Derek Hatchard is chief architect for social products at Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Thoughts and opinions belong to Derek, not Salesforce.
Previously Derek was:
- software architect for platform services at Radian6 before it was acquired by Salesforce;
- founder of CrowdSpace, a web-based tool for clubs, community groups, and churches to track and communicate with members;
- co-founder of Careertown.ca, an IT job board for Canadian technologists; and
- founder of Ardent Development Solutions, a software consulting firm.
Derek is also an advocate for local developer communities in Canada’s Maritime provinces. He is a former organizer for the Moncton developer group, founder and former organizer for the Halifax DevEast developer group, and the founder and current organizing chair for Maritime DevCon.
Derek is proud to have been part of the Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Regional Director programs when his technical focus was primarily the Microsoft development platform.
Derek lives in New Maryland, New Brunswick, Canada (just outside Fredericton) with his wife, 3 kids, and the world’s best dog.