Visit them all to shake hands and hug everyone!
This page lists where you can actually meet people face-to-face.
In the Covid-19 era:
Events by Salesforce
https://developer.salesforce.com/calendar is where you find and register for events.
Trailhead DX (Developer Experience) #TDX19, #TDX18, etc. occurs in San Francisco around May 29-30. A Bootcamp is May 30-June 2 for $3,999 vs. $699.
- theextracurricular.org (The Extracurricular) is a technical learning event for Salesforce developers and architects. It is a community-built mini-event hosted inside TrailheaDX at Moscone West.
- There is a mobile app (by Debra Nacimento) for the Salesforce World Tour.
Lightning Now Tour was a multi-city tour in 2017 and 2018:
Lightning Now Tour for Developers includes a Workshop Lab from https://developerforce.github.io/LightningNowWorkshop/Exercise_d1.html
How about I just travel around the world attending Salesforce conferences?
BLOG: “All the dreamin’ lists regional annual community-led Salesforce gatherings. Dates need updating frequently, so I created a table sorted by date within the year for easy reference: Click on the Name for their website.
|Event Date||Name (website)||Location||Notes|
|Jan, 2020||CactusForce||Phoenix, AZ, USA||-|
|March 8, 2019||London's Calling||London, UK||-|
|March 9, 2018||Punta Dreamin'||Punta del Este, Uraguay||-|
|March 20-22, 2019||Snowforce||Salt Lake City, UT, USA||website gone?|
|March, 2020||Southeast Dreamin'||Atlanta, GA, USA||-|
|April 12, 2019||Dream Ole||Malaga, Spain||-|
|April 12-14, 2019||Skiforce||Obergurl, Austria||groups from Vienna, Munich, Zurich, Geneva|
|May 4, 2018||Down Under Dreamin'||Melbourne, Australia||-|
|May 6, 2019||PhillyForce||Philadelphia, PA, USA||-|
|May 13, 2019||Los Angeles Force Academy||Los Angeles, CA, USA||-|
|June 13-14, 2019||Texas Dreamin'||Austin, Texas, USA||-|
|?||Banff Dreamin'||Banff, Canada||No date on website|
|June 15, 2019||YeurLeadin’||Amsterdam, Netherlands||GCL only|
|June 27-28, 2019||NorCal Dreamin’||Sacramento, CA, USA||-|
|July 11-12 2019||True North||Ottowa, Canada||-|
|July 18-19, 2019||Big Sky Dreamin'||Bozeman, Montana, USA||-|
|July 26, 2018||Down Under Dreamin'||Sydney, Australia||-|
|July 26, 2018||Dreamin'||Denver, CO, USA||-|
|July 26-27, 2019||Witness Success||Nashville, TN, USA||For women|
|July 31 & Aug 1, 2018||Forcelandia||Portland, OR, USA||Angela Mahoney|
|August 7-9, 2019||Midwest Dreamin'||Chicago, IL, USA||-|
|August 16, 2019||Czech Dreamin'||Czech Republic||-|
|September 12-13, 2019||Florida Dreamin'||Tampa, FL, USA||@dreamin_florida #FlDreamin19|
|September 20, 2019||French Touch Dreamin'||Paris, France||-|
|October 4, 2019||Inspire East||Cambridge, UK||-|
|November 16, 2019||Northeast Dreamin'||Manchester, NH, USA||-|
|December 1-2, 2018||India Dreamin'||Delhi, India||-|
|December 6, 2018||Down Under||Brisbane, Australia||-|
PROTIP: Pluralsight recorded each speaker at Snowforce and made a video course (for those who have a subscription).
salesforce.meetup.com lists meetups secheduled at meetups.com. Some organizers have shifted away from meetup.com’s $200 per year charge to use the Salesforce meetings platform.
https://developer.salesforce.com/dugs (developer user groups)
bit.ly/TwitchSF by the San Francisco user group
#SalesforceSaturdays occur worldwide
sign-up for @DenverSfSat, #DenverSalesforceSaturday (by @dougdunfee)
Berlin, Germany https://twitter.com/IAmStephanVogel
NPSP (Non-Profit Success Pack) website and conferences around the country:
- seattlenpsf.wordpress.com is the Seattle Non-profit [ask to be invited to view]
Dreamforce is Salesforce’s annual conference, usually 4 days in September (Tuesday thru Friday).
