The whole community is coming back together on March 7 and 8 in San Francisco and on Salesforce+ for TrailblazerDX 2023! Join us and discover new ways to build success now with Salesforce.
During these two exciting days, we’re blurring the lines between learning and fun by bringing admins, developers, architects, partners, entrepreneurs, and IT leaders together to immerse themselves in a world-class learning experience. They’ll explore how to build apps on Customer 360, integrate with MuleSoft, connect with Slack, and power analytics with Tableau.
Excited? You should be! Here, we’re sharing everything that’s in store for you at TDX this year, whether you’re attending in person or watching on Salesforce+. We’ve put this handy guide together for you to get the most out of your TDX experience.
Skill up and connect
The best part of TrailblazerDX? It’s an opportunity for you to learn, connect, have fun, and give back. It’s the ability to have a quick hallway conversation after a session that was mind-blowingly awesome. It’s the laughter over a quick lunch with newfound friends. And it’s the chance to ask speakers and Salesforce experts in person about a question that has you stumped.
Below is just a sneak peek of what you’ll find at TrailblazerDX ’23!
Learn: There will be 200+ technical sessions, product demos, expert-led workshops, and hands-on learning — perfect for whether you build with clicks, code, or both. You can also expect 1,000+ certification opportunities!
Connect: 25,000+ Trailblazers will come together online and in person to share best practices, tips and tricks, and more.
Have Fun: Expect community gatherings, fun, and games, plus an epic Trailblazer Celebration party.
Give Back: You’ll even find volunteer opportunities, knowledge sharing, and mentorship. Leave the community a little better than you found it.
Now, let’s get into the good stuff. Here are some session highlights at TrailblazerDX ’23.
TrailblazerDX Main Keynote + True to the Core
The biggest things to look out for this year are the TrailblazerDX Main Show Keynote and True to the Core.
The Keynote is your opportunity to join Salesforce President and CMO Sarah Franklin, along with other senior ecosystem leadership, to learn how developers, admins, architects, and partners can come together to use the latest innovations across the Customer 360 Platform, MuleSoft, Slack, and Tableau to innovate, automate, and scale.
If you’ll be following along from home, catch the entire keynote as it is live-streamed on Salesforce+. Be sure to watch the keynote live with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.
True to the Core
Join Parker Harris, the chief product officers from Salesforce, MuleSoft, Slack, and Tableau, as well as product managers, for a Q&A forum about our product roadmap. Speakers include:
- Sarah Franklin, Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce
- Francois Ajenstat, Chief Product Officer, Tableau
- Patrick Stokes, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Salesforce Platform
- Stephen Hsu, Senior Vice President of Product Management, MuleSoft
- Steve Wood, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Slack
If you’re watching from home, watch True to the Core as it is live-streamed on Salesforce+.
Technical sessions for every attendee
We have over 200 sessions lined up for you at TDX this year that span our entire ecosystem. For developers, there will be 15 breakout sessions and 23 theater sessions. And we heard you — there are a lot of great sessions to attend, so we will be repeating a portion of the sessions to ensure the most popular ones happen more than once.
Breakout sessions are 40-minute deep dives into content, and theater sessions are 20-minute talks that will be happening throughout the event space. Here are just some of the highly anticipated developer sessions!
