Tag: Team Codey

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

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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

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Week of Nick Charles

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

Product Owner- Salesforce, Frost Bank

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator April 6, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant May 9, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 104 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

Not currently, but leader of Trailhead Tuesday’s in San Antonio, TX

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process builder

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Moving all certification work to trailhead

Fun Facts about me:

  1. Weighed 300lbs as college offensive lineman at the Air Force Academy
  2. Self taught to play guitar
  3. Can juggle!
  4. Youngest of 3 siblings, and only one to attend college.
  5. Spot-on accent impersonation of president Barack Obama.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey… because BEARS

Favorite GIF

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Week of Tom Hoffman

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

Practice Lead, Spark.Orange

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator October 30, 2015
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant April 28, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder March 2, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 67 badges and counting!

Salesforce Community Group Leader?

Yes! I cofounded the Pittsburgh NonProfit User Group when I was the Director of a foundation at UPMC in Pittsburgh. I’m really proud of that group as we come up on our 3rd anniversary; we’ve had 30 events over the last 3 years, helped a lot of nonprofit admins along the way while also finding cool projects for PGH GiveCamp & helping about 10 people transition to full-time Salesforce careers.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Right now I really love using Quick Actions w/ the Related Records Lightning Component. Creating conditional tabs & components with fields from the record is a really cool way to tailor user experiences without having to maintain several record types, page layouts, profiles, etc.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

The Salesforce Talent Gap is getting worse instead of better. I wrote about it in detail here (https://theaccidentaladmins.com/the-salesforce-talent-gap) but in short; SF is growing rapidly in their push to $20B in revenue and in that growth there is a need for Salesforce to lead in developing the talent needed to support that customer volume. The lack of talent is great for us in the short term for projects, salaries, etc; but without taking steps to today to grow talent, I worry it could be an anchor on momentum for the industry in the near future.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. I’m 34 & have had the following jobs (usually more than one at a time): Landscaping, carnie, state park ticket taker, grocery bagger, hotel event staff, dorm info desk attendant, fundraising campaign caller, housing demolition crew, Dover Downs track concessions supervisor, Jake’s burger flipper, newspaper layout & pagination , CTP (computer to press) Operator, Substance Abuse Counselor (in-prison), Community Corrections counselor (probation), UW Campaign Associate, Clinical Supervisor, Therapeutic Support Staff, non-profit Program Manager, non-profit Director, State Rep Campaign Manager, SF Consultant, and now SF Practice Lead.
  2. I listen to a lot of music while working & theme my days. The last four days I’ve done the Salsa Nation Spotify list, Miles & Coltrane, 90’s Rap , and Americana (J.Roddy/Shakey Graves/Marcus King).
  3. My son is 3 & 1/2 and has been to 90+ Pittsburgh Pirates games. He also insists on playing baseball in our foyer, refers to the Pirates first basement, Josh Bell, as ‘Mr. DingDong’, and cries if the one of the Pierogies in the mascot race at games does not give him a high five.
  4. I’m a speed reader. I recently read a 7 book series in 10 days.
  5. I’ve made it a personal goal to stay in the top 15 in the Answer community for at least a year. 4 months to go!

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

I’m a big fan of Codey, I like to think the creators were being punny with the name (Kodiak bear + Coding = Codey right?) plus my son Mathias likes him the most.

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

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Week of Surbhi Narula

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

Sr. Software Engineer, Tavant Technologies

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Salesforce Community Group Leader?

Yes, Noida Women in Tech

 

Fun Facts about me:

  1. Loves Fast Food!
  2. Fond of Dancing
  3. Enjoys Public Speaking
  4. Big supporter of #WIT
  5. Loves to Travel

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey!

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Week of Chris Gardner

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

Solution Architect, Simplus

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant June 14, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator June 28, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder July 15, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator August 2, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant August 9, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant October 11, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I December 14, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant March 22, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Pardot Specialist May 18, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist June 8, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer July 28, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant August 11, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer August 24, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect August 24, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer October 4, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer November 30, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Social Specialist December 28, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer January 29, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect January 29, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II February 7, 201
  • Salesforce Certified Field Service Lightning Consultant February 22, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist March 22, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 224 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Yes. A Utah Pardot User Group leader, a small group with a need.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Lightning Components FTW!!!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Dynamically display fields based on criteria.

Fun Facts about me:

  1. Classic game lover. I have recently beat Super Mario Bros. 3 again. Still such a good game.
  2. Avid car fan. I have built several cars in my spare time.
  3. Aspiring artist. In a previous life I was a graphic designer, and painting is a hobby that stuck around.
  4. I was a certified journeyman welder out of high school.
  5. I learned to drive a stick at age 12 from my grandpa.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

As a developer, I have to pick Codey.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Jessie Mead

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, TBK Bank

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator October 14, 2014
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator October 7, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder May 17, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I June 29, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant January 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant May 16, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 105 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Not yet!!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Service Cloud and Communities

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Salesforce used to be focused on improving business processes and being THE solution for customers, and lately it seems that Salesforce has been focusing on gaining more clients before providing current customers with the solutions they need. In summary, Salesforce needs to work on being less salesy and more supportive for pre-developers!

Fun Facts about me:

  1. Jessie was born in Japan! It’s not easy being a child of 2 military parents, but she has lived an extraordinary life and experienced many different cultures.
  2. Jessie is an amazing artist that can work with a variety of mediums. From painting to photography to fashion, she has a natural talent to use colors to form vibrant paintings, outfits, and photographic moments.
  3. Natural knack for bringing people together and making lasting memories with celebrations and unique social situations.
  4. Jessie is very athletic and keeps an active lifestyle. Whether she’s traveling across country in her RV or running along the streets of Deep Ellum, she keeps up with her health for mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and just plain ‘ol competitive sports in general. Her natural need to succeed is strong!
  5. Does pineapple belong on pizza? Absol-fruitly it does in Jessie’s opinion. #TeamPineapplePizza

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey because he’s the inspirational bear who wants everyone to succeed.

