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Back from Salesforce World Tour London – I’m feeling pumped!
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Rene Winkelmeyer
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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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Preparing customers and partners for cloud updates done right
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 8:53a   Rene Winkelmeyer
One thing that always bothered me in the past when working with cloud-based products was the “surprise factor”. While it’s a big advantage of a cloud solution that an update is immediately available for all users – it can also be a big pain. When I talk about the “surprise factor” I’m talking about the availability of new features, changed UI or changed behaviour. Depending on the friendliness of your provider you may get an information that an update
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Time flies by – my first 6 months with Salesforce.com
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 10:06p   Rene Winkelmeyer
Yesterday I had my “6-months anniversary” with Salesforce.com. I hardly noticed. Why? Because time flies by in this company. It’s now (a bit more) than 6 months ago that I made the decision to change – once again – my profession when I joined Salesforce.com as Senior Developer Evangelist. It was and is a blast. The company has a vibe across all levels. I didn’t have a single, boring moment. Here’s an excerpt of some of the things I did – so you
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My 1st Dreamforce – it was a blast
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 10:38a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Dreamforce 2016 is now a few days ago. It was my 1st one. It was a blast. By any means. I am still sorting out all the impressions, all the ideas, all the talks. It is an experience on it’s own. Here are a few of my takeaways (for you and myself). Trailhead Does Trailhead need an explanation? We presented a massive experience for developers and admins in our very own Trailhead zone. The zone covered the whole Moscone West ground level (approx 130,000 sqft/12,000 sqm). Open Theaters, an I
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Three in a row – speaking at SUTOL, ISBG and meetIT
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 6:33a   Rene Winkelmeyer
The year starts to wrap-up – so it’s a great time to finish it with some speaking engagements. So I’m happy to say that I’ll be present at in Prague, Oslo and Milan in the upcoming weeks. Prague – SUTOL – 10.-11.11.2016 I’ve been in Prague last year – and it was a great event. This year it has been extended from a one day event to two days. Oslo – ISBG – 30.11.2016 That’s a first timer for me. I’ve never been to Oslo
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TrailFindr – or how we’re helping visually impaired to navigate at the Trailhead Zone
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 11:53a   Rene Winkelmeyer
One of our core values at Salesforce is, that we believe in giving back to the community. We also believe that technology should be leveraged for the best purpose – for helping people, every day. At our recent Salesforce World Tour in London we organized a CoderDojo to teach visually impaired kids how to code (kudos to the BBC for joining us). Have you ever thought about or experienced what challenges are the visually impaired facing day to day in environments they don’t know? Like:
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Developer eXperience is important
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 9:08a   Rene Winkelmeyer
During the last weeks I had a lot of fun stuff to code. And I was able to use the tools, the methods, the languages that I like. And that’s awesome, because a great Developer eXperience when working with systems and code is important. But what does that mean – “Developer eXperience”? To me it is basically one thing: make my life as a developer easy! Don’t force me to use only single IDE (but if so – make it rock solid and state-of-the-art) As as a deve
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Modernising an app (dev platform) can be like refurbishing your house
Tue, Sep 27th 2016 4:53p   Rene Winkelmeyer
Recently I read a lot of blog posts and other communications about “app (dev platform) modernisation”. In some areas it’s an ongoing talk. When I read and hear about that I’m always remembered about refurbishing a house. Imagine you’ve your house. It’s 25 years old. You lived in there for a long time. You like it (otherwise you won’t live there). And from time to time you’re going to improve it. New lights in the entrance, a new and more secure f
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What’s your companies culture?
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 7:46a   Rene Winkelmeyer
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Upcoming webinar – Take a REST by integrating Salesforce into Vaadin
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 4:43a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Over the last two years I worked a lot with the Vaadin framework which I really like for Java WebApp UI development. I’m happy to announce that you can learn now how to bring the power of the Salesforce App Cloud to Vaadin in an upcoming Vaadin-hosted webinar. Take a REST by integrating Salesforce into Vaadin Join Vaadin Expert Matti Tahvonen and Salesforce Developer Evangelist René Winkelmeyer for a tour on how to integrate and interact with the Salesforce App Cloud using your Vaadin a
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Thank you, Pete!
