Tag: Team Astro

Week of Chris Emmett

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

Implementation Consultant, makepositive

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator August 1, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder October 24, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant November 26, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant December 23, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant December 24, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer April 15, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I June 25, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 282 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

No

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Flow and Process Builder – the level of automation you can achieve with just a few clicks is unlike any system I’ve seen before.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Given the future of the manufacturing industry and its commitment to IOT, Salesforce has a huge opportunity to provide a platform for capturing tremendous amounts of data and making smart AI driven decisions.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. Between 2013 and 2015, I photographed weddings during the summer
  2. I have saved every cinema ticket stub from my childhood starting with Mrs Doubtfire.
  3. Aside from my passion for Salesforce (and all the swag), I’m an unashamed Apple fan.
  4. In my 13 year career I’ve been a call centre agent, a desktop support engineer, a developer, a project implementation engineer, a project manager and salesforce consultant
  5. I love creative projects including but not limited to glueing/painting models, photoshopping, building Salesforce Lightning apps, blogging and photography.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

My very first piece of Salesforce swag was an Astro plush toy so s/he will always have a place in my heart.

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

Blog

 

 

 

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Week of Zarina Varley Scott

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

IT Coordinator, Imperial Capital Limited

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator May 1, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 103 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

Toronto Women in Tech Community Group Leader

Favorite Salesforce Feature

The options to customize and build functional products for my users.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Consistency across the various help features – eg, on the AppExchange it’s call Ohana, but it’s the Trailblazer Community etc.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. I moved to Canada in 2011, and live in a small town in the Kawartha Lakes area, about 90 mins drive NE of Toronto,
  2. I’m from Sydney, Australia
  3. I play the trumpet, and have been doing so for nearly 25 years
  4. I love superheros and comic books and regularly attend comic cons
  5. I’m an avid aviation enthusiast, and love planes

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Appy – she aims to help admins with extended features, plus she’s a fellow WIT

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

 

 

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Week of Tara Aldridge

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

Head of Sales Practice, NewVoiceMedia

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator July 22, 2015

Trailhead

Currently at 85 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

Not a Leader, just an attendee. My favourite event so far has been Surf force on the west coast of Ireland and I am looking forward to NewVoiceMedia hosting the Hampshire User Group on 4th July

Favorite Salesforce Feature

For me its a classic – Quick Actions.

To give users the ability to do whatever they need to do from the top of the page whilst still being able to see all the information about their customer was and is a game changer.

I think for experienced Salesforce users its so natural we forget what a big deal it is, but when I am working with people who are new to Salesforce they are amazed by the ease of use and power of the quick actions.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

As a declarative admin, for me, the biggest opportunity for improvement is with Process Builder. It’s something that I use a lot and is incredibly powerful but troubleshooting can be difficult.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. I am teaching myself to cook and when im in the kitchen I am usually listening to podcasts such as the Salesforce Admins Podcast or audio books like Mythos about the classic Greek myths.
  2. Since starting work at NewVoiceMedia 4 years ago I have visited customers in over 20 countries and on 3 continents. Not bad for someone who had never been on a plane before.
  3. I am a big fan of car karaoke and when driving to and from visits to my customers. My playlist currently includes some classic motown, 80’s rock and some modern pop
  4. I collect maps of everywhere I visit, towns and cities around the UK or further afield. I have a map for pretty much every place I havs stayed in.
  5. I have a pet rescue duck who lives amongst the chickens at home.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Astro. Trailhead is the most amazing learning platform for me personally and for my team. Astro sums up everything about the Salesforce Ohana – adventerous and eager to learn

Favorite GIF

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The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

 

 

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Week of Kim Schaefges

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

Title and Current Employer

Senior Business Analyst at Configero

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (May 30, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (August 28, 2014)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (March 31, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (October 21, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant (September 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (October 26, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer (March 15, 2018)
Trailhead

Currently at 383 badges and counting!

Is She a Salesforce User Group Leader?

