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Where to find us at Dreamforce ’15

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The entire Bigger Boat team will be at Dreamforce ‘15, Salesforce’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Here are some of the places you can find us speaking, sponsoring, and helping out:


  • Innovator Demo: Real-time Data Collection in the Field

Tuesday, September 15, 9am – Beth Breisnes and staff from The Nature Conservancy

Come see how The Nature Conservancy is enabling field technicians to use mobile devices with Salesforce1 to record compliance data directly into Salesforce.

  • Trailhead Gladiators

Tuesday, September 15, 12pm – Beth Breisnes and a cast of many

Come watch a group of community members battle in a fun head-to-head face off on Trailhead challenges.

  • How to: Use Birthday Fields to Automate Messages and Actions on that Special Day

Wednesday, September 16, 10am – Beth Breisnes

Take a dive into advanced date-related formula functions and see how to do awesome stuff with birthdays, ages, anniversaries, membership periods, and more.

  • Take Client Enrollment from Paper-based Agony to Automated Bliss

Thursday, September 17, 11am – Jenifer Lambert along with Kristin Dorage from Tenderloin Housing Clinic

Learn how the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (the largest supportive housing program for homeless single adults in San Francisco) is moving from a siloed, paper-based system to a streamlined, client-centered model using program enrollment workflow and Chatter.

  • Hands-on Training by MVP: Create Your First Annual Giving Report

Thursday, September 17, 1:30pm – Karen Fitton along with Caroline Renard, Technology Interpreter for the Arts

Learn how to get started as you build your first annual list of donors, including summarizing by giving level and limiting results by date.

  • Triggers for Admins: A Five-step Framework for Creating Triggers

Thursday, September 17, 1pm – Veronica Beck along with Ashima Saigal of Database Sherpa

Gain the tools and confidence to write your first trigger using a concrete framework to plan, design, and code a trigger.

  • How to: Use the Nonprofit Starter Pack on the Go with the Salesforce1 Mobile App

Friday, September 18, 11am – Christian Carter

Learn how to take the Nonprofit Starter Pack mobile and master hidden features of the Salesforce1 phone app by building a quick meeting follow up and easier constituent lookup.

  • Hands-on Training by MVP: Building Advanced Reports for Nonprofit Admins

Friday 12pm, Beth Breisnes along with Mary Pustejovsky of Heller Consulting

Learn the common reporting scenarios that nonprofits face, and how to solve them using custom report types, bucket fields, custom summary fields, and advanced report filters.

Wednesday September 16th, 8am-10am

We are proud to be one of the sponsors of this annual Dreamforce event. Registration is available in the Girlforce Power of Us Hub group. As an example of the great work they do in the community, check out this impressive list of Girlforce speakers at Dreamforce.

  • Salesforce Foundation Genius Bar

The genius bar in the Foundation Zone is a place for nonprofits to get advice on Salesforce challenges. Drop by during the week to get your questions answered by Foundation community volunteers, including several folks on our team.


We don’t have a booth because, frankly, we’re not much for standing around in one place (as you can see from our activities above). If you are interested in meeting with us while you are at Dreamforce, drop us a line and we’d be happy to set up a time. Email Brad Struss (brad [at] biggerboatconsulting [dot] com) or fill out our contact us form.

If you are a client who’s attending Dreamforce, look for our email about meeting up to receive one of our Dreamforce Survival Kits. They are not to be missed.