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Intro to Mobile App Building

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Price: $80.00 /per person
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This is a 2 part class taking place on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th from 10:00AM - 2:30PM each day with a break for lunch.

Mobile apps are everywhere in our personal lives, and now in many businesses, too. We use them everyday, but making them may seem daunting. Join us in this class, where we will demystify mobile app development by building a simple enterprise business app without writing any code.

Using visual app-building tools on the Salesforce1 Platform, you will point, click, drag & drop your way to creating cloud database tables, mobile user interfaces, and simple business logic. Your sample app will run in a web browser and on a mobile device.

In this class, we'll give an overview of mobile app development and you will spend most of your time hands-on, learning the major concepts. Note that drag & drop app building is an approach that's common in many platforms, but we'll build on the Salesforce1 Platform for this class.

The Salesforce1 Platform is used by small, medium, and enterprise customers to run their business. In addition to the standard Sales, Service, and Marketing applications, customers build all kinds of custom business applications on the Salesforce1 Platform, from Recruiting to Inspections to Volunteer Management. More app examples here (

Also, Salesforce skills are in high demand. Last year alone, 300,000+ jobs requiring Salesforce skills were created and Salesforce was listed as one of the fasted growing tech skills by

We will be using Trailhead ( for the class exercises. Before coming to class, please familiarize yourself with this site. If you still have questions, we will be happy to answer them in class as we start the exercises.

What this class will cover:

• What is mobile app development?

• How can drag & drop tools make app building faster and easier?

• Lots of hands-on to build a real, working app that is yours to keep

• Resources for future self-guided learning online


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.

Tech Requirements:
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).

About the teacher:

Mary Scotton (@rockchick322004 ( has over 20 years of experience in enterprise software and loves the ease of development in the cloud. As one of the early members of the Platform Product Management team at Salesforce, Mary designed the core “point & click” tools that make customization and app building accessible to non-programmers. She holds several patents for those designs. These days, she spends her time educating, enabling, and having fun with the awesome Salesforce Admin and Developer community. She is focused on raising the visibility of underrepresented people in tech, and encourages hard conversations and radical inclusivity.

About Salesforce:

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 Customer Relationship Management (CRM), empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: (

Check out the local Salesforce developer group: Philly Force ( and join the user group, Philadelphia Salesforce User Group to continuing learning more.

Unemployed or in financial distress and interested in taking this class? Apply for a scholarship (

All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (