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  21. <title>Speaking at Dreamforce 2017</title>
  22. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/10/speaking-at-dreamforce-2017/</link>
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  24. <pubDate>Thu, 05 Oct 2017 03:58:53 +0000</pubDate>
  25. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
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  31. <description><![CDATA[It's only a couple of days till Dreamforce 2017! Yay! If you were lucky and registered before we sold out, you'll have the opportunity to attend one of my sessions. ;-)]]></description>
  32. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>It&#8217;s only a couple of days till <a href="https://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/" target="_blank">Dreamforce 2017</a>! Yay! If you were lucky and registered before we sold out, you&#8217;ll have the opportunity to attend one of my sessions. ūüėČ</p>
  33. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  34. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Salesforce and IBM for Developers</strong></p>
  35. <p>The partnership between Salesforce and IBM opens up a new world of possibilities for customers, partners, and developers. Are you interested in learning about how to leverage them? Then join this session which will showcase real-world examples around API integration, weather or Watson. Authentication, authorization, workflows and UI &#8211; all will be handled and source code included. And expect to learn about something that hasn&#8217;t been announced yet. Become inspired to build your own solutions today!</p>
  36. <p><a href="https://success.salesforce.com/sessions?eventId=a1Q3A00000stRRuUAM#/session/a2q3A000000GV2SQAW" target="_blank">Room 2020, Tuesday 11/7, 3:00 pm</a></p>
  37. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  38. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Einstein Platform Services: Overview</strong></p>
  39. <p>Einstein Platform Services offer a variety of APIs to enhance your companies processes. Learn in this session about the options like image recognition and object detection or classifying text utterances based on tone and type of action. After this session you&#8217;ll have a solid understanding of what Einstein Platform is and how to use it.</p>
  40. <p><a href="https://success.salesforce.com/sessions?eventId=a1Q3A00000stRRuUAM#/session/a2q3A000001ysyIQAQ" target="_blank">Canyon Theatre, Monday 11/6, 8:15 am</a></p>
  41. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  42. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Einstein Platform Services: Best Practices</strong></p>
  43. <p>Once you&#8217;ve started using Einstein Platform Services it&#8217;s time to dig deeper. Training parametrization, prediction feedback, model metrics and more will be demystified for you. A must-attend session for everyone who wants to get the most out of Einstein Platform.</p>
  44. <p><a href="https://success.salesforce.com/sessions?eventId=a1Q3A00000stRRuUAM#/session/a2q3A000001pvkSQAQ" target="_blank">Canyon Theatre, Tuesday 11/7, 10:45 am</a></p>
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  50. <title>Do you want bleedyellow.com? The charity auction has opened.</title>
  51. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/08/do-you-want-bleedyellow-com-the-charity-auction-has-opened/</link>
  52. <pubDate>Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:17:07 +0000</pubDate>
  53. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  54. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  55. <category><![CDATA[bleedyellow]]></category>
  56.  
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  58. <description><![CDATA[Some time ago I was <a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2016/01/bleedyellow-com-has-a-new-owner/" target="_blank">fast enough</a> to catch the bleedyellow.com domain when it expired. Nowadays I've no use for it - maybe others want it.]]></description>
  59. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Some time ago I was <a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2016/01/bleedyellow-com-has-a-new-owner/" target="_blank">fast enough</a> to catch the bleedyellow.com domain when it expired. Nowadays I&#8217;ve no use for it &#8211; maybe others want it.</p>
  60. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  61. <p>Instead of just letting the registration expire I&#8217;m bringing it to a good cause. If you want it, you can have it &#8211; for some money that goes to a charity.</p>
  62. <p>As it happens there is not far from where I live <a href="https://www.kinderhospiz-balthasar.de/startseite.html" target="_blank">Germany&#8217;s first child hospice</a>. I&#8217;m sure that I don&#8217;t have to explain what that institution is doing. So if you&#8217;re interested in getting the domain, enter the charity auction below and give for a good cause.</p>
  63. <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/bleedyellowcom" target="_blank">https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/bleedyellowcom</a></p>
  64. <p>Happy (and high) bidding!</p>
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  67. <item>
  68. <title>We looked for a Community Manager &#8211; and we got the best&#8230;</title>
  69. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/08/we-looked-for-a-community-manager-and-and-we-got-the-best/</link>
  70. <comments>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/08/we-looked-for-a-community-manager-and-and-we-got-the-best/#comments</comments>
  71. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:59:16 +0000</pubDate>
  72. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  73. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  74.  
