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February 2020 Bristol Salesforce Developer Meetup

About this event

On Wednesday February 12th, the Bristol Developer User Group will be hosting a meetup at Studio Cotton on Corn Street.

The theme this month is Lightning Web Components and Unlocked Packaging.

Developer Group co-organiser Christopher Lewis will be giving the first presentation, taking a close look specifically at the Lightning Data Table Web Component, and how it can be effectively used to display and interact with data in a wide variety of circumstances. In his own words:

"The Lightning web components framework has been built to provide developers with simple building blocks to create apps that can be extended and adapted to meet more specific needs that organisations have. The Lightning Data Table web component is the epitome of this. Simple and easy to use for straightforward data display tasks, it is incredibly adaptable and extendable to suit a wide variety of specialist tasks. You can even leverage functionality from additional standard and custom components to build advanced functionality whilst staying within the boundaries of standard patterns and components, avoiding the need to build html tables and components from the ground up. In this talk I will explore a few examples of data table design patterns that I have found really useful, and demonstrate some of the advanced capabilities of the component.”

We are also pleased to have Aiden Harding of Nebula Consulting presenting his London's Calling talk on Unlocked Packaging, from Aiden:

"Unmaking Soup Isn’t Easy: Lessons Learned From Unlocked Packaging

Unlocked Packaging looks great, but what benefits does it really bring? How do you get there? What gremlins are hiding in the life of an org managed with Unlocked Packaging? Having run a few consulting projects with this new technology, we’ve made the mistakes and learned the lessons. In this session, will share the things that have worked for us and how to evaluate whether or not Unlocked Packaging is for you."

A little more about Aiden, He has been working as a developer on Salesforce for 9 years. He is the Head of Development at Nebula Consulting. Programming interests include clean code, functional programming, and concurrency. Prior to working on Salesforce, Aidan worked on video processing with FPGAs at Altera.He blogs on the Nebula blog at and is on Twitter @AidanHarding

After the main presentations, we will be having a series of 5 min quick Lightning presentations that cover a variety of topics related to Apex, LWC, Aura and Visualforce development.

(Note, if you would like to take part in the Lightning presentations, or present a longer talk at a future event, please get in touch!)

After the presentations, we will stay at the venue for further Salesforce development discussions, before moving on to the nearest pub (probably Brewdog) for further chat.

We look forward to seeing you there!

IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: Again this meetup is being hosted at Studio Cotton, rather than the Royal Naval Volunteer.

Studio Cotton is located at 48 Corn Street, near St Nicholas Market. The venue is located above the "Trailfinders" travel agency. The entrance to the venue is around the corner from the main entrance of Trailfinders, on Exchange Avenue. The entrance is opposite the "eatchu" sign. Please ring the Studio Cotton buzzer on the door when you arrive. There will be a Salesforce poster on the door to indicate you are in the correct place.

If you have any difficulty finding or accessing the venue, or would like further event information beforehand, please contact organisers Christopher Lewis (@chrisalunlewis) or Mick Wheeler (@mickwheelz_) via direct message on Twitter.



Wednesday, Feb 12
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (GMT)


Studio Cotton
48 Corn Street BristolBS1 1HQ

Group Leaders

  • Simon Lawrence

    Simon Lawrence



  • Christopher Lewis

    Christopher Lewis



  • Michael Wheeler

    Michael Wheeler



  • Dorian Sutton

    Dorian Sutton

    Community Group Leader

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