Equality is one of our core values at Salesforce, so we are proud to be sponsoring the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing for the 8th time this year! A crew of Salesforce engineers, managers, and recruiters will descend on Orlando from October 4–6 to learn, network, and introduce the next generation of women in technology to our engineering Ohana. And we sure have a lot to show them, with our biggest booth to-date, 2 co-sponsored networking events, 9 speakers, and 89 total employee attendees!
Visit us at booth #2501 in the Career Fair area on the 2nd floor of the convention center for a mental break from the craziness that is Grace Hopper. Our Hawaiian-inspired booth will have stations where you can recharge (yourself and your devices), color a mural, play a Trailhead game, and check out our Salesforce office in a VR experience. Can’t be there in person? Follow along on Twitter and Instagram, and watch for a special Snapchat takeover of @SalesforceEdu by one of our VIPs.
Throughout the conference, Salesforce employees will be speaking on topics ranging from TechOps to drones. Here’s the full schedule of our speakers:
Once you’ve built out your talk schedule, mark your calendars for another opportunity to socialize on Thursday, October 5. At lunch time, we are co-hosting a social celebrating Women of Color in technical roles with Microsoft from 11:30–12:30 in Hyatt Plaza International Ballroom H. Bring your appetite!
And of course, we’ll be conducting interviews throughout. The Futureforce University Recruiting Program (Salesforce’s global university recruiting program dedicated to attracting, retaining and cultivating next generation talent) will be on-site with us all week to chat with students interested in internships in both product research and development as well as infrastructure engineering. Curious what it’s like to work at Salesforce? Check out this post by three recent interns!
With so many things going on, it’s important to plan ahead to make the most of your Grace Hopper experience! In addition to banking up sleep this week, here are some tips from previous attendees: