Month: January 2018

New Year, MOAR Ohana

If you are reading this, let me take a moment first of all, to THANK YOU for your support of the #GifSquad over the past year.

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By interacting with us, you soon found out we are so much more than GIF lovers. But, since we love GIFs, here’s a fav:

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In 2016, as a group, we decided to use our collective reach to give back to the Ohana we hold so closely to our hearts. We achieved this in 2 ways.

First, we set up shop and created some Salesforcey t-shirts, with proceeds benefiting the i.am.angel foundation. Thank you to all who purchased shirts. Because of your generosity, we raised close to $600 for the charity!

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The shirts are still available to purchase at any time, but we do have another fun fundraiser on the horizon, so keep watching for updates!

The second way we chose to give back in 2017 was to create a weekly series highlighting Ohana community members. We tagged this our #WeekOf series, and featured over 42 members of the Salesforce community. The goal was to feature some lesser known, or perhaps people who are less active on social media and give them a little introduction to you. Our process was an internal one, meaning most members of the GifSquad participated in nominating people. We are very happy with the global group of people we have featured, like Paarth Jolly, the WORLD’s youngest Developer Group Leader, Bonny Hinners, multi-certified Non-Profit expert, and Technical Architect (and Swifty), Shannon Howe. We hope you learned about some new and awesome Salesforcians in the process! (Wait..is Salesforcians a word? I’m sure I’ve seen it before….)

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For 2018, we have decided to switch things up a bit. While the group has a large network, we can’t know everyone in the global community who is up to great things. So, we are turning over our #WeekOf nominations to YOU, Ohana! The nomination form is now live on our site, here.

So, what makes a good #WeekOf Candidate? That’s up to you! Here are some general guidelines, but we have no “rules.” We just want to hear about awesome people doing awesome things!

  • Someone willing to help others in their quest for knowledge or support on Salesforce
  • Active in the community, either online or at their local events
  • Someone who believes in equality and is willing to support or stand up for those affected in the stuggle

Please note, while we will try our best, not all who are nominated will be featured.

So go ahead, we turn this process over to you now and can’t wait to meet those nominated!

Thank you again for all your support of the GifSquad, and we look forward to a fantastic 2018 of giving back to the Salesforce Ohana!

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Week of Cynthia Saalfeld

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week the spotlight lands on Cynthia Saalfeld! Be sure to check out Cynthia’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Administrator for O’Reilly Media

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (September 13, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (September 20, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (December 17, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (November 12, 2017)
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Currently at 122 badges and counting!

Are you a Salesforce User Group Leader?

YES! I run the Marin County Salesforce User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Shared Calendar and List View’s Wrap text = more Productivity for the end users.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I can’t list any least fav feature at this time, but I’m stoked to experience the seamless integration between Salesforce Lightning and Quip and Gmail, Hangouts Meet, Google Calendar, Drive, Docs and Sheets.

5 Fun Facts about Cynthia
  1. I’m Brazilian
  2. I know my wine and am a dark chocolate connoisseur
  3. I’m an avid hiker
  4. I’m a jazz aficionado
  5. I’m a Salesforce advocate!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Likely Codey, I want to dive in and get things done!

Favorite GIF

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Week of Nickki Gibeaut

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week the spotlight lands on Nickki Gibeaut! Be sure to check out Nickki’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Administrator II @ Spireon, Inc.

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (April 13, 2016)
Trailhead

Currently at 50 badges and counting!

Are you a Salesforce User Group Leader?

YES! I currently co-lead the Los Angeles WIT Group.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Lightning has captured my interest. Clean UI, easier functionality for both the end user and Admin!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Building change sets.

5 Fun Facts about Nickki
  1. I Love to dance!
  2. I’m a huge soccer fan/player
  3. I have 13 nieces/nephews
  4. I’m good at making a costume at last minute
  5. I’m talented at singing in the car (with no one in it lol)
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Cloudy-“Cloudy brings out the best in everyone and encourages you to tap into your own unlimited potential.” I try hard to learn as much as I can. In doing so I also try to help others do the same with their own knowledge and goals.

Favorite GIF

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