#DFTee - Believe in your selfie!

Posted by Appirio On 11-13-2013

If you’re going to Dreamforce, love to post pictures through social media, and want a sweet piece of Appirio gear, then we have the contest for you.

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Appirio Dreamforce T-Shirts are back...with a twist!

Posted by Appirio On 9-12-2013

We know that many of you love collecting the Appirio Dreamforce T-Shirt. This year we will be giving away collectable, one of a kind shirts at different times throughout the confernce. Follow us at @appirio on twitter to find out when.

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Two ways to win $1,000 for wearing our t-shirt this year!

Posted by Kirk Crenshaw On 8/30/2011 09:50:00 AM
Appirio has been known to give out a t-shirt or two over the last few years (thousands to be exact). In 2009, we started the tradition of giving our Dreamforce t-shirts with slogans like “Friends don’t let friends buy servers.” In 2010, we upped the ante by giving away the slogan t-shirts and encouraging people to wear them with $1000 cash that was given away randomly to a few people. It caused quite the stir! So in 2011, we’re upping the ante by giving away $5000 to 5 lucky people wearing our t-shirts. What?? $5,000 you say?! How do I win?

Here’s how you can win.

Step one is to pick up your t-shirt. They’re free, we promise. Go to Appirio booth #420 and ask for your t-shirt slip. Bring that slip, or your bag insert, to room #P9 (downstairs from registration) to get a t-shirt with one of these four slogans:
  • To cloud or not to cloud...there is no question
  • Cloud: Nothing else matters (in honor of Metallica)
  • Cloud can’t fix stupid (but it sure helps)
  • Does this shirt make my cloud look big
These were all crowdsourced from our internal community and Twitter followers.

Step two is to wear your shirt on Thursday. You can wear it every day if you want, but Thursday is when we’ll be giving out prizes.

You can win one of two ways:
  • By getting lucky. Similar to years past we’ll be giving away $1000 to three lucky people randomly throughout the day. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, our Facebook page or on our Dreamforce Chatter group for tips on where we’ll be giving out the cash.
  • By getting social. In honor of Dreamforce’s social enterprise theme, we’ve created another way to win the money. Simply find or gather as large of a group as possible of people wearing Appirio t-shirts, take a photo and post it to our Chatter page. We’ll be selecting the two individuals who post the picture with the most people and awarding them $1000 each. Feel free to get creative. If there’s a tie, the winner will be chosen based on creativity.
Good luck!

100 Appirio people getting ready to "get social" at Dreamforce.

Posted by Narinder On 8/29/2011 04:03:00 PM
Cool parties - check.  Great mobile apps - check.  100 cloud experts ready to get crazy social at all hours of the day and night - check.

We are spending time getting ready for more cool announcements, inspiring customer stories, and much much more at Dreamforce.  So if you talk to any appirio person at the event, you know they will be ready !

Goal of Dreamforce 2011 - Have Fun !

Posted by Narinder On 8/26/2011 01:04:00 AM
We focus so much on all the work to do to prepare for Dreamforce, or how you are possible going to make the most out of the trip and learn everything about thousands of content,  that the essence can be lost.  This year is about the social enterprise.  Its about being social, mobile, and open.  


Given that, let me humbly offer you should make sure you have fun.  Let Dreamforce roll over and embrace you.  Go to a session, meet new people who are in different roles or industries.   Talk about parties during a session, and Apex code during a party at night.  Most of all, don't attend Dreamforce, experience it.  Use the apps, play with demos, challenge yourself to configure/code, and remember the technology is only fantastic if it helps you do something you are passionate about.

And if you are passionate about the technology, well then remember to be thankful for the time you live in, the freedom and creativity the cloud has enabled, and the fact that for a few days you will be at the very epicenter of cloud Innovation.  Dreamforce 2011 - the freedom to dream !

An oldie but a goodie...

Posted by Kirk Crenshaw On 8/24/2011 05:55:00 PM
Still one of my favorite videos submitted to our cloud computing video contest for DF09:


How I'm Getting Ready for Dreamforce

Posted by Jeff Douglas On 8/23/2011 08:31:00 AM

Pop Art Winners Part 1 !

