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Announcement: Cloudy Sponsors Tahoe Dreamin’ 2018

Announcement: Cloudy Sponsors Tahoe Dreamin' 2018

Three Reasons to goto Tahoe Dreamin’

Tahoe is beautiful. If you haven’t been, Lake Tahoe is one of the many gems we have in the United States. A high mountain environment that provides a diverse set of experiences. I have lived here, it is amazing.

Salesforce Community Leaders +
Snow +
Casinos + Skiing =
Nothing Bad Here

This is going to be the last year for Tahoe Dreamin’ in … Tahoe. It isn’t the last because it isn’t amazing, I was there last year and it was.. amazing. Its a wonderful environment to learn, engage and meet like minded Salesforce people from around the globe.

A New Salesforce User Group in Modesto,California

A New Salesforce User Group in Modesto,California

I am excited to announce that Salesforce.com approved our application to create and organize a sanctioned Salesforce User Group in Modesto,California.

Why Modesto you might ask? We are centrally located in the middle of California. Cities like Lodi, Stockton, Tracy, Modesto, Merced and the surrounding areas need to have a place to go to learn and grow on the Salesforce Platform. The goal is to become the nucleolus of our area to support individuals and organizations wanting to leverage it.

Having traveled this great country I have attended countless Salesforce User group meetings and events, my hope is that I bring a little bit of each of those events to every one of our meetings. I know it will be slow going out here, but I am up to the challenge.

What Dreamforce 2017 Was & Wasn’t

What Dreamforce 2017 Was & Wasn’t

Is Was ..

Yet another world class event that only Salesforce.com could put on.  Think about it, what other corporate conference has the combination of robust attendance, brand enthusiasm, learning and a social message…. only this one.

I think this was my 6th Dreamforce and I am always amazed at the positive energy that every single participant has, I mean everyone is positive and excited about the future.  The entrepreneurial spirit is on full display with businesses big and small releasing new features and products with the hopes they will fill gaps and add value.

A Dreamforce where more companies had multiple booths, and the normally large sponsors like DocuSign and Apptus were clearly not dominating the floor space like they once did.  What does that mean? Probably many things, but I will leave it to you to draw your own conclusion if you attended.

A great time to meet with our clients from around the country, reconnect with my friends and strategize with my off shore teams.

It Wasn’t

A waste of time, correct it wasn’t a waste of time.  Nor was it worth the normal full price ticket to get in, sorry Salesforce – it is just priced way to high, especially for a company that is clearly dominating with positive financials and stock prices.

With the evolution of Trailhead more and more training can be done at your desktop vs. sitting in sessions at Dreamforce and thus you have devalued one of the reasons to pay the big money for a full ticket.

An event you should goto without a plan.  In order to get the most out of the event and your $$, it is very important that you plan months in advance.  I started setting up meetings about 8 weeks prior and booking meals or coffee with people that I needed to get to know better.  Hope is not a strategy .. you better plan.


What Dreamforce 2017 Was & Wasn't

“Yo man, this is the best ice cream I have ever had, I have to get more” Chris Federspiel of Blackthorn.io

As always it was great to catch up with my buddy Chris, as you can see above he was all about the ice cream runs.  It was really cool to learn a bit about Smitten’s journey, I admire entrepreneurs that really take risks which result in success.


Trips to Smitten Ice Cream


Miles Walked

Paris November 2015

Paris November 2015

Paris – I have been here for 4 days, as we landed I had no expectations on what to see during personal time.  The primary focus of this trip was for me to attend the Servicemax.com event called MaxLive at the Intercontinential Le Grand Hotel.