Being a developer-first company, we pulled out all the stops when it came to our developer presence at Dreamforce 2017. From an expanded presence at the Developer Forest, to a mini-hack, to a full lineup of developer sessions covering a multitude of topics, we packed as much impact and innovation as possible into the four-day conference.
Setting up camp in the Developer Forest
When the Developer Forest opened on Monday morning, we were ready to demo our DocuSign for Salesforce offerings. Starting early that morning and throughout the four days, there were crowds of developers surrounding our booth.
We had some great conversations with some Trailblazers in the Developer Forest. With over 1700 attendees stopping by, we had the pleasure of showing DocuSign for Salesforce, chatting through your use-cases, receiving feedback, and hearing ideas for potential new features. Thank you to all of you who were able to stop by!
There were four chances to win a brand new Nintendo Switch. All those who stopped by the booth for a demo could enter into the daily raffle and hundreds of people participated. Congratulations to all the winners Ken DeMoya, Stanley, Fannie, and Greg Moyer!
dev:our – Learning Lunch at the W
On Wednesday (November 8, 2017), we hosted a special learning lunch called dev:our at the W Hotel. The room was nearly over capacity, we had to stream our talk into the hallway!
While our guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, some of our DocuSign developers shared how easily you can integrate DocuSign into Salesforce. They shared latest available to our customers, including custom buttons, our step-by-step code recipes, and even DocuSign Payments, which enables the ability to collect payments at the same time when documents are signed.
DocuSign Developer Sessions
Some of our amazing DocuSign engineers led sessions throughout the week! Check out some of the highlights below.
- Streamlining Digital Processes with DocuSign and Lightning
Andy Tzou, Senior Product Manager, introduced DocuSign for Salesforce’s new Lightning custom buttons for automating common tasks and standardizing processes. He demoed how to create a custom button, showcasing how it can save you time, reduce errors, and help you close deals faster.
- Using Heroku and Apache Camel to Create Open Source Integrations with Salesforce
Mikhail Voronin, Senior Software Engineer, presented how to use Apache Camel and Heroku to create a variety of integrations. This allows our customers who work with multiple software products integrate them with Salesforce quickly and efficiently.
- E-signatures: Extending DocuSign for Salesforce with Lightning & Apex
Ken Naku, Software Engineer, led a session to show you how to leverage Lightning and Apex to bring DocuSign for Salesforce directly into Gmail and Outlook.
- DocuSign Labs: Beyond the managed package
Ken Naku also led a DocuSign Labs session to teach you how to how to extend DocuSign for Salesforce functionality with new Lightning custom buttons and invokable actions.
- DocuSign Labs: Customized builds and the future
Fred Wade, Director of Engineering, led this DocuSign Labs session, where he showed, step by step, code recipes now available and what’s to come. For all DocuSign for Salesforce recipes click here.
As part of the Dreamforce Developer Forest, we sponsored a “mini-hack” challenge. Participants in the Mini Hack Basin (an area with desks, chairs, and power outlets) were able to use the Salesforce Lightning App Builder and DocuSign for Salesforce to build a custom button that sends a DocuSign envelope. Those who participated in the mini-hack challenge were entered into a raffle to win a GoPro 6. Check back — as the winner will be announced soon!
In case you missed Dreamforce or just need a consolidated list, here’s a summary of the DocuSign developer-related resources:
- DocuSign Developer Center
- DocuSign for Salesforce (AppExchange)
- DocuSign for Salesforce (DocuSign)
- DocuSign Salesforce recipes
- DocuSign developer blog
- DocuSign developer newsletter signup
Thank you to each and every developer who brainstormed, innovated, and imagined with us during Dreamforce 2017! We had a fantastic time and look forward to next year.