Good morning, all! As Dreamforce is this week, I’ll be sharing more frequently, updating after every major session and sharing code and config tips picked up during the conference. Salesforce.com was kind enough to give me a Blogger pass, so I may have access to some interesting news; I’ll be sure to share it here.
Last night was the Dreamforce 2009 Tweetup, organized by yours-truly and sponsored by Jon Mountjoy, Community Manager at Force.com and by Appirio, who has a booth in the Expo. A good time was had by all, as people who have only known each other via 140-character text snippets and cartoon-character avatars were able finally to meet.
The Salesforce Twitter community has evolved organically, coming into being without any intervention from salesforce.com, but the company has been quick to react, bringing many of its people into the Twittersphere under official Salesforce Twitter accounts such as @asksalesforce, @forcedotcom, and the like. This coincides with some super new offerings in the Service cloud over the past year (and to be announced at Dreamforce), and salesforce.com has said that one has fed into the other.
On a side note, kudos to salesforce.com for its responsiveness to its partner and customer communities, both via official (http://ideas.salesforce.com and http://www.salesforce.com/community) and unofficial (responding to blog posts and emails) channels.
Joining me in the press room are Jeff Grosse of www.crmfyi.com and www.salesforcechannel.com and John Rotenstein of www.theenforcer.net. We’re prepping for the press briefing, which starts shortly. We’ll all be sure to share what we learn as we learn it.
And to all the tweeters out there, don’t forget to use #df09 and #forcedotcom!