Last October we had the most important event on Salesforce Community, Dreamforce.
It was my first time, and the expectation was so high that my nervous didn’t allow me to sleep during the whole journey from Bilbao (Spain) to San Francisco.
Due to jet lag I couldn’t rest a lot, however, I was ready for my first day. Apart from the sessions where I was going to talk with Andy Fawcett, I had my agenda full of sessions, so everything was under control.
But at the momento that you go inside the Moscone center, suddenly all your plans seems to be wrong, and you try to take up as much as posible.
We have mi-workshops areas, rooms for breakout sessions and workshops, talks at community launch … and every hour there is a something new. For me it was quite hard to decide. Sometimes I was looking at the session title of the room that I had on my right, and then look at the left one, then right, left, right, left … really? Ok, finally took a decision, but I had the feeling that meanwhile, I was in a session, I was missing something else, but Salesforce has everything in mind, so you can find here a link with all sessions, so at the end, you don’t need to miss anything at all.
I have been focused on Dev Zone, but Dreamforce it’s more than this. Of course that you can find sessions related to some other topics and obviously keynotes are amazing. However I would like to highlight some other things that you, as developer can find. There is a library for those that love to have a book in their hands. There is a place to create your own Dreamforce shirt. You can visit companies stands and get some goodies, and if you are lucky, then you can sit down on the grass and think about what you have done during the day and what you can do next, or just enjoying San Francisco sun.
But maybe the most important thing at Dreamforce is the opportunity to talk face to face to those that you follow on twitter, or maybe read their blogs every day, or they just help you replying your question on Stack Exchange.
That was my Dreamforce, and the experience helps me to try to do it better next time.
Looking forward to being there again.