Dreamforce at some point during the last ten years, you’ve likely noticed some changes. The hottest cloud conference has attracted more sponsorships, attendees and increasingly great entertainment. In 2002 Pride & Joy became the first band to entertain the Dreamforce audience (just over a thousand). The Dreamforce of 2001 is a stark comparison to its 2011 version that includes Metallica, Will.I.Am, Alanis Morisette, Jay Leno and much more. Yet for the social amongst us, the best addition to the growth of Dreamforce is its ever-growing party scene.
I actually think the night scene is a great place to get work done - meet future customers, partners, employees and bosses; learn about the coolest new apps, and pick up tips from everyone. That said, there were enough open bars last year to make any conference goer forget their professional intentions. With the numerous after-expo events growing so fast, we decided to create a mobile app to help you manage your busy social schedule.
If you follow our Appirio blog, we’ve been talking about a ton of cool, creative things that have come out of our cloud developer community, CloudSpokes. Our Dreamforce mobile party app project needed to be created fast and on a budget - two elements that typically make for a good CloudSpokes contest. We tasked the CloudSpokes community with a mobile Dreamforce party app challenge and needless to say, we are ever impressed with the results.
Just two weeks and $2,000 later, we have a great app that will be a must have for all 25,000 of you coming to the biggest cloud computing convening of the Year. So, this is your cue to download the app, test it out, upload a party if you don’t see it, and plot your after-hours game plan.
We have some other mobile surprises up our sleeve, but this is the most useful one for you right now. Go get it!