Salesforce Elevate – Bilbao ’17

During Dreamforce ’17 Erika Kuhl, Holly Firestone and their team showed us how they are working really hard to get more content ready for our Developer and User Groups, and some other amazing ideas that can help us to get more attendees, like Global gathering events.

But in the meantime their ideas take effect, I had to think about something to do it now, as every single day, the number of guests at North Spain Developer User Group, is lower. And to run a second Elevate in Bilbao didn’t sound like a bad idea. And that’s what I did, prepare a 1 day event to talk about Salesforce.

What did I do?

First thing to keep in mind, the main objective is to get audience that could be interested to continue attending SDG talks … and where can I get this?

Facultad IngenieriaUniversity could be a good option. There are lot of students keen to know more about new technologies, solutions, and furthermore, that could be a good scenario to promote the open door that Salesforce can give them in their job career. And that is what I did, talked with the University of Deusto in order to run the event there.

Secondly, I needed some sponsors that could help me to support the event.

Salesforce Iberia, helped me with catering and Jon Ibáñez came to the event in order to talk about Salesforce platform. I really appreciated this introduction talk as it was really useful, even for me, that I’m on this world since almost 10 years ago.

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NTS with Carlos Polo and Esteban Ugarte, was really helpful with catering expenses too, and also running a couple of sessions, like the one that Gorka run about Salesforce and Chatbots. Looking forward to know more about this topic, that allows you to create chats able to answer questions.

But I also needed some more help with sessions. FinancialForce was also an amazing help. Miguel Moro and Agustín Jimenez came from our Granada office to talk about the company itself, and also run a really good talk about Separation of Concerns (SoC) #qualitycode guide, that can help us to enhance our code and make it more readable and useful via the FinancialForce open source ApexLib.

Also, I wanted to provide a success case to the audience. Not only explain all benefit that Salesforce could bring to us. I wanted to show a real use case and I got it closer than expected. University of Deusto is a Salesforce customer too, and we had 2 good examples. First of all how they use Salesforce as a solution provider to the needs that the University can have. And secondly how they use and configure Salesforce without technical knowledge, with just #clicksnotcode.

Finally, the main goal of the event, promote other events, but we needed to start talking about Salesforce Community, our #ohana spirit , how we help each others, that we need some others to continue with this job, and how events like SDG or dreamin events could help. And guess what? As part of dreamOlé organizers, obviously I talked about this event that will be run in Barcelona next 27th of April.

 After a nice lunch…

We moved to the afternoon sessions, Chatbots one run by NTS and Process Automation with and without Code that I also ran.

And finally, time to dirty our hands working with Salesforce via Trailhead. Thanks Christie and your team to help me with this section and sending to me such nice stickers!!

What have I learnt on this event?

2 years ago I run a similar event but Trailhead just appeared few months ago and sessions we run were workshops to learn how to starts. Because of the low level of the content, some attendees complained. They were expecting something more than how to create an App with #clicksnotcode.

That made me think to prepare this Elevate with sessions with higher level, and Trailhead allowed newbies to start from scratch.

However, this year feedback was that it would be useful to have a quick overview of the platform, a demo or something similar as a first session just for starters, and then move to other sessions.

So keep in mind my feedback if you are thinking on running something similar for your group.

If you want to take a look at slides, find them here as well as some others. And don’t forget to join us at North Spain Developer User Group.  Next talks about Data Mining and Einstein, Javascript and Salesforce and working on a Salesforce DX workshop.

Thanks to everyone that helped me to make this Elevate event real

Eventos, Eventos y Eventos

El otoño va llegando y aunque el segundo semestre del año es más tranquilo en cuanto a eventos de Salesforce se refiere, mi calendario se está llenando poco a poco.

22 de Septiembre

Hace un mes celebré uno de los últimos Salesforce Developer Group de Bilbao donde intentaba acercar el evento Trailhead DX que se celebró en San Francisco a finales de Junio. Fue una tarde tranquila dónde vimos alguno de los videos publicados por Salesforce e hicimos algunos hacks.

Al final un SDG es una reunión para hablar de manera informal sobre Salesforce. En qué estamos trabajando, qué problemas nos encontramos, cómo podemos solucionarlos, si alguien se anima puede hacer una presentación sobre algún tema actual y todo aderezado con pizza, bebidas y regalos.