  75. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2542</guid>
  76. <description><![CDATA[A couple of weeks ago I posted about a job opening in my team for a Community Manager role. And we got the best...]]></description>
  77. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>A couple of weeks ago I posted about a job opening in my team for a Community Manager role. And we got the best&#8230;</p>
  78. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  79. <p>I think it comes to no surprise that I had one of my best friends for that role already in mind. And she obviously convinced those in power and crushed the competition.</p>
  80. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  81. <p>&nbsp;<br />
  82. <center></p>
  83. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en">
  84. <p dir="ltr" lang="en">You thought you could get rid of me by leaving my community? HA! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/unflushable?src=hash">#unflushable</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/reunited?src=hash">#reunited</a> Looking forward to joining the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SalesforceOhana?src=hash">#SalesforceOhana</a></p>
  85. <p>‚ÄĒ Amanda Bauman (@amandabauman) <a href="https://twitter.com/amandabauman/status/897497961155801089">August 15, 2017</a></p></blockquote>
  86. <p></center><br />
  87. <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>
  88. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  89. <p>As much as I know what this loss will mean for my old community, as much do I know what she can and will achieve for the <a href="https://success.salesforce.com/" target="_blank">Salesforce community</a> and for our Team Trailhead.</p>
  90. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  91. <p>Next task for me is to find a GoCart shop in San Francisco and hope that <a href="http://www.lekkimworld.com" target="_blank">Mikkel</a> will make it to <a href="https://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/" target="_blank">Dreamforce</a>. It would be awesome to redo the <a href="https://9.socialconnections.info/social-connections-9-its-a-wrap/" target="_blank">Social Connections</a> fun from November 5th 2015 exactly two years later again (without the bruises though).<a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/08/we-looked-for-a-community-manager-and-and-we-got-the-best/soccnx/" rel="attachment wp-att-2548"><br />
  92. </a></p>
  93. <p><a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/08/we-looked-for-a-community-manager-and-and-we-got-the-best/soccnx/" rel="attachment wp-att-2548"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2548" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/soccnx-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/soccnx-225x300.jpg 225w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/soccnx.jpg 720w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></a></p>
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  98. <item>
  99. <title>We are hiring &#8211; Developer Evangelist in EMEA @ Salesforce</title>
  100. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/07/we-are-hiring-developer-evangelist-in-emea-salesforce/</link>
  101. <comments>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/07/we-are-hiring-developer-evangelist-in-emea-salesforce/#comments</comments>
  102. <pubDate>Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:09:59 +0000</pubDate>
  103. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  104. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  105. <category><![CDATA[Salesforce]]></category>
  106.  
  107. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2536</guid>
  108. <description><![CDATA[What should I say - the headline says it all.]]></description>
  109. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>What should I say &#8211; the headline says it all.</p>
  110. <p>Is there a caveat? Yes &#8211; you&#8217;ve to work with me. ūüėČ</p>
  111. <p>Find the full job description and application form <a href="http://salesforce.careermount.com/career/58569/Developer-Evangelist-Uk-London" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
  112. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  113. <p>Questions? DM me on Twitter (or other channels for those who know them ūüėČ ).</p>
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  118. <item>
  119. <title>A great example for a community-focused site (and it&#8217;s promotion)</title>
  120. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/a-great-example-for-a-community-focused-site-and-its-promotion</link>
  121. <pubDate>Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:20:56 +0000</pubDate>
  122. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  123. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  124. <category><![CDATA[Community]]></category>
  125. <category><![CDATA[Salesforce]]></category>
  126.  
  127. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2529</guid>
  128. <description><![CDATA[I found this video yesterday by accident… and I personally really think that’s a) how a community site should be and b) how a corporate should promote it.]]></description>
  129. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>I found this video yesterday by accident&#8230; and I personally really think that’s a) how a community site should be and b) how a corporate should promote it.</p>
  130. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  131. <p><iframe width="648" height="365" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t7IrePGtZew?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p>
  132. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  133. <p>I’ll see if I can talk to some of the <a href="https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2017/02/winter-2017-salesforce-mvps.html" target="_blank">MVPs</a> this week during <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/trailheadx" target="_blank">TrailheaDX</a> about some of things that they independently from the vendor do, like the office hours or the mentorship program. Very cool stuff!</p>
  134. <p>By the way &#8211; we’re currently hiring a for this great community a <a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/we-are-hiring-community-program-manager-admin-evangelist-salesforce/" target="_blank">Community Program Manager</a> (San Francisco or Austin)&#8230;</p>
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  137. <item>
  138. <title>We are hiring &#8211; Community Program Manager or Admin Evangelist @ Salesforce</title>
  139. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/we-are-hiring-community-program-manager-admin-evangelist-salesforce/</link>
  140. <comments>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/we-are-hiring-community-program-manager-admin-evangelist-salesforce/#comments</comments>
  141. <pubDate>Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:10:21 +0000</pubDate>
  142. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  143. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  144. <category><![CDATA[Hiring]]></category>
  145. <category><![CDATA[Salesforce]]></category>
  146.  
