Force.com CommunityA big focus in the Dreamforce Developer Zone this year was on the power of community. We had community speakers who submitted ideas via our Call for Papers, community leaders who put together sessions on the fly in the Unconference, and two awesome Developer User Group leaders (Ami Assayag and Andy Boettcher) who led sessions directly talking about the local developer community experience they’ve been building in their cities. I’ve heard from many speakers and attendees that it was overwhelming to see the community get so excited and involved. For me, that moment came when I was standing in the back of the room during the Developer Keynote, feeling the energy of the crowd and the excitement. It really is true that developers are the new kingmakers, and I’m excited to see the great things you all do on the Salesforce Platform.

Over the past few months I’ve been able to connect with our Developer User Group leaders and work with others on getting new groups set up. We’re now up to 41 groups and that number is rapidly growing. Check out the map of where groups are across the globe. Connect with a group in your area; as a member, speaker, or resource provider – all are welcome! If there’s not a group in your area, please get in touch and I’d love to get you started with one. The Salesforce Platform Developer Community is growing, and these groups are the best way to be a part of it.

Check out these exciting Developer User Group meetings coming up this month –

October 4Sydney, AU

The Sydney group will have Sam Smeaton from Recruitability IT at the meeting to discuss the Salesforce Developer job market, which is a hot topic for developers. Sydney area developers do not want to miss this!

October 6Chennai, India

The Chennai developers will be covering Salesforce and SAP integration, presented by Sridhar Barla, technical lead at GE. They’ll also be demoing the Heroku platform and tackling a few mini-hacks!

October 7Bikaner, India

There is great interest in the Salesforce Platform from University students, and the India Students Group is working to bring them together and teach the platform. They’ll be covering getting started with the Salesforce Platform and career opportunities, as well as hearing from MVP Ankit Arora on how to contribute to the community.

October 10London, UK

The London Developer User Group will be having a star-studded meetup on the 10th!  Our own Adam Seligman and John Stevenson will be there to help the group breakdown Dreamforce and share their experiences.

October 11Austin, TX & Bristol, UK

Miles apart, but on the same wavelength! These two groups will also be talking about their Dreamforce experiences and sharing some of the cool technologies they learned about. If you missed out on Dreamforce, here’s your chance to get the experience at home!

October 16Philadelphia, PA

PhillyForce is meeting to learn about the Apigee API platform and get a technical demonstration of it. Lots of great networking opportunities too.

October 21Bangalore, India

100 developers are joining this meeting to talk all things Salesforce Platform, along with a look at preparing for developer certification.

October 29Boston, MA

New group alert! The Boston Developer User Group will be kicking off with a building mobile hybrid apps presentation from Pat Patterson.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/forceguru Ankit Arora

    Thanks April for the mention. Very excited to talk to students out there.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thisisnotapril April Kyle Nassi

      Thank YOU for supporting the community! You’ve been super helpful to many of the developer user groups and it’s much appreciated.

  • http://xn.pinkhamster.net/ Christian G. Warden

    The Portland Salesforce Developer Group is meeting on Oct 9th.

    • http://www.facebook.com/thisisnotapril April Kyle Nassi

      Hi Christian! I’ve been in contact with the Portland group and know they have a meeting planned but didn’t have the specifics as of publish time, so that’s why they aren’t on the list. Their MeetUp group will have all the details when finalized – http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Salesforce-Platform-Developers-Group/

  • http://twitter.com/karanrajs Karanraj

    Chennai Salesforce Developer Meetup – You can also watch Abhinav Gupta(Force.com MVP) live google hangout session in this link https://plus.google.com/u/0/117610267692346578811/posts on Oct-06 at 2.00(pm) IST

  • Simon Lawrence

    Awesome to see so many active developer community groups; it’s genuinely changing the way the world works. We no longer see other companies simply as competitors in the “arena of contracts”, but as colleagues in the wider world of developing and problem solving!

    I can’t wait to meet new faces at the Bristol meetup, and all the best to our American comrades – in Austin, TX; If you’re meeting around midday CDT – give us a tweet, because that’s about 6pm here, when we’ll be meeting up! @FxFWBarman

  • http://www.facebook.com/elmoussaoui Med El Moussaoui

    Hello April, is there any plans to have this kind of meetups in Paris ?
    Thank you!