Phil's Salesforce Tip of the Week

Postman and World Tour – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #437

Postman

Last year Salesforce announced that they had released a Postman collection to allow developers to work with the Salesforce APIs and get up and running quickly building integrations. For those who haven’t used Postman, it is a fantastic tool to allow you to call and work with APIs and verify that you have the correct request parameters and inspect the responses. It is one of the favourite tools of the techies at Cloud Galacticos.

 

The Salesforce developer evangelist team have announced a raft of additional updates to the collection including it now being listed on the API network making it easier to find, and enabling developers to contribute to the collection to enhance it and share those enhancements with the community. If you are looking to work with the Salesforce APIs I highly recommend that you check this resource out to give you a head start.

World Tour 2021

Please don’t say it is ‘re-imagined’… This year’s World Tour will happen in 1 day (10th Feb), with “an original series broadcast live from surprise locations around the world”. Register here, to see if a surprise location includes some fake bushes in San Francisco!

Personally the World Tour in London has been my annual highlight, but an in-person event which of course won’t happen for a while. Nothing beats the chance to meet up with friends, Clients, colleagues, community members, and new people that you have Salesforce in common with. But this will suffice for 2021, we will all make the most of it!

Welcome!

This week Salesforce announced that David Schmaier has been named President and Chief Product Officer. David joined Salesforce through the acquisition of Vlocity, where he was the co-founder. Read a welcome post and interview here.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our latest Galactico to join become a Certified Architect!! Great work Val Southern! I am sure there will be a blog post following soon…but this week Val passed her Data Architect and Management Designer cert, which was the last one needed in order to gain the Application Architect certification. Very impressive!

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Salesforce World Tour 2019 – Another One Bites The Dust!

 

Cloud Galacticos at Salesforce London World Tour with paul Sturgess

It has been 2 weeks since it felt like the world turned up at the Salesforce World Tour at the ExCel centre in London. I have been going to this event since 2012 and every year it gets bigger and bigger.

This year we were proud to once again be Gold sponsors and get to meet up with so many of our existing customers and meet the rest of the Salesforce community to see what they were up to. This was my first World Tour as a Galactico and the first time in about 18 months I had been at such a busy booth all day. I have never been so happy to sit down after 12 hours straight stood up.

The fun for the Galacticos team actually started the night before when we hosted an event for some of our customers, partners and friends at a rooftop bar venue in central London. This allowed us to have a catch up over some drinks and tasty canapes before the big day when everything gets a bit crazy. We had a great night, David the magician left me scratching my head and questioning myself for the next few days (how did he do it??), and I enjoyed getting to meet a few people face to face that I had only spoken to on the phone previously.

So, that’s it then, another year done and dusted? Well apart from following up on all the great conversations we had with everyone at the Partner Forum, our drinks event and the World Tour, we are also looking forward to seeing launching a new website in the coming months and seeing how we can continue to expand our ever growing team with some of the fantastic people we met on the day who said they wanted to be a Galactico. So whilst the day may be done, the fun really starts now. Plus I still need to figure out how that magician made that card appear in the envelope!

Thank you again to everyone who came and spoke to myself or any of the team over the Partner Forum, our event or at the World Tour; meeting people and hearing what they are doing is truly my favourite part of these events. If you didn’t manage to speak to us but wanted to, please contact us below and I look forward to catching up!

World Tour 2019 Salesforce Highlights