Live from San Francisco, it’s Stories from the Street: the Dreamforce Edition. We’ve left the office behind and hit the Dreamforce pavement to talk to you–the dreamers.
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Whether you’re pounding the Dreamforce pavement or experiencing a bit of #FOMO because you’re not here, don’t worry. It’s a cool 62 degrees outside Moscone Center aka the epicenter of the Dreamforce universe and we talked to a handful of Dreamforce-newcomers about their 2014 experience. These are their stories:
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Dreamforce 2014 welcomed key political players to take part in their Keynote series. Namely, Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton and 45th Vice President of the U.S., Al Gore.
However, for Chelsea and Susan, first-time Dreamforcers and Business Development interns at DocuSign, their favorite keynote was from Salesforce ringleader Marc Benioff. Benioff, for many years, has been a master business man and showman. Dreamforce 2014 was no exception.
Dreamforce is all about networking, professional development, and learning. Benioff’s keynote, which emphasized the need for philanthropy, struck a chord in our first-time attendees minds.
Learning First Hand
For Chelsea and Susan, Day 3 of Dreamforce also happened to be their third day on the job. Talk about first hand, on-the-job training. First and foremost, Dreamforce is a cloud computing conferencing that aims to teach its audience–whether it’s emphasizing philanthropy and giving back, or if it’s showcasing a new suite of Salesforce products.
It’s undeniable that every person we talked to, whether it was on the street or at a booth, wanted to strengthen their knowledge about cloud technology and discover the different players in their industry.
Mack, a second time Dreamforcer and Solutions Architect at Dealertrack, said he’s interested in being on the leading edge of his industry. Earlier this week when Salesforce introduced Lightning, a new platform to build mobile apps. This product launch immediately struck a chord with Mack. Lightning is being touted as a WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop dashboard to help Salesforce customers build and code mobile apps–in the lightning speed. As a Solutions Architect, this is huge for Mack. It’ll tremendously change his day-to-day workflow at Dealertrack.
Everyone Loves Salesforce
It seems like a no-brainer, but everyone at Dreamforce really loves Salesforce. Waleed, a first-time Dreamforcer and Sales Operations Manager at Intelex Technologies, one of the most compelling points about Dreamforce was everyone’s love for Salesforce. As a former Netsuite advocate-turned Salesforce user, Waleed’s definitely the newest edition to the Salesforce advocates.
Dreamforce: A Definite Return on Investment
Bottom line: everyone is coming back next year. Whether it’s because of #FOMO, your company already booking a booth, you wanting to see the 2015 Tesla, all 145,000+ faces will definitely be back next September for Dreamforce 2015.