Intro to App Building with Salesforce

Grand Circus - 1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit - View Map Girl Develop It Detroit
Sat, Jan 20, 2018, 10:00 AM (EST)

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 300,000 job openings for 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!

This is not a sales pitch. I’m a Salesforce professional, and I’m passionate about bringing diversity to the tech sector and helping women learn about powerful career options.

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?

• App-building concepts including data modeling, user interfaces, business logic, reports, dashboards, and mobile.

• Hands-on and guided project building to build a sample app in one day.

• 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:

Trailhead (, the fun free way to learn Salesforce

Salesforce1 Mobile App (AppStore and Google Play)


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

Tech Requirements:

Please bring a laptop, not an iPad/tablet. The visual development tools only run on a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari 9.x and 10.x on Mac OS X, Internet Explorer 11).

Financial Need:

A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click here ( and submit by June 16. 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.

*Report obtained under license from Burning Glass Technologies. Data from July 2015-June 2016.

About the teacher:

Kathryn Powell

Senior Manager of Information Systems, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

Note: This class will run from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a 45 minute break for lunch.

Please send any questions, comments, or concerns to


Saturday, Jan 20
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)


Grand Circus
1570 Woodward Avenue Detroit