No, but she has been incredibly involved and instrumental in the NPSP Sprints.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Declarative automation

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Well, that’s a loaded question!

  1. Better flow error messages.
  2. More community flexibility.
  3. Speed of loadtime on Lightning pages.
5 Fun Facts about Kim
  1. SchemaPuker Queen
  2. Loves flows!
  3. Mom
  4. School board member
  5. Champion of learning by doing
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro!

Favorite GIF
Be sure to connect with Kim on:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

Week of Jessica Graham-Morris

Every week the GIF Squad features a person who we feel contributes to the Salesforce community #Ohana . This week’s spotlight lands on Jessica Graham-Morris! Be sure to check out Jessica’s contact information at the bottom of this post.

 

Title and Company

Customer Success at Taskfeed, a Salesforce ISV Partner 🙂

Trailhead

Currently at 44!

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (February 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (May 16, 2017)
Are you a User Group Leader?

Nope, but my husband (@matmorris) is a co-leader of the London Salesforce Admin’s User Group!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

I’m a big fan of custom list views in Lightning, the Charts feature is very cool!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

I have a love/hate relationship with Process Builder, which I secretly love but love to hate… ;-P

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Get another certification before Dreamforce – suggestions welcome!

5 Fun Facts about Jessica
  1. I was a professional chef until 2014 (I can make a mean lasagna)
  2. I love word puzzles and those brain training apps. Addictive!
  3. I have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones
  4. I keep all my Salesforce study prep in multiple handwritten notebooks with some very cute diagrams- we’re stationery enthusiasts in our household 🙂
  5. We took our daughter to a Salesforce hackathon in 2014 when she was only 6 weeks old (and we won!).
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro, of course. Who doesn’t love Unicorn Astro?!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Gina Marques

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Administrator @ Systech International

Trailhead

Currently at 116!

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (December 19, 2016)
Favorite Salesforce Feature

Login As User – it allows you to troubleshoot user issues easily

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Flow Error Messages – sometimes not descriptive enough to tell you why something is failing

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Get my Advanced Admin Certification!

5 Fun Facts about Gina
  1. My first career was a hairdresser.
  2. My longest job was for a company that processes human bone for transplant, and that is where I met my husband.
  3. Clicks not Code
  4. I love to cook, Thanksgiving is my holiday.
  5. I have a cat even though I need to get allergy shots to keep him.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro because he was my first

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Becka Miller

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

 

Title and Company

CRM Architect at the Fury Group

Trailhead

Currently at 131, but want to hit 150 by the end of August. I love Trailhead! As a consultant, I not only need to know Salesforce, but also what is possible with Salesforce even if I am not an expert in that particular area. Trailhead helps me keep up!

Are you a User Group Leader?

Yes – Houston Pardot User Group and owner/organizer of the NW Houston Salesforce Saturday group

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (July 1, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant (October 21, 2015 )
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist (April 1, 2017 )
Favorite Salesforce Feature

You may laugh because this is such a simple feature, but I really like list views! I love teaching sales reps how to use them to run their day better – what leads need to be contacted, who to follow up with – but they are also useful when I am trying to find out extensive re-mapping a field is going to be. Yes, you COULD do it with a report, but if it’s not too many records, List Views gives you inline editing, which is AWESOME!.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Definitely Quick Create – whenever I do an org update for someone, that is the first thing I remove because it doesn’t respect validation rules or required fields.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

For my groups: I had a goal to reach 50 users in our the Houston Pardot User Group this year, but we are at 60 now and we’re just heading into August! If we can get to 75 this year I’ll be ecstatic. I just started the Salesforce Saturday group in February and I’m so happy to have some Salesforce pals to hang out with, who motivate me to keep learning, & would love to see this group grow as well. As for my personal goals, I will be taking the App Builder cert exam this month, and next on the horizon (also for 2017) is the Sales Cloud Consultant exam…maybe by Dreamforce? Would love to be an MVP!

