Salesforce has added more for developers for Dreamforce 2014. And it’s no wonder, with Salesforce.com’s developer community surpassing 1.7 million people in August. If you’re a developer, here is what you can look forward to at Salesforce’s annual, ever-growing main event.
- The $1 Million Hackathon will be over the weekend before the main conference begins, which will free up all of those developers who spent much of the conference last year in the Hackathon area (like me).
- The Developer Keynote is moving to a much bigger room (three times the size of last year’s) that can accommodate a lot more people.
- A new Admin Zone will be right next to the DevZone, with more of the point-and-click and administration content.
- Hands-on, half-day workshops are new this year, with topics like Apex and Visualforce, Heroku and Salesforce1. Twenty sessions are available for developers on building apps and deploying with Heroku.
- During new coding challenges, developers can win prizes similar to last year. Also, the library will be back again, where developers can pick up great resources.
- Developers can learn about building mobile apps on Salesforce1 or with Heroku in the dedicated mobile area.
- Developers can learn how to build for wearables in the connected devices lab, located in the DevZone.
- Similar to last year, developers can register to take a certification test (at a discounted rate) while at Dreamforce. You must register in advance to take one, by logging in to the Dreamforce site, and under the Dreamforce ’14 tab, click on My Info and Add a Training or Certification.
The DevZone is going to be a crowded for Dreamforce, so if you’re a developer, register for the sessions and hands-on workshops you want to attend. Many of the hands-on sessions are already full, so register as soon as you can. See you at Dreamforce ‘14!