Here are some details and FAQs about Cactusforce.


Check-in and room locations

Check-in is located in the main lobby. The Welcome, Developer Sessions, Panel and Keynote will be located in the Amphitheater. Lunch, Lunch Talks, Mini Expo and BoF will be located in the Forum open area. The Architect sessions are located in the Pima and Pinal classrooms at the far end of the first floor. See this Events Floor Map (ADA Access) for details.


Parking

Event parking is located in the lot across the street at 659 E Lincon St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 on the corner of E Grant St and S 7th Street. Have your registration ready and our volunteers will direct you to available spots and will be handing out passes to be placed in your dash. See the Cactusforce Parking Map here.

EXTRA Parking! WebPT (Salesforce Customer) has graciously offered their North parking lot to Cactusforce attendees. WebPT is located at 625 S 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. The lot facing Lincoln is open on weekends.

Onsite Galvanize parking is for members only spots that are off-limits are marked as "RESERVED"  or "CAFE".


How do I get there?

Galvanize - Phoenix is located at 515 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Please consider the environment when planning transportation. Carpool with a friend. Ride share services are available through-out the entire Phoenix metro, including Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and Mesa-Gateway Airport.

Light Rail: The nearest stop is at 3rd St. and Jefferson. It is approximately a 1/2 mile walk.

Bus: The #7 stop is located at 7th and Lincoln. It is approximately a 1/4 mile walk.

Very limited event parking is located in the lot across the street at 659 E Lincoln St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 on the corner of E Grant St and S 7th Street.

Cactusforce is being held in the Downtown Phoenix Warehouse District at Galvanize - Phoenix. Galvanize offers co-working and learning. They feature spacious community workspaces and state-of-the-art technology to workshops and events, campuses have everything needed to be a successful entrepreneur!

"Phoenix was recently recognized as #2 metro region in the creation of software technology jobs between 2012 and 2014, and STEM job openings will increase in the US by 2.6 million through 2020.* This new initiative between Galvanize, the City of Phoenix, and Allstate will ensure that America can meet the growing demand for technical workers and is the first step toward eliminating technology’s talent gap."


Lodging

We are recommending the following hotels based on conference proximity and price.


Kimpton Palomar Hotel Phoenix (in Cityscape) .9 miles
2 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-6633

Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown .8 mi
132 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 603-2001

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix Downtown (by the Ballpark) 1.1 mi
620 N 6th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 452-2020

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel (by the Arizona Center) 1.1 miles
340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 262-2500


Meals

We are providing all-day coffee service, lunch, refreshments, and an after-hours reception


Water Stations

Galvanize has 2 water refill stations on campus; one is just outside the amphitheater space and one in the back of campus nearby the classrooms. See the site map that you can distribute to attendees. 


I’m a Java Developer, which Trailhead modules should I review?

Here are a few modules to give developers a Salesforce primer

Intro to Salesforce (Classic)

Intro to Lightning

Intro to Apex

Data Modeling


Check back often!

We’ll post questions as they come in. Still need for more details? Drop us line hello@cactusforce.com