Salesforce – Texas Edition

A look at learnings from Texas Dreamin’

Salesforce experts in Texas share thought leadership at the annual Texas Dreamin’ conference. Smartbridge not only was a sponsor and held a speaking session, but consultants also enjoyed expanding their own knowledge.

I recently participated in the exhilarating Salesforce Texas Dreamin’ conference, the premier Salesforce event held in the heart of Austin, Texas! As a passionate Salesforce enthusiast, this gathering was a dream come true. Texas Dreamin’ brought together a diverse community of Salesforce professionals, admins, developers, and Trailblazers, all united by their shared love for the Salesforce ecosystem.

Over the course of the event, I was immersed in a whirlwind of inspiring keynotes, informative breakout sessions, and hands-on workshops, each designed to elevate my skills and deepen my knowledge of the Salesforce platform. The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the opportunity to connect and network with fellow Salesforce enthusiasts, exchanging ideas, success stories, and best practices. Texas Dreamin’ 2023 expanded my Salesforce expertise and ignited my enthusiasm for driving positive change through technology.

Here are a few of the best takeaways that have stuck with me over the days following the event:

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Discovery as a Dialogue, by Jodi Hrbek

For a successful discovery process, it’s not just about uncovering business objectives; it’s a chance for us to align our expectations, delve into the potential consequences of design choices, and even share our unique perspectives. Throughout our discussions, we should provide valuable talk tracks and practical examples, allowing us to visualize how these concepts can be applied. With a powerful discussion, we are armed with the knowledge and insights needed to make informed decisions and drive impactful outcomes.

Softer Side of Salesforce Admin Role

Combining the Power of Clicks and Code, by Warren Walters

In this session I gained invaluable knowledge and skills, empowering me to effortlessly blend configuration and code to craft solutions that not only tackle real-world business challenges but also do so with unparalleled seamlessness and effectiveness. We were given great insight on how to build a foundation of flexibility, scalability, and efficiency, enabling us to shape the Salesforce landscape and unlock endless possibilities for success.


An Admin’s Guide to Git, by Jack McCurdy

Git for non-coders offered an introduction to source control. By exploring the advantages of source control for various metadata types, administrators can grasp its significance. Furthermore, the session served as a stepping stone into the realm of Salesforce DevOps.

Revisit the Power of SOQL for Admins, by Ishrat Bhatti

SOQL is overlooked and considered by admins a part of the developer’s toolkit. However, it can help admins supercharge their skills and generate results faster. In situations where admins need quick information about something in their instance, it can be a huge time saver.


Smartbridge Booth at Texas Dreamin’

Smartbridge promoted “Salesforce Therapy Sessions”. It’s not too late! Book yours here!

From Admin to Adminloper, by Dee Hamori & Ishrat Bhatti

The session really brought back my confidence in learning to code back on high. Hearing about the journey from a no code background to becoming a developer is very refreshing and makes it sound more achievable than before. It was very nice of them to include resources for us to refer to when wanting to start our own coding journey.


As the event ended, I couldn’t help but reflect on the transformative experience it had been. Texas Dreamin’ left an indelible mark on my Salesforce journey, equipping me with new insights, skills, and connections that will undoubtedly shape my future endeavors. I carry with me unwavering determination to make a difference in the Salesforce ecosystem and beyond.

Book a chat with the head of Salesforce services at Smartbridge if you are interested in exploring any of the topics above. We’ve got you covered as a Salesforce consulting partner and managed services provider (MSP)! 

Myself and Managing Director Venu Kari speaking on “Unlocking the Power of Automation”

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