¿Todavía no te has unido a nuestro grupo? No lo dudes y apúntate. Estamos preparando nuevas quedadas para hablar de JavaScript y Salesforce, Salesforce DX, Einstein y otros.

2 de Octubre

A principios de mes, Laura Díaz me invitó a participar en el SDG de Ginebra que comparte con Gnana. Como Salesforce MVP, es normal que otros grupos te inviten para dar una charla, pero para mi era la primera vez así que me hizo mucha ilusión. ¿Y de que hablé? Sobre Visual Workflow. A principios de año asistí a London’s Calling dónde hice una presentación sobre ese tema, y realmente se ha convertido en un hot topic porque lo presenté junto con Alva R. Azcona en London World Tour y en breve también en Dreamforce ’17.

Del 4 al 9 de Noviembre

Dreamforce!!!! Después de un año esperando, la fecha ya está aquí y este año para mi es especial. No sólo vamos 5 miembros de la oficina de FinancialForce de Granada (por fin no viajo sola!!) sino que algunos de mis amigos de dreamOlé también estarán allí. ¡Este año promete!

Pero no penséis que sólo vamos de pingo. Lo vamos a dar todo durante la conferencia y después, y como prueba, os dejo información sobre las sesiones que Alba y yo vamos a dar.

1. Be a Big Data Champion With Big Objects and Async SOQL

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2. Process Automation With and Without Code

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23 de Noviembre

Todavía hay mucha gente que no conoce Salesforce y menos la Comunidad alrededor de la plataforma, sin la cual muchos de nosotros no estaríamos aquí. Y para promocionar Salesforce y nuestros Developer Groups, voy a organizar junto con NTS y la colaboración de la Universidad de Deusto, un evento de 1 día entero en el que tendremos presentaciones de Saleforce Iberia, NTS y Deusto, para posteriormente comenzar con charlas sobre Salesforce para Admin y Developers y zona de Trailhead. No te lo pierdas y apúntate cuánto antes.

Si eres miembro del grupo, regístrate a través de él y del formulario oficial. Si no eres miembro del SDG y no quieres apuntarte, usa únicamente el formulario.

Después de dreamOlé ’17

Y después de tanto preparativo llegó el día y pasó igual de rápido que un día de Reyes.

Laura ya había creado un flow impresionante así que todos sabíamos dónde teníamos que estar y qué hacer en cada minuto, pero aún así, corríamos de un lado para otro terminado de organizar los últimos detalles antes de que empezaran a llegar nuestros “invitados”.

2 horas más tarde de entrar por la puerta de OpenTalk, el equipo comenzaba el evento y presentaba a nuestra oradora principal Erica Kuhl que nos habló sobre la familia de Salesforce y el importante significado de palabras como Comunidad, Ohana, Trailblaizer, etc.

Estamos a la espera de la encuesta de satisfacción del evento, pero muchos de los asistentes nos dieron la enhorabuena por las sesiones. Variadas, interesantes, en ambos idiomas … pero en realidad el agradecimiento es para nuestros ponentes que hicieron un trabajo excelente sabiendo sortear contratiempos como los problemas de red que tuvimos e incluso un corte de luz!! Mil perdones a todos por estos fallos.

También teníamos un rinconcito para preguntar a los expertos con nuestro #WTFAQ

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Gracias Inés por la foto @Inescapinezka

Joshua y Julio hicieron un trabajo excelente y divertido presentando a los participantes de la DemoJam que finalmente ganó nuestro sponsor Copado. Enhorabuena!!

Y hablando de sponsors, volver a remarcar que todo esto no hubiera sido posible sin el apoyo de ellos. Gracias por creer en nosotros y lanzaros al vacío patrocinando un evento pionero en España y que nadie conocía.

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Nuestro amigo Eugenio Roldán cerró el evento hablando sobre Certificaciones y es que tuvimos la gran suerte de contar con él, primer Technical Architect Certified en España. Intentaré seguir tus consejos aunque estoy viendo que este examen es como sacarte unas oposiciones así que me temo que cuando lo tenga, ya habrá menos astronautas que certificados.

Y finalmente After-Party!! Más comida y bebida (la sangria riquísima) foto-matón (si, era el de First Dates!!) música, risas. Era el momento en que el relax llegaba al equipo y por fin podíamos disfrutar del día.

