Come see me at Dreamforce ’15!

dreamforce_15_cloud_logotype_RGBIt’s almost time for Dreamforce ’15!  I’m going to be working my magic, meeting as many people as I can, and speaking at a good number of sessions this year.  Want to come see me?  Sign up for these sessions today!

Tuesday

9:30am-11:30am – Hands-on Workshop: Introduction to Point-And-Click App Building, Moscone West 2020

Are you a new Salesforce Admin or a Super User looking to understand the power of the creating an application with point-and-click tools on the platform? This session is for you! The goal of this session is to help familiarize you what tools exist on the platform and how you can use them to build an app without writing a single line of code. In addition, in between lessons you’ll get hands-on and build a sustainable app that you can put to work today. At the end of the workshop, you will feel empowered about point-and-click app building, confident in your ability to streamline business process, and be engaged with Salesforce.

NOTE!  We’ll be using one of the Trailhead Projects as the basis for this workshop – come ready to point-and-click your way to success!

12:00pm-12:30pm – Trailhead Gladiators, Moscone West Developer Theater

Watch customers go head-to-head in the DevZone arena as they face off on Trailhead challenges. Who will emerge victorious? Join us and find out.

Wednesday

11:30pm-12:00pm – Trailhead Gladiators, Moscone West Developer Theater

Watch customers go head-to-head in the DevZone arena as they face off on Trailhead challenges. Who will emerge victorious? Join us and find out.

Thursday

12:00pm-1:00pm – Hands-on Training by MVP: Enhance Your Processes and Flows with Apex, Moscone West 2024

Processes and Flows are quickly becoming a go-to tool for both Administrators and Developers. Field updates, time-based actions, fast record lookups, and record creates are all possible declaratively. However, what happens when you need to take your process to the next step, and basic Processes and Flows cannot support your business logic? Join us to learn how developers can utilize Apex interfaces and annotations to customize and support Processes and Flows. You’ll leave with an understanding of how to use the ProcessPlugin interface and the InvocableMethod annotation for allowing Flows to make callouts, handle faults, and implement customized business processes. You should have some familiarity with writing Apex, along with a basic understanding of Processes and Flows to fully participate in this session.

1:30pm-2:00pm – Integrations with the Force.com Platform using Custom Apex REST Services, Moscone West Developer Theater (Innovation Theater)

Join us to learn how to create custom Apex REST web services to allow multiple external systems to integrate – more specifically, the architecture of such services to control and sanitize inputs, fully handle internal exception reporting, and return standard outputs that are able to be consumed and handled by any external programmatic solution.

3:00pm-3:30pm – Trailhead Gladiators, Moscone West Developer Theater

Watch customers go head-to-head in the DevZone arena as they face off on Trailhead challenges. Who will emerge victorious? Join us and find out.

Friday

9:00am-10:00am – Designing an interface users will actually want to use, Moscone West Community Campfire A

“Why won’t the users use my interface? It does exactly what they want it to do!” is a common frustration by developers. Change your mindset. Developers work like developers, users work like users. Let’s talk about how to think like a user.

Come see me at Dreamforce 2012!

Good morning!

I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at two sessions at Dreamforce this year!

Enhancing the User Experience with jQuery

jQuery is a JavaScript library that enables easy access, traversal, and manipulation of the Document Object Model (DOM) in web applications. Join us to learn how jQuery can enable you to realize the full potential of rich internet applications that leverage HTML5. From table sorting to animated transitions, from Ajax interactions to accelerated JavaScript development, this session will provide the foundation for changing the way that you write JavaScript.

For those of you that read my blog, you’ll notice that I did a very similar presentation at Cloudforce San Francisco in March this year.  I’ve expanded / improved the presentation and added a really cool new “drag and drop” section that deals with Opportunities and Opportunity Products.  I’m excited to show it off!  After the presentation, I’ll post it all up on GitHub for everyone to share.

Bringing the Salesforce Platform to the local level with Developer User Groups

I am the Minneapolis Salesforce.com Developer User Group leader, and was invited to share my experiences and perspective on how awesome user groups are and why you need to be part of one.  =)

Haven’t signed up for Dreamforce yet?  I can help you out on the cost.  Use the code “SPKREF” to save 20% on the registration fee.  Hope to see you all there!  Let me know if you are coming and we can connect up.