Tag Archives: Events

Designing a Killer User Experience


User experience is more than the app, it's everything before, during and after. You want to be sure your app is compelling from the moment a prospect is introduced, to when your customer is using it everyday as part of their business.  Are you writing apps?  Do you want to know more about user experience?  Well I'll be co-presenting with Ian Swinson (our resident User Experience expert) on User Experience Best Practices: How to Build Force.com Apps Users Will Love. The goal for this session is to help you understand how salesforce.com approaches user experience and how you… Continue reading

Developer Force discounts for eBay’s Dev Con


Jon Jessup, a partner and active member in our community, is teaming up with our very own Dave Carroll to present, "Leveraging the Power of the Force" at eBay's Developer Conference. eBay has shared a promo code to the Developer Force community to take advantage of a discounted rate for their Dev Con. To register for the $99 special, follow these steps:

  1. Visit http://www.ebaydevcon.com/
  2. Click  
  3. Use this promo code: SFDEV

You can catch Dave and Jon's session Wednesday, June 9th at 11:10am. Enjoy the conference!… Continue reading

Dreamforce Session Update


Just want to let you know of a quick session swap. Deep Dive With The New Platform Technology is being swapped with Designing Your Apps for Commercial Success. The new times are:

  • Deep Dive With The New Platform Technology is moving to Thursday, Nov. 19 at 2:45pm
  • Designing Your Apps for Commercial Success is moving to Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2:15pm

Both sessions are still in Esplanade 305. Your Dreamforce Attendee Calendar has also been updated to reflect this change.

If you can't make these new times, don't worry. Both of these sessions will be recorded and live on DeveloperForce shortly after.… Continue reading

Attend Dreamforce Keynotes and Expo for FREE!


That's right, FREE! Take advantage of this special opportunity to attend the largest cloud computing event this year. Over 12,000 excited developers, partners and customers will come together at Moscone Center in San Francisco to learn about the future of cloud computing and listen to visionary keynotes from Marc Benioff and Colin Powell. This special promotion will grant you free access to the Dreamforce keynotes and Cloud Expo.

Registering for this promo is simple and fast.  Follow these 3-steps:

  1. Go to the Registration page here
  2. Enter your info and select “Keynote and Expo Pass” from the drop down menu under Attendee Type
  3. Finish

See what we unveil at PayPal X Innovate 2009

Salesforce.com and PayPal will make an exciting announcement at PayPal’s developer conference, PayPal X Innovate 2009, held November 3 & 4 in San Francisco, CA. We invite you to hear all about it and also learn how to capitalize and leverage PayPal’s unique payment platform, PayPal X, to process simple and complex payment transactions.
PayPal is offering a special deal to Force.com developers. To take advantage of this promotion, you must register here and use the discount code SALESFORCE. The first 200 developers who sign up with this code will attend the conference for FREE.

First Dreamforce, then Partner Summit!

Dreamforce continues to amaze me with exciting technology announcements (Force.com Sites, Force.com for Amazon Web Services, Force.com for Facebook), influential speakers (Michael Dell, Larry Brilliant, Malcolm Gladwell), and a never-ending energy. With so much to list, the best thing to learn more is to watch the recorded keynotes here.

But wait, there’s more! Partner Summit starts today at 1pm!

Partner Summit is open to all Dreamforce attendees. Whether you are new to our various Partner Programs or a veteran Partner, ISV, SI – there’s much to learn and see at the Partner Summit. We’ll begin with an update on salesforce.com’s
go-to-market strategy and… Continue reading

Day 2 at DreamForce – personalizing customer experience, Malcolm Gladwell and more…

Another information packed day here in San Francisco on a very historic day. The morning keynote highlighted how to sell more effectively and build closer relationships with your customer through Salesforce applications. One demo in particular stood out for me – the use case was that of sending some collateral to a prospect. Instead of sending an e-mail with multiple attachments, the demo showed how you can use Sites to push the document to a personalized site and send the URL to your prospect. Now not only will you not be filling up your prospect’s e-mail system, you can also… Continue reading

Build, Market, Sell

There’s no better time to start building Native on Force.com! After some of the amazing announcements made at Day 1 Keynote, it’s no surprise we have so many small and large ISVs making the jump to Go Native!

I invite all Developers, Partners and ISVs to join the revolution and go native. You can build, market and sell your Native Force.com app for FREE! If you have some time, I recommend attending our session on "Building Force.com Native Apps for Commercial Distribution" – Stop by the Tour de Force Theater at 2pm!

Even if you have a composite app out there, you’ll… Continue reading

Dreamforce Day 1 – Amazon announcement and more….

Wow!  What a day and it is not yet over.  The keynote, the sessions and the Sites Hackathon are over and now it is party time – I can hear the Foo Fighters playing in the background.  This is actually my second Dreamforce, I presented at the very first Dreamforce as a Salesforce partner back in 2003.  At that time, there were a few hundred attendees, the Web Services API was in version 1.0, and I don’t think the term Cloud Computing was even around.  Today, there are almost 10,000 attendees here, version 14 of the API is in GA… Continue reading

Dreamforce 2008 – Watch the Keynote!

The first day keynote is about to start. We have some amazing announcements in store, as always. :-)

I encourage you to grab a seat as close to the front as possible. In the event you can’t attend, check out the live webcast here. Be sure to run over to the Tour de Force zone right after, we have some great things to share.

Link to Dreamforce 2008 Keynote… Continue reading