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Gracias J-Michel por la foto @jmmougeolle

Inés, Laura, Carlos, Julio, Yasmina, Roger, Alba, Carolina, ha sido un verdadero placer trabajar con vosotros durante estos últimos 9 meses – dreamOlé adictos!!

Y el año que viene más y mejor!!! – Sigue dreamOlé en twitter y se el primero en enterarte cuando abrimos el “speakers submission”, y el registro para no quedarte sin tú entrada.

London’s Calling ’17 and Visual Flow

Last 10th of February, I attended London’s Calling ’17 and I can say it was a great and funny day.

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And obviously, we had lot of opportunities to learn more about Salesforce. Actually I had the chance to run a session about Visual Flow where I got nice questions that I promised to review and answer, and here is the time for it:

1. Did you find any issue related to Communities?

When I created a new Community in my org and tried to add elements, I was not able to find the Flow Lightning Component that allows me to include visualflows in Lightning Experience. However, I can add visualforce pages, so if you have your flow embebed in a visualforce page and you set this page up to be used in Communities, then, it seems you can see your flow in the Community.

2. Did you find any issue during deployment?

Although my daily job tasks do not include deploying flows, I could say that those times that I tried I did not get any special issue to highlight. We just need to keep in mind few things, like also include those objects that flow references but this is like some other components. In addition, although in your org you have several versions, in change set you can only include the latest active one. And as I said in the session, in order to include a flow in package, it should be active, otherwise, it will not appear as an element to be included. You can find more information here.

3. What is coming in Spring ’17 release?

I talked about some Spring’17 features, but I also promised to review, the new FLS feature. But let start checking the behaviour if I do not have access to the object itself.

So having a user which profile only allows to Read and View All reservations:

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if I try to run the BookingSystem application, by the time I try to save the Reservation, I get an unhandled error (that’s why Salesforce encourage to cover these in the same way we do in apex) And the administrator receives an email with the log and the error:

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Let’s double check new FLS for Flow in Spring’17

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In this scenario, I have Filter Inaccessible Fields from Flow Request enabled in Process Automation Settings, and also, I have defined a Field Level Security of No Visible for Facility Price in my custom profile

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So, having this configuration, I have created also this flow in order to insert a new Facility via a Fast Create screen

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So in order to do that, I create a SObject and I use the input fields from the first screen in order to make an assignment to the SObject fields and finally pass the SObject to the Fast Create

Now, if I run the flow with the profile that doesn’t have price visibility, I can create a new record, but having an empty price.

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However, if I disable Filter Inaccessible Fields from Flow Request enabled in Process Automation Settings, and run the flow again, the result is different. The record is not half created and the administrator receives and email with the error.

So now, what should I do? Up to you really. You can handle the exception and provide a nice error message and don’t allow the end user to create a Facility record without the prices. However, if the field is not required for the business, you can leave this half creation.

Any other question about Visual Flow? Leave it as a comment and I will try to check it and reply you.

 

 

dreamOlé ’17 – De la Comunidad para la Comunidad

Hace un año Carolina habló conmigo para organizar algo como London’s Calling pero en España. Al principio me pareció una idea un poco descabellada. Salesforce no tiene tanto tirón ahora mismo en nuestro país, pero precisamente por eso poco a poco se convirtió en una gran idea. Y aquí estamos Inés, Laura, Carlos, Julio, Yasmina, Roger, Alba, Carolina y yo quedando 2 veces por semana a las 8am para hablar de nuestro proyecto: dreamOlé.

Os puedo asegurar que nos costó mucho trabajo decidir los puntos principales:

El nombre – ¿Por qué dreamOlé?

Buscábamos algo que tuviera tirón, alguna canción como en Londres, pero “Aquí no playa vaya vaya” no nos parecía lo ideal. Así que pensamos en una combinación de algo típico español, feria, fiesta, sol, tapas, paella … pero sin ser topicazo. Y añadir la palabra dream cómo otros eventos similares. Y tras varias votaciones … nos quedamos con dreamOlé.

