Tag Archives: salesforce platform

Preparing for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon

As you prepare to build a mobile app for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon next week, it may help to step back and reflect on the capabilities of the Salesforce Platform and how tapping into these capabilities will better enable you to compete. In particular, it will help to understand why, and how, access to rich customer data can give your application an edge – in both the hackathon and beyond. Continue reading

Mobilize Your Apps – the Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Mobile Workshop is Here!

Elevate Mobile Track

Build an iOS or Android mobile app at the new Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Mobile Workshop! This free developer workshop covers the basics of creating a hybrid app with the Salesforce Mobile SDK, debugging, enterprise mobile functionality, and much more. The initial presentation in San Francisco is, unfortunately, sold out, but read on for more details and how to bring the ELEVATE roadshow to a city near you! Continue reading

Five Essentials for New Salesforce Platform Developers

One question I frequently see on the Developer Force community boards comes from developers new to Salesforce Platform and follows along the lines of, “what advice would you give to new developers starting out with Force.com?” For the new developer, it can be overwhelming. Here are my top 5 suggestions. Continue reading

Why Aren’t You a Llama Farmer?

November 1st of 2012, I left for an epic 6-month trip to South America with my wife and 6-year old son. There, I found that my true calling was…technology, not farming. Read on for how I used social media to catch up and my not-so-secret agenda for making more technologists. Continue reading

Advice for Developers New to the Salesforce Platform


What one piece of advice would you offer to an experience developer working on the Salesforce Platform for the first time? I asked our developer evangelist team. Continue reading

Salesforce Developer Garage Hosts First Nonprofit Hackathon


As part of Developer Garage, we recently held the Salesforce Nonprofit hackathon in San Francisco to support three non-profit organizations. Continue reading

Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Workshop is Coming to Washington DC


Our journey to ELEVATE the skills of developer and partner communities continues with our next stop, Salesforce Platform ELEVATE in Washington DC. Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, is a FREE, one-day, hands-on workshop designed to teach Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications. For Washington DC, we’re adding a third track to help enterpreneurs looking to build enterprise apps for the commercial and public sector markets. Continue reading

Detroit Developers, Your City is Next for Salesforce Platform ELEVATE


Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, is a FREE one-day hands-on developer workshop designed to teach beginner and advanced Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications. Now, ELEVATE is coming to Detroit. Continue reading

Hack, Learn, Network: Do All Three at the Salesforce Developer Garage!


Force.com Canvas is one of our newest technologies that allows any app in any language to run within the Salesforce UI. This, in turn, opens the door for many organizations that need a way to unlock their existing apps and make them as social. Now, we’re bringing the learning experience to you, inviting you to meet the experts, network with peers, and hack the next Canvas-built app.

Salesforce Developer Garage is a FREE developer event, that allows the developer community to come together to hack, hear experts on what’s new and cool with the Salesforce Platform, as… Continue reading

Join Us for the First Salesforce Platform ELEVATE Hands-on Workshop in Los Angeles

You asked and we listened. Based on your feedback about past developer workshops, I am genuinely excited to announce Salesforce Platform ELEVATE, a FREE one-day hands-on developer workshop designed to teach beginner and advanced Salesforce Platform developers how to build cloud applications.

Led by veteran Salesforce technical gurus, Sandeep Bhanot @cloudysan, Prithpal Bhogill @pbhogill, Josh Birk @joshbirk and Matthew Reiser @Matthew_Reiser , our workshop will include a beginner and an advanced hands-on track. As a new developer, we’ll get you up and building cloud apps quickly by introducing you to the basics of the platform with step-by-step hands-on tutorials. For those who have been developing… Continue reading