Salesforce Saturday is back for another month of learning Salesforce, collaboration and free expert advice and support. Come along and lets help eachother learn.
Salesforce Saturdays were started (I believe) by Stephanie Herrera who would meet up with like-minded Salesforce people to learn the platform on a Saturday. She started meeting in coffee shops and slowly as the group increased in size and they would hunt out a bigger coffee shop. Since then Salesforce Saturdays have been setup across the globe as an informal way to learn Salesforce. Some of the things that people get up to are:
- Catching up on the latest Salesforce Release
- Study for a Salesforce Certification or Release exam
- Take Trailhead badges or Super-badges
- Get help troubleshooting a formula or Apex trigger
- Help answer questions on Salesforce Success, Developer Forums or StackExchange
- Answer questions on the #AskForce Twitter hashtag
- Help your peers to any of the above!
So… I was thinking that maybe we should try a Salesforce Saturday in London! Hopefully, if people are interested in it we could make it a regular monthly event. The first event is on 16th December starting from 9.30am until 1.30pm. But unlike a user group if you can’t make it for 9.30am or have somewhere to go at lunch, don’t worry. Just pop in/out when you can. If people are interested we could also grab some lunch nearby!
The event is in a room at Wimbledon Library which is just a 15-minute train from London Waterloo Station, or you can also get to Wimbledon via the District Line or Tram. Tea, coffee & biscuits will be provided and the library has super-fast internet!
Make sure you bring your laptop and you can sign up below!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Trailhead has released some rather nautical Trailheads so that you can navigate the differentiators that drive Salesforce’s success: our core values, innovative technology, and vibrant ecosystem.
Learn who Salesforce is and our vision for driving customer success.
With the launch of the new Salesforce Experience UI, Salesforce Trailhead now has increased to over 40 modules! I find it interesting that in the release of the Salesforce UI Trailhead formed an important role in getting the word out on the new UI something I hope will continue! (Maybe a replacement for the release exams??).
One of the most interesting for me was the Event Monitoring module. The new Salesforce event monitoring seemed to pass me by and I didn’t even know it existed. But this is a great feature for monitoring Salesforce usage especially now that the majority of the left nav hacks have been removed and you therefore can’t use Google Analytics anymore to monitor Salesforce (see here for a left nav workaround). Read more
We’ve launched ‘Trailhead Tuesday’ at work! A way for admin’s and developers to learn Salesforce over lunch get badges, stickers and win prizes! (including Sassy!). If you haven’t heard of it Trailhead is an AMAZING way to learn Salesforce.
So how does it work I hear you say? Well the challenge is to do as many trailhead badges in a month as you can. The winner is the one with the most at the end. To keep it fair we have listed the admin modules & dev modules that individuals can pick from (as some modules are hard and others for different abilities) and record anyone’s modules that they have already done, and then away they go! Then every tuesday lunchtime we get a load of sarnies in the office and get to work on the Salesforce Trailhead modules!
The aim is to up skill staff in a fun way while trying to balance regular day to day workload…
Fingers crossed all goes well and I’ll give an update in a months time!!
Learning any development platform online is always a bit haphazard in my experience. The quality of the content, it being up to date, how to test or validate your learning. “Nothing is better than classroom training” and in some ways I agree… but maybe this is changing…