Posted by Narinder On 8/22/2011 07:17:00 PM
Many of you know we launched our popart contest a couple weeks ago and ding - we have some winners !

These two entries win a pass to our soon to be epic Dreamforce Party at the MOMA (Casino Royale).  If we get some good new entries we will pick out some more winners this Friday !

Congrats to our winners Tim Lee at Matt Nesci (below are their pics) and we will see you at party!




Don't miss our session at DF11!

Posted by Kirk Crenshaw On 8/19/2011 10:50:00 AM
Space for our session is filling up fast - so make sure you register now!

Accelerate Your Business With the Cloud: Case Studies from NetApp and Facebook

Speakers: Jane Vaillancourt (NetApp, Inc.), Tim Campos (Facebook, Inc.*), Chris Barbin (Appirio, Inc.)

Cloud computing is more than just a technology improvement—It can power real innovation across your business. Hear business and IT leaders from NetApp and Facebook talk about how they’re using cloud computing to change their approach to application development and drive real results for an increasingly mobile, social workforce.

Moscone West - 2006
Wed, Aug 31 2:00 PM

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Our crowd knows how to party at Dreamforce

Posted by Appirio On 8/17/2011 09:42:00 AM
by Narinder Singh

If you’ve been to 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!


Here are our recommended sessions for Cloud Powered Innovation - enterprises delivering business results through mobile, social, and cross-cloud technology in the enterprise.

NPOs and the AppExchange: Reviews and Recommendations from Real Users
Tuesday August 30th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Looking to expand your reach, automate processes, or beef up your analytics? Join this session to learn how nonprofit organizations everywhere are using the AppExchange to expand their use and adoption of Salesforce.

Azure vs. Database.com: Lessons Learned from Replatforming the CloudSpokes Developer Community
Tuesday August 30th, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Join this session to learn about critical architecture, scalability, and performance differences between Microsoft Azure and Database.com, based on firsthand experience moving CloudSpokes, the industry's first cross-cloud developer community website, from one platform to the other.

Chatter Deployment Strategies
Wednesday August 31st, 12:30-1:30p.m.
Looking for Chatter deployment best practices? Join this session to learn the most effective strategies for rolling out Chatter, highlight customer deployment success stories, and help you avoid common pitfalls.

From Static to Dynamic: Transforming Your Intranet with Chatter
Wednesday August 31st, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join this session to learn how you can easily breathe life into your Intranet, while also unloading the overhead of keeping it current and maintaining hundreds of hardly viewed pages.

Architecting a Social Enterprise Application
Wednesday August 31st, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
How do you architect a Social Enterprise application? What are some of the unique use cases, design patterns, and best practices? This session will answer these questions and help you architect the next killer social enterprise app.

Connect your Clouds with Force.com
Friday September 2nd, 8:30-9:30 a.m.
This session will show you how to integrate your Force.com application with other cloud platforms such as Amazon's S3 storage, Google App Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

Cloud Powered IT - Recommended Sessions at Dreamforce ‘11

Posted by Appirio On 8/16/2011 05:07:00 AM
Here are our recommended sessions for IT leaders who are transforming their organizations using cloud applications and platforms.

Best Practices for Migrating Lotus Notes Apps to Force.com
Tuesday August 30th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Join this session to learn best practices for migrating Lotus Notes apps.

Cloud as Part of Your Overall Enterprise Architecture
Tuesday August 30th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
This session will educate you on the “Lay of the Cloud,” including the differences between SaaS, PaaS and IaaS and where each fits into your enterprise architecture.

Accelerate Your Business with the Cloud: Case Studies from NetApp and Facebook
Wednesday August 31st, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Cloud computing can power real innovation across your business. Hear business and IT leaders from NetApp and Facebook talk about how they’re driving real results for an increasingly mobile, social workforce.

Force.com on the Cutting Edge
Wednesday August 31st, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Developing in the cloud requires new ways of working: How can you take advantage of new Force.com platform features like Apex REST services, work collaboratively using Github, and more. Join this session to learn how to embrace cutting edge cloud development techniques.