  147. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2477</guid>
  148. <description><![CDATA[Are you passionate about community and driving community engagement at scale?]]></description>
  149. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p><a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/must-go-to-user-group-events-in-the-next-months/community2/" rel="attachment wp-att-2433"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2433" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/community2-300x91.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="91" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/community2-300x91.jpg 300w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/community2.jpg 613w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p>
  150. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  151. <p>Are you passionate about community and driving community engagement at scale? Then join my colleagues in the Community Team! They are looking for a fantastic Community Program Manager to help drive program member growth and engagement in our vibrant customer community with all our users, developers, administrators, and MVPs.</p>
  152. <p>This role is either for San Francisco (HQ) or Austin, Texas.</p>
  153. <p>Read more about it in the <a href="http://salesforce.careermount.com/career/57874/Community-Program-Manager-Us-California-San-Francisco-Hq" target="_blank">job opening for the &#8220;Community Program Manager&#8221;</a>.</p>
  154. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  155. <p>Or are you passionate about driving the success of Salesforce Administrators? My colleagues from the Admin Evangelist team are looking for a highly motivated community evangelist to craft and deliver content to our customers so they understand the vital role a Salesforce Admin plays within an organization.</p>
  156. <p>The role is for San Francisco (HQ).</p>
  157. <p>Read more about it in the <a href="http://salesforce.careermount.com/career/57515/Salesforce-Admin-Evangelist-Us-California-San-Francisco-Hq" target="_blank">job opening for the &#8220;Salesforce Admin Evangelist&#8221;</a>.</p>
  158. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  159. <p>Both jobs are rare&#8230; so don&#8217;t hesitate and take the chance! Now! It&#8217;ll be your #dreamjob!</p>
  160. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  161. <p>If you&#8217;ve questions &#8211; I&#8217;m happy to help. Best via <a href="https://twitter.com/muenzpraeger" target="_blank">DM on Twitter</a>. ūüėČ</p>
  162. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  163. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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  169. <title>Why and how to support your speakers before their talks</title>
  170. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/why-and-how-to-support-your-speakers-before-their-talks</link>
  171. <pubDate>Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:35:50 +0000</pubDate>
  172. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  173. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  174. <category><![CDATA[Speaking]]></category>
  175.  
  176. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2496</guid>
  177. <description><![CDATA[To <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwYcVqIjbb4#t=17m16s" target="_blank">quote</a> (a bit out of context maybe) Kyle Simpson - "A speaker is the value of the conference". And that's so true from multiple angles.]]></description>
  178. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>To <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwYcVqIjbb4#t=17m16s" target="_blank">quote</a> (a bit out of context maybe) Kyle Simpson &#8211; &#8220;A speaker is the value of the conference&#8221;. And that&#8217;s so true from multiple angles.</p>
  179. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  180. <p>There are two types of people in a talk.</p>
  181. <ul>
  182. <li>The speaker. Who wants to share knowledge, who wants to excite attendees, who wants to deliver a great talk.</li>
  183. <li>The attendees. That want to learn, that want to get engaged, that want to be sure that their precious time is well spend.</li>
  184. </ul>
  185. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  186. <p><a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/why-and-how-to-support-your-speakers-before-their-talks/bulb_speaking/" rel="attachment wp-att-2510"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2510" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/bulb_speaking-300x245.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="245" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/bulb_speaking-300x245.jpg 300w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/bulb_speaking.jpg 921w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /></a></p>
  187. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  188. <p>No event organiser can take the stage fright a minute before the talk from the speaker, the risk of a non-working demo or¬†that the speaker¬†has just a bad day (all of that happened to me though at some point in¬†time ūüėČ ).</p>
  189. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  190. <p>But what an event organiser can do is do to support the speakers from their very first step, after their abstract has been accepted. To give you an example &#8211; here&#8217;s how we at Salesforce run that for the developer and admin talks at all of our events.</p>
  191. <ul>
  192. <li>Speakers get assigned to session owners (like I am myself one).</li>
  193. <li>Session owners are responsible for all the usual speaker comms, deadline observation etc. But we&#8217;re going the extra mile for the speakers and the attendees&#8230;</li>
