We heard feedback loud and clear from the developer community on the Salesforce1 Hackathon we ran at Dreamforce. We take feedback seriously and, as a result, our internal audit team conducted a comprehensive review of the eligibility requirements and judging process. We want to discuss all of the issues transparently, explain how we made some key decisions, and share the results of the review. Continue reading
The Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon was incredibly exciting for us. It was awesome to see thousands of developers register and come to Dreamforce to hack. Our hackathon was designed to challenge developers to create a new mobile app using the Salesforce1 Platform. Great mobile apps use connected services to make their apps better. Continue reading
We got an amazing response after we launched the $1,000,000 Hackathon at Dreamforce. But we decided we should make it even bigger. Bigger than big. So we decided to change the Hacker Pass to be free for developers entering the Hackathon. You got it, a million dollars up for grabs. We’re seeing the community respond with Heroku, Force.com and ExactTarget questions. We see them checking out GoInstant and our Mobile SDK. Some amazing apps are coming.
So why did we do it? Because a hackathon is about learning too. So we want as many people as possible… Continue reading
Salesforce.com loves developers. And it’s amazing to see how quickly our developer community builds next-generation apps on the Salesforce Platform. So we thought we’d cook up a little surprise. OK, a huge surprise. How about the world’s first hackathon with a single $1 million prize? Register now, start coding, and may the best app win! Continue reading
Mobile has given rise to micro-moments. Micro-moments are about making the most of every minute of your day. For developers, its about speed of development, leveraging open source projects & leading frameworks, and making great mobile apps. Today we are announcing new tools and features for Enterprise mobile developers. It’s time to live, work, and code in the micro-moment! Continue reading
At WWDC this week, Apple announced that they have paid out over $10B to developers. Congratulations, Apple! We love developers, and the app revolution. We are seeing the same incredible momentum and need for mobile apps in the enterprise. Continue reading
I was new to Salesforce when I attended Dreamforce last year. Had been there just a few weeks. It was overwhelming. Sure, it was big. 40,000 people is a human swell. But what really surprised me was that they were having fun. I worked next to Moscone in the Westfield center for years. The big trade shows would come to town and masses of badged and suited attendees would wander their way in and out of Moscone to the Union Square hotels. They were dying to get out of there, into some comfy shoes and a beer at the hotel… Continue reading