Past Meetup

Intro to App Building with Salesforce

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28 people went

Price: $60.00 /per person

IndieDesk DTLA

333 South Grand Ave. · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

IndieDesk is located on the 4th floor of the Wells Fargo tower. Check in with security, take the elevator to the 4th floor, then follow the signs to IndieDesk

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Interested in an in-demand career with salaries up to six-figures? The job market for Salesforce professionals is growing, with over 100,000 job openings for the Salesforce skills created last year*. In this class, you'll get a crash course in building simple employee-facing business apps that run on both a web browser and a mobile device - without writing any code!

This is not a sales pitch. I’m a Salesforce developer, and I’m passionate about bringing diversity to the tech sector and helping women learn about powerful career options.

Whether you’re familiar with Salesforce from your work experience or are just looking for a career in a hot field, join us to learn about app-building on Salesforce.

*Report obtained under license from Burning Glass Technologies. Data from June 2014-June 2015.


• What is Salesforce and what are the career opportunities for Salesforce Admins and Developers?

• App-building concepts including data modeling, user interfaces, business logic, reports, dashboards, and mobile.

• Hands-on and guided project building to build a sample app in one day.

• Introduction to Trailhead (, a fun online learning platform for Salesforce.

• Resources for connecting with the Salesforce community (

The tools for learning to develop with Salesforce are free:

• Developer Edition ( account

• Salesforce1 Mobile App (AppStore and Google Play)

• Trailhead (, the fun free way to learn Salesforce


This class takes place on Saturday, February 4th from 9:00am to 3:30pm with a break for lunch.

Preparation and Prerequisites

Students should be fairly familiar with using internet and mobile applications and Googling for answers to all of life’s questions. You do not need any prior Salesforce experience.

What to Bring

Please bring a laptop*, not an iPad/tablet. The visual development tools only run on a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 9 or later).

* No laptop? We have a limited number of laptops we can loan to students during class. Please fill out our Laptop Request form ( to let us know you need to borrow one!


A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, fill out the scholarship form here ( Scholarship applicants will be notified a week before the class begins. Class capacity does not impact scholarship students. Check out this info sheet ( about getting course fees covered by your employer.

Did you know you can earn free classes by participating as a Teaching Assistant? Every hour you spend volunteering as a TA earns you a free hour of class time! Get more details and sign up to be a TA at our Get Involved page (


We're here to help! If you have additional questions or would like to talk further before signing up for a class, please contact us at losangeles [at] girldevelopit dot com.

No Refunds

If you can no longer attend the class you signed up and paid for, your payment will be donated to the local chapter scholarship fund. You can help another woman in need!

About teacher Gillian Bruce

Gillian Bruce is an Admin Evangelist at Salesforce, working to empower, inspire, and celebrate Salesforce system administrators around the world. Since joining Salesforce in 2010, Gillian’s been a champion for driving admin success in several roles across the company. She loves the Salesforce community, her hometown of San Francisco, and is part mermaid.

Our events are women-inclusive, not women-exclusive. Anyone is welcome to attend our events and classes. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct. (