now taught at MacWorld Exposition in San Francisco and New York. Most recently, I was one of twelve trainers in the United States authorized to teach their new FileMaker Training Series of classes.

I've been a featured speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference for 15 years. At the 1999 Developer Conference, I was awarded the FileMaker Pro Excellence award for "creation of outstanding technical resources".

I'm a former technical editors for Advisor magazine working on the tips and tricks section which is the most popular column in the magazine.

I've recorded beginner, intermediate and advanced tutorial videos for FileMaker 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 totaling thousands of hours.

I'm an FBA member (FileMaker Business Alliance) working closely with FileMaker, Inc. and their most important customers. I've also passed the rigorous FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 certification tests and is proud to display the FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 certification logos.
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