"Consumers are going to force every company to un-lameify all the things," says Adam Seligman, vice president of developer relations at Salesforce. He draws a line between consumer expectations, new products, and the developers who can make these products a reality. Seligman also says the dramatic shift we're seeing in software architectures and tools is "like Candy Land for a developer."
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Adam Seligman is the vice president for developer relations at Salesforce. In this role he is responsible for the company’s rapidly growing, 1.8 million member developer community. Adam has led developer relations for more than a decade, spanning several companies, including Microsoft where he held several positions. Adam holds a master’s in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s of business administration from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Williams College.
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