2020 Year in Review — Part 1


2020 started quietly, like any other. The first London meetup was Einstein Analytics where the number of people doing dry January meant that there was more than enough booze to for the rest of us. The following day was the London Salesforce Developers, where 60 odd people headed over to PWC’s offices to hear about Heroku and the Spring 21 release of Salesforce. London’s Calling needed bios and headshots, and tickets were selling like hotcakes.


Two meetups for the Developers in February. First a fireside chat with Wade Wegner at Salesforce Tower on 5th, talking about Evergreen (now Salesforce Functions) and more. Little did we know this would be the last trip to the tower of 2020. Then on 12th we had our Dreamforce Global Gathering at Deloitte’s offices in Clerkenwell Green. Little did we know (2) that this would be the last time we would meet in person.


The London Salesforce Developers decided not to hold a meetup in March, as the London’s Calling community conference was taking place and that typically consumes most of the community’s energy. At BrightGen we’d had our dry run day in early March with everyone working from home and it had been pretty straightforward. Which was handy as we went completely remote the following week, although with offices still open for the odd face to face meeting.

CTO at BrightGen, author Visualforce Development Cookbook, multi Salesforce Developer MVP. Salesforce Certified Technical Architect. I am the one who codes.