Intro to App Building with Salesforce

General Assembly New York - 10 East 21st Street New York - View Map Girl Develop It NYC
Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 10:00 AM (EDT)

About this event

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

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)

Check out the Trailblazers video for more info!


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. Scholarship applications are now closed. 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.

Refund Policy

There are no refunds or make-ups for this course. If you end up being unable to attend any or all of these dates, the entire amount of your tuition will be donated to our scholarship fund to help other women who need financial assistance. Thank you for understanding. 

Your Instructor:

Carrie is a Salesforce Developer with over fifteen years of experience working as an engineer in the financial services, higher education and computer software industries. She considers herself a Salesforce junkie and lives to learn and teach Salesforce. She is the recipient of the 2016 Salesforce Trailblazer Award, presented at the TrailheaDX Developer Conference by Salesforce Co-Founder Parker Harris. She also co-leads the NYC Salesforce Women in Tech User Group. On her free time, she volunteers with non-profits to help them streamline processes using Salesforce and provides career opportunities to students in underserved schools through Salesforce Bootcamp training and mentorship programs. When not doing any of the above, she spends time with Codey, the Trailhead bear. You can follow her *fascinating* tweets here: @carrietech.

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


Saturday, Aug 19
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)


General Assembly New York
10 East 21st Street New York