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January 11, 2008

Tour de Force

Our first developer event of the year is next week and its free. Come check out what we are doing with Apex, visualforce pages, and the platform.

January 17th, 2008 9-6

The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street

FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:


Marc Benioff
Chairman & CEO
salesforce.com

Marc Andreessen
Co-founder & CTO
Ning, Inc.

Parker Harris
EVP, Technology
salesforce.com


SESSIONS:

Track 1: Force.com Fundamentals
Who Should Attend: Salesforce admins, IT professionals and business analysts

Track 2: Apex, Visualforce & Beyond
Who Should Attend: Experienced developers and programmers

Track 3: Force.com Entrepreneurs & ISVs
Who Should Attend: Startups and prospective partners

Posted by Chris at 10:07 AM

January 07, 2008

The Golden Compass

Over vacation I finished "The Northern Lights", "The Amber Spyglass" and "The Subtle Knife" all by Philip Pullman. I wanted to go see the movie (which sucked) and so I read the books first. The books are seen as an attack on religion although I see them more as an attack on organized religion with a knod towards spirituality. They are basically dualistic (support the notion of the soul). If Pullman was really going to attack religion he should have pitched a completely mechanical/scientific world vs. a religious one. I enjoyed the series though and thought the section where the characters visited the afterworld was particularly interesting.

Posted by Chris at 07:59 PM

Bill Bryson

I just finished "Notes from a Small Island" which is about England and by Bill Bryson. Bill Bryson writes books that make me laugh out loud. Sometimes so hard I have to stop reading. He wrote "A walk in the woods" and "In a sunburned country", If you haven't read any of his books they are worth it.

Posted by Chris at 07:57 PM