  194. <li>We accompany the speakers on a 1:1 basis from the talk outline draft till the final slide deck. Which includes alignment with the abstract, content reviews, feedback sessions, and more.</li>
  195. <li>All speakers go through minimum one dry-run with their session owner. No matter if it&#8217;s a first time or experienced, an internal or an external speaker.</li>
  196. </ul>
  197. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  198. <p>I could get more into detail on any of those points. But I think you see the bottom line. Which is in short: <em>everyone should have an awesome time</em>. Everyone wants and needs her/his feeling of success at an event. Be it the speaker veteran or the first-time, non-native tongue speaker. Be it the attendee who wants to get a deep-dive into a topic or just want to lure into a new, unknown technical area. And that&#8217;s what we&#8217;re caring about.</p>
  199. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  200. <p>Is the effort worth it? IMHO absolutely. But I may be biased. So better ask Robert and Lorenzo who had the &#8220;pleasure&#8221; to work with me on their Dreamforce session last year. ūüėČ</p>
  201. <p><center></p>
  202. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-width="550">
  203. <p lang="en" dir="ltr">This makes me happy! Thank you <a href="https://twitter.com/eroispaziali">@eroispaziali</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/muenzpraeger">@muenzpraeger</a> for making this <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DF16?src=hash">#DF16</a> session a success. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CleanApexCoder?src=hash">#CleanApexCoder</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DF17?src=hash">#DF17</a>?! <a href="https://t.co/CxL93wKegd">pic.twitter.com/CxL93wKegd</a></p>
  204. <p>&mdash; Robert Sösemann (@rsoesemann) <a href="https://twitter.com/rsoesemann/status/791984493171208192">October 28, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
  205. <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><br />
  206. </center>&nbsp;</p>
  207. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  208. <p>Want to experience it yourself? Then <a href="https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/call-for-papers-dreamforce-2017-rush/" target="_blank">submit your talk</a> for Dreamforce &#8217;17!</p>
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  212. <title>Test driving Slack&#8217;s &#8220;Highlights&#8221; feature &#8211; I LOVE IT</title>
  213. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/test-driving-slacks-highlights-feature-i-love-it/</link>
  214. <pubDate>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:54:21 +0000</pubDate>
  215. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  216. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  217. <category><![CDATA[AI]]></category>
  218. <category><![CDATA[Slack]]></category>
  219.  
  220. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2466</guid>
  221. <description><![CDATA[Last week Slack introduced their new feature &#8220;Highlights&#8220;. I tested it over the weekend &#8211; and I LOVE IT. It wasn&#8217;t a very scientific test though, but a very good start for a feature that&#8217;s available as GA. &#160; &#160; &#8220;Test&#8221; conditions I am in five different Slack teams. Some are very active, others are [&#8230;]]]></description>
  222. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Last week Slack introduced their new feature &#8220;<a href="https://slackhq.com/focus-on-the-important-things-with-highlights-in-slack-5e30024502cd" target="_blank">Highlights</a>&#8220;. I tested it over the weekend &#8211; and I LOVE IT. It wasn&#8217;t a very scientific test though, but a very good start for a feature that&#8217;s available as GA.</p>
  223. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  224. <p><a href="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/slack_highlights.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2494" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/slack_highlights.png" alt="" width="1480" height="552" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/slack_highlights.png 1480w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/slack_highlights-300x112.png 300w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/slack_highlights-1024x382.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 1480px) 100vw, 1480px" /></a></p>
  225. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  226. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>&#8220;Test&#8221; conditions</strong></p>
  227. <ul>
  228. <li>I am in five different Slack teams. Some are very active, others are less. In all of them &#8220;Highlights&#8221; is an active feature.</li>
  229. <li>I &#8220;forced&#8221; myself not to log in into Slack for at least three days. In that time a fair amount of communication got created.</li>
  230. </ul>
  231. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  232. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Results</strong></p>
  233. <ul>
  234. <li>&#8220;Highlights&#8221; brought up across all teams a reasonable amount (read: not too many) highlights.</li>
  235. <li>The ratio between useful/useless (for me personally) was at around 80:20. That&#8217;s great. And the feedback mechanism helps Slack to refine future results.</li>
  236. <li>I read all of &#8220;my&#8221; channels to see if I would have missed important-to-me information. I found only three pieces of information across all teams and channels that were &#8220;missing&#8221;. That&#8217;s not too bad.</li>
  237. </ul>
  238. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  239. <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Conclusion</strong></p>