5 Fun Facts about Becka
  1. I have three TEENAGE daughters (19, 16, & 14)
  2. I need coffee to function!
  3. My husband Mark was in the USAF and we lived in Germany and Turkey when we were first married (27 years!)
  4. When we lived in Turkey, I worked for the State Department and had a top secret security clearance
  5. Thanks to VetForce, I was able to learn Salesforce & get Admin certified…now I can’t get enough!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro, because he embodies the spirit of Trailhead I love so much and has a passion for helping customers learn Salesforce…just like me!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Doug Ayers

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

 

Title and Company

Senior Developer at GearsCRM

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (June 12, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (August 17, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (August 21, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer (April 5, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer (April 8, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer (June 17, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer (June 17, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer (June 24, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect (February 1, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer (February 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect (February 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (February 10, 2017)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II (April 28, 2017)
Trailhead

Currently at 29 (and counting!)

Are you a UserGroup Leader?

Yes, I have privilege of co-leading the Nashville Salesforce Admins & Developers Groups with Chris Kelley and Mark Morrison

 

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Just one? Honestly, it’s the Platform. Having built fullstack web apps for many years, developing on Salesforce with clicks or code is so fast, scalable, adaptable, and enjoyable. I simply love designing and implementing automation and logic on the platform! Invocable Apex for Process Builder and Flow is one of my favorite clicks+code combinations.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Quick Create in Classic; bypasses validation rules and not really customizable. Lookup fields in Lightning Experience are much more awesome-er =)

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Attend Dreamforce to connect with as many of the Salesforce #Ohana and my role models as possible. For 2018 I’d like to attend Destination Success and participate in Technical Architect mock review board.

5 Fun Facts about Doug
  1. Ironically, my first job out of college was to migrate a company from Salesforce to an in-house CRM.
  2. I was a beta tester for the Data Integration Specialist Superbadge for Trailhead.
  3. Most of my blog posts and open source projects draw inspiration from community questions on Twitter #askforce or Success Community.
  4. My guilty pleasure is Strawberry-Banana milkshakes. Yum!
  5. I agree with Bryan James, out of all the vehicles I have owned my favorite is my Chrysler Town and Country Minivan. Minivan enthusiasts unite!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

I’d like to say warm, fuzzy, fun-loving Astro. My wife would say I’m more like a grumpy, stubborn goat 😉

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Jessica Louttit

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Administrator TIDI Products, LLC

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (March 4, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (August 28, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (January 25, 2016)
Trailhead

Currently at 103 and counting!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! Detroit Women in Tech

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Too many to choose! I love the Process Builder and Workflows.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

No control over quick create for contacts within contact roles. It is hard to enforce data quality.

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Continue to learn and grow. I would like to gain more experience integrating with other databases such as ERP’s.

5 Fun Facts about Jessica
  1. I have two wonderful little boys
  2. I am a vegetarian
  3. I love running
  4. I love tech
  5. I am addicted to Salesforce!
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro, because he is so cute!

Favorite GIF

 

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Week of Paarth Jolly

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

 

Title and Company

Salesforce Consultant (Freelance)

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Force.com Developer (May 29th, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I (May 29th, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (September 20th, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (May 6th, 2016)
Trailhead

Currenty at 120 badges!

Are you a User Group Leader?

YES! Chandigarh Developer User Group

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Change Sets and Process Builder are the things I love working and exploring day by day .

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017
  • Virtual entrepreneur
  • 3 Salesforce certifications
  • Grab an SFDC99 t-shirt and a selfie with David Liu
  • Graduation finally
  • IndiaDreamin ’17 ( Selfie with Amy )
  • MVP
5 Fun Facts about Paarth
  1. I prefer PlayStation over sleeping (Fifa 17 and Don Bradman).
  2. I spent 14 years of education in Hostel
  3. I love to write especially Salesforce Blogs ( https://webothcode.wordpress.com, http://blogs.paarthjolly.org)
  4. Cristiano Ronaldo Forever
  5. I am pursuing my college degree and also working ( started working at the age of 19 ).
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Astro – I literally love that mascot and hope to get one soon!

Favorite GIF

 

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