After all the planning, anticipation, and excitement, Dreamforce 2017 is done (sniff). And what a record-breaking event it was. Thousands of you attended pre-conference training and Hands-on Training sessions, and more than 1,450 certification exams were completed. Plus, all you badgers helped raise $50,000 for the National Park Foundation, and together we passed the incredible milestone of 4 million total Trailhead badges earned.

(Psst—did you catch the inaugural Trailhead keynote? #Trailheart! Check it out)

The big news from the biggest technology event of the year? myTrailhead! Reinventing learning and enablement at your company—stay tuned for more developments. Plus, the announcement of a whole host of new and improved Trailhead features to keep you trailblazing your way to the new year.

Keep the Dreamforce magic alive! With five weeks left in 2017, here are the top eight trailblazing things you can do to close out the year with a bang.




1. #SeizetheTrail! Earn badges, win prizes

Your last adventure of 2017 awaits! With Seize the Trail, every badge earned from Nov 13th through December 31st gets you a chance to win exciting prizes like cert vouchers, fitness trackers, wireless headphones, $1,000 gift cards, and more! The more badges you earn, the more entries you'll receive. Challenge yourself to skill up on Salesforce and rise the ranks. 


2. Join a Global Gathering

Experience the best of Dreamforce with your local Salesforce Community. Global Gatherings give everyone access to the latest content and hands-on learning from Dreamforce. We're joining 200+ community groups around the world to host this special meetup with all the latest Salesforce content and takeaways from Dreamforce for every skill level and all backgrounds. Running from now until the end of the year—find an event in a region near you. 


3. Learn in class

If you're looking to dive deep into a Salesforce product, or need to uplevel your skills for a specific role, blaze a new trail and learn directly from Salesforce experts, either in-person or virtually. There's still time to get your learning on in 2017, so explore our trailblazing classes covering every Salesforce product for every role. 


4. Become Salesforce certified

Have you been on the fence about whether or not to take the plunge and sit for your certification exam? Go for it! Salesforce-certified professionals aren't just in demand—they're increasingly indispensable. Download our guide to certification paths, packed with study resources. Also, check out our certification trailmixes to help with your exam prep:

Next, watch the “Expert Tips & Tricks for Crushing Your Certification Exam” session recorded at the Trailhead Academy theater at Dreamforce, schedule your exam, and join the #CertifiedPro club. Good luck!


5. Get active in the Trailblazer Community

If you swung by the Trailblazer Community Cove at Dreamforce, you'll have seen the power of the #SalesforceOhana in action. Join the movement of Trailblazers who are constantly astounding us with their commitment to Salesforce, lifelong learning, and helping each other succeed. Get involved with the Trailblazer Community, a virtual family that spans the globe, by:


6. Listen to the Salesforce Admins podcast

Every day is an adventure when you're an #AwesomeAdmin! Relive the magic of the Dreamforce Admin keynote, complete the DF17 Admin trailmix, then catch one of the 20-minute weekly podcasts, shining the light on real Salesforce Admins solving problems with clicks and not code.

Hosted by Mike Gerholdt and Gillian Bruce, the show brings in Salesforce Admins who are solving real problems in the cloud by implementing Enterprise CRM solutions and having fun doing it! Past guests have included: Steve Molis, Matt Bertuzzi, Missy Longshore, Mary Scotton, Ben McCarthy, Joshua Birk, Adam Torman, and many more wonderful people.


7. Watch a Salesforce Developer on-demand webinar 

The Developer keynote at Dreamforce told you all about how to build and integrate customer apps into your business faster and easier than ever before (if you missed it, here's the vid, then get busy with the DF17 Dev trailmix). As you get ready for the epicness of #TDX18, be sure to attend one of the in-depth developer webinars covering everything from Lightning to Einstein to Salesforce DX.


8. Be social on Twitter and Facebook

We loved all the amazing Trailhead at Dreamforce stories you shared over social and were thrilled that so many of you secured the exclusive Dreamforce '17 badge during the event. 

Getting involved is as easy as following us on Twitter and Facebook. Then share your #seizethetrail goals! Tweet out your goal to the world!

So don't just coast into the new year, grab the rest of 2017 by the badger and ring in 2018 skilled-up and ready to blaze new trails.

See y'all at TrailheaDX 2018!