El lugar – OpenTalk – Madrid

Para nuestro primer evento, decidimos ir a lo seguro, Madrid ó Barcelona ya que hay una gran red de empresas relacionadas con Salesforce y podríamos tener público. Y finalmente nos decantamos por la capital de España. Y a partir de ahí a buscar el local. De verdad, no sabía que era tan complicado que incluso te cojan el teléfono … pero finalmente encontramos el lugar ideal para nuestro primer evento. Gracias OpenTalk !!

La fecha – 1 de Junio de 2017

Los primeros 6 meses del año son complicados. Hay muchos eventos de Salesforce por Europa, incluyendo el Essentials de Madrid y Barcelona. Así que buscamos un mes bonito en Madrid y rezamos para que no coincidiera con otras charlas, ya que algunos se anuncian con poca antelación.

¡Necesitamos un Logo!

Y echamos mano de nuestro compañero Jorge para este diseño. Fue verlo y enamorarme.

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La Agenda

No iba a ser un evento distinto a otros ya celebrados. Queremos acercar Salesforce a la comunidad, por eso nos centraremos en proporcionar sesiones donde compartir conocimientos. Estamos trabando para ofrecer charlas en inglés y español y sobre temas actuales, y por supuesto dirigidos a distintos públicos: Desarrolladores, Administradores, Usuarios finales …

Por otro lado, somos una organización sin ánimo de lucro organizando un evento que cuesta dinero, por lo que necesitamos la ayuda de patrocinadores para llevarlo a cabo. Para ello los sponsors Platinum y Gold tendrán un stand durante todo el día para promocionarse. Y además organizaremos un DemoJam dónde los sponsor Platinum tendrán 3 minutos para mostrar su producto ante todos los asistentes ya que no coincidirá con ninguna charla. Y al final habrá un ganador!!

Y por supuesto, tendremos un KeyNote inicial y final. Seguimos dando la lata a toda persona conocida en este mundillo para que venga y por ahora hemos convencido a Erica Kuhl, así que yo no me la perdería.

Y a partir de ahí seguimos trabajando para que todo esté listo a tiempo

¿Quieres saber más?  Síguenos en twitter ó Visita nuestra web. Y no te olvides. ¿Quieres ser sponsor? No te lo pienses porque tenemos plazas limitadas. Encuentra toda la información aquí.

¿Te gustaría dar una charla y compartir tus conocimientos? Mándanos tus ideas a través del Speaker Submission form y recuerda que la fecha límite es el 21 de Abril.

¿Tienes dudas? Visita nuestra sección FAQ y si algo no queda claro, ponte en contacto con nosotros a través de twitter ó el correo comunidadsalesforce@gmail.com

Nos vemos!!

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Dreamforce ’16 – What I did not tweet

One of the first things I did after coming back from my maternity leave, was to attend Dreamforce ’16. And this post is about this amazing event. However I would like to write something different from others. First of all, don’t expect a technical entry where I praise all Salesforce news. They were really good this year, but DF is more than a technical event. It’s networking, it’s enjoy the place, the sun. It’s comeback with ideas to explore at home and keep feelings of these sort time.

So, what are you going to read here? My experience but with small sentences. Although my smartphone was ready to write tweets, I did not have time for it. It was write or listen, so I decide to pay attention and make pics.

So, What I did not tweet?

Day 1 – 4th of October

06:00 – Start my #DF16 trip. @Bilbao airport. Long queue for checking. Will I miss my flight? It’s a bit delayed … so far so good.

09:30 – At Schiphol airport. Close to lose my connection to San Francisco!! So lets do some exercise, run along Amsterdam airport!! I get it. Sit down and #relax for the next 11 hours.

11:45 – #Border has no end 😦  But I’m on time for #FinancialForce DevTalks. Starting to feel tired.

13:00 – Where is my luggage? This suitcase is similar to mine but it is not mine!! Sorry Mrs García, not sure where your belongings are 😦 😦 😦 #luggagelost #noclotheswithme

14:00 – Arrive to the hotel with a new San Francisco T-shirt bought at the airport and looking forward to having a shower. Sorry Mrs García, your room is not available yet. You would have to wait. What?? 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦 #anythingelse?

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14:30 – Dreamforce registration. Here is my credential!!

