Developers at #DF18: The Fun Continues on Day 2

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Day 2 of Dreamforce brought out some heavy hitters in the developer world. From Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris discussing the future of IdeaExchange, to our developer evangelists offering valuable insight on the various uses of Salesforce DX, it was a big day in the world of developing. Check out more #DF18 highlights here.

Flagstar Bank’s lead Salesforce developer Jay Janarthanan sparked the Trailblazer Community Campfire with valuable insights on the Salesforce Connector for Mulesoft and its various use cases like platform events, ETL, composite messages, and more.

Salesforce MVP and TexeiFrance CTO Fabien Taillon gave a talk on how he moved his company’s developer workflow over to Salesforce DX and unlocked packages, and why they’re here to stay.

David Frudd, senior developer at FinancialForce, talked accessibility and building the apps everyone loves, syncing social inclusivity with building your own Lightning Components and Lightning Apps.

We held our always-popular Meet the Developers session. The technical leadership team at Salesforce sat down for some Q&A with attendees. It was a valuable opportunity to hear directly from the product owners and engineers who build all aspects of the Salesforce Platform.

The Integration Keynote featured Pop Health’s Mike Berger, Unilever’s Reema Jain and Jane Morgan, and MuleSoft’s Mark Dao, Vidya Peters, and Greg Schott. Together, they covered integration, the customer touchpoint, and how MuleSoft helps them create more connected experiences for their customers.

Salesforce co-founder Parker Harris joined Bret Taylor, Kristen Engelhardt, Eric Jacobson, and Jennifer Sacks to discuss the future of a more transparent IdeaExchange, making way for meaningful, progressive dialogue around product direction and the Trailblazer Community’s role in that initiative.

Salesforce developer evangelism director Peter Chittum talked about the Salesforce CLI and how it can be used to connect with many parts of your org aside from Application Lifecycle Management. He also offered hands-on examples to boost your productivity. As Peter has said a few times, if you can write a Salesforce formula, you can use the command line. For proof, check out one of his previous sessions on writing command lines from TrailheaDX’18.

Salesforce evangelists Zayne Turner and René Winkelmeyer took us on a journey through developing with Salesforce DX, utilizing unlocked packages and other tools you can use to modernize delivery cycles. If you haven’t checked out their blog series on unlocked packaging yet, it’s a good place to get started.

Dreampitch made a triumphant return! A panel of industry luminaries like will.i.am and Emily Chang came together to find the next great startup built on the Salesforce Platform. Three entrepreneurs had five minutes each to pitch their companies live on stage for a chance to win a $250,000 investment from Salesforce Ventures. Find out more about the finalists here.

We’ll be closing out the night with Dreamfest featuring Janet Jackson and Metallica, putting a whole new spin on “Ride the Lightning.”

Stay tuned on our blog and social networks (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) for even more fun on Day 3! Whether you’re joining us on-site in San Francisco or remotely, you can be part of the Developer Keynote tomorrow (Thursday, September 27th at 1PM PST). Bookmark the session in the Salesforce Events app or save the link for our livestream.

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