WHY YOU SHOULDN'T ATTEND DREAMFORCE 2015
It’s that time of the year again, when techies all over the world make a beeline for the largest software conference the world – Dreamforce. And this time around, the “phenomenon” is taking place at San Francisco.
You are probably tired of the hullabaloo on what’s so great about Dreamforce. So, here’s a refresher—some reasons on why you should not be attending this “four days of madness” event that’s happening between September 15 and 18.
On the morning of the 15th, participants at Dreamforce will head straight to the Moscone Convention Center. What’s on offer? 1,500+ breakout sessions, 350+ partners displaying their wares at the Cloud Expo, literally thousands of product demos from Salesforce and partners, and more. Dreamforce 2014 was bigger and better than ever, and Dreamforce 2015 is expected to outdo that.
Okay, so, Dreamforce educates and enriches, all right. But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, right? As if the sessions and events on offer weren’t enough, there’s “fun element” thrown in too. Naïve, right? Who wants to be pampered at the welcome reception and then taken to the Dreamforce Gala that’s replete with tons of partner parties and countless opportunities to interact with fellow attendees? Not you!
Bah! All this nonsense about networking. What are the chances of running into someone worthwhile? Walking into the campground and seeing all the conversations happening gives you the creeps. For starters, would you fit in? Who would you talk to? Would you find the person you need to meet?
You’ve had enough of the city of the Golden Gate Bridge. Seriously, who cares for the gorgeous scenery or the fresh air at the Golden Gate Park or the spectacular sky view from the View Lounge of the Marriot Marquis? As for the hike at Land’s End or losing your way inside the labyrinth, c’mon, that’s for the kids! You can skip the delicious food and great drinks at the event too—it’s going to be ho-hum anyway, right?
To cut a long story short, Dreamforce’15 is all about enriching yourself with knowledge, staying updated, networking, and self-improvement (not to forget truckloads of fun) that will change your life. But you aren’t looking for a change, are you?