Day 2 of Dreamforce brought out some heavy hitters in the developer world. From Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris discussing the future of IdeaExchange, to our developer evangelists offering valuable insight on the various uses of Salesforce DX, it was a big day in the world of developing. Check out more #DF18 highlights here.

Flagstar Bank’s lead Salesforce developer Jay Janarthanan sparked the Trailblazer Community Campfire with valuable insights on the Salesforce Connector for Mulesoft and its various use cases like platform events, ETL, composite messages, and more.

It’s on! So many trailblazers came to hear from @JayOnSoftware… join us!

— MuleSoft Developers (@MuleDev) September 26, 2018

Salesforce MVP and TexeiFrance CTO Fabien Taillon gave a talk on how he moved his company’s developer workflow over to Salesforce DX and unlocked packages, and why they’re here to stay.

@FabienTaillon telling @SalesforceDevs about how he moved @TexeiFrance to implement #SalesforceDX and #UnlockedPackages @Dreamforce #DF18

— John M. Daniel ☁ (@ImJohnMDaniel) September 26, 2018

David Frudd, senior developer at FinancialForce, talked accessibility and building the apps everyone loves, syncing social inclusivity with building your own Lightning Components and Lightning Apps.

@frup42 talking about accessibility – salesforce for all ! @FinancialForce @SalesforceDevs #DF18

— Alba Rivas (@Alba_ARivas) September 26, 2018

We held our always-popular Meet the Developers session. The technical leadership team at Salesforce sat down for some Q&A with attendees. It was a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the product owners and engineers who build all aspects of the Salesforce Platform.

Meeting the Developers Breakout #DF18 @SalesforceDevs

— Jennifer W. Lee (@jenwlee) September 26, 2018

The Integration Keynote featured Pop Health’s Mike Berger, Unilever’s Reema Jain and Jane Morgan, and MuleSoft’s Mark Dao, Vidya Peters, and Greg Schott. Together, they covered integration, the customer touchpoint, and how MuleSoft helps them create more connected experiences for their customers.

We want to create frictionless experiences. Anypoint Platform is how we’re getting there. – Mike Berger, @MountSinaiNYC VP #DF18

— MuleSoft (@MuleSoft) September 26, 2018

Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris joined Bret Taylor, Kristen Engelhardt, Eric Jacobson, and Jennifer Sacks to discuss the future of a more transparent IdeaExchange, making way for meaningful, progressive dialogue around product direction and the Trailblazer Community’s role in that initiative.

Parker Harris is previewing our re-energized IdeaExchange with Bret Taylor. We’re re-committed to listening to our customers’ ideas about how our products can be even better. The Ohana rocks! @salesforce #DF18 @parkerharris @btaylor

— Stephanie Buscemi (@sbuscemi) September 26, 2018

Salesforce developer evangelism director Peter Chittum talked about the Salesforce CLI and how it can be used to connect with many parts of your org aside from Application Lifecycle Management. He also offered hands-on examples to boost your productivity. As Peter has said a few times, if you can write a Salesforce formula, you can use the command line. For proof, check out one of his previous sessions on writing command lines from TrailheaDX’18.

Scared of the Command Line Interface? Don’t be! @pchittum champions this 60s tech, explaining that it’s great for repetitive tasks, is flexible, combines several small tasks and is great for coders and non-coders both. Learn more: #DF18 @SalesforceDevs

— Christie Fidura (@cfidurauk) September 26, 2018

Salesforce evangelists Zayne Turner and René Winkelmeyer took us on a journey through developing with Salesforce DX, utilizing unlocked packages and other tools you can use to modernize delivery cycles. If you haven’t checked out their blog series on unlocked packaging yet, it’s a good place to get started.

Awesome session on modular development strategies by @zaynelt and @muenzpraeger! #DF18

— Christophe Coenraets (@ccoenraets) September 27, 2018

Dreampitch made a triumphant return! A panel of industry luminaries like and Emily Chang came together to find the next great startup built on the Salesforce Platform. Three entrepreneurs had five minutes each to pitch their companies live on stage for a chance to win a $250,000 investment from Salesforce Ventures. Find out more about the finalists here.

Our all star judges are on stage for this year’s #Dreampitch brought to you by @TMobileBusiness!

— Salesforce Ventures (@SalesforceVC) September 26, 2018

We’ll be closing out the night with Dreamfest featuring Janet Jackson and Metallica, putting a whole new spin on “Ride the Lightning.”

Dreamforce 2018 – Metallica tonight at Dreamfest!#metatdf18

— Jeff Blanchard (@jeff_blanchard) September 26, 2018

Stay tuned on our blog and social networks (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) for even more fun on Day 3! Whether you’re joining us on-site in San Francisco or remotely, you can be part of the Developer Keynote tomorrow (Thursday, September 27th at 1PM PST). Bookmark the session in the Salesforce Events app or save the link for our livestream.

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