Month: October 2018

Week of Akash Mishra

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana. Check out who is in the spotlight this week and be sure to connect further using the links at the bottom of this post!

Title and Current Employer

Senior Salesforce Developer, Dazeworks

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I May 21, 2016

Trailhead

Currently at 314 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

Leading New Delhi,India NonProfit Salesforce User Group | Co-Lead Noida Salesforce Developer Group, I’m a very active contributor to the Salesforce Community in India and India Dreamin core team member.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Lightning!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Not sure….

Fun Facts about me:

  1. Extreme foodie
  2. Amazing Chef
  3. Loves to make people laugh
  4. Good Singer
  5. Weird Dancer

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey the Bear

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter 

LinkedIn

Blog

 

 

 

 

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Week of Krista Santucci

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana. Check out who is in the spotlight this week and be sure to connect further using the links at the bottom of this post!

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Business Analyst, Weichart Workforce Mobility

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator October 27, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist September 25, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 20 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

I am currently the leader of the Morristown, NJ Pardot User Group. We were getting ready to host our first ever meeting when Salesforce announced some exciting new changes to community groups. Once the details are ironed out, we’ll be off to the races. That might mean a marketing automation focused community group, or possibly joining a local admin group as a leader and incorporating Pardot specific content.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I love analytics in Salesforce. There’s nothing like being able to take the data from the fields you worked hard to configure and summarize it to give your company valuable insights which yield actionable decisions to move the business forward!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I’d really like to see Pardot test environments available in Trailhead so users can get hands-on in their marketing automation learning journey – even if they’re not a Pardot customer. We all have to be #keepingupwiththepardashians, as @ifeellikemacmac would say! That hashtag cracks me up!

Fun Facts about me:

  1. I’m a mom to two AWESOME, smart, kind, and brave boys – John John, 9 and Brody, 5. Being a mom to my boys is filled with sports, adventures, sticky hands, endless laughs, and FUN!
  2. Metallica is my favorite band – and they played at Dreamforce this year! *raises the roof*
  3. I love autumn – crisp weather, leaves changing color, and FOOTBALL! I’m a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. The best part about being a Jersey girl, though, is that we get to experience all the seasons.
  4. I’m a former sales rep turned Salesforce admin/analyst. I fell in love with Salesforce as an end user, and it has really brought a unique empathy to my roles in sales operations. The skills you learn in sales can be applied to any role. I think everyone should work in sales at some point in their career.
  5. You’re very likely to see me wearing my favorite white sunglasses. I call them my Wendy Peffercorn glasses. Who doesn’t love the movie ‘The Sandlot’? It’s a classic.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

I LOVE Appy because girl power! Also, I’m a huge proponent of working smarter, not harder. When in doubt, AppExchange!

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter 

LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

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Week of Clayton Mitchem

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana. Check out who is in the spotlight this week and be sure to connect further using the links at the bottom of this post!

Title and Current Employer

Consultant, Deloitte

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator June 1, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant July 24, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 103 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

No

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Omni-Channel Presence and Routing in Service Cloud! The routing and prioritization of cases make life easier for agents and keep SLA’s intact.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Getting more things out of classic and fully up and running in lightning. Knowledge is a prime example of a feature that would be incredible if so much of it didn’t get left in classic.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. I went back to college at 36 to try and earn my degree! I hope to graduate in 2020 or 2021
  2. My favorite book is John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, my favorite movie is O Brother Where Art Thou and my favorite band is the Old 97’s
  3. The writings and spoken word of Henry Rollins best known for being in the band Black Flag have been a huge influence on my life.
  4. My music tastes range from alt/texas/outlaw country to punk to trip-hop/downbeat.
  5. I just started my Salesforce career at 37 and it is my 3rd career path since I was 17. I spent almost 10 years in the Navy where I was a Persian linguist then 10 years in IT support.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Cloudy! I like that her bio says “Cloudy brings out the best in everyone and encourages you to tap into your own unlimited potential.” We all need someone like that in our lives.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Jenn Romaniszak Kant

Every week the GIF Squad tries to feature a person we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana. Check out who is in the spotlight this week and be sure to connect further using the links at the bottom of this post!

Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Architect, Allium

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator March 20, 2013
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant April 12, 2013
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator October 28, 2013
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder September 3, 2015
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant March 4, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I April 6, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer April 20, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect July 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer July 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer August 29, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 53 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

No

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Flow! I can’t wait for the upcoming reboot, but to be honest, everything I can’t do with flow keeps sending me back to thinking about getting serious about learning to write, instead of just read, code.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I’m with SteveMo on this one. (https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=0873A0000003aQvQAI) I wish Salesforce would cross some of the low-hanging fruit off their to-do list. I’m excited to see what’s behind Brett Taylor’s initiative lately in acknowledging the Idea Exchange is broken.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. I’m not an Accidental Admin. Everything happens for a reason. I’m a didn’t-know-where-I-was-going-but-hey-look-this-is-clicky Admin. Part of my senior art thesis in college was about how I was comfortable as a Semi-Luddite and a bit of a technophobe. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  2. My partner and I run our home on Agile principles including a Kanban-style to-do board in the kitchen.
  3. My love for puppets is unparalleled. We named our son Henson…
  4. I’ve been homebrewing for about 10 years. I started out in an apartment, which is no small feat and I hope it gives me street cred. See the “Ales” in @ales_force.
  5. I used to be a trained caller for frog varieties of the NorthEastern Illinois region. No, I can no longer demonstrate.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Cloudy! It’s a carry-over from my past life in the New York art scene. Robert Rauschenberg is one of my favorite artists and Monogram is one of my favorite pieces. https://g.co/kgs/e6NjhP

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter 

LinkedIn

 

 

 

 

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