This week, on The Road to Dreamforce, we went in depth with our developers, and learned about how much fun you can have while learning and getting certified in the days before Dreamforce. Get the highlights in our short videos, then get the FULL story on the podcast - the in depth audio only stories will truly get you behind the scenes.

Check out this week's videos and podcasts on The Road to Dreamforce - then tell us what you think of the new format on Twitter with #RoadToDF17! We can't wait to hear from you. And don’t forget to subscribe to Blazing Trails on iTunes, Stitcher, or Soundcloud!


Developers at Dreamforce: Update #1

This is our first update from the Salesforce Developer team - they’ll be back with more details about their presence at this year’s event in future segments. Highlights from this week’s segment include stories from Reid Carlberg’s first Dreamforce in 2007 (don’t miss out on what he has to say about cheese plates...), the best parts of TrailheaDX that we are bringing to Dreamforce, and tips for all first time developer attendees.



Pre-Dreamforce Learning Experiences

Want to have learning experiences and certifications BEFORE Dreamforce? Amy Regan Morehouse, VP, Trailhead GTM, tells you more about opportunities for learning and fun prior to Dreamforce. And did we mention, FUN? Yes, there just may just be some ping pong involved...



But Wait, There’s More...

In this episode of Blazing Trails we are focusing on developing the current workforce. It's no secret that the technology industry is booming. The industry's boom brings vast job opportunities, but without the access to education and training needed to succeed in these future jobs, many risk being left behind. For organizations to capitalize on new opportunities, they will need to understand that talent development is critical to achieve growth and stronger results. Businesses can no longer be passive consumers of ready-made human capital. Businesses will need to be flexible, encourage learning and create meaning.

Hear a panel from our Salesforce World Tour in Washington DC, moderated by Stephanie Ruhle (“MSNBC Live”), and includes the Honorable Suzan DelBene, Member of Congress; Christopher Liddell, Assistant to the President; Daniel Villao, Deputy Administrator of Apprenticeship USA at the U.S. Department of Labor; and Jay Banfield, Chief Officer of Innovation & Scale at Year Up.

Also in this episode, we go more in depth with Jay Banfield, discuss Salesforce's Vetforce program, discuss Rally Point and it's value with CEO Dave Gowel, and hear from Alex Sutherland, Salesforce MVP, Vice President of Strategy for CRM Science, and a mentor for military veterans learning about Salesforce in the VetForce community.

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