Friday, 24 January 2014

London Salesforce Developers January Meetup

After a December break, the London Salesforce Developers returned with a vengeance in January.  Around 50 attendees descended on Make Positive’s offices for pizza, beer and talks on Salesforce security. We also had a couple of newly minted MVPs visiting - Chris Lewis and Phil Walton - and I’m sure a few people took the opportunity to find out more about how they’d managed to achieve this accolade.

First up was Wes Nolte on Sharing Rules - the unsung hero of Salesforce security.  

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Sharing is an extremely important topic, especially for consultants who are expected to understand all of the possible sharing options, be comfortable explaining these to clients and recommending the most appropriate option for a client implementation. Sharing also comes up in all certification exams from Administrator through to Technical Architect, where candidates are expected to be able to design a solution to a complex sharing model that doesn’t put too much of a strain on the system administrators or the platform.  You can find the slide deck from this talk here.

Next up was James Melville talking about OpenID.

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OpenID is something that most of us have seen at some point in time - think “Sign in with Google Account” options to sign in to a web site - but probably not many of us have thought about what goes on under the hood or set up on Salesforce. You can find the slide deck from this talk here.

Thanks to everyone that came along, especially those that travelled up from the South West or down from the North, and thanks to Make Positive for sponsoring (even if the pizza had run out when I got there :) If you are a Salesforce Developer, Administrator, Architect or Consultant (or other!) based in or near London and you aren’t a member of this meetup group, you should be!  You can find more details and sign up at:

http://www.meetup.com/LondonSalesforceDevelopers/

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