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Trailblazers Innovate Trailhead Live – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #419

This week’s top tip is to make sure you sign up for the upcoming “Trailblazers Innovate” sessions from Trailhead Live.

Trailblazers Innovate

Every Tuesday in October Salesforce will have a session covering product news, demos, and some roadmap sneak peeks to help you stay informed whilst remote. The schedule sessions are:

October 6 – Trailhead: New Skills for the New Normal
October 13 – Salesforce Developers: Scale with Confidence
October 20 – Salesforce Admins: Go Digital Fast
October 27 – IT Leaders: One Platform
October 27 – True to the Core: Live Q&A with Salesforce Product Leaders

Additionally, Salesforce are donating up to $10,000 to CoderDojo based upon registration so sign up now!

In other news…

Build the Snake game in Lightning Web Components

Salesforce have a great blog post for those who enjoy technical projects and 90’s mobile games – build the classic game in Lightning Web Components. Highly recommended by our techies!

Salesforce Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs)

On a webinar last week as part of a Trailhead Virtual Bootcamp a link to the Salesforce ERDs was shared. I hadn’t seen this resource before and thought others would also find this a really useful reference.

Recycle Bin in Lightning

A super little help article on where to find the Recycle Bin in Lightning.

Re-rewind with Salesforce Live

And finally, for lovers of early noughties UK R&B, Craig David will be performing live at Salesforce Live UK and Ireland on the 13th October. Sign up here before Monday, listen to Craig David on Tuesday, reflect on what you heard on Wednesday, and on Thursday and Friday and Saturday
and just chill out on Sunday…


Don’t forget to sign up to the Tip of the Week!

Phil's Salesforce Tip of the Week

Salesforce Labs Components – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #415

Salesforce Labs have outdone themselves this time, with 15 Lightning Web Components to play around with. Salesforce Labs produces free Apps that are created by Salesforce employees (as an experiment, not usually as part of their day job), and added to the Appexchange for us all to use. I could take up 15 Fridays of ‘Tip of the Week’ blogs on this, but instead here is a great list that you can take a look at. There are too many to choose a favourite from, but I am going to start with a look at the Lightning File Explorer.

Salesforce Labs Apps

Salesforce Labs

In Other News…

Who is going to pick up your device?

I had a few days break, walking and running in the Peak District which was amazing, and on the way found an iPhone in the middle of a field! How do you reconnect a device to it’s owner? Or how can a first responder find out about an unconscious person from a locked phone? If you haven’t done it, like me, and like the owners of the iPhone, set up an ICE or Medical contacts, it is free and fast and available on Apple or Android devices! Thankfully with some detective work, I got the phone back to the owner…and thanks to our Marketing Manager Ben Duong, who managed to track them down with just 1 tweet to his network!! Never mind 6 degrees of separation, with Ben it is just 1.

Now what for Dreamforce?

Here is a great post from Keir Bowden aka Bob Buzzard, about what can and can’t be recreated without an actual in-person Dreamforce. I think we all agree, Virtual events are definitely no real substitute! But it looks like it will be quite a while before any of us board the plane for a long exotic trip to a Dreamin’ event or Dreamforce 🙁