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New Yorkers, it’s time to network. Join us at Cloudforce New York, the largest cloud-computing event on the East Coast tomorrow -- Friday, October 19. 

The Cloud Expo is networking central.  This is your chance to test-drive hundreds of solutions and connect with thousands of peers. Pick up new skills from industry leaders, grow your business, and expand your network.  

Come be social with us, on-site, at Javits Center, October 19th.

Here are four helpful tips to expand your network:

1.     Network before your arrive onsite through social channels

Familiarize yourself with attendees who are already joining the #Cloudforce conversation on Twitter.  Be sure to follow @salesforce.  You can get acquainted with people, topics, and the onsite experience that everyone is buzzing about.   You can help shape the conversation before you arrive and follow the discussion live at Javits Center.

You can also tune into Salesforce Live tomorrow from our Facebook page to participate in the conversation as we broadcast the ‘Business is Social’ keynote with Marc Benioff and special guests from Estee Lauder, GE Capital, and Toyota.

2.     Prepare your questions for partners and experts

We’ll have 80 partners and loads of Salesforce experts onsite in the Cloud Expo. 

Here is a preview of what you can expect to plan your networking strategy:

Salesforce Campground

Here’s where you’ll experience the products that make business social: Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Platform, Work.com, and Chatter. Ask our experts how to create social profiles for your customers and contacts, and let our experts show you the latest and greatest ways to sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate.  

Networking Reception

Don’t miss the networking reception power hour.  Close your week with food, drink, and the opportunity meet attendees, partners, and the community.

Cloudforce Plaza

Cloudforce Plaza is a great meet-up location.  We’ll have a DJ, seating, charging stations for your mobile devices, giant chess boards, and photo booths too.

Social Media Command Center

Another great meet-up location.  The Cloudforce Social Media Command Center brings social listening and engagement to life in a live, immersive experience – all powered by the Marketing Cloud. Hear how Salesforce has transformed to be social and learn how you can build your own command center. You’ll leave feeling inspired, with an understanding of the powerful insight you can gain from social listening and engagement.

The Cloudforce Developer Zone

The Cloudforce Developer Zone is the place to be if you’re new to app building or looking to sharpen your technical skills.  See, hear, and get hands-on with Salesforce Platform technologies like Force.com, Heroku, Site.com, and Touch

Go deeper in the Developer Zone with:

  • The Platform Product Keynote at 2:30 p.m. in the Empire State room
  • Technical sessions in the Developer Theater
  • Instructor-led workshops within a 24-machine hands-on lab
  • 1:1 code consultation for code walk-through and review

Partner Theater

The Partner Theater is your place to visit with leaders in cloud computing and hear about industry solutions from Remedyforce, Accenture, DocuSign, Bluewolf, Coaching In the Cloud, Marketo, Centerstance, Eloqua, Capgemini, and Infor. 

 3.     Attend a variety of sessions

We have 31+ breakout sessions for every role, including sales, marketing, customer service, IT, developers, administrators, and HR. Don’t be afraid to attend a session outside your functional role.  You’ll undoubtedly make new connections, strike up fresh dialog, and pick up new skills.

4.     Follow up! 

Once you leave Javits, follow up with all the contacts you met onsite via email and social media so you can continue to keep in contact.