Governance: Lay the Right Foundation to Support Your Salesforce Program
Wednesday August 31st, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Salesforce is easy to use and implement, but if we lack an appropriate level of governance chaos can ensue. Attend this session to learn governance strategies for single and multiple org environments.

The Force.com Sweet Spot: What Apps Are the Best Fit?
Wednesday August 31st, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
With Force.com, customers are building apps faster than ever before...but how do you decide which applications are a good fit?

Managing your Salesforce.com Program Roadmap
Thursday, September 1st, 11:45-12:45p.m.
Join this important session to learn best practices for maintaining a salesforce.com roadmap—and aligning it with your ongoing business objectives.

Enterprise Engineering
Friday September 2nd, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
In this session, a panel of enterprise technical engineers will discuss engineering best practices for the Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Chatter and Force.com.
Here are our recommended sessions for Cloud Powered Service - enterprises using Salesforce to build cloud-powered service organizations that delight customers and agents alike.

Key KPIs for Customer Service & Support
Tuesday August 30th, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
In this session, Service Cloud customers will discuss the key performance indicators (KPIs) they’ve focused on at different stages of their Service Cloud deployments.

Service Cloud Kick-off: The New Realities of Customer Service
Wednesday August 31st, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
This session will examine the changes underway in customer service and the opportunities for companies that are looking for innovative ways to create a better customer experience.

Around the World in 60 Minutes: Multi-Language Knowledge Base
Wednesday August 31st, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Going global? Your knowledge base should follow your move. Join this session in the discovery of new worlds and learn how to optimize your multi-language self-service.

Launching & Advancing Your Service Cloud Consulting Practice
Thursday September 1st, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thinking about building a Service Cloud implementation practice? Hear firsthand from your peers who’ve built some of the world’s most successful companies focused on delivering the Service Cloud.
For those of you that have been reading this blog, you know two things:

1.  We love to throw cool parties and this year's Casino Royale at the SF MOMA will be off the charts
2.  We're into Pop Art.  Its cool, relevant, and fits with our theme for Dreamforce.

We recently ran an informal contest for the Girly Geeks that if they could create cool captions for some of our pop art they could win a slot at the Casino Royale party. Our Dreamforce Chatter group exploded with a fantastic set of submissions. So we decided to show off the power of CloudSpokes and build a social app out of the whole thing.

To do that we created popart.appirio.com !  You can go to this site, and submit your idea for captions against any of our templates and win tickets to our Casino Royale party or even cold, hard cash.


The results submit to a picassa web album, where you can check out what people have been doing and vote on what you think should be the winning entry (via "likes").






Cloud Powered Sales - Recommended Sessions at Dreamforce ‘11

Posted by Appirio On 8/12/2011 02:36:00 PM
Here are our recommended sessions for Cloud Powered Sales - enterprises using Salesforce to build cloud-powered sales teams that work collaboratively, from anywhere, to deliver customer success and business results.

Chatter at Full Potential: Tools, Tips, and Tricks
Tuesday August 30th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
You know that Salesforce Chatter can transform the way you collaborate with your colleagues—but are you taking full advantage of the latest and greatest features? Do you know how to make the most of all the Chatter functionality that's now available? Join this session for tips, best practices, and tricks to optimize your organization's Chatter experience.

Social Contract: See How Facebook, Groupon & Pandora Close Deals Faster
Wednesday August 31st, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
See how the fastest-growing companies use EchoSign for Salesforce to achieve instant ROI by making it easier to conduct business in the cloud.

From Salesforce to Boardroom: Putting Analytics in Front of Company Leaders
Wednesday August 31st, 12:30-1:30pm
You've deployed Salesforce reports and dashboards, but now you want to leverage the insights you've gained to drive improvements to the business.

File Sharing in Action: How to Drive Sales Success with File Collaboration
Wednesday August 31st, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Salesforce Chatter is changing the game for sales, marketing, and service organization. This session will detail how you can get going quickly with Salesforce files to start collaborating right inside your favorite apps.