Favorite GIF

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Week of Faith Kindle

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 Faith Kindle!

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Title and Current Employer

Senior Consultant, GearsCRM

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator August 3, 2015
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist August 17, 2016
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator March 13, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant June 9, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant June 27, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant July 7, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Field Service Lightning Consultant August 22, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Consultant September 1, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder September 29, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer October 19, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer November 9, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer December 4, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle & Deployment Designer December 21, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer January 3, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I April 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified Application Architect April 24, 2018
  • Salesforce Certified System Architect April 24, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 134 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Faith is co-organizer of the RI Developer group, who teams closely with the RI (Providence) User group for events. The small but growing local Ohanas join forces to learn from MVPs, enjoy TrailheaDX celebrations, and share Astro-nomical love.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Faith’s overall favorite is automation: helping identify gaps and pain points in clients’ business processes and knowing exactly how Salesforce can come to the rescue. She loves hearing people complain and having an answer how “Salesforce can solve that!”

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Sometimes Salesforce sells ahead of what it can do well. Safe harbor and all, and development did usually catch up, but that can be very frustrating to a client at first.

5 Fun Facts about me:

  1. Has an Australian Cattle Dog “fur baby” who shepherds her around the house constantly.
  2. Mom of one very lovely little baby girl!
  3. Works from home for the best company in the world, GearsCRM. Absolutely LOVES her career and place of business! Grateful to Benioff and Salesforce every day.
  4. Aiming for her CTA. Hopefully in 2018 or 2019!
  5. Relaxes by: gardening, chillin with her amazing husband, playing with her baby, watching sci-fi, knitting, &/or plugging along Trailhead at her BadgeADay pace.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey the bear, because he tends bonzai trees AND knows how to code.

Favorite GIF

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Connect with me:

The Trailblazer Community

Twitter

LinkedIn

 

Week of Manish Thaduri

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 Manish Thaduri!

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Title and Current Employer

Salesforce Platform Specialist, Kalido

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Certifications

  • Salesforce Certified Administrator May 11, 2015

  • Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I July 12, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder August 21, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist October 20, 2017
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant January 8, 2018

Trailhead

Currently at 110 badges and counting!

Salesforce User Group Leader?

Co-Leader of Salesforce Developer Group in Singapore for the past 2 years. Actively speaking and organizing events for the group.

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Process Builder – You control the sequence of updates than can be performed on an object, unlike workflow!

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

It is Marketing Cloud product! Currently, this platform isn’t fully matured but everyone is super keen on it. I think Salesforce can do and will do much better there.

5 Fun Facts about me:

  1. Watches a wide range of movies at home but falls asleep every single time! No exception. If you wanna watch movie with him, bring him to the cinema, never at home!
  2. Enjoys shopping as much as gals do. While men would sulk at one corner or secretly complaint about gals walking tirelessly, he seems to follow the saying, “If you can’t beat them, join them”
  3. Mumbles in his sleep – in English! While English is not his mother tongue.
  4. So adventurous that he did Sky Diving, Para Gliding. A Karate blackbelt holder but utterly scared of lizard, a crawling lizard. Runs out of the house if he finds one in his room. The house is either his or the lizard’s – they both don’t stay together.
  5. Enrolled in a fitness centre with hundreds of fitness classes available but chooses to do treadmill instead.

Most Identifies With This Salesforce Mascot:

Codey, because he loves to code! He builds, he makes, he enjoys. And Codey can give Huge Hugs like no other.

Favorite GIF

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The Trailblazer Community

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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)
Trailhead

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 Rupesh Bhatia

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

Title and Current Employer

Lead Salesforce Architect for Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI)

 

Certifications
  • Salesforce Certified Administrator (April 16, 2013)
  • Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant (August 29, 2013)
  • Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant (February 5, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator (June 18, 2015)
  • Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder (April 5, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Email Specialist (September 19, 2016)
  • Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Social Specialist (September 26, 2016)
 Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I November 5, 2016
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Currently at 65!

Favorite Salesforce Feature

Best Configuration feature – Process Builder it takes away unnecessary coding. Best Platform feature – ability to integrate so easily in any technology landscape. Salesforce just enables every customer to start their journey from the winning line.

Salesforce’s Biggest Opportunity for Improvement

Reports & Dashboards – Many limitations for enterprise level customers and especially when used in LEX and Salesforce Mobile app

Salesforce Goal(s) for 2017

Well 2017 has been quite busy as am leading a large global implementation right now. Missed out on all major community events, both IndiaDreamin and Dreamforce, but would like to catch up on my certs and community events in 2018 for sure. Apart from that I aim to conduct an India-wide tour across DUG’s on importance of Developer2Consultant (D2C) path in one’s Salesforce career.

5 Fun Facts about Rupesh

This one’s hard to state, I’ll give it my best shot!

  1. I accidentally swallowed a coin during childhood which got stuck in my throat, am still alive!!
  2. I was probably the first person in my community to hold a Engineering degree in Computers/IT
  3. I was working part time with my dad in his barber shop during my College days
  4. Traveled daily 4-5 hours from home to college to pursue my engineering degree (4 Years).
  5. Am a straight forward person and believe in keeping things simple. In fact on a couple of occasions, I’ve walked up to my managers and told them I am not liking the job am hired for. Believe me, its a rare thing to do in Indian IT services but it has worked for me to date.
Most Identifies With Which Salesforce Mascot

Am always a Codey at heart. Though my current role doesn’t allow me to code much, I am always up to grab a chance and get into apex!!

Favorite GIF

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