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 6:57a   Rene Winkelmeyer
An era ends. Pete(r) Janzen’s last working day at IBM is TODAY. Time to say the most important things… Pete, it was always a pleasure to work (and party ;-)) with you. I want to say THANK YOU – for everything you’ve done! You were and will always be part of the community. PS: Those who don’t know him – Pete was the product manager mainly for IBM Notes and Domino (server and AppDev) in the last 16 years. So everyone can fairly say that an era ends now.
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Speaking at Dreamforce about Lightning and Office 365 – with Marky
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 8:04a   Rene Winkelmeyer
With more than 2.000 sessions and over 170.000 attendees in 2015 Dreamforce is the largest software conference in the world (it shut’s down San Francisco). A great opportunity to share knowledge, to learn, to connect with people that you know – and that you don’t know yet. I am thrilled to speak this year – my first time – in the Developer Zone. We’re expecting tens of thousands of people from across the world only in that zone, which will be located in Mosc
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How to start learning Salesforce Development – Join the Community
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 3:52a   Rene Winkelmeyer
When starting with learning a technology one always asks him-/herself: “Where to start?” Since I joined Salesforce in May I received lots of those requests/questions. In my personal opinion there are two important ways, which are partially complementary: Community – people that enjoy to work day-to-day with the technology Trailhead – the Salesforce online learning platform As the topic of “Community” is personally very important to me I’ll focus in t
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Diversity and Inclusion in Technology
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 3:37a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Diversity and inclusion is important. It’s what makes our world so colourful. Listen to my colleague Mary (YOU ROCK). I’m sure you’ll get goose pimples as I do when listening to her. (Video can also be found here). Everyone of us can make the same difference. Today! Now! Be it by supporting Girls Who Code, run CoderDojo’s for Kids or just encourage your co-workers, your friends to step out. There are great examples like my friends Amanda, Gab and Kathy (even i
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Seamless change – moved my WordPress blog to Heroku
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 3:42a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Once in a while it’s necessary to change. So it was last week. I moved my blog to Heroku – read here why and how. Over the last 10 years I ran two different blogging system. First I ran a blog based on an IBM Domino database. It was for fun, for geeking, for tweeking, for fiddling around with the tech. I changed the underlying stack quite a few times. But it became tedious. Not because of the stack – but because every little change like adding comment spam check became a time-c
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Simplifying Salesforce App Cloud OAuth2 for Java apps with Scribe
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 4:51a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Authentication and authorization is always a key challenge when connecting different systems. It can be simple when having all systems connected to the same Identity Provider (IdP), but it can be challenging if not. With the rise of cloud-based applications different approaches have been established. The majority of enterprises uses SAML when/where possible. In most other cases services like OpenID or OAuth are used. In this post we’ll focus on the latter – OAuth as of version
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My take on Mobile Device Management (aka MDK) changes with iOS 10
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 5:46a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Yesterday Apple has shown what new capabilities are planned (it’s still beta, so things may change as we know) in the Mobile Device Management space for iOS 10. My personal takeaway is: all focus is on education and less on enterprise this year. And this is nothing unexpected. Anyone remember the massive launch of Apple for School in spring? Apple introduced major changes to iOS and supporting systems – outside of a major release. That was huge. And WWDC shows the benefits and the
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TrailheaDX – Lightning, LockerService, Lenny Kravitz and meeting Steve Wozniak
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 3:12a   Rene Winkelmeyer
It has been a blast – two days of Salesforce Developer action at our brand new developer-focused conference TrailheaDX. With some special bonuses like a Lenny Kravitz concert and Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak. Let’s start with the most important message… (Shashank from our team in India and I) The conference had a great attendance. Be it in person – or with the 100+ viewing parties around the globe, hosted by our developer community). We saw some
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Becoming Salesforce – a personal recap
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 5:19a   Rene Winkelmeyer
Yesterday I had the awesome pleasure to attend “Becoming Salesforce” in one of our office locations in San Francisco. But what does that exactly mean – “Becoming Salesforce”? Besides the regular new hire induction in your first days at Salesforce in our local offices we get the opportunity to attend a one day event “Becoming Salesforce”, followed by a 4-day bootcamp (more on that at the end of this week), both held at the companies headquarter in Sa




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