Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce event is like wine. It gets better with every passing year. Somehow Salesforce manages to deliver a better experience than the previous year’s Dreamforce. That said, this year’s Dreamforce is assured to be a rocking event with four days of jam-packed learning, networking and a stellar night of music mayhem.
Dreamforce’18 has plenty in store for Salesforce developers, Trailblazers and everyone else who works with Salesforce. And, if you are a fan of heavy metal, old-school style, Metallica would be performing at Dreamforce’18, the proceeds of which would benefit the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals.
Let’s dive into the trail map of Dreamforce’18.
Like its previous editions, the 2018 edition of Dreamforce’18 would give developers a sneak peek into the latest developments that Salesforce is working on. There would also be other sessions where you can get close to the tools that you are already using as well as earn certifications to become a Salesforce professional.
3 Expert-led Developer keynotes
You can hear about the development straight from the experts who are working on it through developer keynotes. Watch out for developer keynotes by:
- Salesforce Lead Developer Evangelist Zayne Turner
- Architect Christophe Coenraets
- Principal Mobile Architect Qingqing Liu
In case, you can’t be there physically, Salesforce would be live streaming the keynote on Salesforce Live. Tune in and update yourself!
A mind-boggling 3238 sessions!
No, that is not a typo. Dreamforce’18 will have 3238 sessions on Salesforce DX, Lightning Components, Einstein, how-to-use Pardot and similar tools of Salesforce and everything that Salesforce has in offer to accelerate the growth story of your business.
Don’t be lost where to begin. Here is the official Sessions agenda where you can find each session, its date and scheduled time.
Customized Dreamforce Experience
One thing that makes Dreamforce stand out from any other trade expo or event is its focused approach. Here is a quick breakdown of what is in offer – 18 industries, 20 roles, 32 products, 41 themes, and 3 levels. That’s too much for anyone to fathom.
To make the most of Dreamforce’18, you need to filter down your specific interests and customize a Dreamforce experience of your own. You can find the trail map that appeals to you the most from this page.
If you are aspiring to become a Salesforce-certified professional, Dreamforce’18 is setting the right stage for your certification. The event will host seven 3-day bootcamp courses, as well as 23 certification exams that can add some muscle to your resume.
The great news is that the fee of the certification courses have been slashed to 50% at Dreamforce. The training will be provided by expert instructors of Trailhead. You can visit Dreamforce’18 as an amateur, soak in the ambiance of the event, and return home as a certified Salesforce professional for half the price!
Dreampitch is a springboard for great ideas. It sets the stage for a few selected bright minds to showcase their product innovation/idea. The winners will take home a $250,000 investment from Salesforce ventures as well as a Salesforce Appxchange package, a T-Mobile mobile solutions package and a trip to the T-Mobile Tech Experience Center in Bellevue, Washington.
This year, eight companies will be pitting against each other to win the title prize. The companies are Brickschain, Careyovance, CarServ, Draiver, Health Hero, Hugo, Radius8 and Seva Coffee.
The sheer enthusiasm with which the finalists present their ideas and the intense Q&A session that follows is a must-attend for everyone. The experience is sure to offer vital lessons that will make one rethink how new businesses are found and funded from scratch.
The Travel, Transportation, and Hospitality keynotes
Dreamforce’18 will see keynote by transportation and logistics majors like DHL, Marriott and Maersk among many others. These companies will be briefing the attendees on how they are using cutting-edge technologies like Internet of Things and Blockchain, together with Salesforce tools for delivering superior customer experiences. Must attend to draw inspiration and ideas for your business use cases.
Contribute to social causes
Dreamforce’18 sets a platform for all participants to learn new skills, earn badges for their skills as well as give back to the society through Dreamforce Quest. Dreamforce Quest gives participants an opportunity to unlock Quests worth $1 million that will be donated towards ending homelessness in the Bay Area.
Let your hair down
Since the first Dreamforce, Salesforce has kicked up a reputation to be one of the best party hosts. Dreamforce’18 would be no different. After all, Metallica will be there to make some noise. There will also be endless supply of sumptuous feasts, drinks and fun events. After all the learning and networking, the party time is the best time to let your hair down.
Mark your calendar
Dreamforce’18 will kickoff on Tuesday, September 25th. The grand event will go on for four days until Friday, September 28th. Irrespective of who you are – a Salesforce newbie or a seasoned veteran, Dreamforce’18 can be an excellent event to know Salesforce, Trailblazers and the many other offerings related to Salesforce better.