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London's Calling 2 - The Sequel

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London's Calling has been and gone for another year and I am sad.
The day flew by and as I still can't clone myself (most inconvenient), I didn't get to do and see all I wanted to. The mark of a great event is very much when your attendee's only complaint is that they couldn't choose between all the great sessions, and catch up with the 350 odd community members who were lucky enough to secure a ticket before it sold out, and speak to the sponsors in the expo, and score a new badge in the Trailhead room..... the list goes on.

We were spoilt.

The festivities actually started for me on Thursday evening with a party for MVPs, User Group Leaders, and London's Calling speakers. As a presenter and user group leader I secured two invites and duly went along.

It was a great opportunity to catch up with some members of the London community as well as meet some of the many international visitors in a more intimate setting than the main event.

It also enabled us to sing h…

The Week Of.... London's Calling

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Behind the times I know but I have just finished the TV series The Night of and it is still on my mind.

Anyway, back on topic, we are now very much in The Week of London's Calling.

This community event will always hold special place in my heart. I was there at Dreamforce 2015, sat drinking champagne in the sunshine, when the idea was captured on a napkin and the rest, as they say, is history.

See Francis' blog post for more background - http://www.radnip.com/londons-calling-what-you-missed-video-and-how-it-came-together/

Knowing the leaders as I do I have a fair idea of how much blood, sweat, and tears they have spent pulling these two events together and I know they will again be exhausted but proud come Friday evening.

To add to my attachment, the inaugural event in February 2016 was my first Salesforce speaking slot outside of user groups. It gave me the confidence and exposure to move on to present at several more events that year, including London's World Tour and Dreamfo…