Lets talk data. And disaster recovery. Here is your dark hidden secret: your data is big, dirty and de-normalized. Each day, it gets more unruly. In addition, when you have a data event, you don't know how to get back to your original state. True?
In light of this past weekend's OWD visibility breach across the Salesforce platform, we need to talk about how to handle large disruptions. We will discuss how you and your peers handled last weekend's data-visibility lapse, and we have two very knowledgeable DUGees who will present topics on data loading and testing.
DUGee Sandeep Sengupta (Sabre Holdings) will show us how to migrate large volumes of files into and out of Salesforce, and DUGee Rishabh Rai (NTT data team) will show us how to automatically create large volumes of data to test our code. In addition, Marshall King (JLL) will lead a discussion handling of security breaches against your org data. Marshall will share the efforts that his company undertook to keep things running smoothly (well, as smoothly as possible) during last weekend's OWD faults. Do you have a disaster plan in place?
The Dallas Salesforce Developers Group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month. We start at 6:30 PM, and go to around 8:30 or 9:00PM most meetings. The format allows for one or two speakers - usually technical topics, and always interesting. We start each meeting with 'company business' , including a 'come to the front and tell us about....' segment that allows anyone to share their needs/availability/recent accomplishments etc.
Our meetings are fun and informal. Everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. Dinner is served at each meeting.
Perhaps the most rewarding part of the evening is the apres-meeting social; our so-called-soon-to-be-world-famous "Cake and Libations" part of the evening. Come join as at our next meeting!!
NOTE: This month's meeting is at UTD (as usual), but in the building across from our normal meeting place. Park in the same spot, and ask someone to guide you to the Erik Johnson Engineering and Computer Science building room ECSS 2.102
Senior Siebel Specialist
NTT (data team)
Vice President, Tools & Enablement
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