15 December 2014

The Awesome Salesforce Community

Are you new to Salesforce and not sure where to start or have you been working with the platform since 1999? Are you an end user or a customer? An ISV? Partner?

Regardless which category of the above you put yourself into, one thing I am sure of, is that you will always have questions to ask and there will be something new for you to learn about the platform, every single day! There is something that keeps me motivated, something that makes me eager to learn more and that is something that we all have in common - The Awesome Salesforce Community! It is the people who spend their own personal time helping others, writing blogs, organising user groups, webinars and a whole lot more. These are the different groups of people that make this community so great (from my point of view):
    - The ones working at Salesforce and their job is to engage and help the community grow
    - The MVPs
    - The rest of us

I'd like to highlight a bunch of resources/channels in no particular order, which wouldn't exist without the help from the community and which I wish I knew of when I started working with Salesforce around 4 years ago:

13 December 2014

Home Automation with Pebble and Arduino

This is part 2 of the previous post - Home Automation with Salesforce1 and Arduino, although this time I decided to make my life even easier and shift all the functionality to my Pebble watch. It's a perfect use case that fits in my every day life:

I can't use my phone while driving, but I can use my smart watch, which results with not carrying 2 extra remotes out of my house (also my pockets aren't full). Before I'm even close to my house I've already turned the alarm off and opened the garage, as well as turned the lights on inside the house. Also for the lazy days when I want to turn the lights on, I just reach out to my wrist and viola! [That moment when you don't want to move from the couch]