Show & Tell: 5 Marketing Dashboards for Success
Wednesday August 31st, 5:00-6:00p.m.
Join this session to hear quick vignettes from 5 customers on how building straightforward marketing dashboards has helped them gain visibility across their campaigns.

Inventory, Traffic, and Billing Integration Success Stories
Thursday September 1st, 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Media focus - Is your Sales cloud still disconnected from your inventory, traffic, and billing system? Considering an integration with your legacy and/or digital platforms? Now is your chance to learn from others who have "been there and done that."

Recommended Sessions for Dreamforce ‘11

Posted by Appirio On 8/12/2011 02:33:00 PM
With Dreamforce just weeks away, we here at Appirio wanted to give you a guide to the sessions that we think will be of greatest interest. There are over 425 expert-led sessions to chose from and we know from personal experience how overwhelming a task it can be to find the diamonds in the rough.

Over the course of the next few days, we'll be presenting our top session recommendations for Dreamforce 2011.

In the spirit of full disclosure, most of the sessions we've highlighted feature our customers. We're proud of what our customers have achieved and are excited that so many of them are being featured at Dreamforce!

As a reminder, sessions fill up quickly, to reserve your space, visit the Dreamforce Agenda Builder today!

Updates:
Cloud Powered Sales - Recommended Sessions
Cloud Powered Service - Recommended Sessions
Cloud Powered IT - Recommended Sessions
Cloud Powered Innovation - Recommended Sessions


Can't Attend Dreamforce in Person?

Posted by Appirio On 8/11/2011 08:13:00 PM
If you can't make it live, see it live! You can sign-up here: Salesforce Live@ Dreamforce'11

Looking for a full conference experience? Register for your full conference pass, click here, and don't forget to use the code ECMAPPIRIO to save $100!

Ownin' it at Dreamforce

Posted by Sal Partovi On 8/11/2011 11:53:00 AM
Ownin' it at Dreamforce. With dance moves like this, you too can own it (love ya, MN!).

Our own amazing Brandy Colmer made this video of some of the great cast and characters from last year's Dreamforce - we just had to share it.

Can't wait to see all these familiar faces again this year, at the event and at our Casino Royale Afterparty. Owning it takes practice, so make sure you've got the will.i.am on the tunes and your dancing shoes on.




Announcing Appirio's Casino Royale at the SFMOMA, this year's must attend party at Dreamforce 2011! Think sleek, sexy, BOND-- with the sophistication of SFMOMA and the excitement of 007. We expect it to be one of our best parties yet!

What is going on this year?

We will be transforming the SFMOMA into the Casino Royale - with the ever popular Caesars casino, a nightclub with DJs spinning grooves deep into the night and live entertainment!

Our Sponsors

Caesars will be sponsoring the casino once again at this year's event, and will be awarding some great prizes.

Our friends at Zuora and FinancialForce.com will also be there to help us make this THE party to attend at this year's Dreamforce!


How do I get an invite?
  1. If you'd like to request an invitation to the party, please add your name to our wait list: http://thecloud.appirio.com/CasinoRoyaleWait.html. We will process the wait list requests on a first come, first served basis, but do not guarantee an invitation.
  2. Join our DF Chatter Group, and make your case.  The more creative and funny, the better :)
  3. We will also have other ways to win - keep your eyes peeled here, and on our DF Chatter Group.
Event details:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
8:30pm–2:00 am
SFMOMA - 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard)

If you received an invitation and have not RSVP'd, please do so as soon as possible!

Dreamforce Visitors Guide to Food and Fun

Posted by Appirio On 8/09/2011 11:37:00 PM
We know everyone loves the Dreamforce box lunches as much as the next cloud developer, but where should you go if you want something a little more special? Well, we’re here to help. We surveyed our local employees, and put together this list of places to eat, drink and see when you have some free time at this year’s Dreamforce.



