London’s Calling: Super Summary
Last Friday (20th March 2021) our team were delighted to enjoy a day of knowledge, community and learning at the sixth annual largest community event for Salesforce professionals, London’s Calling.
Streamlined for access
Back in 2020, the London’s Calling event shifted from being a physical event to a virtual experience more or less overnight as the pandemic was becoming more prevalent. We understand that this provided a particular set of challenges for the team. Fast forward twelve months and the 2021 experience was brilliantly streamlined with pre-recorded sessions and real time access to speakers and other members of the community.
Hosted on the virtual event platform and mobile app, Attendify it was easier than ever to choose, watch, learn and connect with the plethora of knowledge available.
Sense of Community
One of our favourite things about the 2021 London’s Calling event was the huge sense of community – even if it was a virtual event! The organisers addressed all attendees at the beginning of the day and there were plenty of opportunities to interact with fellow attendees and other organisations throughout. Being a part of the Salesforce Ohana and Trailblazer Community means a lot to us and it was excellent to see so many users in one place.
Favourite sessions and lessons learnt
Team Coacto utlised the London’s Calling event as a day of learning and knowledge sharing and our team could be found on at least one of the sessions throughout each segment of the schedule. Here’s a round up of our favourite sessions throughout the day:
- Farewell Process Builder | Pawel Dobrzynski: Pawel provided valuable insights into how new flows offer extended flexibility for automation processes.
- Top 10 project risks | Amanda Beard-Neilson: Amanda cultivated the top 10 potential risks when project planning and how they can be mitigated efficiently to achieve the end goals.
- Dynamic Forms: Dig a little deeper | Sean Dukes: Sean delved deeper into how dynamic forms can be used in a simpler format to benefit your org.
- Demystifying Agile for Trailblazers | Ines Garcia: Ines shared her knowledge on how developing enhancements can be lengthy and complex and how Agile could deliver better value.
- 10 ways to get creative with Lightning | Eric Smith: Eric demonstrated how 10 different Lightning components can be used to do very interesting (and effective) things within your org.
- MFA is going to be required. Are you ready? | Francis Pindar: Francis discussed how Multi Factor Authentication will soon be required and how you can prepare ahead of time.
- Tackle your everyday business problems like an architect | Melissa Shepard: Melissa explained how you can apply common architect skills into solving everyday business problems.
- Apex coding for Admins | Houssam Saoudy: Houssam shared his knowledge on how you can get started on your Apex in 25 minutes and add a new skill to your toolkit.
- A discovery of riches | Tok Ahmed: Tok covered five steps that will help Salesforce discovery to be successful and ready for a smooth and hassle free implementation.
- Formulas and Life Hacks for the everyday Admin | Steve Molis: Steve explained why formulas don’t need to be intimidating and how a ‘Plug & Play’ formula could be beneficial when building.
Some other honourable mentions include the sessions from Pei Mun Lim on how her Samaritans volunteering role has helped her listen to her team more effectively as well as how Salesforce can be used to create an even happier workplace with Sarah Metcalfe – What was your favourite session during the event?
Thank you to the LDNs Call team!
Our thanks go out to the London’s Calling team: Francis Pindar, Kerry Townsend, Todd Halfpenny, Louise Lockie and Amanda Beard-Neilson – without their hard work and determination the event wouldn’t have been the same. Kudos to you all on another fantastic year with great knowledge and exceptional organisation!
Coacto were delighted to have sponsored the London’s Calling event for a second year running and we are already looking forward to the seventh edition in 2022!