Dreamforce 2012 San Francisco Traffic Nightmare

Another week, another technology conference. Just short of a week after the announcement of the iPhone 5 by Apple, is now SalesForce taking up the whole of the Moscone Center in San Francisco for their yearly Dreamforce conference.

Dreamforce 2012, the tenth edition of the SalesForce conference

The city of San Francisco is probably very happy right now with SalesForce. Not only do they bring a large number of people to The City for the conference, who all stay in hotels, eat in restaurants and go to dinner during the time they stay in San Francisco, I bet SalesForce has paid a large sum of money to get all the permits for the conference.

Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco

Howard street is closed off, and in the middel of the street, there are two large podiums built, with all kind facilities around these to make the conference guest happy.

Two podiums middle of Howard street for SalesForce Dreamforce 2012 conference

With big names as speakers, the Dreamforce conference is drawing big crowds. And on top of it all, a free concert of the Red Hot Chili Peppers! I just would love to see Sir Richard Branson's keynote...

Sir Richard Branson keynoting at Dreamforce 2012

Wonderful for the city of San Francisco, however, Howard street and the streets around the Moscone Center are full with traffic all day long, and we get crazy of the horns of all the cars stuck in traffic just below our window of the office. Parking fees for the public parkings have doubled for this week, where the demand vs supply are controlling the prices and free market spirit of capitalism are winning!

Howard street full with traffic because of the Dreamforce conference

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