  240. <p>With bringing &#8220;Highlights&#8221; as a working feature into the client Slack went a major step ahead of it&#8217;s competition. For a GA&#8217;d feature that&#8217;s less than a week young I&#8217;m quite impressed by the results. I will not rely completely on it for the near time though as I first want to learn how good (or not good) it identifies important information for me. There are often hidden gems in a conversation that may not be important right now &#8211; but may become important in the future.</p>
  241. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  242. <p>It&#8217;s also worth to mention that Highlights is kind of the counterpart of what <a href="https://workspace.ibm.com/" target="_blank">Watson Workspace</a> plans to deliver as &#8220;Moments&#8221; (I&#8217;m not aware of similar functionality yet available in <a href="https://products.office.com/en-us/microsoft-teams/group-chat-software" target="_blank">MS Teams</a> or <a href="https://www.atlassian.com/software/hipchat" target="_blank">Atlassian HipChat</a>). As said, for now Slack is far ahead of the competition, given the GA status of Highlights and all the other neat, built-in features like screensharing, voice calling etc. And their <a href="https://slack.engineering/introducing-highlights-ac401d7bd02a" target="_blank">planned future enhancements</a> look quite promising. It&#8217;ll be more than tough to keep up with them in the mid-term if they stick with their speed of feature delivery.</p>
  243. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  244. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  245. ]]></content:encoded>
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  247. <item>
  248. <title>Take app deployment to the next level with Heroku ChatOps and Slack</title>
  249. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/take-app-deployment-to-the-next-level-with-heroku-chatops-and-slack/</link>
  250. <pubDate>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:17:09 +0000</pubDate>
  251. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  252. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  253. <category><![CDATA[Heroku]]></category>
  254. <category><![CDATA[Slack]]></category>
  255.  
  256. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2479</guid>
  257. <description><![CDATA[Heroku is known for it's developer-friendly set up. Now they're taking it a step further by simplifying the devops lifecycle with <a href="https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/chatops" target="_blank">ChatOps for Slack.</a> I tested it during a private beta which went a couple of days ago into public beta.
  258. ]]></description>
  259. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Heroku is known for it&#8217;s developer-friendly set up. Now they&#8217;re taking it a step further by simplifying the devops lifecycle with <a href="https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/chatops" target="_blank">ChatOps for Slack.</a> I tested it during a private beta which went a couple of days ago into public beta.</p>
  260. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  261. <p>Slack is often used as an information &#8220;pool&#8221;, where apps post a status like a successful commit to GitHub or else. But not many allow to action on information. That&#8217;s where ChatOps comes in to the game. Using <a href="https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/pipelines" target="_blank">Heroku Pipelines</a> you can now use Slack to deploy or promote your app to the different lifecycle stages &#8211; directly from within Slack.</p>
  262. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  263. <p><a href="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_1.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2480" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_1.png" alt="" width="642" height="196" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_1.png 642w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_1-300x92.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 642px) 100vw, 642px" /></a></p>
  264. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  265. <p>By using the thread functionality ChatOps keeps your stream also slick.</p>
  266. <p><a href="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_2.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2481" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_2.png" alt="" width="355" height="834" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_2.png 355w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/chatops_2-128x300.png 128w" sizes="(max-width: 355px) 100vw, 355px" /></a></p>
  267. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  268. <p>There are a bunch of options available within ChatOps, which is also fully supported by Heroku (after the beta ;-)). Try it yourself <a href="https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/chatops" target="_blank">here</a>!</p>
  269. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  270. <p>I cannot wait to use that in combination with <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/platform/dx" target="_blank">Salesforce DX</a>. ūüėČ</p>
  271. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  272. ]]></content:encoded>
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  274. <item>
  275. <title>Join me and The Weather Company (and some B.E.A.R.s) at TrailheaDX</title>
  276. <link>https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/2017/06/join-me-and-the-weather-company-and-some-b-e-a-r-s-at-trailheadx/</link>
  277. <pubDate>Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:00:49 +0000</pubDate>
  278. <dc:creator><![CDATA[René Winkelmeyer]]></dc:creator>
  279. <category><![CDATA[Uncategorized]]></category>
  280. <category><![CDATA[IBM]]></category>
  281. <category><![CDATA[Salesforce]]></category>
  282. <category><![CDATA[Speaking]]></category>
  283. <category><![CDATA[TrailheaDX]]></category>
  284.  
