Intro to App Building with Salesforce

CareerBuilder - 200 North Lasalle Street, Floor 7 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Sat, Feb 11, 2017, 10:00 AM (CST)

About this event

Interested in an in-demand career with salaries up to six-figures? The job market for Salesforce professionals is growing, with over 100,000 job openings for the Salesforce skills created last year*. In this class, you'll get a crash course in building simple employee-facing business apps that run on both a web browser and a mobile device - without writing any code! 

Whether you’re familiar with Salesforce from your work experience or are just looking for a career in a hot field, join us to learn about app-building on Salesforce.

What this class will cover:

• What is Salesforce and what are the career opportunities for Salesforce Admins and Developers?

• Crash course in app-building concepts including data modeling, user interfaces, business logic, reports, dashboards, and mobile.

• Hands-on and guided learning to build a sample app in just one day.

• An introduction to Trailhead, a fun online learning platform for Salesforce.

• Resources for connecting with the Salesforce community.

The tools for learning to develop with Salesforce are free:

• Developer Edition account 

• Salesforce1 Mobile App (AppStore and Google Play)

• Trailhead, the fun free way to learn Salesforce


Students should be fairly familiar with using internet and mobile applications and Googling for answers to all of life’s questions. You do not need any prior Salesforce experience and do not need a Salesforce license.

Cost: $60 
No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. 

Date: Saturday, February 11th from 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Host: CareerBuilder, 200 N Lasalle Street, Floor 7

Breakfast pastries will be provided by CareerBuilder.

Parking: The parking garage at 210 N Wells is one block west of the CareerBuilder building.

Instructor: Rebe de la Paz 

Rebe de la Paz is a Senior Salesforce Consultant at Rightpoint Consulting and Co-leader of the Salesforce Chicago Suburban User Group. Mom, writer, skilled trainer and Salesforce enthusiast are some of the other hats this lady wears regularly. This cat lady somehow finds time to raise a family, write and present on Saleforce, read manga, work on Salesforce training videos and dream of how to help others. Want to learn more about Rebe? Feel free to read her blog here, follow her on Twitter @Rabedela or even check out her Girly Geek of the Week interview here.

Tech Requirements:  

Please bring a laptop, not an iPad/tablet. The visual development tools only run on modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 9 or later).

Financial Need:  

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here, and complete the form by January 28th. Scholarship applicants will be notified a week before the class begins. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Check out this info sheet about getting course fees covered by your employer.

All attendees and volunteers are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

*Report obtained under license from Burning Glass Technologies. Data from June 2014-June 2015.


Saturday, Feb 11
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)


200 North Lasalle Street, Floor 7 Chicago