|Session||Speaker(s)||What to expect||Breakout or Theater|
|Apex Patterns and Best Practices in 2023||Mohith Shrivastava||Building enterprise-grade apps with Apex demands that developers understand enterprise patterns and best practices. Join us to learn how to write scalable, efficient, and secure Apex code.||Breakout|
|Create Dynamic LWCs with Salesforce GraphQL||Suvda Myagmar||Learn how to develop components against complex data models using the UI API to access Salesforce GraphQL, and get a preview of the native access coming soon.||Breakout|
|Salesforce IDE Best Practices for VS Code and Code Builder||Ananya Jha||Learn tips, advanced techniques, and best practices to take your Salesforce IDE skills to the next level when working with VS Code and Code Builder.||Breakout|
|Accelerate DevOps with DevOps Center and the Salesforce CLI||Pooja Reddivari & Karen Fidelak||Join us to explore DevOps workflows that leverage DevOps Center and the Salesforce CLI, enabling low-code and pro-code developers to participate in a collaborative and streamlined DevOps journey.||Breakout|
|Connect Data and Workflows Across Salesforce and AWS||Ross Belmont||Learn how the Salesforce and AWS partnership makes you more productive with new capabilities in Salesforce Connect and Event Relay. Write less integration code, deliver value faster!||Breakout|
|Meet The Salesforce Platform Developers||Stephan Chandler-Garcia & Chris Peterson||Join the technical leadership team at Salesforce for an open Q&A about the Salesforce Platform. This is the place to ask your questions to the people who build it and hear from other developers.||Breakout|
|Unlock the Power of the Salesforce CLI||Pooja Reddivari||Learn about the latest Salesforce CLI features and how they simplify your development lifecycle.||Theater|
|Salesforce Functions for Python||Andre Sayre||Learn how to build and deploy Salesforce Functions written in Python.||Theater|
|Genie for Developers 101||Aditya Naag-Topalli||Learn what Genie means for developers, how Genie artifacts are exposed as familiar platform metadata, and how you can interact with Genie data using LWC, Apex, Flows, APIs and SDKs.||Theater|
|Explore the Marketing Cloud Programming Languages||Danielle Larregui||Learn the programming languages available on the Marketing Cloud Platform and how to use them, including AMPscript, SSJS, GTL, SQL, and more!||Theater|
|Flow and Apex: Automation Best Practices for Developers||Satya Sekhar Chegondi||Learn automation patterns and best practices that combine Flow, Apex, and Lightning Web Components to maximize productivity and control.||Theater|
|Build Real-Time Integrations with Events and the Pub Sub API||Tyson Read||Learn how some of our most successful customers use Salesforce eventing to power their most complex and robust integrations, as well as what worked for them and what to watch out for.||Theater|
Trailblazer Community sessions
Learn from Trailblazers just like you! Our Trailblazers have the knowledge, skills, and expertise to help you be successful. Come to the TDX ‘23 Community Cove, where you can get inspired by best practices at the Community Campfire or get a great overview of a technical project at the Trailblazer Theater. Look out for both 20-minute presentations and 45-minute panels on technical topics and solutions across our ecosystem, created by members of the community.
Other can’t-miss content — and so much MOAR!
We’re super excited to bring together our diverse technical communities at a single conference. No matter which Salesforce technology you work with, everyone can skill up at TrailblazerDX ’23! At this point, we’ve merely scratched the surface of the event. We didn’t mention that MuleSoft, Slack, and Tableau will all have their own expo areas, so Salesforce Developers can immerse themselves in product knowledge.
And if you can’t be there in person, we’ve got you — select content will be broadcast on Salesforce+. This year, Salesforce+ will have a LIVE broadcast experience! That’s right, for both days, there will be two channels and 15 hours of live broadcast entirely for free.
In addition to the live experience, this year, 50+ on-demand sessions will be available and packed with exclusive content and moments.
What you can do now
TrailblazerDX has always been one of our most popular conferences. We love that admins, architects, and developers from around the world can all come together to share their experiences, learn, and engage with each other. We’re so excited to bring together our diverse technical communities into a single developer conference.
No matter which technology in the Salesforce ecosystem may apply to your job or role, you’ll be able to skill up at TDX ‘23. And most importantly, you can make new connections with great people from around the world.
- Register now if you haven’t already.
- Take a look at all of the sessions we have planned.
- Be on the lookout for the official Agenda Builder (coming soon!) to start building your TDX ’23 experience.
- Keep an eye out for the Road to TrailblazerDX Quest launching on Feb. 1, where you can unlock an exclusive community badge and enter for a chance to win* one of 10 Salesforce Certification vouchers, or one of 20 coveted Trailblazer hoodies. *Official Rules apply. See the Trailhead Quests page for full details.
- Want to fast-track your path to certification after TDX? Sign up for TrailblazerDX Bootcamp from March 9-11 and enjoy three days of immersive learning led by experts. Dive deep into technical sessions, learn with your community, and up-level your career.
- Tweet us at @SalesforceDevs and let us know what you are most excited about!
About the author
Kaitlin Benz is a Senior Developer Marketing Specialist at Salesforce. She’s most passionate about storytelling, podcasts, and vegan food. Find her on Twitter @Kaitlin_Benz.