  285. <guid isPermaLink="false">https://blog.winkelmeyer.com/?p=2442</guid>
  286. <description><![CDATA[Part of the strategic partnership between <a href="https://www.salesforce.com/campaign/ibm/" target="_blank">Salesforce</a> and <a href="https://www.ibm.com/watson/ibm-salesforce/" target="_blank">IBM</a> is the usage of weather data for enhanced business processes. Over the last couple of months I had the great pleasure to work with the colleagues from <a href="http://www.theweathercompany.com/" target="_blank">The Weather Company</a> (looking at you <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleesatalmadge/" target="_blank">Aleesa</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellebb/" target="_blank">Michelle</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisnkarlin/" target="_blank">Alexis</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/maia-sisk-156255/" target="_blank">Maia</a> ;-) ) on several items of that part.]]></description>
  287. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Part of the strategic partnership between <a href="https://www.salesforce.com/campaign/ibm/" target="_blank">Salesforce</a> and <a href="https://www.ibm.com/watson/ibm-salesforce/" target="_blank">IBM</a> is the usage of weather data¬†for enhanced business processes. Over the last couple of months I had the great pleasure to work with the colleagues from¬†<a href="http://www.theweathercompany.com/" target="_blank">The Weather Company</a>¬†(looking at you <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/aleesatalmadge/" target="_blank">Aleesa</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellebb/" target="_blank">Michelle</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexisnkarlin/" target="_blank">Alexis</a>, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/maia-sisk-156255/" target="_blank">Maia</a> ūüėČ ) on several items of¬†that.</p>
  288. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  289. <p>If you want to learn more about how to incorporate weather data, besides the published content (<a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/developer-relations/2017/05/using-ibms-weather-company-data-salesforce.html" target="_blank">here</a> and <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/developer-relations/2017/06/enhancing-workflows-weather-company-data-service.html" target="_blank">here</a>) on the Salesforce Developer blog &#8211; now you can.</p>
  290. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  291. <p><a href="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/trailheadx_2017.png"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2458" src="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/trailheadx_2017.png" alt="" width="354" height="214" srcset="http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/trailheadx_2017.png 354w, http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/blog-winkelmeyer-com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/trailheadx_2017-300x181.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 354px) 100vw, 354px" /></a></p>
  292. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  293. <p>I&#8217;ll be speaking with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-porcelli-70976415/" target="_blank">Matthew Porcelli</a> at our unique developer conference <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/trailheadx" target="_blank">TrailheaDX</a> (admins are more than welcome, too) in San Francisco about the &#8220;why&#8221; and &#8220;how&#8221; to do it on your own.</p>
  294. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  295. <p class="slds-col" style="text-align: center;"><strong>The Weather Company: Building Weather Apps That Transform Business</strong></p>
  296. <p>Join René Winkelmeyer, Salesforce Developer Evangelist, and The Weather Company&#8217;s Matthew Porcelli, sales engineer, meteorologist, and storm chaser, as they explore the use of weather data within Salesforce. In this hands-on session, René and Matthew will demonstrate how to access and integrate rich weather data &#8211; current, forecast and historical &#8211; into your Salesforce environment to trigger weather-based actions, improve service delivery, provide better customer touchpoints and build stronger, more lasting relationships.</p>
  297. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  298. <p>Check out the full list of 140+ technical sessions for the conference <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/trailheadx/sessions" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>
  299. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  300. <p>There will also be a demo stations around Salesforce and weather &#8211; go to the B.E.A.R. labs or The Weather Companies booth for that.</p>
  301. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  302. <p>Less than three weeks to go. If you haven&#8217;t registered &#8211; hurry up, especially because you&#8217;ll get <a href="https://developer.salesforce.com/blogs/developer-relations/2017/05/free-certification-vouchers-trailheadx.html" target="_blank">two free Salesforce University certification vouchers</a> till June 15th.</p>
  303. <p>&nbsp;</p>
  304. <p>&nbsp;</p>
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