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Dave Carroll, salesforce.com, inc.


Dave Carroll is principal developer evangelist at salesforce.com. Carroll's focus is on growing the developer community and inspiring developers to think creatively about using various Web 2.0 technologies with the company's Salesforce on-demand platform and AppExchange marketplace. Dave was instrumental in launching and validating the company's first Web services API, which now handles more than 50% of all salesforce.com service transactions.

Carroll has also led and participated in the creation of many developer tools, including teaming up with Ron Hess of salesforce.com and James Ward of Adobe to build the popular Flex Toolkit for Apex. Carroll has helped evangelize the power and innovation possible with on-demand computing growing the Salesforce Developer Network from its inception to more than 60,000 members.

Previously, Carroll demonstrated his early understanding of the value of on-demand software as a service serving as chief technology officer at Advanced HR, Inc., a Saratoga-based on-demand software company providing Compensation Benchmarking for pre-IPO companies. Before that, Carroll was a senior technical analyst and technologist for PSW-3, a financial services company. Carroll has spent over 15 years developing software on a variety of platforms.

Attended conferences

QCon London 2008