Here on the Connect Community Corner, we’re finally winding down from the holidays and looking forward to a great year in 2017! Looking back at last year, I wanted to share some of the Connect team’s highlights from 2016 and some fun facts about the year on the Corner.
Our quarterly contribution contests, which let members compete against each other based on their category (Rainmakers, non-Rainmakers, and Data Defenders) continued throughout the year, and we had a few members - @Stingray and @Wayne949 - win more than once! Check out the current contest blog to see how you can join the competition, and congrats again to everybody who won in 2016!
We ended the year halfway through our Season of Giving contest benefitting Habitat for Humanity. This is one of our favorite events of the year here at Connect because it since it both rewards our community and contributes to a fantastic organization. Read the wrap-up blog to check our list of winners and to see details for our volunteer activity with Habitat on March 9th. You can even join us for the event in person if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area!
We were so thrilled to meet up with some of our Data Defenders and Champions that were able to attend Dreamforce this year! In case you didn’t know, one of the perks of being in these programs is a free pass to Salesforce’s annual conference in San Francisco that attracted over 170,000 registrations from 83 countries last year. After the event, one of our Data Defenders/Champions that attended, @HeadySteam1, provided a recap blog of his own Dreamforce Experience to give everybody insight into what all the fuss is about.
In 2016 we increased our activity on Facebook & Twitter to make sure you’re always up-to-date on the latest Connect news and events. We also use these channels to share content in areas of interest to our members, so make sure to follow us on these accounts if you are not already!