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What you need to know about Workday DevCon 2021


As a Workday customer, you’re well aware of the capabilities the technology brings your organization to configure processes, tasks and visualization for your business. But, have you ever wondered if you could do even more with your Workday system?

Join Alight at the first annual Workday DevCon event July 21-22 and subsequent Hackathon event July 23-25 to discover how Workday Extend empowers you as a Workday customer to confidently build, deploy and manage new business capabilities to address your unique people and finance needs.

What you should know before attending Workday DevCon

  • What is Workday DevCon? This digital event is designed to empower developers, builders and IT professionals to accelerate digital transformation by extending their Workday experience.

  • What do I gain from attending? Attendees will learn how other customers are using Workday Extend and other product innovation to design, build and deploy apps that create business value.

  • Who is invited? Workday DevCon is being held virtually July 21-22 and is open to all Workday customers and partners. The event is completely free.

  • What if I’m not a Workday Extend customer? Not to worry. If you’re a Workday customer, you will be given access to the Extend Developer Site. The Extend Dev Site will be available for two weeks after the conference. You will also have access to the DevCon site for six months after the event.

  • How do I attend? You can use this link to register for Workday DevCon. Registration closes the morning of Tuesday, July 20.

  • How can I find out more about the event and sessions? Check out the Workday DevCon sessions, schedule, official rules and FAQ here (Please note that you must be a Workday customer with access to Community to access this link). 

As a platinum sponsor of this event, Alight is excited to be sponsoring Workday DevCon session “Optimize Apps the Right Way: App Analytics,” where you’ll learn how to use App Analytics to visualize API & data usage and response times; this will arm you with insights on the user’s journey, helping inform changes to optimize your app’s performance and increase adoption.

Make sure to attend our Partner Spotlight session “Alight Celebrates Extend” as well on Thursday, July 22 from 4:20-4:30 p.m. ET, where we’ll be talking about the power Workday Extend unlocks for Workday customers and running through some examples of the value we’ve already unlocked for our Workday customers.

Looking for more?

Check out the Workday Hackathon, immediately following Workday DevCon, July 23-25. Please note that the Hackathon is open only to Workday Extend customers. Use this link to register so you can:

  • Create engaging Workday Extend applications on your own development tenant

  • Complete with fellow hackers for Best of Show prizes

  • Try new functionality only available to Hackathon participants

Ready to enhance your Workday capabilities? Alight can help.

As a certified Workday Extend partner, Alight can help you leverage Workday technology to design and deploy apps that address your current challenges. We have a catalog of pre-built apps for you to choose from, or we can build a custom app unique to your organization. Our pre-built apps include:

  • Contract contingent worker

  • Request positions and job requisitions

  • Payroll channel optimization

  • Alight buy/sell time off

  • Onboarding

  • Resumes and CV

  • Diversity and self-identification

  • Total rewards

  • Transaction authorization processing

Find out more details on our pre-built and custom apps by downloading our Workday Extend product sheet below.

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