OREANDA-NEWS. September 21, 2016.  When I say Dreamforce, whats the first word that pops into your head?

Fun. Crazy. Amazing. Overwhelming. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Yeah, its something like that. The worlds largest cloud computing event will take over the streets of San Francisco on October 4 for four unforgettable days filled with visionary speakers, thousands of solutions, amazing networking opportunities, and endless fun. Are you one of this years 170,000+ registered attendees? If so, youre in for quite a ride and weve got just the pros to help you stay in the drivers seat.

Meet the members of Koa Club, our group of Salesforce employees who have gone the distance with the company for 10 years or more. And after a decades worth of Dreamforce festivities, you can bet they have a few words of wisdom for surviving and thriving at the big event.

Our Koa Clubbers overwhelmingly agree that its important to wear comfortable shoes theres a ton of walking involved. Another top tip: map out a plan in advance so you have time to see everything thats important to you. Read on for more, and get ready for your best Dreamforce ever (and dont worry you can always catch the events live online).

Take some time to explore. See all the new ideas, services, messaging, and other cool stuff we are doing. Feel the Dreamforce energy and then share it with the people you meet. Rob Lamb, Director, Customer Evangelism

Bring a water bottle and refill it frequently. Nick Haber, Director, Solution Engineering

Dont try to do everything. Like any good festival, pick a few must-see acts or presentations and make sure youve factored in the walk time and wait time to make it there. Carl Dempsey, VP, Solution Engineering

Make sure to tag all the sessions you want to attend in the Dreamforce app. Drinks lots of water and take lots of vitamin C Dreamforce is a marathon, not a sprint! Kathryn Bowen, Marketing Manager, Employee Engagement

Its all about portable power. Bring a USB iPhone charger or two with you, and charge them back up at night. Ill be following my own advice this year although I have ten Dreamforce events under my belt, I somehow still manage to run out of juice by noon every day! Alex Zarowny, Senior Manager, Productivity

Snacks like protein bars are key! And make sure your Uber rating is in good standing. Nick Riitano, Senior Director, Solutions Engineering

Make new friends! Talk to other attendees, and build your network. Rasmus Mencke, Product Management Senior Director

Pace yourself. Valerie Wolloch, SVP, Solution Engineering

Remember, youll be on your feet for 16 hours and will be carrying your bag everywhere, so pack light. Ryan Aull, Customers for Life Product Director

Wear comfortable clothing. That has to be number one. Jon Joseph, Director, Success Architect - Program

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