Attend a user group near you!
Monday the 9th March 2015 signals the official start of Salesforce Lightning Developer Week. Have you registered to attend and event at one of the UK groups? It may not be too late to sign up!
What can I expect?
These events are going to allow you to get hands on with many of the new Salesforce Lightning product family members. Lightning Components and Lightning App builder, for the creation of the next generation Salesforce user interface. Lightning Process Builder, for the next generation of workflow, and Lightning Connect for (what I think is) a paradigm shift in line-of-business data integrations.
If HM Revenue & Customs have allowed the boxes through the border, you can can also expect some nice swag items. Maybe stickers, definitely t-shirts and possibly some sponsor give away prizes. Make sure that you arrive on time to maximise your chances!
The biggest benefits though will be the people you meet and the conversations that you have. Whether that is with one of the presenters or with people “just like you”, we are all going to need to work together to digest and apply all this new stuff in our projects.
Who should attend?
If you have anything to do with the configuration and customisation of Salesforce, Lightning Developer Week is for you. You may go by the label of being a Salesforce “developer”, or you may refer to yourself as a Saleforce “administrator”, maybe your job title may contain words like “solution architect” or “business analyst”. The content (I have seen it) is going to be relevant to you, and you’re are going to find out about, and try out first-hand, the tools and techniques which we’re all going to come to rely on to get our jobs done in the next couple of years.
It’s not too late to sign up!
There is still time! Whilst the London event is sold out, there are a total of four events running in the U.K. this week. If you really can’t make it, then make sure that you join the meet up groups and attend an event soon. You’ll be glad that you did!
Bristol Salesforce Developer Group – Bristol
My home town, so I am doubly disappointed to not be there with a team of talented Salesforce experts that I know well. You are assured of a warm welcome in Bristol, so what are you waiting for?
Birmingham Salesforce Developer Group – Birmingham
I’ve not visited yet, but have heard good things about this group. Check it out if you’re based around the Midlands.
North UK Salesforce Developer Group – Leeds
Salesforce MVP & Maven, Paul Battisson will be supported by Salesforce MVPs Phil Walton & Josh Hoskins. This is a great group with lots of talented people happy to share their knowledge.
London Salesforce Developers & London Salesforce Admin
Currently sold out. This is a joint meeting held by the developer and admin user groups. The total number of RSVPs was capped at 150, and there was still a waiting list! Just goes to show how strong Salesforce technologies are in the capital city.
Along with some famous names, I will be here too! I am presenting the section about Lightning Connect. Wish me luck & I hope that you have a great Lightning Week! It’s going to go lightning fast!