September 29, 2015
Autopilot’s Journey to Dreamforce and Back
Two weeks ago, the customer-facing team at Autopilot went to the Super Bowl of Software, the massive carnival of geekery, and the conference of the year for entrepreneurs… Dreamforce. The whole week was a blast with great conversations, parties galore, and demo after demo at the Autopilot booth. A big thank you to our partners-in-crime: Narrative for making the world’s most wearable camera and letting us share your story with the world. And Twilio for powering our text messages and promoting the Autopilot booth. You’re remarkable. Read on for a quick rehash of the week, in pictures.
Walking into the conference
Over 150,000 people made the trek to San Francisco for Dreamforce. You could tell, the city was bumpin’ 24⁄7 for the whole week! One of the outside stages where keynotes and such were streamed. On the screen, Lightning Man (aka Parker Harris, Salesforce co-founder) making a guest appearance. Lightning bolt staff included. Dreamforce attendees donated over 1 million books to put on the shelves of classrooms and libraries all around the world. #DFgives Iconic shot from the level above the expo. Our CMO takes this same picture every year! Storify picked up his pic in their Living the Dream at Dreamforce post. Techies, developers, execs, Salesforce admins, marketers, and more… You shoulda seen our content marketer and designer duke it out in Mattel’s Hot Wheels racing contest at Dreamforce.
Running the booth
Our marketing, sales, and customer success team split booth shifts throughout the week, and had tons of interesting conversations with potential customers, partners, and friends. Anne and Dylan setting up the two demo stations. Open for business. Our CEO Mike Sharkey presenting in the expo hall on the ROI of marketing automation. Are you ready to acquire, reactivate, retain, and grow? Working hard at the booth.
Dreamforce? More like Partyforce. ;) Dylan, Anne, Sander, and Hadley taking a break from the busyness to party it up. Zuora threw a bash to remember. Mike Sharkey cracking up our friends at G2Crowd. The Salesforce Ventures party! We recently got funded by them… Team drinks with an Autopilot customer.
Ready to rock
Foo Fighters, The Killers, and Gary Clark Jr. performed at Dreamfest this year, and raised over 10 million dollars for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. Remarkable. The crowds gathering around the stage. Getting ready for the show. Foo Fighters are coming on soon. Rockin’ out. There goes my hero. Again, a huge thank you to Narrative and Twilio for your partnership. And to Salesforce for putting on another stellar Dreamforce. We had a blast. See you there next year…