Category: Week Of

Week of Rachel Watson

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 Rachel Watson! Be sure to check out Rachel’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Administrator/Developer, Alliance Residential Company

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
Trailhead

Currently at 102 badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

The Debug log is my favorite because it allows me to drill down to uncover the source problems in an org or potential problems in the future in relation to governor’s limits.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

The errors that I get for Visual Workflow and Process Builder could be more descriptive and it would be better if the error delineated between Flow and Process Builder.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

My 2017 goal is to continue growing my Salesforce skills and obtain more certifications.

5 Fun Facts about Rachel
  1. I am fluent in American Sign Language.
  2. I love to travel and see new things!
  3. I love sci-fi/fantasy conventions!
  4. I love to dance!
  5. I had a side gig as a haunted house make-up artist.

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro is my favorite Salesforce mascot because Astro has a familiar, friendly face that reminds me where my Salesforce journey began, as well as to never stop learning.

Favorite GIF

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Week of John Graf

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 John Graf! Be sure to check out John’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Business Process Director at World Water Works, Inc.

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator!
Trailhead

Currently at 51 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Oklahoma City User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Custom Objects coupled with Process Builder; We as Administrators can make our Salesforce Orgs jump through hoops.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Reporting: The native report tool is so powerful . . . until it’s not. Showing users how easy it is to create useful and applicable reports but then having to say “Um, you can’t do that” when they want complex multi-child reporting is a difficult pill to swallow.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Using my Dev Org to build a gamified productivity application in the style of Dungeons and Dragons. Using the Community feature available on the Developers Org, you can invite 5 other Admins to play along and encourage better productivity. Pretty Neat-o, right?

5 Fun Facts about JOHN
  1. My favorite time is time spent recording Nerdforce Podcast Episodes.
  2. I have a degrees in Film and Video Studies and Wind Energy Technology.
  3. My go-to karaoke jam is “Istanbul” by They Might Be Giants.
  4. Nana Gregg was my first real Ohana Friend in this amazing Community.
  5. Since that day I have made hundreds of great friendships among all of you. I feel pretty lucky.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I Heart Einstein!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Teresa Garcia-Bovenmyer

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 Teresa Garcia-Bovenmyer! Be sure to check out Teresa’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Sr. Developer IT Applications at Nationwide Insurance

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
Trailhead

Currently at 158 badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I’m really enjoying the power of Flows. They’re pretty amazing if you have some complex logic within an application. It’s a very powerful tool.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

As much as I love the developer console, it does some odd things like skipping when you scroll through you class that tends to drive me a little nuts.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

I am very focused on continuing to learn Apex & VF. I have not been as active this year in the community but I am hoping that will change as well. I am also planning on studying for the Developer 1 certification this year.

5 Fun Facts about Teresa
  1.  I love Museums, when I travel I always try and stop at a Museum.
  2. My Bachelor’s is in Anthropology/Psychology.
  3. I am a Music Addict, particularly fond of Shoegaze music & Brit pop from the 90’s.
  4. I LOVE K-Dramas & K-pop (Korean) & Skincare.
  5. My dream is to travel all over the world and experience a lot of different cultures.

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro is my favorite Mascot. I find Astro endearing, there is a level of cuteness I simply cannot resist. Astro as a dolphin or a unicorn are my personal favorites. 

Favorite GIF

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Week of Jessica Rector

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 Jessica Rector! Be sure to check out Jessica’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Certified Administrator at Card-Monroe Corp.

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
Trailhead

Currently at 22 Badges and counting!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

This week, I’m obsessing over Rollup Summary fields, but Process Builder is my go to. I love the ability to build intricate processes without code.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Activities. There are some really simple improvements that would make them not so much a pain in the rump. i.e.: customizing the Related To field, adding a Long Text Area field, and Look up filters. 

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Mastering the language of formulas and validation rules..more un-distracted Trailhead time.

5 Fun Facts about Jessica
  1. I love Disney. Disney World is my favorite, but I’ve also been to Disney Land in Paris. Best Disney fact about me: My husband and I got married there.
  2. My best friend and I grew up with the same name. First and last.
  3. I can hula hoop with a fire hoop and was once called a Guitar Hero prodigy.
  4. I met my husband on match.com and we were married exactly one year later.
  5. At DST17, I put $20 into a penny slot (the obnoxious dancing leprechaun) and won $250. I cashed out, put the ticket into a $1 slot and on the first go hit another $250

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey. If there is food around, I’m gonna eat it, I love to sleep and if I shake your hand, there is a chance that I’m also gonna hug you.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Squire Kershner

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 Squire Kershner! Be sure to check out Squire’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Platform Lead at Baird

Certifications

Here are ALL 9

  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect
Trailhead

Currently at 163 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

I help out with the Wisconsin User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I love Lightning Experience. Finally having a user experience that matches the power under behind the scenes is a beautiful thing!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Reporting: The native report tool is so powerful . . . until it’s not. Showing users how easy it is to create useful and applicable reports but then having to say “Um, you can’t do that” when they want complex multi-child reporting is a difficult pill to swallow.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

I would like to focus on the community for the rest of the year, so I’m planning to present another SFDC webinar and hope to turn it into a DF17 session! (maybe with Ben’s help again . . . . ?)

*Editor’s note: We have it on good authority that Ben would indeed love to do another Dreamforce session with Squire!

