6th Annual PhillyForce Conference #PF18 #PTW18

Philadelphia, PA Developers Group
Mon, Apr 30, 2018, 8:30 AM (EDT)

About this Meeting

(SOLD OUT!!!! We've hit our maximum for free registrations for the conference through Eventbrite: https://phillyforceconference2018.eventbrite.com - however, we've opened up the waitlist, so please join it and you'll get notified if additional tickets become available!)

We are excited to announce our 6th Annual PhillyForce Conference! This year we will continue to build on the momentum of the past 5 years, and have put together an amazing lineup of speakers for you!


Salesforce Community & Trailhead Keynote Speaker:

Sarah Franklin, EVP Developer Relations & GM Trailhead (https://twitter.com/swbjoyce)

Sarah is an innovative marketer and product leader with a tenured career spanning large enterprises to scrappy startups. She specializes in bringing emerging technologies and trends to market and has a unique blend of technical expertise and business acumen. Sarah is passionate about democratizing technology and making learning accessible, empowering everyone to pursue successful careers in technology. She strives to make a difference, to learn something new every day and is proud to work with a team of the best and the brightest.

Salesforce Platform Keynote Speaker:

Andrew Fawcett, VP Product Management, Platform, Salesforce (https://twitter.com/andyinthecloud)

Andrew Fawcett recently joined Salesforce as VP of Product Management on the Platform team. Prior to that, Andrew was the Chief Technology Officer of FinancialForce, a leading provider of accounting and ERP apps on the Salesforce platform. Andrew was a long-standing Salesforce Developer & Community MVP prior to joining the company, and also published the well-regarded book "Force.com Enterprise Architecture" through Packt Publishing. Andrew has contributed a prolific number of projects and libraries to the Salesforce developer open-source community, including the widely used "Declarative Lookup Rollup Summaries".

"Building a Scalable Roll-up Engine for the Nonprofit Success Pack":

Michael Smith, Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.org (https://twitter.com/Force2b_Mike)

"I'm a 7x certified Salesforce Architect & Developer, and have been working on the platform since 2001. While consulting with and implementing Salesforce for various nonprofits I quickly became hooked on the Nonprofit Success Pack. In 2017, I joined Salesforce.org to help further expand the power and reach of the NPSP product line."

"How to become a developer/architect in the Salesforce ecosystem!"

Svatka Simpson, Director of Architecture, Appirio (https://www.linkedin.com/in/svatkasimpson/)

Svatka is an accomplished developer, consultant, architect, and career coach, with over 17 years of experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. Svatka leads the technical architect team at Appirio, and is responsible for growth and professional development. She also helps customers modernize their business by moving core applications to the cloud. Svatka is a strong advocate for anyone seeking to advance their career in cloud computing technology, and has coached numerous people on that journey, most recently a group of veterans transitioning to the Salesforce ecosystem through the Merivis training & mentorship program.

"Continuous Integration with Salesforce DX: Practice and Principles for All"

David Reed, Senior Salesforce Developer, Radian Guaranty Inc. (https://twitter.com/aoristdual)

Prior to joining Radian in 2017, David worked on nonprofit Salesforce at the American Civil Liberties Union and the Santa Fe Institute. He's excited about using Salesforce for good, contributing to the open source community, and extending the platform with Python and other tools. David is a Certified Platform Developer II and holds an MA in Ancient Greek from Florida State University.

(Specific agenda for the day and other details are available on the Eventbrite page: https://phillyforceconference2018.eventbrite.com )

Our 2018 PhillyForce Conference will be an affiliate event of Philly Tech Week 2018 presented by Comcast - to learn more about #PTW18 pleast visit:


Many thanks to our key sponsors for this event:

Internet Creations (https://www.internetcreations.com/)

Get Feedback (https://www.getfeedback.com/)

Mason Frank International (https://www.masonfrank.com/)

Elements.cloud (https://elements.cloud/)

sfApex (https://www.sfapex.com)

Salesforce Lightning Adoption Team (https://www.salesforce.com/services/success-plans/accelerators/lightning-configuration-customization/)

Salesforce Trailhead (https://trailhead.salesforce.com/)

Salesforce Trailblazer Community (https://success.salesforce.com/)


Monday, Apr 30
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)


World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street PhiladelphiaUS

Group Leaders

  • Patrick Mulhern

    Patrick Mulhern



  • Alex Sutherland

    Alex Sutherland

    MIL Corporation

    Salesforce Solutions Architect

  • Svatka Simpson

    Svatka Simpson



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