Are there any plans to hold an SFSE meetup/event at DF18? We've managed this in previous years (although I don't believe one was held last year).
I attended the joint SFSE/dev group event at DF16 and enjoyed meeting others. It would be good to hold something similar (joint or SFSE only) for DF18. I'm happy to help organize if it makes sense to pull together a committee.
Salesforce are unable to help us find a space, but they are offering us a budget of 500 USD to put towards food etc. which is great.
Hoping to secure a space through Salesforce themselves that may or may not come with catering. They've just closed the window for applications so hopefully I'll hear back in the coming weeks as to whether or not they'll be assisting us with a venue for a get together. If this falls through we should definitely try and find a space we can use, though they are getting harder and harder to come by at Dreamforce. More and more Salesforce partners have been sorting out their own spaces for hosting events and the like, so perhaps we could find a friendly company to host us if the Salesforce option falls through.
If for whatever reason Salesforce is unable to secure a space at Dreamforce, I have requested that our shared office space in San Francisco be available for any date during the event. The office is near the embarcadero (1.5 miles away from Moscone Center)
Let me know if I should follow up on the request on my side.