It’s hard to explain just how big Dreamforce is if you have never been. Salesforce’s annual conference in San Francisco is one of the biggest tech events in the world, and it is truly massive. Over 170k attendees converge on the city for a week, completely occupying San Francisco and the surrounding areas.
Starbucks locations in downtown can have up to 20 minute lines, and taking an Uber all the way to your session? Nah, you might be better off getting out a few blocks away and walking.
Dreamforce consists of over 2,700 sessions and workshops with keynotes delivered by renowned speakers from all walks of life, including business, politics, tech, sports and more! And of course, Dreamforce is the hub for all things Salesforce, making it an essential experience for developers, consultants, admins, customers, app builders and partners.
Preparing for Dreamforce is quite challenging, especially for first-timers. A basic internet search will get you plenty of people putting together their “Ultimate Guide to Dreamforce” or other similar articles.
At CloudMyBiz, we wanted to do something a little bit different and give you something a little more focused. Below we have a few links to a few partner sites and articles that might be a bit off the beaten path, but all built around the theme of helping you make the most out of your Dreamforce experience!
So without further ado, here are our recommendations for your essential pre-Dreamforce reading!
Your cheatsheet for Dreamforce sessions. Browsing through all 2,700 sessions, workshops, and keynotes could take days to comb through. Well the Dreamforce Trailmaps let you pick a role or industry to focus on, and give you an essential breakdown based on your selection.
The veterans of Dreamforce know a few things that the first timers don’t. One of them is that there are a lot of parties, and that you might have to dig a little deeper to find them. Well we found another cheatsheet, this time giving you a thorough overview of the many parties you have available to you!
Wait, you are going to Dreamforce to network? Sometimes lost in all of the parties, sessions and excitement about Dreamforce, is the basic focus of most people, networking! Well networking itself can be a whole art form, so with this article, we have some great tips and ideas on how you can network more effectively.
Hope this has given you some new insight and will aid your Dreamforce experience!
-Ryan and the CloudMyBiz Team
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