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I hope you are doing well! 😀
A little bit of background before we get started. Dreamforce. It is on the top of my bucket list ever since I started working on the Salesforce Platform. When the Call for Presentations for this year’s Dreamforce 2019 was opened, I submitted my first ever developer track proposals! And… thanks to God and Salesforce, one of my developer track proposals got accepted! 😍 I can’t find words to describe how happy and excited I was. It would be my first ever Dreamforce, both speaking and attending.
I was assigned an awesome session owner from Salesforce, Ernie Maldonado, he was very kind, supportive and provided great feedback to make it a successful session. After a month long journey of learning, building, collaboration and presentation design, I was all set for my first ever Dreamforce! And… I couldn’t make it due to a last minute emergency. But, I didn’t want it to stop me from sharing my idea with my fabulous Salesforce Ohana.
So here is a 3 part blog post series on Building TV Dashboards with Salesforce Data, Platform Events and a Raspberry Pi. Without further ado, let’s get started.
Save time on ad-hoc reporting and meetings to discuss results
Helps focus on key metrics
Promotes data-driven conversations and helps in data-driven decision making
And this is the final product!
Now, Let’s learn how to build one!
First, here are a few things that we need:
A Salesforce Org (I am using a Trailhead Playground)
A Raspberry Pi (I am using a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+)Why? – It is the brains of the project.What is it? – It is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that enabled people to explore computing, learn to code and build amazingly cool things. Personally, it is my go-to platform when building IoT projects & prototyping.
Strawberry Milkshake & Pizza (jk, totally optional)
Also, here is the GitHub Repo for the project: https://github.com/Minerva18/tv-dashforce
For the ease of readability & structure I’ve divided this tutorial into a series of blog posts. This is the first one in the series and here are the links to the other two:
I am a passionate coder who loves to learn new things and solve problems with the help of coding.
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