5 Fun Facts about Squire

5.) I coach baseball and lacrosse, neither of which I played in school/college.
4.) My drink of choice is scotch and have tried nearly 50 single-malts.
3.) I used to be a professional gamer, and hosted a podcast for nearly 4 years on the topics of strategy and design.
2.) My favorite super hero is Spiderman, but I am severely arachnophobic
1.) During college, I worked security for concerts, and had an opportunity to see Pink Floyd during rehearsal as well as slap high-five with Ritchie Sambora after a show.

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein: Albert Einstein and I share the same birth date, he had a brilliance but also humility that I greatly respect, and my favorite quote by Albert, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” represents who I am and how I achieve my Salesforce goals. Also . . . A.I.? I mean, that’s some Star Trek stuff right there! My inner nerd is loving where that is headed.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of David Litton

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 David Litton! Be sure to check out David’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Solution Architect @ Ad Victoriam Solutions

Certifications

Here are ALL 13

  • Certified Application Architect
  • Certified Administrator
  • Certified Advanced Administrator
  • Certified Platform Developer I
  • Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer
  • Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer
  • Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer
  • Certified Developer
  • Certified App Builder
  • Certified Pardot Consultant
  • Certified Community Cloud Consultant
  • Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Certified Service Cloud Consultant
Trailhead

Currently at 63 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes! I’m the Co-Leader @ Birmingham (AL) User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Visual Flow. It jump started my ability as an Admin, because I was now able to solve problems in Salesforce that I previously needed code for (and I was unable to code back then). This allowed me to provide more value to my company and myself.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Pass the System Architect Certification. My stretch goal is to pass Platform Developer II!

6 Fun Facts about David
  1. I’m a twin! I’ve got a twin sister who I am very thankful for!
  2. Played Lacrosse all the way through college.
  3. I’ve been a Chicago Cubs fan since birth. I flew up with my dad and twin for the NLCS Championship game in 2016.
  4. I love landscape photography and spending time in the outdoors.
  5. My wife and I love to setup our hammock by waterfalls on the weekend.
  6. My wife and I really enjoy going to concerts together. One of our favorite artist is Josh Garrels.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey. He seems like he’s easy-going.

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Atul Gupta

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 Atul Gupta! Be sure to check out Atul’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Founder, CloudVandana Solutions

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer (Both Stages Cleared)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator
Trailhead

Currently at 49 Badges

Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes! The New Delhi Salesforce Developer Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder. Everyday I discover new use cases that this wonderful tool can solve. This tool enabled me to get rid of Apex Triggers for 90% of the cases.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick Create. No validations work when creating records via this feature, leads to dirty data getting created in the system. It is the first thing I disable as soon as I get a new org.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Clear all Certified Technical Architect certs and hopefully Review Board as well.

Fun Fact about Atul

You can see me going bonkers in this #Apexnthelimits video!

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Einstein, my new friend on the block, want to know this guy more. I’m sure there is more to this guy than what meets the eye.

Favorite GIF

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Week Of Jean Velonis

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 Jean Velonis! Be sure to check out Jean’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Sr. Salesforce Administrator at LifeLock

Certifications
  • Administrator
  • Advanced Administrator
Trailhead

Currently at 116 Badges

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes! Phoenix Women in Tech

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder! Because it lets admins do amazing things without code!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick Create because why why no….

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

More certifications!

5 Fun Facts about Jean
  1. I’m super competitive (against myself)
  2. I love anything purple
  3. I feel like I live a reality show in my house with a toddler and teenager
  4. I volunteer at the local animal shelter
  5. My husband and I first met in Vegas

 

Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro is my favorite! She is so inspiring with all the hats she wears.

Favorite GIF

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Week of ☆ Paula Nelson ☆

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 Paula Nelson! Be sure to check out Paula’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

CTO at Magic Hat Data

Certifications
Trailhead

66 Badges!

Are you a User Group Leader?

I’m the former Phoenix WiT UG Leader

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Branded Email Templates – Makes personalized collaboration so easy!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Notes – Notes are so important to Users and this Object needs to be customization friendly.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Add at least 2 certifications. Start GypsyForce.

5 Fun Facts about Paula
  1. I am a wanderer.
  2. I love to drive to User conferences.
  3. My favorite author is “Sark”.
  4. I meditate.
  5. Huge fan of MetaPhysics and SyFy.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

The Goat. We have the same color hair and I am just as stubborn as one!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of John Thompson

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 John Thompson! Be sure to check out John’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Application Development Manager at KVH Industries

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
Trailhead

50 Badges

Favorite Salesforce Feature

@RestResource, Custom Apex APIs. I love to build integrations to external systems, and being able to build my own APIs allows me to frost a complex cake with simple icing.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Multi-select picklists. I’m with @SteveMo on this one. Very convenient from a UI standpoint, but a real pain in the neck for reports and formulas!

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Platform Developer II certification.

5 Fun Facts about John
  1. My experience with computers dates back to card readers and keypunch machines
  2. I served in the U.S.Navy for 8 years (1982-1990), honorably discharged as an Avionics Technician 1st Class
  3. I’m a Boy Scout Leader, so the whole Trailhead theme and the concept of earning badges is right up my alley!
  4. I like to cook, and I’ve actually had a little formal training
  5. Before I started working on Salesforce, I was a Quality Engineer
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Codey the Bear. Apex is my comfort zone.

Favorite GIF

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