Although I presented 3 sessions at Dreamforce 2015, only one – Building Salesforce1 Mobile Extensions with Swift was video recorded. The talk was presented at the Innovation Theatre in the Dev Zone and it was good to see a large turnaround for this rather unconventional topic.
I started this year still fresh from a personal tragedy and trust me if you’re an emotional person like I am, – it’s not easy to lose someone who’s been around all your life and move on in a matter of days. Anyway, I’ve always found solace in several things which thankfully includes my job, learning new technologies and being part of several closely knit communities – that helped cope up with an irreparable loss.
Unsurprisingly, Salesforce played a key role in terms of how my year unfolded so here’s a quick re-cap of my 2015 year in review.
Exactly one month back, Dreamforce 2015 kicked off in San Francisco and opened doors to nearly 1,50,000 attendees (including yours truly) – making it by far the biggest tech carnival (I hate to call it a conference) of all times. A few months before Dreamforce, I made another trip to the Bay Area to attend Apple’s coveted WWDC 2015 event. Interestingly, both conferences took place in the same city (San Francisco) and even the same venue – Moscone Center. And being a conference freak that I am, being at these two events rank as my favorite geek memories of year 2015.
Therefore, I couldn’t help but ponder over the similarities and differences of these two events which set the benchmark for technology events all over the world. Of course, Apple and Salesforce are two of the biggest power houses in the tech industry but they cater to massively different markets and audiences. Anyway, here we go – WWDC 2015 vs. Dreamforce 2015 from the eyes of your’s truly!
Dreamforce 2015, the biggest technology conference in the world, starts in less than a week from now. A conference which is expected to have over 100,000 attendees, a smashing line up of speakers including Marc Benioff, Satya Nadella, Tony Robbins and several more and offering a mouth-watering glimpse of the best of what the CRM industry has to offer.
I’ve had the good fortune of being a speaker at Dreamforce since 2012. And this year, it’s probably be going to my busiest (and hopefully the best) Dreamforce ever as I’m presenting as many as 3 sessions (in a 4-day conference). Continue reading
Dreamforce 2015 is less than two weeks away and I bet the two words you’re going to hear most often at the conference this year are ‘Lightning‘ and ‘Trailhead‘ that too – in the same sentence. While DF’14 was all about demonstrating the capabilities and exploring the possibilities of Lightning, this year’s Dreamforce is where it all comes together – the much-anticipated Lightning Experience takes center stage .
So, how do you get yourself familiar with the Lightning experience or the so-called Lightning Design System?
I had a memorable Dreamforce 2014 last October presenting two sessions – one in the Dev Zone and another one in the community zone. I was also thrilled to be able to meet most of the people off my list of ’35 Rockstar Developers You Should Meet at Dreamforce 2014‘
As in 2013, I was psyched up to participate in the Dreamforce hackathon. I gave it all I had – working round the clock to build an interesting application for the hackathon. However, as in 2013, I didn’t make it past the first round in in the hackathon. While that was still playing on my mind, I was pleasantly surprised when Salesforce Dev Relations approached me shortly after the conference for a ‘Developer Success Story’.
You can read the story on Salesforce Developer Relations blog here.