Learn from Appirio Experts at Dreamforce ‘15

August 31, 2015 Nicole Klemp

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With Dreamforce ‘15 fast approaching, it’s a great time to start planning your agenda. This year, Appirio is offering more opportunities than ever to hear from top industry experts and get a front row seat to the latest and greatest in cloud technology.

Here are some Appirian-led sessions you won’t want to miss:

Explore Data Distributions Using D3.js, Geoff Escandon

Moscone West, Inspiration Theater

Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Understanding and presenting data distributions is essential for success in sales, service, and platform performance. Join us as we level up by using visualization library D3.js to explore and present our data. You will learn to convert the Salesforce relational data into hierarchical JSON, which can then be used directly in several D3.js visualizations.

Amplifying the Wave: Analytics Tips and Tricks, David Dixon & Shaki Krishnamoorthy

Moscone West, Room 2010

Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Whether you’re a new Salesforce Wave developer, or an intermediate user who wants to learn more, this session is for you. Do you love the rich visualizations of the Wave platform, but sometimes struggle to get your data represented just the way you want it? David and Shaki will show you how to use custom SAQL and XMD to supercharge your dashboards with Wave.

Getting to Know Visual Workflow, Mark Passovoy

Century Theaters, Westfield Mall, Theater 2

Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. or Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Join us to meet one of the Salesforce Administrator’s best friends: Visual Workflow. If you learn one new feature at Dreamforce, Visual Workflow should be the one! With more powerful actions than Workflow Rules, it’s a non-coding admin’s dream. Learn how to use it to improve the user experience, manage data integrity, and automate business processes.

Choose Your Destiny: Building Your Awesome Admin Career, Mike Martin

Moscone West, Room 2009

Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

Interested in building or developing your admin career? It’s easier than you think! Join us as we talk about career path and certification options, and how to set and measure your career goals, build your personal brand, and become an #AwesomeAdmin.

Overcoming Capacity, Capability, and Calendars When Delivering Mobile Apps, Greg Barlin

Metreon AMC Theaters, Theater 10

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

You know mobile apps are critical in driving top-line growth and empowering employees, and the Salesforce Platform offers a great foundation for creating powerful mobile experiences, but having the right foundation is just the beginning. Join a panel of customers including Arthur J. Gallagher, BMC, and Calix, to learn how they have used cloud + crowd to create great Customer and Worker Experiences.

Javascript-Heavy Salesforce Applications, David Meyer & Andrew Davis

Moscone West, Room 2007

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Whether you’re creating a totally customized UI, blending data from various sources, or using frameworks such as Angular and Backbone, there are many situations in which you might need to make heavy use of Javascript. Join us as David and Andrew give you an introduction to Javascript-heavy development in Salesforce. They’ll give you tips and tricks to make development easier and make your code scalable, testable, and efficiently integrated with Salesforce.

Release Management: Managing Your Internal Releases, Joshua Hoskins

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, Continental Parlor 1-3

Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

In this session, you’ll learn how companies are streamlining their release management process, and increasing the quality and efficiency of their development cycles.

Demo: Deploy an Epic Community to Streamline Your Programs and Staff, Will Buchanan & Mark Koenig

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, Yerba Buena Salon 7

Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.

Year Up is a leader in workforce enablement for underserved youth. The organization has aggressive growth goals to reverse unemployment rates in this critical demographic. Join us to learn how Year Up is using a Community for collaboration and to drive impact like never before.

Super-Search Salesforce Data with ElasticSearch, Jeff Douglas

Moscone West, Innovation Theater

Tuesday, 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

There are many situations in which you may need more advanced search capabilities — like fuzzy matching, deep document searching, and fast retrieval — that go beyond searching using SOQL or SOSL. Join us as we build a full text search engine accessible from a Visualforce page to do exactly that. We’ll also go over how to setup ElasticSearch from Heroku, and share strategies to make that capability available from within Salesforce.

Plan and Profit from an Investment in Analytics Cloud, Mike Martin

San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, Foothill F

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Salesforce Wave is a powerful tool to bring customer data to life. But like any power tool, you need to know how to use it. In this session, Appirio’s Wave expert and Salesforce MVP Mike Martin will talk through some of the most compelling use cases for Wave — and where it may not be the best fit. He will also lead a panel discussion with customers currently using or implementing Wave, and about opportunities they’ve had and lessons they’ve learned.

Quickly Create Data Sets for the Analytics Cloud, Mohankumar Panneerselvam & Dustin Weaver

Moscone West, Inspiration Theater

Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Using Dataset Builder or middleware to push Salesforce data to the Analytics Cloud can be time-consuming. Join Dustin and Mohankumar in this session and learn about a simple tool that allows you to create data sets in just a few clicks.

Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Salesforce Live Agent, Patrick Sheil

Moscone West, Mobile Theater

Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Join us as we explore the ways that enterprises can implement “hidden” features of Salesforce Live Agent by leveraging powerful features from multiple APIs. Oh, and product owners — don’t forget to bring along your favorite developer, because this talk will be a hybrid of functional use cases and technical solution ideas.

The Future of Work in the Enterprise, Harry West

Metreon AMC Theaters, Theater 10

Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

HR organizations today face challenges in acquiring and retaining talent that can create compelling Customer and Worker Experiences. In this session, Harry West, Appirio’s VP of Services Product Management, will explore how the future of HR and workforce planning will involve both in-house talent and crowdsourcing. Find out how your company can overcome those talent gaps by leveraging both.

Formula Gurus, Mark Passovoy & Jarrod Kingston

Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel, Grand Ballroom B

Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

See the best in the business and their mind-bending formulas, which will change your life! This session will give you tools to take home and implement, and give you ideas for future projects.

Salesforce Wave: Basics to Dashboards, Mike Martin

Moscone West, Room 2011

Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Get a basic understanding of how to set up a simple Dashboard with Salesforce Wave Analytics. In this session, Mike will show you how to set up a data set using Salesforce objects, create Lenses, and build a dashboard that you can deploy easily to your end users.

Oh, and while you’re doing all of this planning, don’t forget to add a stop at the Appirio booth to your Dreamforce agenda! Drop by and see us at booth W301!

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