TrailheaDX -A Review in 5

So, it has taken me way too long to finish this blog but here it is, finally.  I am so honored to have attended the first TrailheaDX event ever with RAD Women!  If you want to know more about how I was able to go check out my last blog.  It turned out to be everything I hoped and so much more.

#1 Sessions

The sessions were full of applicable content and presented by knowledgeable presenters.  Most of the sessions I attended were focused on Lightning, because it’s new and I’m trying to learn all I can about it as my customers are starting to ask me more and more questions about the “new Salesforce”.  I attended the Mastering Lightning series on Tuesday and learned so much about Lightning.  I’m so thankful they’ve posted the recordings (part 1 & part 2) because there was too much information for me to catch in one sitting.  Then on Wednesday, my favorite session was the Lightning for Admins session, where I learned about all the cool things an admin can do in Lightning without any code. There were sessions on Apex, AI, inclusion and process automation.  What I’m trying to say is the content rocked harder than Lenny Kravits.

#2 Musical Guests20160607_200856

On that note (get it?! wink!), we were surprised with a musical guest at the keynote on Tuesday, Apex and the Limits played and released a new video!  They killed it, of course.  Then Lenny Kravits performed on Tuesday night at the the Warfield.  Both performances were amazing and  I have more pictures than words!  Enjoy!

20160607_085429#3 The Community

Just like most Salesforce events, the community is what takes it all to the next level.  The community did not disappoint at TrailheaDX.  I met Adam Olshansky, Nana Greg, Adam Seligman, Mary Scotton and Abhilasha Singh, just to name a few.  My favorite part of this event was meeting new people, because the event was smaller and focused on development each interaction was more meaningful to me.  In my opinion, this was a much more personal event than Dreamforce.

#4 San Francisco in June

Okay, so I wasn’t in San Francisco for a vacation, I was there to learn as much as possible.  To soak in as much Salesforce as I could in two days.  But since I’d never been to San Francisco in the summer, I wasn’t sure what to expect weather-wise.  How lovely!  I’m wishing I’d stayed a few days extra to enjoy the city.  Next time for sure!

#5 The Vibe

This is a smaller conference than Dreamforce, there are fewer session and fewer attendees.  The content was built for a more targeted audience, developers!  The combination of these made for an enjoyable two days with beneficial content and connections.  Salesforce hit the mark with this one.

Anyway this is why you should start making plans to be there next year, especially if Dreamforce is just a little too big for you!

Check out the Saasy5 Pinterest board for more TrailheaDX information and reviews.

Visit Saasy5 on Pinterest, each blog will have a board with pins to the resources used to write the blog.  Here’s this week’s board.  Since the Salesforce world is HUGE let me know if I missed something that should have been pinned and I’d be happy to pin it.

RAD Women blazing the trail at TrailheaDX !

I wasn’t going to write a blog this week because I’m at TrailheaDX but since I’m still on Central time and woke up at 4 AM this morning, I figured I’d write up a quick blog about what I’m expecting TrailheaDX to be.  I have no idea what to expect but I suspect it will be great!

#1 How did I get here?

RAD!  RAD Women is a group of women with coaches, learners and graduates that are learning how to code together through a virtual curriculum.  The amazing thing is the coaches, curriculum writers and organizers are all volunteers teaching other women how to code.  Anyway, RAD Women let its recent graduates apply for free tickets to TrailheaDX.  I applied and now I get to come to the first ever TrailheaDX event!

#2 Ah!  The sessions and the learning!

I’m sitting here getting ready for TrailheaDX, mapping out my day and the sessions I would like to attend, let me tell you these are some difficult choices for sure.  Do I want to focus on Lightning? Process Builder? AI?  Apex?  Do you see the problem  I’m having here?  There’s too much learning to be done in such a short period of time.  Salesforce has set the content standard pretty high with this one!

#3 The Keynotes and Concert

If you’ve ever attended a Salesforce event you know that the Keynote speakers and musical guests are nothing to miss and Trailhead is no exception.  With keynote speakers like Steve Wozniak, Marc Benioff, Parker Harris and Shawna Wolverton; we’re sure to be amazed.  Oh but wait, we’re also hearing the great music of Lenny Kravitz tonight at a concert.

#4 Who am I hoping to meet

Through the RAD Women program, WIT and the Community I’ve met so many wonderful people virtually, I’m beyond excited to meet some of my virtual friends in person.  The list is huge…

#5 So far it’s more than I thought it would be!

So after flying in to San Francisco yesterday, I got to meet up with a few RAD Women at Parc55.  I absolutely love this group of women, they are all so supportive and encouraging.  I really feel like we’re on the same “learn how to code” team together.  Anyway if our impromptu pre-conference get together is any indication of how the next two days will be, things will be freakin’ awesome!!  Thank you RAD Women and Salesforce!  I’m so honored to be part of this group of smart, motivated, powerful and kind women!  Its rare to find a group of women that works together like this and I feel privileged to be part of it.

Next week Saasy5 will be about the top 5 reasons you HAVE to be at TrailheaDX next year.

No Pinterest board today, since I wasn’t expecting to post this week.