Learn From Appirio Experts at Dreamforce

September 24, 2014 John Gorup


Appirio’s presence at Dreamforce will be deep and wide. Aside from having friendly chats at our booth, or just hanging out with one of us at a coffee shop, there will be a chance to learn from some of Appirio’s world-class experts in sessions. The following is a list of sessions that features an Appirian

How IT Became the HR Hero: Taking Transformation into Overdrive, Jason Averbook

Monday, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

InterContinental San Francisco Telegraph Hill

Jason Averbook has literally written the book on transforming the workplace. Jason will be talking about how IT can help accelerate the improvement of the Worker Experience. This is a great chance to connect to a true visionary.

Tech Talks 301: Stage Presence, Mark Passovoy

Monday, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM

Moscone Center West Community Lounge

As Jerry Seinfeld said “…people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” This session is perfect for anyone who would like to be a presenter at Dreamforce 2015, but are a bit too nervous to do it.

Getting to Know Visual Workflow, Keith Sadler

Monday, 1:45 PM – 2:25 PM

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Grand Ballroom A

and Thursday, 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM

Century Theaters Theater 5

Visual Workflow has been improving with every release. This session features Visual Workflow Guru Keith Sadler, and is a great way to get started. The ButtonClickAdmin, Mike Gerholdt, will be there as well!

Build Consumer-Facing Apps with Heroku Connect, Jeff Douglas

Monday, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Moscone Center West Community Lounge

We are excited about the possibilities with Heroku Connect, and hearing Dreamforce legend Jeff Douglas teach about it is a real treat. Jeff is also one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.

5 Key Strategies for Running Your Consulting Practice on Salesforce, Glenn Weinstein

Monday, 5:30 PM – 5:50 PM

The Westin San Francisco Market Street Metropolitan Ballroom (partner hub)

If your company has a consulting practice, you must go to this session. Glenn is Appirio’s CTO, and has turned our Salesforce org into a competitive advantage.

Make the Jump from User to Salesforce Power Admin, Jarrod Kingston

Tuesday, 9:30-10:10 AM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena – Salons 4, 5, 6

Appirio’s Jarrod Kingston teams together with the always-awesome Garry Polmateer to help Salesforce users take the next step in their education. This session promises to be an entertaining look at how, with the right planning, anyone can become an expert Salesforce Administrator.

Becoming a Powerful Communicator, Lori Williams

Tuesday, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

Moscone Center West Community Lounge

Lori is more than a powerful communicator, she’s a great business leader and a lot of fun. This session is aimed toward women in technology. But looking at the description, I think all of us can learn from this session.

Three Trigger-ready Flows that You Can Build Today, Patrick Sheil

Tuesday, 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM

Moscone Center West 2009

Flow Triggers are a new Salesforce Feature that automatically starts a Flow when a workflow rule fires. Patrick will walk you through some examples of how this technology can make your Salesforce more dynamic with less code.

Using the Developer Console as an Admin, Mark Passovoy

Wednesday, 8:30 AM – 9:10 AM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena – Salons 4, 5, 6

Administrators should not be afraid of the Developer Console. This session will include great tips on running Apex Tests for deployments, Query Editor, and Execute Anonymous for updating, deleting, and undeleting records.

Leverage Canvas to Integrate Applications into Salesforce, Eric Sexton

Wednesday, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM

InterContinental San Francisco Ballroom AB

If you aren’t familiar with Canvas, it lets you run external applications within Salesforce. The Appirio team has done a lot of cool things with Canvas. This is a great opportunity to learn about it from one of our best technical minds, Eric Sexton.

Building Command-line Tools with the Tooling API, Jeff Douglas

Wednesday, 1:15 PM – 1:55 PM

Moscone Center West 2005

If you’re like me, you’ve probably already built a command-line tool with the Tooling API at home (just kidding). But in case you haven’t, this session will make life easier for any force.com developer.

Formulas Gurus 2014, Mark Passovoy

Thursday, 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Yerba Buena – Salon 9

If formula writing was an Olympic event, team USA might consist of Steve Molis, Brad Gross, and Appirio’s Mark Passovoy. A Formula field in Salesforce can be both maddening and wonderful. This is the session for Administrators who want to improve their skills. Mark will need a long nap after this, his third session.

Salary Negotiations, Knowing Your Worth and Not Settling for Less, Joshua Hoskins

Thursday, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Moscone Center West Community Lounge

The job market is tough, but you are tougher. The key is knowing what you bring to the table and what the fair value is for your contribution. Join us for an informal talk on how to hone your brand, know your worth, and negotiate for the salary, raise, or situation you deserve.

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