Like every year, Salesforce is all set to throw its Dreamforce events in San Francisco with great zest and zeal. The event is considered to be the largest global software event arranged every year. Salesforce expect there will be around 135,000 people landing in Moscone Convention Centre for the event. Moreover 3 million people are expected to participate in the event online. Among these 135,000 attendees, 25,000 would be the competent participating in Hackathon.
The Hackathon will begin on October 13th, 2014 sharp at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, and will continue throughout the weekend till noon Sunday. It has mobile apps development competitions for 3 different categories for which it has offered grand prizes for the winners. The categories are Force.com mobile apps, Heroku mobile apps, and Force.com with Heroku mobile apps. Teams holding first position will receive cash prize of $100,000. Moreover winner teams from all the 3 categories will be awarded $150,000 grand prize each.
Salesforce has been organizing the Dreamforce events for straight twelve years. This year it has been deciphered as the world largest software event ever. Moreover Salesforce has decided to make efforts to take the event on charitable grounds as well. The cloud computing company is making Dreamforce to encourage people to teach programming to children, collecting meals to feed people. Their efforts also include initiatives to help the experienced military persons to comeback to civilian life after passing out from military.
It is something like a hot cup of tea for the cloud software vendor. It is encouraging the development of apps for wearable tech like smart watches etc. Like previous years a large number of keynote speakers will draw the attention towards the ways the technology will encounter from the business world in future.
Among the many speakers who will grace the stage. Few noteworthy speakers include Benioff- CEO of Dreamforce, musicians Neil Young and Will.I.Am, author and motivational speaker Anthony Robins, former VP Al Gore and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Moreover Code.org co-founder and angel investor Hadi Partovi will also be present. Furthermore industry giants such as Microsoft Windows marketing corporate VP Tony Prophet and Yelp chief executive Jeremy Stoppelman will also grace the occasion.
This year, hot Canadian wearable’s firms Thalmic Labs and Bionym will showcase their wearable wares on the show floor and Will.I.Am will also launch a new device in their speech at the event.
Previously there were two show floors at Dreamforce one was in Moscone West and the other in Moscone North. Moreover there will also be a special Industry Showcase in the Moscone South i.e. Gateway area this year. The convention is all in one package packed having premium networking opportunities for vendors.
As per the statement of Marc Benioff, the chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce “Dreamforce 2014 will focus on how mobile technologies, cloud-based computing, and social connectivity are set to develop over the future and how companies are leveraging these new technologies to forge new and better connections with their customers”.