It’s been a month since we attended Salesforce’s last big event – TrailheaDX 2021, and we thought we’d throwback with a quick event recap.
At the heart of Salesforce TrailheaDX (TDX) lies a constant focus of its relationship with its audience - developers, admins, architects, partners, and IT leaders. It is these stars of the company, were celebrated right from the opening keynote to the last session.
The prime focus of the event was on the low-code - oft-called ‘clicks not code’ - a philosophy that Salesforce was founded on. It was an event that combined both live and on-demand content that showcased the finest keynotes, product demos, expert-led Q&A sessions, and a host of other activities.
One of the most popular events this year was a pre-show session kick-off by Mindy Kaling. Another exciting element was a performance by Fitz and the Tantrums that added a more intimate touch to proceedings. Then TrailheaDX introduced its primary focus with a keynote from Salesforce CTO and co-founder, Parker Harris. With almost the entire world going digital, he established Salesforce’s vision to build a brighter future and bring innovations entirely designed to help the community of Trailblazers — Developers, Admins, Architects, Partners, and IT Leaders. Parker also announced a new set of innovations that would primarily support trailblazers and allow them to become both creators and ingenious innovators for their customers.
These top-notch innovations and announcements include:
A new expansive partnership between AWS and Salesforce to unify developer experiences and launch new intelligent applications - Salesforce announced a significant expansion of its global strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will make it easier for customers to use a complete set of Salesforce and AWS capabilities together to build and deploy powerful new business applications quickly. Together, they plan to accelerate digital transformation through low-code and code-based development tools, a unified developer experience, and pre-integrated, out-of-the-box Salesforce apps running on AWS.
The next generation of Salesforce Platform to power innovation from anywhere - Concurring with the 83% of IT leaders who plan to adapt to low code applications going forward, Salesforce has introduced a single platform that can innovate, automate, scale, and empower to drive Trailblazer success from anywhere. The new release includes a robust set of low-code development tools that empower everyone within an organization to create and ship apps on a single platform regardless of technical skill or role.
A new Trailblazer Community, offering a single location for anyone to build new skills, learn from peers and experts, and connect to job opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem - Salesforce also announced the reimagined Trailblazer Community, which integrates Trailhead, the company’s free learning platform, with its online community into one unified platform.
$700K Year Up grant to help close the opportunity gap for young people - In this event, Salesforce has deepened its commitment to workforce development and taken a step to close the opportunity gap for young people by announcing a new $700,000 grant to non-profit and long-time partner Year Up. This grant will support Year Up’s work to train and place young adults facing barriers to accessing high wage, high-demand careers, and to support employers when it comes to meeting their talent requirements.
With TrailheaDX, Salesforce is on a quest to redefine the future of its trailblazer community. This year, the company stood true to its focus on “clicks not code” and its innate love for all its trailblazers. To watch all of the action from TrailheaDX, visit the TrailheaDX website.
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