Developer oriented activities and sessions have been a part of Knowledge since the first knowledge event in 2010. And every year based on feedback from the attendees, we kept adding to the number of developer sessions. And every year developers wanted even more. So this year in addition to the 140 developer oriented sessions and activities we had at Knowledge, we decided to do a post conference just for developers. When we started planning the event, we didnt quite know what to expect in terms of attendance. We were blown away by the response - and had to scramble to add capacity, repeat many of the sessions to accommodate the demand and increase the number of slots we had for taking the certification exam.
Here are a few highlights
Keynote by Pat Casey and Fred Luddy - Pat and Fred went down the memory lane on how ServiceNow has evolved over years and our incredible customers. One of the things that resonated with me was a comment made by Fred on his goal of making the platform accessible to a larger group of developers to build apps. He noted that those that have invested in older technologies are usually reluctant to adopt a new tool, but any tool that gives power to a wider audience always wins. This is true of most disruptive technologies and certainly about out platform which enables a wide spectrum of developers.
Workshops and Breakouts - Great technical content - most of it at intermediate and advanced level. We have made all the content available here. In the coming days, we will record the most popular ones and share it with the community.
HackZone - It was fun to watch developers control disco lights with ServiceNow. Also, interesting was the ideas it triggered - one developer wanted to integrate a card reader into his facility management app, another wanted to integrate SmartThings in a data center to pinpoint the rack where the failed CI is located.
Certified Application Developer - we introduced a brand new certification. rbeeman if officially the first certified developer. Congrats Robert!
Meet the experts at Developer Lounge and the booths we had for the developer program, community and store. Lot of great conversation and ideas. Please keep the conversation and questions going in this community.
Party at House of Blues - what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas :-)