Forcelandia Presentation

Forcelandia

I was fortunate to be invited to the First Annual Forcelandia Developer User Group event. This was Portland’s first super user group event but on by the Developer User Group team and they rolled out the red carpet. We had a great lineup from the salesforce MVP’s and salesforce staff for approximately 100 participants.

There were two tracks – one for developers and one more for the admins. The devs learned more about Javascript Remoting and Heroku while the admins spent time on Wave, Process Builder, and understanding APEX.

The event was an amazing learning opportunity for all the people attending. Peter Coffee was the headliner and delivered a presentation about the growth of mobile, apps, and internet usage. I took away a few good ideas from that presentation alone.

I want to thank the group for putting on this amazing event, especially Angela Mahoney and Larry Latimer.  This team is already planning for next year (Forcelandia 2016) and I can’t wait to come back. After the event we also spent some time exploring Portland. We posted a few pictures below.

Enjoy!

Want us to bring the road show to you? Just let us know.
We bring the entertainment no doubt.

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Company

Your Message

Midwest Dreamin’

Ever just wake up one morning and KNOW it was going to be a good day? Yeah, that happened in July in Chicago.

Midwest Dreamin’ is a regional User Group. This is the second year of this extravaganza. Last year Steve Molis and I brought the formula comedy road show, so this year the conversation was “Top Habits of a Highly Successful Admin”.

ask the expert

Before the session though, I caught up with several other Salesforce MVP’s and together we worked the “Ask the Expert” booth, in the expo hall. I’m continuously amazed at the knowledge and experience of what people are accomplishing, with this service. Our band of misfits have been playing deeply in the Marketing Cloud, Service Console, incredibly large deployments, and people trying to deploy as fast as possible.

Dreamin egg

If you are an Admin or Dev of Salesforce, spend some time and talk with your fellow attendees. “Day of Dreamforce” is probably the best description of the day.  In the end these kinds of days are all about what you put into it. I have been doing Salesforce for longer then just about anybody and I am still learning from others. If all you do is sit through sessions and drink the coffee, you’re missing the point of these events.

I was able to sit through some of the sessions. Cory Cowgill talked about how to utilize the Analytics API, an Open Source graphing tool, and JavaScript to create amazing info graphics with Salesforce data.  I then saw a presentation from the Salesforce Foundationwho are building a custom deployment of communities primarily focused on Education. Sounds like the Non-Profit Starter Pack all over again. That may be a good thing!

There are a number of these “Super User Groups” being scheduled. Reach out and find them. Awesome education.

Here are a few pics from the time there:

Want to talk more about Salesforce? Get in touch with us:

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Company

Your Message