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A great example for a community-focused site (and it’s promotion)
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Rene Winkelmeyer
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Speaking at Dreamforce 2017
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 3:58a   Rene Winkelmeyer
It’s only a couple of days till Dreamforce 2017! Yay! If you were lucky and registered before we sold out, you’ll have the opportunity to attend one of my sessions. 😉 Salesforce and IBM for Developers The partnership between Salesforce and IBM opens up a new world of possibilities for customers, partners, and developers. Are you interested in learning about how to leverage them? Then join this session which will showcase real-world examples around API integration, weather or Wat
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Do you want bleedyellow.com? The charity auction has opened.
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 7:17a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Some time ago I was fast enough to catch the bleedyellow.com domain when it expired. Nowadays I’ve no use for it – maybe others want it. Instead of just letting the registration expire I’m bringing it to a good cause. If you want it, you can have it – for some money that goes to a charity. As it happens there is not far from where I live Germany’s first child hospice. I’m sure that I don’t have to explain what that institution is doing. So if you’
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We looked for a Community Manager – and we got the best…
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 7:59a   Rene Winkelmeyer
A couple of weeks ago I posted about a job opening in my team for a Community Manager role. And we got the best… I think it comes to no surprise that I had one of my best friends for that role already in mind. And she obviously convinced those in power and crushed the competition. You thought you could get rid of me by leaving my community? HA! #unflushable #reunited Looking forward to joining the #SalesforceOhana — Amanda Bauman (@amandabauman) August 15, 2017 As much as
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We are hiring – Developer Evangelist in EMEA @ Salesforce
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 6:09p   Rene Winkelmeyer
What should I say – the headline says it all. Is there a caveat? Yes – you’ve to work with me. 😉 Find the full job description and application form here. Questions? DM me on Twitter (or other channels for those who know them 😉 ).
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A great example for a community-focused site (and it’s promotion)
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 8:20a   Rene Winkelmeyer
I found this video yesterday by accident… and I personally really think that’s a) how a community site should be and b) how a corporate should promote it. I’ll see if I can talk to some of the MVPs this week during TrailheaDX about some of things that they independently from the vendor do, like the office hours or the mentorship program. Very cool stuff! By the way – we’re currently hiring a for this great community a Community Program Manager (San Francisco or Austin)&
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We are hiring – Community Program Manager or Admin Evangelist @ Salesforce
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 11:10a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Are you passionate about community and driving community engagement at scale? Then join my colleagues in the Community Team! They are looking for a fantastic Community Program Manager to help drive program member growth and engagement in our vibrant customer community with all  our users, developers, administrators, and MVPs. Read more about it in the job opening for the “Community Program Manager”. Or are you passionate about driving the success of Salesforce Administrators? My c
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Why and how to support your speakers before their talks
Wed, Jun 21st 2017 8:35a   Rene Winkelmeyer
To quote (a bit out of context maybe) Kyle Simpson – “A speaker is the value of the conference”. And that’s so true from multiple angles. There are two types of people in a talk. The speaker. Who wants to share knowledge, who wants to excite attendees, who wants to deliver a great talk. The attendees. That want to learn, that want to get engaged, that want to be sure that their precious time is well spend. No event organiser can take the stage fright a minute
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Test driving Slack’s “Highlights” feature – I LOVE IT
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:54a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Last week Slack introduced their new feature “Highlights“. I tested it over the weekend – and I LOVE IT. It wasn’t a very scientific test though, but a very good start for a feature that’s available as GA. “Test” conditions I am in five different Slack teams. Some are very active, others are less. In all of them “Highlights” is an active feature. I “forced” myself not to log in into Slack for at least three days. In that time a
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Take app deployment to the next level with Heroku ChatOps and Slack
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 5:17a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Heroku is known for it’s developer-friendly set up. Now they’re taking it a step further by simplifying the devops lifecycle with ChatOps for Slack. I tested it during a private beta which went a couple of days ago into public beta. Slack is often used as an information “pool”, where apps post a status like a successful commit to GitHub or else. But not many allow to action on information. That’s where ChatOps comes in to the game. Using Heroku Pipelines you c
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Join me and The Weather Company (and some B.E.A.R.s) at TrailheaDX
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:00a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Part of the strategic partnership between Salesforce and IBM is the usage of weather data for enhanced business processes. Over the last couple of months I had the great pleasure to work with the colleagues from The Weather Company (looking at you Aleesa, Michelle, Alexis, Maia 😉 ) on several items of that. If you want to learn more about how to incorporate weather data, besides the published content (here and here) on the Salesforce Developer blog – now you can. I’ll b
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Must-go-to user group events in the next months
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 7:50a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Behind every user group are passionate individuals who want to give back to their community. They spend tons of their spare time and take financial risks to make those events happen. I met many of those organisers over the last decade and longer – and I am grateful for what they did and do. You can read about my thoughts how important YOU are in that in this blog post from around two years ago. User group events give you an awesome opportunity to meet people that share the same intere
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Call for Papers – Dreamforce 2017 – RUSH!!!
