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
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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
As you race towards the finish line of the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, we wanted to remind you of some of the powerful Salesforce Partner technologies you can leverage to extend your application in novel, exciting ways. Continue reading
The foundation of the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud is a platform called Fuel. Fuel enables developers to deeply integrate ExactTarget with other systems in a highly automated fashion. This is important because highly-targeted, relevant communication is as much a technology problem as it is a marketer’s dilemma—the most successful marketing campaigns involve highly sophisticated interactions across multiple channels driven by data from multiple data sources tied to precise audience segments, delivering just the right message at just the right moment. Without Fuel, this level of sophistication simply wouldn’t be possible. Continue reading
As you prepare to build a mobile app for the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon next week, it may help to step back and reflect on the capabilities of the Salesforce Platform and how tapping into these capabilities will better enable you to compete. In particular, it will help to understand why, and how, access to rich customer data can give your application an edge – in both the hackathon and beyond. Continue reading
So what is it going to take to make that $1 million app? With so much at stake teams will have to bring their A-game and pull out all the stops to out compete their rivals. Learn how to build your Dream Team. 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
Join us at Hack City, a sustainability hack taking place in San Francisco on September 20, 2013. Continue reading
A hackathon is a very focused way to gain experience on our platforms in a short space of time. At the recent Hacked event in London we had lots of 500 developers present asking all sorts of questions about the Heroku and Force.com platforms. As the hackathon produced lots of custom customer facing apps, much of the development was done using the Heroku platform. If these apps are developed commercially, then the data they create is a natural fit to be managed by a Force.com app.
There were lots of great ideas realised into apps in such a short… Continue reading