A few weeks have passed since my favorite event of the year. And after all the hype and fanfare has died down, I now take some time to reflect on the things that lasted to me.
Getting an SFDC99 shout-out during the developer keynote!
WOOP WOOP! Thank you Adam Seligman for mentioning SFDC99 during the keynote!
Not gonna lie, 2015 wasn’t the best year for me. But just because of this, 2015 is now instantly one of my best years! I would have never imagined that a simple guy like me would ever get mentioned at Dreamforce! I’ll never ever forget this for the rest of my life!
Meeting friends and students!
— Liz Gladstone (@lcgladstone) September 18, 2015
— Donald Bohrisch (@DBohrisch) September 18, 2015
— Jennifer Lee (@jenwlee) September 17, 2015
— Adam Olshansky (@adam17amo) September 17, 2015
— David Liu (@dvdkliu) September 17, 2015
— Cynthia Saalfeld (@CynthiaSaalfeld) September 17, 2015
— David Litton (@DavidLittonSFDC) September 16, 2015
— David Liu (@dvdkliu) September 16, 2015
— Mohamed El Moussaoui (@melmoussaoui) September 15, 2015
— Mayank Srivastava (@sriv_mayank) September 15, 2015
— jitendra zaa (@jitendrazaa) September 19, 2015
— Daniel Ballinger (@FishOfPrey) September 17, 2015
Some people came up to me, shook my hand, and thanked me for changing their lives and helping them accomplish their life’s dreams. This is the reason I made SFDC99 – to pass on the life changing advice that was once given to me when I was learning. I sincerely believe nothing else I will do in my lifetime will have an impact like this on people, and I’m grateful everyday for the opportunity to help many of you out. Never give up chasing those dreams =)
I also met a lot of people who told me I inspired them to code, but, they had either given up, gotten discouraged, or stopped somewhere along the way. These are always painful conversations for me, Dreamforce or not! My wish is that everyone who has the will to learn will be successful, and I often wonder whether it’s a lack of will or a lack of teaching that failed.
Right now I believe it’s a lack of teaching, and I intend to do something about that =)