A Summer Of (Salesforce) Love

  • Jun 6, 17
  • Geraldine Gray

Summer is in full swing (the thermometer hit 90 degrees in Houston this weekend!), long weekends have arrived, and it feels like everyone is making or has already made their mountain or beach vacation plans with friends and family. However, if your idea of fun is a mix of education, tech, networking and Salesforce (near or far) there’s a ton of options available to you and here’s where you’ll find the Endiem team.

HUG (Houston User Group) Ice Cream Social

  • When: 14 June
  • Where: Houston, TX - The offices of BMC Software
  • Who’s it for: Anyone - Admins, Developers, Managers, Partners . . . total beginners and absolute experts will all learn a ton
  • Why attend/what’s special: This is Houston’s annual user group event. Every year this meetup delivers more value, more fun and more learning. And it’s free!
  • Highlights: Todd Enders VP of Product Marketing from Salesforce is delivering the keynote (he’s known for his fun, informal style and big hints about what’s coming next for the platform). Then the Circles of Success tables will cover:
    • Real life Lighting migration stories
    • Q&A on all things reports & dashboards
    • Ask the experts - Service Cloud
    • Ask the experts - Sales Cloud
  • Register: here
  • Got questions: Reach out to Rachel Rogers
  • Twitter handle:@rrogers09




  • When: 28-29 June
  • Where: San Francisco - Moscone Center
  • Who’s it for: Developers who range from absolute beginners to absolute experts and admins who want to build their dev skills.
  • Why attend/what’s special: If Dreamforce is too much for you to handle (the choices, the crowds, the volume of information to take in) then Trailhead is the perfect mix of laidback learning, secret sharing and Salesforce pizazz.  
  • Highlights: A keynote from Sarah Franklin will inspire you to take risks with the platform while Alex Dayon and Parker Harris will tell you what’s new and (likely) what’s coming. Two days of in depth sessions will scale the platform end-to-end:
    • Advanced LEX components
    • Building mobile-first solutions
    • Data capture & synchronization
    • Building secure apps that scale
  • Register: here
  • Got questions: they’ve got answers
  • Twitter handle:@salesforcedevs


Midwest Dreamin’

  • When: 10-11 August
  • Where: Chicago, IL - Palmer House Hilton
  • Who’s it for: Admins, Developers, End Users, Nonprofits, Execs, Partners - Ok...anyone connected to the ecosystem really!
  • Why attend/what’s special: Probably the largest community-led event all year with keynotes by Peter Coffee and Ayori Selassie
  • Highlights: Breakout sessions led by a diverse group of community members, including a full track of nonprofit sessions; super-fun Demo Jams; a chance to win a pass to DF17; and a chance to win a Salesforce University certification voucher (whoop!)
  • Register: here
  • Got questions: Send them to community@midwestdreamin.com
  • Twitter handle: @Midwest_Dreamin

  • WITness Success

  • When: 11 & 12 August
  • Where: Chicago, IL - Eaglewood Resort
  • Who’s it for:  Women in tech, women who Salesforce, women who want to Salesforce, and their allies
    Why attend/what’s special/guest speakers: This is the inaugural Women in Tech (WIT) event for the Salesforce ecosystem; a one day, community-led career development event that will allow you to learn, network, grow, get inspired & set your intentions; where the ultimate goal is to equip attendees to excel in their Salesforce careers, be role models, and mentor others.   
  • Highlights: Tracks include career building, diversity & inclusion, and health & life balance and in addition to keynotes from filmmaker Nora Poggi, Salesforce.org exec Cheryl Porro, and Salesforce Einstein Product Marketing Manager Ayori Selassie. There will also be an Allies Dinner pre-conference event on Friday night, as well as a special screening opportunity of Nora's documentary She Started It throughout Saturday.
  • Register: here
  • Got questions: Send them to support@witnesssuccess.com
  • Twitter handle: @witnesssuccess

    • Surf Force

    • When: 22-23 September
    • Where: Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland (yes, really!) - Great Northern Hotel
    • Who’s it for: Admins, Developers, End Users, Execs, Partners - Ok...anyone connected or investigating the Salesforce ecosystem really!
    • Why attend/what’s special: Surf Force is a fabulous UK and Ireland Salesforce User Group event that begins and ends with surfing (yes, riding waves in the sea!); hands on learning; developer sessions; beginner, intermediate and advanced admin sessions; and guest speakers who will inspire you to take Ohana home.
    • Highlights: Aside from community-led sessions there will be a focus on including folks with mobility issues.Tracks will concentrate on the tech required/used to help expose and educate attendees to the contributions they are missing out on in business and in our lives when they don’t operate without inclusivity
    • Register: here
    • Got questions: Go to https://www.surfforce.co/team/
    • Twitter handle: @surfforce