I was at the Salesforce AppForce Conference in San Francisco today to see Infopia's eBay/Salesforce Mashup demoed. I played matchmaker for Infopia and Salesforce -- I hooked them up about a month ago, and in a very short time Infopia integrated their product into Salesforce. It seemed to get a good reception at the show. Here's Eric and Ralf from Infopia demoing the product to a Salesforce employee:
Here are more pics of the conference.
I hadn't heard Marc Benioff speak before -- that guy is good! It shows how passionate he is about technology, and he way more techno-hip than me. (he has a Writely account, and he demoed it on stage)
Other stuff of interest from the show:
- Lots of mentions of various online spreadsheets. JotSpot Tracker, iRows, and NumSum. I went and tried out iRows, and it is neat-o. Check out my spreadsheet of bands and their lead guitarists. I've set it to public read/write, so feel free to play around with it. I also tried out JotSpot Tracker -- it worked pretty well too (no public sharing in Tracker. sorry.) Don't like the name, though. "Tracker" is the name of eBay's internal project management tool, and I'd have a hard time shedding the word "spreadsheet."
- Ken Norton gave a great talk on application design. Ken doesn't blog often, but he has some must read posts, including this one on his Enron experience.
- Marc Benioff thinks Google hosted email is going to be very big. He wants to get rid of his Exchange servers. Is it just me, or does Marc seem to really dislike software?
If you are going to the eBay Developers Conference you can see Adam Gross from Salesforce show off the Infopia/eBay app and the Skype application for AppExchange.