Summarizing Indiadreamin 2017 Experiences Featuring – Sharif Shaalan

Indian Salesforce Community this 30th September ‘17, witnessed the biggest Salesforce community driven conference around the globe, which surely turned out to fulfill the dreams of many in terms of networking, learning, sharing the same stage, displaying their expertise to the Salesforce superstars congregate here for one reason, to attend Indiadreamin’17 and witness the power of community. With huge success associated and before the chants go misty, I would love to learn more about what experience these Salesforce gems had, being here in India. So for the reason I am starting this blog series “Summarizing Indiadreamin 2017 Experiences ” to learn and share what the experts feel for Indian Salesforce Community and certainly Indiadreamin’17. Let’s read more about “Summarizing Indiadreamin 2017 Experiences Featuring – Sharif Shaalan”.



Sharif Shaalan

5x MVP, 8x Certified, Manager, Technical Architect manager at RoundCorner, Co-host of the yappexchange podcast  Blog

Session at Indiadreamin-2017: Agile scrum Methodology: How do I play my part to ensure success?


An all-round expert in the field of, an active contributor to the Salesforce community who recently crossed the 10,000 mark in Answers Community , he shares his knowledge with others through developer forums, answering countless questions and tweets, publishing blogs and podcasts like YappExchange and much much more! In addition to this, he dons multiple hats – of an op selling sales rep, Salesforce Trainer, Salesforce Admin, Sales Operations Manager, Business Analyst, Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant, Solution Architect and Technical Architect!

Principal Salesforce Consultant at Agile Cloud Consulting, he also works as the Technical Architect Manager at Roundcorner, holds 6 certifications and is a #Baldforce member.

Let’s start with moments, Sharif loved the most. Here are a few pictures, I’m sure these would refresh your memory and even take your heart away.

Taj Momento Session

Here are a few questions I sent over and the their responses:-

☁ Please share your before Indiadreamin expectation?

Sharif : Going into India Dreamin I had high expectations knowing the team that was organizing the event. Honestly the event exceeded my high expectations in the organization and overall execution for it being the first India Dreamin.
☁ What you enjoyed and liked the most attending Indiadreamin?

Sharif : Meeting the people in the India Salesforce ecosystem. I have worked for years with many developers in India and interacted with the community through the Trailblazer community. I knew many faces from social media so it was great to see everyone in person.
Thupb {The feelings are the same either side, pleasure is all ours.}

☁ Please share your after Indiadreamin experience; did it match your expectations?

Sharif : From the welcome ceremony to the closing WIT session the event did not disappoint.  My high expectations were exceeded and i can truthfully say it was one of the best and most memorable Salesforce events i have ever attended!
Thupb☁ Will you be attending Indiadreamin next year and what do you expect next year, your feedback will surely help us improving your experience next year.

Sharif : Yes! God willing I plan on coming again. I expect the event to live up to the high bar that was set this year : ) Possibly having it for 1 1/2 to 2 days next year would give us even more time to interact and learn with the community.
Thupb  {We’ve noted that Sharif, you surely gonna see all your valuable inputs got implemented at #Indiadreamin18}

☁ Words for the organizing team.

Sharif : Thank You! From meeting us at the airport, to organizing the event to post event activities such as the Taj Mahal trip I know there were many sleepless nights to pull this off.
Thupb{Indeed Sharif, but all our efforts got paid off with you all Salesforce gems leaving #Indiadreamin17 with great memories both side}

☁ Words for Student attendees, any suggestions for Students and Salesforce aspirants.

Sharif : Use Trailhead and feel free to reach out to any of us, we love to help and lead the community in the right direction when it comes to Salesforce and career development! We means your local India User Group Leaders, MVP’s, and mentors as well as all of the visitors that came in from other places. We are easily accessible through the Trailblazer community and Twitter.
☁ Words for the Indian Salesforce Community.

Sharif :Keep up the great work and support all of the community activities as this is what fosters the creation and execution of great community led events such as India Dreamin.

It’s all pleasure listening to you and your overall experiences this Indiadreamin-2017. Thanks Sharif for helping me complete this write-up and for listing down your amazing answers.

This really had been once in a life moment for Indian Salesforce Community, as team Indiadreamin surely delivered the unexpected and unmatched experience to each attendee. The rigorous efforts, sleepless nights, teamwork just got paid off. We are committed to deliver more fun, excitement, learning and more grandeur conference next year at Indiadreamin-2018.

In case you’ve missed the opportunity to attend Indiadreamin’17, please feel free to learn more here:

Important links to other blogs: – by Abhinav Gupta – by David Liu – by Amy Oplinger – (Summarizing Indiadreamin 2017 Experiences Featuring – Rustam Nurgudin) – (Summarizing Indiadreamin 2017 Experiences Featuring – Tim Lockie) –  (Summarizing Indiadreamin 2017 Experiences Featuring – Fabrice Cathala)

Hope you enjoyed the amazing responses we are getting from the Salesforce world about our own Indiadreamin-2017, this surely sets an example on how amazing we are and what amazing things we can bring together.

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