CloudShift attended the recent Salesforce Community run event, London’s Calling on Friday the 10th February. It was a great opportunity to connect with the wider Salesforce Community and join in on a wide range of interesting sessions. Including understanding Artificial intelligence, quick development tricks, how to handle change management, joining Trailhead, an inspiring keynote about the importance of Empathy in business and the new and exciting App Demo Jam (speed dating for the AppExhange!)
The morning began with the opening keynote speaker Peter Coffee who kicked off the day with 3 important Drucker quotes.
The remaining part of the day gave all attendees the opportunity to move between breakout sessions – It would have been wonderful to attend them all however without the ability to clone ourselves we could only attended so many! Lucky for us, we can have the next best thing – all the sessions have been recorded and should be available soon.
We decided to listen to “We’ve always done it this way” by Lousie Lockie. Change Management is step that is often missed in the process but is key to the project success and it was great to have some honest personal stories shared and to learn some interesting tactics on how support and encourage stakeholders to embrace change.
Being a big fans of #ClicksNotCode (sorry developers!) Our next session was Visualflow by Agustina Garcoa Peralta. It was great to not only see some interesting use cases including a flow in Lightning, but also a live demo of flow & apex code being used together creating complex business logic to build new, update existing records or retrieve data. Remember to watch out for the Spring’17 release notes as there are some great new features coming to Visualflow and Lightning.
Before lunch most of the attendees all crammed into the main room for the Demo Jam – if you’ve never experienced one of these sessions before, it’s a fun & fast way to learn about AppExchange apps. Each App is given 3minutes to demo all the highlight features to win you over and at the end the audience votes of their favourite. It was a fun and interesting way to learn more about the Apps that you might or might not know about.
If there was a session that didn’t quite take your fancy or if there was a build you were struggling with the Trailhead area gave you a chance to learn more and even earn a badge or two. Not only did you get to walk away with more knowledge but it also gave you bragging rights and another bonus was the free merchandise.
The day ended with the keynote by Belinda Parmar from the Empathy of Business. Belinda discussed interesting points about a wider conversation regarding Empathy and how this should be included in all aspects of business. Belinda spoke about the wider impacts of a lack of empathy in business and how it can be addressed by “thinking big, but acting small”. She provided some interesting examples of how her company has assisted businesses implemented what appears like small changes and have seen cultural shifts across an organisation as a result . After all, it’s the little things we remember.
After a busy day, it was time for a well earnt drink, a welcome chance to mingle with the community – including MVPs from London & the USA. Did you get a chance to meet up with the #Salesforce25?
Here at CloudShift we’re looking forward to listening to all the sessions that we couldn’t attend on the day and finding out how we can share our knowledge and skills with our wonderful customers.
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