Web Services SIG: Salesforce APIs and AppExchange



  • The Monthly Meeting of the Web Services SIG

    NOTE: This event is co-hosted with the JAVA SIG.


    Salesforce APIs and AppExchange

    Salesforce.com, the global leader in on-demand CRM, features award-winning Web services APIs, easily consumed in Java. Bringing in more than 20% of salesforce.com's overall traffic, the Sforce API has become the world's most used enterprise Web services API. Join us to hear how salesforce.com designed this easy-to-use API, how the architecture works, and how to make use of it to build your own applications using the ever-popular AppExchange platform.

    About the Presenters

    Chris Fry, Development Manager SalesForce

    Chris Fry is a Development Manager at Salesforce.com where he runs the Web Services team. Salesforce.com's Web Services API handles more than 30% of the traffic to the site and over 10 million calls a day. Prior to joining Salesforce he ran the Web Services team for BEA's Weblogic Server and led the Streaming API for XML (JSR-173) a Java standard. He received his PhD in Computer Science from UCSD and is an expert in XML and Web Service technologies.

    Simon Fell, Principal Member of the Technical Staff SalesForce

    Simon Fell is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at salesforce.com, where he leads the development of the Sforce Web services API. Launched in June 2003, Sforce is one of the world’s most widely used enterprise Web services, accounting for over 40% of the total transactions on salesforce.com. Simon is also the author of PocketSOAP and 4s4c, which are popular open source tools for using Web services with Windows. As one of the original members of the SOAPBuilders interop forum, Simon has over 5 years experience working with Web services.

    Nils Gilman, Director of Developer Marketing SalesForce

    Nils Gilman is Director of Developer Marketing for salesforce.com. Prior to joining salesforce.com, Nils ran product marketing for WebLogic Portal and WebLogic Workshop at BEA Systems for two and a half years, and before that ran product marketing for Plumtree Software. He holds a Ph.D. in Intellectual History from UC Berkeley.


    Event Logistics


    eBay's Silicon Valley Conference Center
    2161 North First Street
    San Jose, CA 95131


    101 From San Francisco:

    • Take the US-101 SOUTH
    • Take the BROKAW ROAD/FIRST STREET exit - go 0.3 mi
    • Turn on E BROKAW RD - go 0.2 mi
    • Turn on N 1ST ST - go 0.5 mi
    • Make a U-turn at ,GUADALUPE PKY onto N 1ST ST - go 0.2 mi
    • Arrive at 2161 N 1ST ST, SAN JOSE

    101 From San Jose:

    • Take the US-101 NORTH
    • Take the BROKAW ROAD/FIRST STREET exit - go 0.4 mi
    • Turn on E BROKAW RD - go 0.1 mi
    • Turn on N 1ST ST - go 0.5 mi
    • Make a U-turn at ,GUADALUPE PKY onto N 1ST ST - go 0.2 mi
    • Arrive at 2161 N 1ST ST, SAN JO


    6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration / Networking / Refreshments / Pizza
    7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presentations and Discussion


    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members
    No charge for SDForum members
    No registration required

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