This week I'm attending my first Dreamforce conference, the annual Salesforce.com "user conference."
I put user conference in quotes because, although that's where Dreamforce started, over the years it has evolved into something much, much larger. There are nearly 100,000 attendees and over 1,000 sessions covering topics ranging from starting up a new company to collaboration to meditation. Keynote speakers include Marissa Meyer from Yahoo and Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook. Green Day and Blondie are playing a concert for attendees. The breadth and depth of the topics is simply mind-boggling.
The vibe and energy at the conference is amazing. . . . [more]