As I mentioned in my last post, I had a couple of sessions to present at Dreamforce 2017! It was a busy week with lots of hustling and juggling between presenting sessions, attending sessions, booth duty, keynotes, client meetings & lots of walking around.
The videos for all sessions are being uploaded on a daily basis by the Dreamforce content team. You can find all Dreamforce 2017 videos here. Here are the links for the sessions I presented at Dreamforce this year.
If feels as if yesterday that I wrote about my Dreamforce 2016 sessions. Hard to believe that more than a year has passed by in a flash and as I write this, most Salesforce enthusiasts all over the globe are packing their bags to make the trip to San Francisco! Although I attend a lot of conferences, Dreamforce holds a special place in my heart and I’m happy that this love story will be continuing for another year.
Like last year, it’s going to a busy week ahead! Last year, I promised to myself to be more organised and better prepared for Dreamforce but the way things have turned out, I think I need to stop making promises. Here’s my tentative schedule for DF’17 this year and I hope to see you/ bump into you at some of my sessions/ engagements.
First things first, I’ve been attending & speaking at Dreamforce every year since 2012! And with each passing year, it keeps getting busier for me – I had a packed schedule for Dreamforce 2016 and fun presenting at Developer & Admin Theatres. I’m proud of that track record, and I relish and look forward to this annual extravaganza each year, yet I’m still a developer at heart who loves getting his hands dirty and yearns for more technical & hands-on sessions.
While Dreamforce has it’s share of beginner, intermediate & advanced developer sessions, the audience is a mix of developers, admins, business users, CXOs and lots more. In that sense, Dreamforce is NOT a pure developer conference. In that sense, I’ve alway felt a void in the Salesforce event ecosystem and it’s no surprise that a couple of years back, I compared my experiences at Dreamforce vs. WWDC .
The Salesforce Mobile SDK team has been working in overdrive mode for the last few months. While I was still catching up on the changes made in 5.0 release (released in December 2016), there has been substantial work done over the last quarter and v5.1 has been released earlier this week.
For someone who’s followed the Mobile SDK since it’s early days, I believe this release is a major milestone and a massive turning point for developers as it brings several features that turn this open-source Github project into an enterprise-grade development kit. Read on to know more about what’s changed, why and how it impacts you.
#Salesforce25 is an initiative led by some members in the Salesforce Ohana including the amazing Phil Walton – and I’ve been fortunate to make that list for the upcoming Sydney World Tour on March 21st. This would be my second World Tour event after a memorable experience that I had at the NYC event in June 2015.
“The trouble is, you think you have time” — Jack Kornfield
Although I’d like to believe that I’ve become a lot more organised and disciplined in terms of time management over the last couple of years, I’ve no qualms in admitting that there are still occasions where time often moves too fast for me to be able to catch up. Over the holiday break last week, I sat down to reflect on how year 2016 went by and I could literally re-live most of the special moments through the year, as it was yesterday. Of course, it’s a sort of an annual tradition for me and I wrote about my annual review last year as well.
Overall, it was a satisfying and fulfilling year 2016 for me. So, here’s a recap of what kept me excited and busy through out the year.
If you’ve been in the Salesforce ecosystem for a while, there’s a good chance that you’ve interacted with or heard about Eric Dreshfield. Among other things, Eric is widely known for being one of the brains behind the very popular Midwest Dreamin conference. He’s been running a popular blog series titled ‘I’m the (Kevin) Bacon of the Salesforce Community’ which showcases varying personalities – Salesforce employees, MVPs, User Group Leaders, Partners etc. in the global Salesforce community.