Recorded vidoes of sessions are on the Salesforce YouTube channel.
The Saturday, Sunday, and Monday before Dreamforce are Bootcamp courses for $2,499 each (vs. $3,499 at other times).
Use https://dreamforce.twibbon.com to make put your profile picture inside a frame, for use in social media.
The Dreamforce Campus in downtown San Francisco has over 85 rooms in nine different locations.
The hype before the event:
Hastags #RoadToDF18 and #DF18 (from Twitter account @Dreamforce), on Instagram, and other social media.
Take Trailhead Module: Dreamforce & Next Steps [40 mins] to make the most of your time at Dreamforce and keep learning after the event.
Free shuttles and pedi-cabs take people between major locations. It’s about 20 minutes from one end of the campus to the other. There is a bike valet in Jessie Square.
Free Expo Pass holders and all other pass holders get access to:
Customer Success Expo 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thursday & 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Friday - has line-of-business zones.
Dreamforest is 8 a.m –7 p.m. Thursday & 8 a.m.–3 p.m Friday
Dreamforce drew 170,000 to San Francisco in 2017 (the largest software conference in the world), despite the $2,199 per person cost (before travel and hotels) for the full pass, which provides access to Tuesday or Wednesday events, conference materials, meals, plus:
VIDEO: Opening Keynote Oct 8, 2016 [5:16]
Marc Benioff Keynote Streaming Party 2-5 Tuesday and by New Voice Media
Dreamfest (7pm+ Wednesday) is the party of the conference hosted by Salesforce, featuring incredible live music, food, and drinks. In 2017 it was held at AT&T Park with Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz. Previous Dreamfest headliners include U2, Foo Fighters, The Killers & Green Day.
The $1,000 per ticket also gets you in the Dreamfest after-party https://www.theconcertforkids.com/ by Salesforce.org benefitting the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, at the Civic Center Plaza features Metallica in 2018. After Party Featuring MC Hammer immediately follows the concert.
2,700+ expert-led sessions of 40-minute breakout sessions and 20-minute theater sessions, with majority of them customer led. 25% of all seats (except for those in Hands-On Trainings and a few other workshops) are blocked for walk-ins.
Workshops at Dreamforce are facilitator-led sessions with group discussion and exercises that dive deep into a specific challenge and solution.
Circles of Success sessions are where facilitators lead 10-person groups in problem-solving exercises.
Hands-on Training (HoT) classes are offered for additional fee, where you can learn directly from Salesforce University experts, live and in-person.
Half-priced ($99) certification exams
Dream Valley gives back to the community.
Developer Forest and Admin Meadow are powered by Trailhead
Internet of Things (IoT) Cabin
Partner-sponsored parties and events also take place all week long.
Read about preparing for and getting the most from Dreamforce:
Take Trailhead Module: Dreamforce Ready [30 mins]
The Developer’s Guide to Dreamforce September 21, 2016
40+ Dreamforce parties 2018 That You Must Attend (by WhatFix)
WhatsApp Chat Group created by Pranav Varma
More about Salesforce
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- Salesforce Ohana (about the Salesforce company, offices, mascots, emojis, and store)
- Salesforce Glossary (of acronyms)
- Salesforce Events (Conferences, local Meetups, ) to meet people face-to-face
- Salesforce Exhibitors (at Dreamforce)
- Salesforce Onboarding (Trailhead and IDEs)
- Salesforce Offerings (Clouds, Industries, Domains, GitHub, editions, pricing, features, versions)
- Salesforce Certifications (training and exams)
- Salesforce Projects, Superbadges, and Sample Apps
- Salesforce Project Plans
- Salesforce Jobs (within Salesforce, with partners, etc.)
- Salesforce Apps (in AppExchange)
- Salesforce Alexa
- Salesforce Heroku (external apps)
- Salesforce Non-Profit support
Salesforce NPSP (Non-Profit Success Pack) performance (with Gatling)
- Salesforce Data Management
- Salesforce Einstein
- Salesforce Selenium (test automation)