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 7:45a   Rene Winkelmeyer
The Call for Papers for developers and administrators for Dreamforce 2017 is open NOW! Rush! You want to see what to see what we offered last year for developers and administrators at the world-largest vendor event? See here: My (not-so-high-quality, sorry) periscope video of the Trailhead Zone from last year, an hour after we opened the gates. If you’ve ever been to Moscone West in San Francisco – that’s the ground floor of that location. Not sure if you recognise it. 😉
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Next stop – #DevTrails @ Salesforce Essentials Tel Aviv
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 7:36a   Rene Winkelmeyer
One thing that we do at Salesforce are events. Many events. Around the world. For customers, partners, developers, administrators. And some of them are “Essentials”. What is an “Essentials”? Everything starts with the annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. As not everyone can attend (the 171,000 registrations go out quickly) we’re taking it throughout the year on the road. Kind of a “Dreamforce comes to you”. You can break it down into “
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Two reasons why it’s a very good time to be/come a Salesforce Partner
Wed, May 31st 2017 1:44p   Rene Winkelmeyer
If you’re looking to expand your footprint as a current partner – or if you want to join the Salesforce ecosystem – now is a good time for it! Read these announcements and you’ll understand “why”: New $50 million fund from Salesforce Ventures for cloud consulting firms (or read on TechCrunch) New $100 million Salesforce Platform fund and new AppExchange Partner Program (or read on VentureBeat) Make your thoughts and hurry up! PS: It’s not the fir
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Doing Salesforce is a logical next step for any Domino developer
Mon, May 29th 2017 11:34a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Over the last year I had dozens of conversations with developers that develop on the Domino platform, ranging from customers to freelancers and ISVs, about if and how they could enter the Salesforce community. I found myself repeating some elements all the time. And I recognised that I wanted to have known that for myself much earlier. So it’s time to write my personal opinion down… Independent of if I talked to a single developer, the head of an ISV company or someone else, th
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Back from Salesforce World Tour London – I’m feeling pumped!
Fri, May 19th 2017 9:26a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Coming back late last night from our Salesforce World Tour in London I’ve to say that I’m feeling pumped. Again. One thing that stands out for me is how the community joins us to make the World Tour a success. And that doesn’t apply only to London, that applies to any of our World Tour events. I am part of Team Trailhead which obviously runs the Trailhead area. That includes theatres for developers and admins as well as Trailhead learning areas and many demo stations for
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First developer content published around Salesforce and IBM partnership
Mon, May 15th 2017 7:46p   Rene Winkelmeyer
Part of the Salesforce and IBM partnership is showcasing to our developer audiences about how and where solutions can be combined. As first element of this an example about how to use The Weather Company Data in Salesforce got published today. More to come! Enjoy!
