Monday, October 3, 2016

How I'm Staying Connected to Dreamforce from 3K Miles Away!

It's that time of year again, my favorite time of year, it's Dreamforce time!  Unfortunately this year I had to make a tough decision not to attend Dreamforce.  I will tell you; it was one of the toughest decisions I've had to make in a long time and some tears were shed.  But I do know it was the right decision for me at least right now.  You will see me at the NYC World Tour and most certainly at DF17!

Without further ado, here are the ways I'm staying connected to #DF16!

Success Community/User Groups
It's no surprise that this is first on my list as it's an excellent way to connect with the community outside of Dreamforce.  Holly Goldin-Firestone wrote an excellent blog post on this very topic here.  In addition to that, User Groups around the world are hosting Dreamforce Outpost viewing parties!  I'll be hosting an Outpost party in NYC you can sign up for here.  If you're not in NYC, you can see the whole list of parties here.

Twitter was one of the first places I connected with a majority of the Salesforce community outside of Dreamforce.  I remember leading up to Dreamforce '11 some of my Salesforce friends talked me into signing up for Twitter, I've never looked back.  To make it easy for myself and you, I put together a list of some great people to follow at DF16.  Click here to subscribe to the list!

Salesforce Live
One thing I'm super excited about is how many sessions are being streamed this year!  You can see the schedule and register here to watch many sessions from work or home! I'm glad I have two screens at work.  Screen 1: work, Screen 2: Dreamforce. 

If you haven't signed up for this nifty app, you definitely should!  It's a great way to see real time what's happening through someone else's eyes.  When you sign up, you can choose to follow people you're already following on twitter.  When they start broadcasting, you will get an alert on your phone, and you can also see that they are broadcasting on Twitter.  

I'm pretty new to snap chat, but I've been following the Dreamforce Snapchat the past few days and have gotten some cool sneak peeks at the setup for Dreamforce.  I feel like I know some big secret now.  Ooooh. I hope there is a Dreamforce Story I can follow from NYC.  If anyone knows let me know!  

Over the past few years, my Salesforce family has become part of my regular life, and I have befriended many from the community on Facebook.  I've already seen some Facebook Live Streams and great Posts.  

Salesforce World Tours
The world tour will make stops in Tokyo and NYC in December!  As you can imagine, I'm super excited for the World Tour in NYC, and I hope you'll join me.  More details can are here 

Even if you weren't able to go to San Francisco for Dreamforce, you can still have fun!  If there are any other ways you are connecting to Dreamforce virtually that I haven't listed here, please leave a comment!  

Much Love <3