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Intro to App Building with Salesforce
This class takes place on Saturday, January 27th from 9:00AM - 5:00PM with a break for lunch. The $87.50 payment covers the 7 hour class. 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 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. We're Salesforce professionals, and we're 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. What this class will cover: • 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: • Trailhead (, the fun free way to learn Salesforce • Salesforce1 Mobile App (AppStore and Google Play) Prerequisites: Students should be fairly familiar with using web and mobile applications and Googling for answers to all of life’s questions. You do not need any prior Salesforce experience. Tech Requirements: • Your laptop, not an iPad/tablet. If you do not have access to a laptop computer, please email GDI Atlanta has loaner laptops for those who do not have access to one. • A modern browser such as Chrome ( or Firefox ( installed. The visual development tools only run on a modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari 9.x and 10.x on Mac OS X, Internet Explorer 11) Financial Need: A limited number of scholarships are available for those with a financial hardship. To apply, click 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. About the teachers: Ko Forte Ko Forte is a certified Salesforce Administrator who works as a Business Analyst for Vonage Business. She supports the Customer Care organization by analyzing processes and researching Salesforce solutions that provide an efficient user experience. Her most recent projects include: Roles and Profiles, Service Cloud Feed-based Console Layout implementation, and Customer Community launch. Michelle Bura Michelle Bura is an Application Administrator who works in IT for CareerBuilder. She helps support and develop applications for the Sales & Customer Care teams. She primarily works with the Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and third-party apps such as Skuid. Michelle became a Salesforce user 7 years ago as a Client Service Rep. However, she stumbled into becoming a Salesforce Admin, when a recruiter saw her resume and thought she had the skill set to become a successful admin. Three years later, Michelle has earned 3 Salesforce Certifications including Certified Salesforce Advanced Administrator. You can typically catch Michelle sharing her knowledge at the local Salesforce Saturday meetup or helping organize local GDI classes. Teacher Assistants: Along with the teacher, the class has Teacher Assistants (TAs). TAs are available during class to help troubleshoot any questions and help with exercises. If you are interested in volunteering as a TA for this class, please email Refunds and Minimum Enrollment: Refunds are only offered if a class is canceled or rescheduled by GDI Atlanta. No refunds are awarded to students who cancel or don't show up. If fewer than 5 students register for this class, GDI Atlanta may postpone or cancel it. All attendees are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct (

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