Attention Data Challengers of All Levels

The citizens of FME-tropolis need your help! A data boss has put a block on all data streams within the city and is causing big data outages and disruptions.

Gather at this one-day FME World Tour meeting to join the quest and power up your FME skills. Your ultimate goal is to defeat the data boss and unlock the world of data. Players of all levels are welcome.

  • Discover what’s amazing in the most recent release of FME.
  • Learn time-saving tips and best practices you can apply to your work.
  • Network with other FME users and experts in your community.
  • Get sneak peeks of features coming in future versions of FME.
  • Enjoy a tasty breakfast and a hot lunch.
  • Take home fun swag!
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Event Agenda

  • 8:30am
    Check-In and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Level 1: Welcome & Icebreaker

    Meet the Safe Software team and learn about the tools you need to defeat your top data challenges. Get started with a fun activity.

  • 9:30am
    Level 2: FME 2019 Scenarios

    Explore FME 2019 as we walk through top scenarios and build workflows from scratch. Get tips and tricks from our experts and unlock new functionality in FME Desktop and FME Server.

  • 10:30am
  • 10:45am
    FME User Presentations: Achievement Unlocked

    FME is a key part to solving and unlocking data challenges in many industries. Hear your city’s data challengers share stories of how they accomplished their missions.
    - Bobby Hosack, HNTB, Co-presenter: Darin Welch; Developing Return to Normal Road Conditions for Iowa DOT
    - Justin Schweppe, Burns & McDonnell; Managing JSON deliverables with fuzzy string-matching logic and the path Reader

  • 11:35am
    FME Around the World

    Lightning talks: top stories of how people around the world are using FME to solve their everyday challenges, big and small.

  • 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm
    Level 3: Automating Quality Control

    Validating your data is a critical step in almost every workflow. Learn how to build FME workspaces to automatically detect and repair problems with attributes, geometry, and more, and how to build a portal to let end users perform data validation on demand. Plus, learn about new functionality in FME Server for detecting workspace failures.

  • 1:30pm
    Level 4: Sharing Your Data

    Learn how to make data accessible to your end users and stakeholders. See how to build FME workflows for integrating disparate data sources and sharing it via reports, interactive visualizations, web portals, mobile devices, and more.

  • 2:00pm
    Bonus Level: New Data Ventures

    Unlock the most cutting-edge data types and integration possibilities in this future-facing session. We’ll demo how to explore your data in X Reality and gaming engines, plus give an overview of exciting new directions for the FME development team.

  • 2:30pm
    Boss Level: Wrap Up & Prizes

    Exercise everything you learned today by collaborating on building a workspace to conquer the final boss. Win cool swag and enter Mission: Hidden Codes for a chance to win the grand prize pack!

The World Tour will stop at the

Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO

Meet the Safers Coming to Kansas City

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Brian Pont
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Harsimran Bal
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Rylan Maschak
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Holly Coxon
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Post-Event Reception

We look forward to seeing you at the FME World Tour 2019 stop in Kansas City and hope you will join us to network following the event.

We will gather just after the FME event to enjoy refreshments, and great conversation while connecting with data experts and your local FME user community.

For more information and to RSVP go here:

April 2019

FME Workshop

Please plan to join us for a free “Tips and Tricks” FME workshop on April 24th  4-7pm at the Burns & McDonnell headquarters building on 9450 Ward Pkwy, Kansas City, MO 64114.
We will meet in the Crossroads Room 95E-302 (next to the Founder’s Club on the 3rd floor) for refreshments and snacks. Local FME Experts will be on hand to share tips and tricks using FME.  Please bring your laptop, your data, and your data integration challenges. We will have general discussions about the different ways we have used FME over the years with lessons learned. There will be open discussions and breakout opportunity to discuss your specific data interoperability challenges and how FME Solutions can help.

April 2019