It looks like Salesforce is taking its "It's Social" slogan to heart with a renewed effort to support Salesforce and Force.com user groups around the world. For example, current user group leaders can now belong to an invitation only meetup group that is designed to foster discovery of best practices and help us grow our local communities. I think that being more proactive in providing assistance to local user groups like PhillyForce is a great move by Salesforce, and would be a huge help for us in the trenches!
During Dreamforce next month there will be a couple of session that will discuss salesforce.com user groups. I am going to present one of these sessions, and will talk about reasons why I chose to be involved and what user group leaders do on a regular basis.
So, if you are interested in becoming more involved in your local Salesforce community, or thinking of starting a user group in your home town, join me for an informal session on the last day of Dreamforce. I look forward to see you there!
Get Connected with your Local Salesforce Platform Developer User Group
When: Friday, September 21st: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Moscone Center West, Community Common
Description: Are you part of your local Developer User Group? Curious about how they work and wondering how one could benefit you? Join us to hear from current Developer User Group Organizers on why they got involved with a user group and what their groups are like. Learn how you can tap into the local developer community to expand your Salesforce Platform resources.
Here is where you can follow this session on Chatter.