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.

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Please do read more about #surfforce, from attendees and prolific bloggers, and view all the fantastic photos at the links below:

2017 Schedule

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1Breakfast08:00 - 09:00Hotel Restaurant
2Opening Keynote - Ann O'DeaAnn O’Dea 09:00 - 9:30Peak
3Opening Keynote - Becky Finn09:30 - 10:00Peak
4Break10:00 - 10:05Expo
5How the success community can change your careerLauren Touyet 10:05 - 10:30Peak
6Managing data access in a salesforce customer communitySean Dukes 10:05 - 10:30PMPA
7Creating a reusable lightning componentGreg Rewis 10:05 - 11:40Tullen
8Salesforce Security Best Practices10:40 - 11:05Peak
98 things I learnt while implementing communitiesMeighan Brodkey 10:40 - 11:40PMPA
10The Project that went wrongPenny Townsend 11:15 - 11:40Peak
11Agile Methodology & DX: The future is nowChuck Liddell 11:50 - 12:15Peak
12Rapid prototyping for admins with SLDS11:50 - 12:15Tullen
13Getting started with lightning community templares11:50 - 12:15PMPA
14Demo Jam12:15 - 12:35Peak
15Lunch12:35 - 13:35Hotel Restaurant
16Panel: The value of giving back13:35 - 14:15Peak
17Enabling Digital Transformation in CRM with salesforce identity14:15 - 15:40Peak
18Road to CTA: The untold story of adventure & riches14:15 - 15:30Tullen
19Platform Cubed: Building a Platform with Platform from PlatformChuck Liddell 15:35 - 16:00Tullen
20Connecting to your customers using SF identity for IOTChuck Mortimore 15:35 - 16:35PMPA
21Top 10 tips in how not to ruin a salesforce implementation16:10 - 16:35Tullen
22Rescuing the implementation that went wrong15:35 - 16:35Peak
23Mr IoTCharlie Isaacs 17:00 - 17:45Peak
24Pre-Dinner Drinks17:45 - 18:30Expo
25Dinner18:30 - 20:30Hotel Restaurant
26Post Dinner Drinks & Networking 20:30 - 21:30Hotel Bar
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenus
1Breakfast07:30 - 09:00 Hotel Restaurant
2Beach Cleanup & Surfing09:00 - 13:00Tullen Beach
3Lunch & Wrap Up13:00 - 14:00Hotel Restaurant

2017 Location

Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Ireland