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#DF13 through the eyes of a UK #Salesforce MVP

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#DF13 through the eyes of a UK MVP

Francis Pindar Salesforce MVPAhead of #DF13 we caught up with Francis Pindar, a freelance Salesforce.com technical consultant and Salesforce.com MVP. He’ll be heading across the pond for Dreamforce for the third time this year, so we jumped at the opportunity to pick his brain before the event!

Francis, the #DF13 theme is the Customer Company Revolution. What does that mean to you?

The customer is getting more power over the company – so for me it’s around bringing the customer closer to the company, and also bringing more information and data to companies’ fingertips. People are getting more impatient and wanting to get answers more quickly, so they’ll jump to the community on the internet or they’ll search on the internet for their answer, before going to talk to the company – it’s a huge change. Read more

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Genius Bar at Dreamforce

The genius bar is one of the great places at Dreamforce to get help on more or less any Salesforce product. Experts will be on hand to help you out and this year its in the Hilton Hotel slap in the middle of the Community Zone next to the Foundation Zone. I’ll be there on Tuesday 2pm to 4pm and Thursday 9am to 2pm.

Also be sure to checkout my Dreamforce Sessions.

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My Dreamforce 2013 Sessions & the Dreamforce app

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Here we go, another Dreamforce this time in November! Salesforce have so far announced Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook), Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) and Green Day as the band this year… I think its going to be a blast!

During the MVP Summit in August we had a sneak peek at the Dreamforce App. I have to say it’s incredibly impressive! DEFINITELY don’t forget to get it when it comes out! Hopefully Salesforce will release information about this soon.

If you still need to register use coupon: D13MVPREF to Save $100!

I will update this page as I find out where the sessions, also the content may change as I work on the talks.

Apex 10 Commandments
When: Wed 20th – 4pm to 4.45pm
Where: Moscone Center West, 2006 / 2008
The 10 commandments of Apex are the fundamental rules that good Force.com developers always use when developing. Learn the common pitfalls that new developers to the platform can find themselves in so you can arcitect and developer a top notch Force.com application.

Salesforce Integration
When: Wed 20th Nov – 1pm to 2pm
Where:
 Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Plaza A
This session will provide you with an overview on how to integrate to Salesforce using the built-in tools & looking at integration on the different layers of Salesforce (User Interface, Data Logic & Database). We’ll be providing tips, best practices & real life examples:

  • User Interface; Showing you that you can integrate two systems using just a formula field and also VisualForce.
  • Data Logic; Showing the use of WebToLead, WebToCase and Outbound workflow rules.
  • Database; Showing integration of external systems & websites at the data layer.

Become a Formula Ninja
When: Wed 20th Nov – 10.30am to 11.30am
Where:
 The Westin St. Francis San Francisco – Grand Ballroom
Math not your thing? Stuck in a functionality rut? Join us to learn a few key tips and tricks for using Salesforce MVPs to write kick-butt formulas. Walk away with real formulas that you can immediately put to use. NOTE: This session is Community-Led: created BY the Salesforce community FOR the Salesforce community.