Surf Force 2017
22nd & 23rd September 2017 - Bundoran, Ireland
Surf Force 2017 Summary
Surf Force, now in to its second year was held in beautiful Bundoran, Co. Donegal, Ireland on 22nd & 23rd September 2017 at the Great Northern Hotel.
We had an amazing programme with the keynote being delivered by Ann O’Dea, Founder of Silicon Republic and Inspirefest. We were also lucky enough to have Becky Finn with us, telling us about the amazing work that Clean Coasts Ireland do to reduce marine litter and what we can do to get involved.
We have a huge number of amazing speakers and topped it all of with a beach clean and surf lesson from the Donegal Adventure Centre
What an adventure!
Before I share a few of my thoughts about Surf Force 2017, I would like to thank a few amazing people. The event would not have been possible without my team of wonderful organisers. Kerry and I were joined by Scott Gassman, Mick Wheeler, Lauren Touyet and Marcelle Braithwaite who all gave massive amounts of their own time to help organise and plan Surf Force. I have loved working with each and every one of you, Thank you.
Surf Force Ireland 2017, was not an ordinary event. It did follow a familiar speaker led schedule, however, it also included surfing (in the Irish sea) and a charity led beach cleanup session too.
The sponsors bought into the Surf Force mission with more than just financial support, they mingled, entertained our guests, volunteered their time to help the beach clean up charity, Clean Coasts, and of course, they surfed with our attendees. I am grateful to them for their support and care. Thank you to Taskfeed, New Voice Media, NC2, Good Day, Sir! Podcast, Skedulo, and CloudShift.
The overwhelming sentiment shared with me by the attendees of Surf Force Ireland was how intimate the event felt. How often could you surf with Salesforce legends like Tiffany Oda, Charlie Isaacs, Chuck Mortimore and CEO’s like Andy Mahood, Neil Crawford and Sean Dukes… probably never? After that surf, not only do you have the amazing experience to share but the memories of cleaning the beaches with these same people and then sharing a drink afterward recounting your unique surf stories.
If you are looking for reasons to justify attending in futire, I suggest you speak with attendees of previous events. They may not share their return on investment numbers but will share how well they got to know the people whom they shared these incredible moments with. They will also share how much easier it is to reach out to these people in times of need, can you put a price on that? I can join us in future events.
Please do read more about #surfforce, from attendees and prolific bloggers, and view all the fantastic photos at the links below:
|1||Breakfast||08:00 - 09:00||Hotel Restaurant|
|2||Opening Keynote - Ann O'Dea||Ann O’Dea||09:00 - 9:30||Peak|
|3||Opening Keynote - Becky Finn||09:30 - 10:00||Peak|
|4||Break||10:00 - 10:05||Expo|
|5||How the success community can change your career||Lauren Touyet||10:05 - 10:30||Peak|
|6||Managing data access in a salesforce customer community||Sean Dukes||10:05 - 10:30||PMPA|
|7||Creating a reusable lightning component||Greg Rewis||10:05 - 11:40||Tullen|
|8||Salesforce Security Best Practices||10:40 - 11:05||Peak|
|9||8 things I learnt while implementing communities||Meighan Brodkey||10:40 - 11:40||PMPA|
|10||The Project that went wrong||Penny Townsend||11:15 - 11:40||Peak|
|11||Agile Methodology & DX: The future is now||Chuck Liddell||11:50 - 12:15||Peak|
|12||Rapid prototyping for admins with SLDS||11:50 - 12:15||Tullen|
|13||Getting started with lightning community templares||11:50 - 12:15||PMPA|
|14||Demo Jam||12:15 - 12:35||Peak|
|15||Lunch||12:35 - 13:35||Hotel Restaurant|
|16||Panel: The value of giving back||13:35 - 14:15||Peak|
|17||Enabling Digital Transformation in CRM with salesforce identity||14:15 - 15:40||Peak|
|18||Road to CTA: The untold story of adventure & riches||14:15 - 15:30||Tullen|
|19||Platform Cubed: Building a Platform with Platform from Platform||Chuck Liddell||15:35 - 16:00||Tullen|
|20||Connecting to your customers using SF identity for IOT||Chuck Mortimore||15:35 - 16:35||PMPA|
|21||Top 10 tips in how not to ruin a salesforce implementation||16:10 - 16:35||Tullen|
|22||Rescuing the implementation that went wrong||15:35 - 16:35||Peak|
|23||Mr IoT||Charlie Isaacs||17:00 - 17:45||Peak|
|24||Pre-Dinner Drinks||17:45 - 18:30||Expo|
|25||Dinner||18:30 - 20:30||Hotel Restaurant|
|26||Post Dinner Drinks & Networking||20:30 - 21:30||Hotel Bar|
|1||Breakfast||07:30 - 09:00||Hotel Restaurant|
|2||Beach Cleanup & Surfing||09:00 - 13:00||Tullen Beach|
|3||Lunch & Wrap Up||13:00 - 14:00||Hotel Restaurant|