Things to EAT/DRINK:

Walking Distance:
  • Town Hall: A short walk from the Moscone Center, Town Hall is a restaurant with some great dishes and drinks. Home-made sodas, fried chicken, and jalapeno cornbread are among our favorites. Serves lunch or dinner.
  • Brickhouse Cafe: A couple block walk towards the ballpark gets you to Brickhouse. This place has some great sandwich, burger, salad option for lunch and also serves dinner.
  • Osha Thai: With many locations in SF, this Thai food chain knows what they are doing. The closest location to Dreamforce is on 2nd Street, and is worth the couple block walk. Try the Volcanic Beef and Lychee Martinis.
  • The American Grilled Cheese Company: Two Words: GRILLED CHEESE! Take a walk and go grab one of the many options.
  • Michael Mina's RN74: Great Restaurant. Make a reservation, and maybe take a cab if you are a little tired from a long day walking around Dreamforce. The tuna crudo and fried green tomatoes are great picks.
  • Mel’s Diner/Denny’s: Great for some good familiar diner food. Denny’s is THE place to find Appirians late night after the parties end.
  • Blue Bottle Coffee: One of THE BEST coffee places in SF. The line is a little long during the morning hours, so give yourself some time if you are headed here.
  • Off the Grid Civic Center/UN Plaza: You may know that Appirians like their food trucks, and Off the Grid is a local gathering of food trucks for your lunchtime enjoyment. Lunch is served Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at UN Plaza and the San Francisco Civic Center. This may be a little far for a walk, but you can take the Muni or a cab and be there in 5 minutes.
  • 21st Amendment Brewery: Great beer, good food, right near the ballpark. The Watermelon Wheat may sound a little girly, but dat’s one tasty beer! They have some outdoor seating for drinking on nice days too.
Cab/Muni Distance:
  • Delfina: One of our favorite restaurants in SF. This place is #superfrickenawesome Italian food. Make a reservation ahead of time, because it’s hard to get in here. Luckily they also have an equally amazing pizza place next door called Pizzeria Delfina that is first come first serve.
  • Woodhouse Fish Company: A New England Clam Shack type restaurant. Fried clams, lobstah rolls, and Scrimshaw Pilsner. Get some.
  • Bourbon & Branch: Make a reservation on their website (because they are required), and hop in a cab to go to one of SF’s only “speakeasy’s”. This place is drinks only, and for small groups, but the drink menu is pages upon pages, and the cocktails do not disappoint. BONUS: If you show up early, they will walk you through a “Bookcase Door” to the “Library”, where you can have a drink while you wait for your table to be ready.
  • Magnolia Pub & Brewery: Located in the Haight Ashbury district in San Francisco, Magnolia has some great food, and some even better beer (brewed in the basement). Try the burger and the Proving Ground IPA (7% ABV so watch out if you have a 8AM session). No reservations at this place, so get their early and put your name on the list.
  • Boboquivari's: Known as Bobo’s, this place serves bone-in filet mignon that make the mouth water.
  • Harris’ Restaurant: STEAKS! Lots of steaks. Mmmmmmmm...steak. They have some aged rib-eyes that are worth the cab ride alone.
Things to DO:
  • Check out the REAL crookedest street in SF (not Lombard), Vermont St.
  • Walk around the Ferry Building, food, shops, gifts, etc
  • Go to the SFMOMA. Known for hosting the Appirio Dreamforce party this year, and also housing some amazing works of art, and a cafe with a roof deck. If you have a couple hours to kill, walk over from the Moscone Center and check it out.
  • AT&T Park is a short distance from the Moscone Center and home to the World Champion San Francisco Giants
We hope you have some free time to enjoy the city. If you are local, or a Dreamforce regular and have some favorite places we missed, please post them in the comments section.

Join Us on Dreamforce Chatter!

Posted by Kirk Crenshaw On 8/08/2011 05:57:00 PM
Want an insider view on what we are doing at Dreamforce? Want to connect with Appirians? Looking for a way to get tickets to the Appirio party at Dreamforce?

Well, join our Dreamforce Chatter group! We'll be using this Chatter Group to keep our Chatter using friends up-to-date...along with a few surprises!

Join us here...

