This week we are paying a visit to the Dreamforce IoT Zone.
We’ll hear from Doug Merrett and his robot Sparky. Doug is a Principal Enterprise Architect at Salesforce.
Even though it is 2015 and these techniques have been used for decades to build cars and sort parcels for delivery, not everyone makes the connection that the software which they use on their phone or web browser can affect and interact with the physical world, and for me this is really what the IoT Zone at Dreamforce is all about, helping people imagine what is possible and apply what they have learned to their own situation.
The technology of IoT has progressed rapidly and has made its way into many products we come into contact with every day. Before we get to Doug and Sparky, we have a tour of the IoT Zone from Pat Patterson. Pat is Developer Evangelist Architect at Salesforce https://www.linkedin.com/in/metadaddy and he walked and talked me around some of the major products on show which are connected through the new Salesforce IoT cloud. You can tweet Pat @metadaddy
All the technology related zones at Dreamforce on the second floor of the Moscone West building were buzzing and they clearly made an impact on Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff as he gave mention in his Q&A session to both Adam Seligman, Senior VP Developer Relations and to Pat.
I really hope that you enjoy this weeks show. You can subscribe to Technology Flows on iTunes and please feel free to leave feedback on the blog at TechnologyFlows.com or tweet me directly, I am @matmorris
It’s been a month since Dreamforce 2015, so I thought that it might be interesting to replay some of the hot topics of conversation from around the Dev and Admin Zone.
I was joined in the AdminZone podcast studio by two experienced and talented people from the community to help me understand what we need to make the transition to using Lightning.
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Hello and welcome to another episode of the Technology Flows podcast.
My name is Matthew Morris and I’m a Salesforce admin and MVP.
Each week I’ll be brining you the voices and opinions from the world of Salesforce.
This week I have for you a conversation with Peter Coffee who is the Vice President for Strategic Research at Salesforce.
Many of you will recognise Peter as the host of pre-keynote conversations at many Salesforce events. I think I am right in saying that it is his voice which announces every keynote session at Dreamforce, which he has to pre-record in the run up to the conference.
If you’re interested in “the future”, then Peter is you man. He leads the emerging trends track at Dreamforce, which from what I have seen gives a 2-3 year view into the future of Salesforce and the technology industry.
Before he was hired by Marc Benioff in 2007, Peter was a technology journalist. He’s also a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and back in the day he even wrote a book entitled How to program Java.
If you want to improve your understanding of how technology and business work together and where they are leading us Peter is your man.
I sat down with Peter in the press room at Dreamforce on the very last day with the hope that he could help straighten out my thoughts about all the announcements and technologies which were on show that week.
Clearly my head was still spinning as you’ll hear we made reference to the I’m a Mac adverts which ran from 2006 to about 2009, so a good 6 years ago. Not the 2 or 3 that came out of my mouth. Things move fast today, it seems.
You can find Peter on twitter @petercoffee
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This week I’m speaking with Don Robins, who is an award winning instructor for Salesforce University and he has been a pioneer in providing education and advice for Salesforce admins and developers wanting to learn how to exploit Salesforce’s new Lightning technologies.
Don and I got together in a San Francisco bar, directly across the road from the Dreamforce conference which had just closed.
This conversation came almost exactly a year after our first conversation about the release of Salesforce Lightning components.
And we started by talking about how quickly the time had passed, and how people (including me) can catch up and start understanding how to exploit the power of Lightning.
Over the past 18 months, Don has produced some excellent materials which introduce developers and admins to building with Lightning.
Top of the list is Don’s Salesforce University online course which you can access for FREE.
Don also produced a series of 6 blog posts which introduce the concepts of lightning and are a great primer for the training course.
Lightning is really here, and I really recommend that anyone associated with the Salesforce eco system read these blog posts.
If your job is as Salesforce developer or Admin then you should to continue to the online training, which is a high quality Salesforce University production with video and slides.
All of these great resources can be seen by going to the link http://bit.ly/lightningDon.
I hope you enjoy the show, please feel free to leave feedback on the blog at TechnologyFlows.com or tweet me directly, I am @ M A T MORRIS
This time we hear from 2 people right at the heart of Salesforce’s Lighting technology evolution.
The work of their team is making it possible for developers and admins to customise Salesforces’ user interface like never before.
Doug was one of the two original architects of Visualforce, and I started by asking him if Lighting components will replace VisualForce.
This interview was recorded about 2 weeks prior to the announcement of the new Salesforce Lighting Experience, so we we’re able to discuss that on tape. Skip and Doug were extremely open about the technologies which they have waiting in the wings and Lighting Out sounds like it has the potential to be a transformational technology.
Dreamforce 2015 is taking place next week from the 15th September, if you’re going be sure to seek out Skip and Doug. If you’re staying at home, watch the online broadcasts and keep an eye on the Salesforce YouTube channel for the sessions to be published in the weeks following the conference.
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This is the first episode of the new Technology Flows podcast, recorded at the London Salesforce Admins "Summer Of Trailhead" event at the end of July 2015.
Try Salesforce Trailhead for yourself at https://developer.salesforce.com/trailhead
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