Intro to App Building with Salesforce

Salesforce East - 350 Mission St., 5th Floor San Francisco - View Map Girl Develop It San Francisco
Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 10:00 AM (PDT)

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?

• 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:

• 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.

Tech Requirements:  

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

Employer Reimbursements:

Check out this info sheet about getting course fees covered by your employer.


Payment is required to attend. If you'd like to attend but cannot afford the cost, click here to request a scholarship. Due to the number of applications, only the scholarship recipients will receive an email a few days before the workshop. Thank you for your understanding!

Course Slides:

Food will not be provided.

About the teacher:

Carolyn Grabill 

Carolyn is a Lead Software Development Engineer at Salesforce, where she works on data loading and caching for the Lightning Experience platform. She previously worked on globalization, database schema services, and picklist custom fields at Salesforce. When she's not coding, you can find her playing team trivia, studying Japanese, or sewing costumes. @CarolynCodes on Twitter.

All attendees 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, Jun 24
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)


Salesforce East
350 Mission St., 5th Floor San Francisco