In case you weren’t aware, Salesforce1 Developer Week took place at the end of April 2014 - in fact it seems to have been more than a week judging by the events on the official blog page.
The London event took place on 30th April, kindly hosted by TQuila at their headquarters in Lindsay Street. Registrations took a bit of a hit when strike on the underground was announced to coincide with this, but on the day more than 50 people attended - an excellent effort.
After pizza and beers, the evening was kicked off with a presentation on possibilities of the Salesforce1 mobile application, from a configuration and programmatic perspective from myself and Richard Clark, CTO of Make Positive:
The attendees then retired to the main "cabin" of the office to crack on with the workbooks, mini-hacks or simply to solve some real-world problems they had been struggling with:
From time to time the best practice discussions became heated :)
but we were all friends again after an hour or so of hacking, and it was back to the presentation area to demonstrate what had been built:
Something that really stood out for me was the contrast with the Elevate mobile workshop that took place in London in March. There, a fair amount of time was spent setting up the environment, especially for android development involving the emulator, and most people had to push hard to get through the workbook in a whole day. This time around, everyone was up and running without incident, and my time as a helper was spent advising how business problems could be solved using the application.
If you were unable to attend a Salesforce1 Developer Week event, you can still try the workbook and hacks yourself using the following links:
Our next event takes place on Wednesday 14th May at the Appirio offices near Bond Street station. Christophe Coenraets, Salesforce Developer Envangelist, will be joining us for a talk on Angular.js and Ionic. I’ve followed a lot of Christophe’s community activity at both Adobe and Salesforce.com and he’s done some interesting work, so I’m really looking forward to this. You can signup for this event on the meetup page.