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engage.ug recap, my Salesforce/IBM slide deck and DevoxxUK
Sat, May 13th 2017 7:39p   Rene Winkelmeyer
Last week was a busy week. I presented at engage.ug in Antwerp about the Salesforce and IBM partnership for developers and I attended Devoxx UK in London (partially). engage.ug Hilde and Theo created again a great event on May 8th and 9th. Brand new venue (a zoo, literally), many sessions, and taking care of the attendees at the highest level possible. It was fun to see many familiar faces, especially after a long time, especially after I left that part of IT around a year ago behind me. It w
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Find me speaking in Antwerp and London in the next two weeks
Thu, May 4th 2017 6:27a   Rene Winkelmeyer
I’ll be heading to Antwerp and London (twice) in the next two weeks and will give talks about various topics around the Salesforce platform. On May 8th and 9th you’ll find me at engage in Antwerp, Theo’s premier user group event around IBM Collaboration Solutions. There I will give a talk about the Salesforce and IBM partnership from a developers perspective. Right after that I’m attending Devoxx UK in London, which will be fun given the great line-up of speakers. A
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My first year of riding the Salesforce wave
Mon, May 1st 2017 6:23a   Rene Winkelmeyer
I cannot believe how fast my first year with Salesforce passed by. It was May 1st 2016 was when I joined Salesforce. Here are a few highlights that happened in that time: Speaking at numerous user groups and conferences in Europe and the US Created several open-source contributions to enhance the Salesforce Developer Experience Crafted content for the developer.salesforce.com blog Made the Trailhead Zone at Dreamforce 2016 accessible for vision-impaired people Created and run a kids coding a
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My first year of riding the Salesforce wave
Mon, May 1st 2017 5:03a   Rene Winkelmeyer
I cannot believe how fast my first year with Salesforce passed by. It was May 1st 2016 was when I joined Salesforce. Here are a few highlights that happened in that time: Speaking at numerous user groups and conferences in Europe and the US Created several open-source contributions to enhance the Salesforce Developer Experience Crafted content for the developer.salesforce.com blog Made the Trailhead Zone at Dreamforce 2016 accessible for vision-impaired people Created and run a kids coding a
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Happy Birthday Albert Einstein – and Salesforce Einstein Vision!
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 3:57p   Rene Winkelmeyer
Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday – and we at Salesforce are GA’ing Einstein Vision. See our developer summary page here on the Salesforce Developer website. The site links to all needed documentation. There are also two fun trails on Trailhead: Getting Smart with Salesforce Einstein Predictive Vision Service If you want to explore Einstein Vision using Java or Swift… well, you don’t have to build it your own. Checkout my GitHub repos for the Swift and Jav
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Chances are your next job will require Salesforce skills
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:29a   Rene Winkelmeyer
A new Burning Glass report showcases that the job market for people Salesforce skills grows 1.3times faster than the overall market. And that Salesforce skills are the 7th highest tech skill in demand (ahead of .Net or C++ i. e.). Read the summary on Medium. The full Burning Glass report can be accessed here. Want to learn Salesforce – go to Trailhead!
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Meet me in Prague on Feb 16th if you want to hear about Lightning and SalesforceDX
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 9:55a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Next week I’m joining the Salesforce User & Developer Group in Prague for their February meetup to speak about Lightning and SalesforceDX. A hot topic for developers across all audiences is how get the most out of the available frameworks and technology in their day-to-day work. That includes, but is not limited to, having a great development experience in terms of tools and workflows. During the meetup we will address both needs by talking about Lightning and SalesforceDX.
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Speaking at London’s Calling about Salesforce Einstein
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 12:25p   Rene Winkelmeyer
I’m happy to announce that you can find me on February 10th at London’s Calling – Europe’s largest community led event for Salesforce professionals. The event will take at CodeNode (last year a badger has been seen there). I’ll speak about why, where and how to use the Predictive Vision service on the Salesforce Einstein platform. Do you have visions? Good – Einstein can help! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the big buzzwords nowadays. It is an
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Reached the ranks of a Trailhead Ranger
Thu, Dec 29th 2016 8:49a   Rene Winkelmeyer
One of my personal goals that I set for myself for 2016 was to become a Trailhead Ranger. Since yesterday evening I’ve reached it. Learning – the fun way When I joined Salesforce in May I used Trailhead to start learning about the products and the platform. Some may say that I’m biased – but it’s really THE fun way to learn Salesforce. It’s not like you go through some tech documentation and just read stuff. It’s really about getting introduced to how




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