Free Keynote & Expo Pass to Dreamforce 2011

Posted by Kirk Crenshaw On 8/08/2011 05:46:00 PM
Looking for the free Dreamforce 2011 keynote and expo passes? Well, look no further. They can be found here: Dreamforce 2011 keynote and expo pass

Looking for a full conference experience? Register for your full conference pass, click here, and don't forget to use the code ECMAPPIRIO to save $100!
Want to see how Appirio is preparing for Dreamforce 2011?  We're "Deploying Cloud CRM", that's how.  It's easy, really.  Just go cloud, and everything else will work itself out naturally - or will it?  :-)

@singhns

Each year we choose a theme to organize our presence at Dreamforce. This year we looked at what was happening in the world around us for inspiration. We looked at everything from the political and economic challenges around the world, how nations came together to overcome national disasters and better enable a sustainable environments, and how our lives were being changed day in and day out from new technologies that were forcing us to become increasingly mobile, social and connected 24/7.

Taking all of this in, we knew we wanted our Dreamforce theme to convey something more than just our corporate positioning and offerings. We wanted to capture the power and need for change across technology, business, politics, philanthropy and popular culture. At the same time, we of course needed it to connect with what we provide to those attending Dreamforce.

We decided that this year was going to be all about Freedom. The freedom to innovate, the freedom to change (IT, business, the world), freedom to think differently and act differently. It’s about what freedom creates, how the cloud and social technologies enable freedom, etc. We then started thinking about how we could show this in a powerful way that wasn’t the same old boring corporate stuff people were tired of seeing. We took some inspiration from one of our favorite customers, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and decided on Pop Art.

American Pop Art was a product of the social revolution of the 1960’s. It’s associated with everyday images that connected people, instead of the esoteric and closed world of more classical predecessors. It’s strongly linked with the rise and globalization of pop music and youth culture, epitomized by Elvis and the Beatles. Pop art was brash and fun and represented innovation without constraint, and showed the power of connecting people in a more open way.

It reminds us of the revolution we are experiencing in the world of technology - by freeing ourselves from the on-premise past we can create cloud-powered businesses - organizations that themselves embody the innovation, effectiveness and agility we associate with the cloud. What better to tie into our theme and Dreamforce’s of enabling a world that is social, mobile and open.

That means we will be bringing you imagery inspired by the leaders of the Pop Art movement - legends like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring and others. We will run a ton of contests that give away thousands of dollars in prizes in ways that encourage you to be creative, free, social, mobile and connected. We are running fantastic events for our customers and friends at pop art inspired venues like the San Francisco MOMA and 12 Gallagher Lane

And most exciting to us, we will be encouraging social change through our sponsorship of the concert benefit for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and many other exciting Appirio Silver Lining initiatives. So join us and celebrate your freedom in the cloud !

You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it's evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world


-Beatles, Revolution

"We Are Daryl Shaber", and "We" are a Proud Sponsor

Posted by Sal Partovi On 8/03/2011 09:15:00 AM
Appirio is proud to announce that we're a new sponsor of:

(coming soon)

Learn more here - and keep an eye out for some swag at Dreamforce!






From the project site:

"Just like no one person is the man Daryl Shaber, no one person is the Salesforce community. We are all the community, we are all Daryl Shaber.

Because of the large size of the Salesforce community, it is very easy to get bogged down with information overload.  This is where We Are Daryl Shaber comes in.  The site will be a hub for unofficial and official salesforce community resources.  Whether you are new to salesforce, or a salesforce veteran, we'll have information for you.

The funds from this site will go to launch and maintain wearedarylshaber.com as well as provide swag to distrubute at Dreamforce '11

If we get funds past our goal, we will purchase more swag for Dreamforce as well as put back into hosting."

Announcing Our #dftee Contest Winner!

Posted by Sal Partovi On 8/02/2011 08:15:00 AM
The time has come to once again announce the winner of our annual Dreamforce T-Shirt Slogan Contest!

We reached out a few weeks ago to have our friends and family tweet submissions to us on Twitter @appirio using #dftee post submissions to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/appirio).

Well the results are in, and we're pleased to announce that Kyle Thornton (@knthornt) is our big winner for 2011 with his entry:


For his winning entry, Kyle wins the following #awesome prizes:
  • His twitter handle on the t-shirt with his winning slogan
  • Two VIP tickets to Appirio's Dreamforce Party

Congrats, Kyle!