 

 

 

 

 

17:00 (2:00 in Spain) – FinancialForce Dev Talks’16 starts!! Nice to share the stage with Andy Fawcett and Jesse Atlman

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19:00 – Time for #MVP dinner … I cannot do it. Tired and need to buy some clothes for tomorrow. But I think that I missed my #amazingbbq 🙂

Day 2 – 5th of October

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7:00 – Nice views from my room #lovesunnydays

 

11:00 – @Salesforce Circle of Success session. Success: arrive on time – lost in the hotel. No session success … 1 attendee in a table with 5 MVPs. Poor him lot of questions about what he needed. Should it be in the other way around? @Salesforce, #2far2lazy2go.

 

 

12:30 – Searching my #MVP seat @Salesforce Keynote. I’m so exciting!! This year I’m not on the last row of the room (literally last one).

13:00 – @Salesforce Keynote starts !! Don’t miss it.

13:15 – @Will.I.am and WHERESTHELOVE #ovation

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14:00 – Einstein makes your app smarter. On my #todo list for home.

14:30 – @Red moment. It’s not charity, it’s justice. Where you have born shouldn’t determine how long is your life.

14:45 – Never been so close to Mark Benioff #FanMoment 😀

 

 

 

17:00 – Moscone West has changed a lot!! New location for #Trailhead area and Theaters #newworld #admin #developers

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20:30 – Salesforce Gala starts with U2 “Uno, dos, tres, catorce!!”

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Day 3 – 6th of October

07:30 – Starting the day with energy @Mel’sDinner and my @FinancialForce colleagues

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08:30 to 17:00 – @SalesforceDevelopers day. #Heroku #Gamification #RESTAPI #SOAPAPI #NewPlatformEventObject #BigObjects and #Developer KeyNote with Jesse and David Frudd

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20:00 – A tired day ends with #clamchowder

 

 

 

 

Day 4 – 7th of October

9:00 – Time to come back @home but before taking, pic of Moscone area and Salesforce arch. Looking forward to coming back again. #DF17 the 6th of November.

Salesforce World Tour 2015 – London

Did you have the chance to attend Salesforce World Tour in London? Last 21st of May, Salesforce arrived to UK and I had the opportunity to go and see al the magic that Salesforce creates around its events.

Although it was not my first time, I was looking forward to attending. If I compare it to last year, I would summarize in a single word; Bigger. The event was organized on the same place, Excel London, same area, and looked like as usual, but once I took a look around the room, I could realize that it was organize in order to make every body feel that they had a space just for their needs.

Last year was my first time, so maybe my nervous didn’t allow me to get everything that the event was offering to us. However, this time we could see Success Experience zone, Breakout sessions, Admin Theater, Companies’ stands,  and of course place for Developers:

  • Library: Do you love the feeling of having papers on your hands? That is your place.
  • Certification zone: In order to know more about all certifications that Salesforce offers to us.
  • Demos: During the whole day, demos about Lightning, Force.com and Heroku run without stop.
  • QuickStarts about Lightning
  • CoderDodjo: A space for youngest. Children could start developing their first app.

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Also we could find a QuickStart zone and I had the opportunity to help. Every body could join us and try to follow the instructions that our quick start guides offered. With them, we could learn about:

  • Lightning App Builder
  • Lightning Connect
  • Lightning Process Builder
  • Lightning Component

And if you had some experience on those areas, we also had a mini-hack in order to demonstrate all your skills. But most of the people where not technical at all, so I tried to know what they did in their daily job and offered the option that could inspire them after coming back home.

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As usual, the Developer Theater with all sessions for developers. As you can imagine, most of them were related to Lightning staff, but always is good to hear all use cases that awesome mind imagine to take advantage of them. Like how we can add values to a picklist field via Process Builder by Andy Fawcett (@andyinghecloud). Do you want to know more about this topic? Follow his blog. New entry about this coming soon.

This theater was another reason why I had the feeling that the event was bigger than other years. Dev zone was full of people looking forward to learning more, and if I’m sincere, that made me feel a bit nervios during my presentation: “Access External Data in Real-time with Lightning Connect”. Would you like to take a look at the slides? Find there here. Also I will publish a new entry soon with some explanations about this topic.

Finally I would like to highlight that is great to go to such kind of events, because, at the end, they allow you to meet people in person that you follow in twitter. Or, like in my case, meet again some old friends.

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Looking forward to going Salesforce World Tour – London ’16