Started in July 2017 and led by Mary Tagler (@yramtSFDC) and Jane Stilling @JaneSFDC, Chicago Salesforce Saturdays meets in and around Chicago once a month. We’re a newer chapter, but there has a been a lot of enthusiasm around Salesforce Saturdays. We meet to collaborate, train, mentor, Trailblaze, hang out and have fun. In 2018, we’re hoping to bring you, even more, Salesforce Saturdays.
Trailblazer Community link: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F93A000000Lf5W
I get the chance to be a mentor, student, and collaborator with folks from all different SF skill levels and industries. The open format of the meetings allows for the flexibility to make the meeting meet the needs of the attendees that day.
I love coming because it gives you a chance to have a regular conversation with others who are working, or have already worked, through similar issues and learning experiences. Online communities are awesome, but there’s no substitute for person-to-person interaction, especially when trying to resolve problems or learn more. The varied experience levels with a group like this are truly an asset!
The less formal nature of Salesforce Saturdays is great to make it whatever you want or need it to be that month. You can just use it as some extra time to dig into Trailhead, get a fresh set of eyes on something you have been troubleshooting, expand your skill set by helping someone else on a project or simply hang out and connect with other Admin.