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Salesforce DX: Quick Start, App Development Model, and Continuous Integration

About this event

Let's share an evening of learning Salesforce DX (SFDX)! This (still) young framework for Salesforce development has caught developers' attention worldwide like wildfire. If you've only heard about it up to now, this is a great opportunity to get your feet wet with its tools and practices; if you're already knee deep in it (hopefully happily), come share your experience and questions!

We'll go through a Quick Start tutorial together, along with some demos. It's going to be an evening filled with hands-on learning and Q&As with community members!

Bring a laptop for hands-on tutorial. SFDX works wonderfully on Mac, Windows, and Linux, so all are welcome! ^_^

You can still have a good time without a laptop - just come watch the demos and participate in lively conversations!

Food and drinks available, as usual.

A second segment has been added to the event. Bill Appleton, CTO of Metazoa, will present Snapshot 2.0, a new version of the well-known tool that boost productivity for working with Salesforce DX.

*About the Presentation*

Salesforce is at an inflection point moving from application to platform. This is a great opportunity for ISV developers who want to build new products and enterprise architects who want to tackle new initiatives. Salesforce DX is a key part of this strategy, providing a source-driven programming environment and better organization of developer projects with second-generation packages.

Bill Appleton wrote the first AppExchange application DreamTeam in 2005, and one of the most popular administrative tools Snapshot in 2006. Now working on Snapshot 2.0, Bill will show how he used Salesforce DX to harvest developer repositories and allow administrators to create scratch orgs on the fly. Working together, Snapshot and Salesforce DX connect developer projects to the change and release management process.

*Speaker Bio*

Bill Appleton is a leading expert on the use of web services for smart client applications. He has designed and written approximately three dozen professional software publications, including the first rich media authoring tool World Builder in 1984, the ground breaking multimedia programming language SuperCard in 1989, the worldwide best selling CD-ROM Titanic in 1996, the first AppExchange application DreamTeam in 2005, and the first API Automation Platform DreamFactory in 2010, and Snapshot 2.0 Change and Release Management for Salesforce in 2018.

Bill previously served as the President of the gaming company CyberFlix where he worked closely with Disney, Paramount, Viacom and Bandai. After that, he was the President of DreamFactory Software, which developed an open source REST API platform for HTML5 and native mobile applications. Currently he is the CTO at Metazoa building the world's best change and release management application for the Salesforce ecosystem. Many leading computer publications and mainstream magazines have featured Bill’s work, including People Magazine, Newsweek, and US News and World Report.


Thursday, Mar 29
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)


Constant Contact
1601 Trapelo Road, Suite 329 Waltham02451

Group Leaders

  • Kartik Viswanadha

    Kartik Viswanadha



  • Bing Wang

    Bing Wang



  • Eliza Bulger

    Eliza Bulger

    University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Student Ambassador

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