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(IT World)   In a desperate attempt to quell nerd rage, Salesforce awards a second $1 million hackathon prize   (itworld.com) divider line 8
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1760 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Dec 2013 at 10:11 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-03 10:34:56 AM  
So two of the winners have significant financial ties to Salesforce and submitted work that should have been disqualified. Yea, that's not sketchy at all.
 
2013-12-03 11:41:42 AM  
meh, somebody start a company to service hackathons in an outsourced, independent and neutral way, even going so far as to ascertain the standards that would make for good judging industry-wide. shields the hosting company against claims of nepotism and would probably improve in other ways since the employees focus would be on how to do hackathons well, rather than whatever the hosting company's specialty is.
 
2013-12-03 11:46:28 AM  
So, the spam generation as a business model bit must really work then.
 
2013-12-03 02:15:16 PM  
Can Salesforce cease to exist already?
 
2013-12-03 02:27:36 PM  
Free market, n00bs. Welcome to Thunderdome.
 
2013-12-03 03:28:03 PM  
WTF is Salesforce? I read the Wiki entry and everything and still don't know anything about it other than it seems like it is built around some lame sales tool.
 
2013-12-03 03:42:04 PM  

swahnhennessy: some lame sales tool


Answered your own question. They make it sound fancier by calling it customer relationship management (CRM).
 
2013-12-03 03:59:09 PM  

swahnhennessy: WTF is Salesforce? I read the Wiki entry and everything and still don't know anything about it other than it seems like it is built around some lame sales tool.


In the olden days, companies would keep records of correspondence with their customers and potential customers by writing things down on paper and putting them in a filing cabinet.

Salesforce.com is like a filing cabinet that you can rent for $65 per user per month, although if you want to be able to lock the drawers you have to upgrade to the $125 per user per month plan and hire a team of filing cabinet consultants.
 
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