The last two years there has been a meet and greet for the Salesforce StackExchange community at Dreamforce (2012, 2013). We have just about 3 months until this year's Dreamforce, so I wanted to get a topic up for discussion on what we can do this year before all of the other excitement takes over.

Last year I had a fantastic time at Dreamforce and one big reason for that was meeting up with some awesome SFSE members:

Salesforce StackExchange Breakfast

One of my favorite moments of the entire conference was the Salesforce StackExchange breakfast. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the StackExchange session Matt Lacey and Pat Patterson did on Monday (when drinks were originally planned), but after meeting up with Ritesh Aswaney on Wednesday, it was decided to have a SFSE breakfast the following morning. With a few quick tweets, we were able to get a few of the guys together. Hopefully next year we can plan this more than 12 hours in advance and get more people involved. Either way, it was a memorable experience and great to meet some ridiculously talented individuals.

Salesforce StackExchange Breakfast

Andy Fawcett, Jesse Altman, Daniel Hoechst, Peter Knolle, Steven Herod, Zach McElrath (left to right) Pat Patterson (behind camera)

With that in mind, I wanted to propose that we try to have another meetup. There is so much competition for time at night during Dreamforce, so I wanted to suggest we once again have a Salesforce StackExchange breakfast. It worked well last year, and I could see it working well again.

Last year we went to Mel's Drive-In on Mission St. They have really good food, so I see that working again unless someone has a better idea (it is also really close to Moscone Center). How would people feel about 7am or 7:30am on Wednesday October 15th? I realize it is early so this date may change if the night before has the concert or something. I want to find a date/time that works for everyone but that may be impossible.

Let me know what you think. Any interest?

EDIT: Please view the answer below from Daniel Hoechst for updated info regarding the breakfast. It will not be at Mel's, but rather Sears Fine Foods. Make sure you register if you are attending.

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    What a good looking group of people! ;) – Peter Knolle Jul 14 '14 at 13:31
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    Totally up for this :) Was gutted I couldn't make the breakfast last year, got smashed by the Hackathon that week! – Matt Lacey Jul 15 '14 at 3:51
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    I'm in, and I think breakfast is a winner, as long as there is plenty of coffee around. – Mark Masterson Jul 15 '14 at 13:46
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    I'm in! Early morning breakfast is best for me too. At this point, I don't have anything scheduled, so Wednesday is as good a day as any. The earlier we get to Mel's, the easier it is to get a table. – Daniel Hoechst Jul 15 '14 at 14:54
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    Sounds like a good time! I went to Mels last year and it was hands down the best breakfast I had at DF. Wednesday works for me. – Ricky Hewitt Jul 15 '14 at 15:52
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    I don't know my schedule yet, but I'd love to meet up with the StackExchange gang. – Jagular Jul 15 '14 at 17:56
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    Sounds good. This will be my first time attending Dreamforce. It would be good to get some tips from previous attendees. – Daniel Ballinger Jul 15 '14 at 21:13
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    Oh this sounds like fun. I may join you guys ;) – Double A Jul 16 '14 at 19:37
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    I am deffo up for this too, and agree a breakfast is best... (though that said, they are becoming as popular and in-demand as the evening parties these days - ever reducing the net-sleep achieved at Dreamforce each year)!! SFSE would be a top breakie choice for me though :D – Simon Lawrence Jul 21 '14 at 13:23
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    I'll try to attend, if I can drag myself out of bed that early. – Carolyn Grabill Jul 21 '14 at 20:15
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    Count me in! I'm there! – pchittum Jul 22 '14 at 14:29
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    I'm in as well --- agreed with @LaceySnr that it will be easier this year with the Hackathon NOT occurring during Dreamforce. – zachelrath Jul 22 '14 at 18:35
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    One thing...if it is a large group, I know a place we can reserve off of Union Square. Although, I can understand why Mel's would be a popular choice. – pchittum Jul 23 '14 at 10:09
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    I'd love to do this. – Timothy Jul 23 '14 at 14:24
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    Yep nice idea, great company and great food! Count me in! :-) – Andrew Fawcett Jul 25 '14 at 7:38
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To make communication a bit easier, I spun up an Eventbrite event for breakfast at Dreamforce. Signup there. If we get lots of interest, we can move the location. I can send out updates from Eventbrite as well.

UPDATE: Due to a great level of interest, we are moving this meet up to Sears Fine Foods.

SFSE at Dreamforce

  • Awesome! Thanks! – Jesse Altman Sep 15 '14 at 22:47
  • Looks like we have 14 people interested so far. – Daniel Hoechst Sep 17 '14 at 21:36
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    We are up to 22 registered! – Daniel Hoechst Oct 8 '14 at 19:41
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    Another year that I can't make it. Hopefully next year – Saariko Oct 8 '14 at 21:08
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    Just signed up. See you there in a few fays – Double A Oct 13 '14 at 18:32
  • A bunch of us are bringing shorts and stickers! – Daniel Hoechst Oct 13 '14 at 18:54
  • Err, shirts not shorts. Shorts would be cool too... – Daniel Hoechst Oct 14 '14 at 19:10
  • Great to see everyone on Wednesday! @DanielHoechst - did you post the pics somewhere? – metadaddy Oct 17 '14 at 17:45
  • I posted them on Twitter. I'll see if I can get them here too. – Daniel Hoechst Oct 18 '14 at 14:45

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