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  • 5 years ago today a small event kicked off Salesforce Craziness
  • 5 years ago today a small event kicked off Salesforce Craziness
  • 5 years ago today a small event kicked off Salesforce Craziness
  • 5 years ago today a small event kicked off Salesforce Craziness

5 years ago today a small event kicked off Salesforce Craziness

It was a small event in the upstairs of ‘Kings Stores‘ pub, near Liverpool Street station, but it was the beginning of a real Salesforce community in London. 23rd June 2011 at 5pm, 5 years ago today around 30 or 40 people squeezed into the upstairs room of the pub for the first London Salesforce Admin & Developer user group. Organised by Wes Nolte, Anup & Bruce the event was tagged onto the end of a Tquila company meeting (from what I remember, they did like to have their meetings in pubs). I did a talk on Talend Open Studio (a free open source ETL tool) and how to connect it to Salesforce. The great ObiWan JeffNobi (Jeff Douglas) who at the time was working for Appirio and had flown over from the US did an unforgettable talk… so good in fact I can’t remember it. Sorry Jeff! Anup did a talk on a dynamic VisualForce component.

But since then we have grown… and grown and we now have seven… yes seven London Salesforce user groups in London:

  1. London Salesforce Business User Group
  2. London Salesforce Admin User Group
  3. UK Non-Profit User Group
  4. London Salesforce Developer user group
  5. Women in Tech Salesforce user group
  6. Salesforce UK Public Sector User Group
  7. Pardot User group

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Salesforce UK User Groups

This blog post is now out of date. There are now many more user groups in the UK and across Europe. Check out the post 5 years ago today a small event kicked off Salesforce Craziness for a more up to date list

Salesforce user groups are a great place to pick up tips and tricks on how to use Salesforce, apps that you didn’t realise existed or even just to network with other gurus in the industry to get your questions answered.

There are two types of user groups. The normal user groups for Salesforce administrators and users and the developer user groups for people building or wanting to build on the Salesforce platforms.

There is quite a bit going on in the UK Salesforce Community over the next couple of months so here is a run down of the Salesforce user groups in the UK and where to find more information:

London User Group
This is the largest user groups in the country with around 100+ people turning up. Typical structure is a couple talks one being a customer and another being a partner then three breakout sessions to choose from after.
General info: Success Chatter Group
Next event: 15th October – BlueFin, London, SE1

London Developer User Group
There are a couple of different events we do from regular meetings with discussions to hands on training getting people into the Force.com platform and collaborate code hacking events.
General Info: London Salesforce Developers Meetup Page
Next event: 23rd Oct – Make Positive

London Non-Profit User Group
This user group is typically a half day event and is great for Non-profit users, consultants and partners to come together and discuss topics specific to Non-profits.
General Info: Success Chatter Group
Next user group meeting: 11th Oct

Bristol ForceWest User Group
Based in Bristol this user group is run by Salesforce partner Desynit.
Discussion: Success Chatter Group
More info: www.forcewest.com
Next user group meeting: 26th Sept

Bristol Salesforce Platform Developer user group
General info: Meetup group
Next user group meeting: 6th Nov

North West User Group
This is a new user group that is starting up in Manchester.
More info: Success Chatter Group
Next user group meeting: 26th Sept

Scotland User Group
Checkout the Success chatter group for more information.