Today on the Salesforce Admins Podcast we’re finishing our two-part Dreamforce series, featuring the Admin Evangelist Team as we highlight resources at https://admin.salesforce.com/dreamforce17
Join us to learn about how you can keep up to date with Dreamforce if you can’t make it this year, and how you can stay connected after the party’s over. There’s so much going on and so many great resources that these tips will be useful even if you’re coming to San Francisco.
You should subscribe for the full episode, but here are a few takeaways from our conversation with the Admin Evangelist Team.
“You don’t have to physically be in San Francisco to enjoy all of the incredible content and things happening at Dreamforce,” says Gillian. And even if you do go to Dreamforce, you can’t be in two places at once so there’s plenty to catch up on once you get back.
For Mike, the thing he always looks forward to is Marc’s keynote. It’s not always easy to get in the room, but whether you’re in San Francisco or at home, you can tune into Salesforce Live to catch the keynote and a lot of other great content. Actually, streaming is one of Gillian’s pro tips for people coming to Dreamforce, because it’s a lot more enjoyable than waiting in line for the main keynote room.
If you want to know when a stream is starting, you should follow Salesforce Live on Twitter (@SalesforceLive) and keep up with the #DF17 and #AwesomeAdmin hashtags. The Salesforce Live team also does interviews and panels throughout the week that will help you get a behind-the-scenes look at everything that’s going on. Another great option is Periscope— check in with the SalesforceAdmns handle or even just other attendees to get in on the action.
Keeping Up with all the Sessions
Mike’s got a lot planned for the Admin track sessions, and the great news is that almost everything, except roadmap content, is being recorded. Both the talk track and the screen will be recorded, so you can get both the audio and visual components. They’ll be posted at http://salesforce.com/video, but allow a little time for the team to get everything together and posted.
Even if you’re not coming to San Francisco, connecting locally is a great option. Look for your local user group, and chances are that someone went to Dreamforce and has some stories to tell. There’s also the Dreamforce Global Gatherings happening this November and December with a custom agenda for each group and (of course) swag.
What to Do When You Can’t Be Everywhere at Once
For LeeAnne, it’s all about making sure that you have something to follow up on once the hubbub has died down a little bit. “Whether or not I’m attending Dreamforce in person or remotely, I always like to jot down sessions that sound interesting to me or that someone tweeted about so I know to go find those later.” Checking in with the Dreamforce for Admins group is also a good idea, as it’s sure to be active with all sorts of interesting content. Whether you’re going or not, it’s a good idea to take the time to look at the Dreamforce site and make yourself an agenda of things to keep track of and catch up on.
One important thing to remember is that there is just so much content that comes out that it’ll take you awhile to digest. It really is meant to last all year, so pace yourself. Each session has recommended Trailhead Badges, so you can listen to the session and then complete the badges each week.
The Most Important App You Will Ever Download
Finally, it doesn’t matter where you are but you must download Dreamoji today if you have an iOS device. All of your favorite characters are on it, from Cloudy the Goat to Astro. It also has location sharing and calendar integration to help make your Dreamforce experience great, and it also gives you the ability to watch Dreamforce live broadcasts straight from the app.
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