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
- Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I
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
- My experience with computers dates back to card readers and keypunch machines
- I served in the U.S.Navy for 8 years (1982-1990), honorably discharged as an Avionics Technician 1st Class
- I’m a Boy Scout Leader, so the whole Trailhead theme and the concept of earning badges is right up my alley!
- I like to cook, and I’ve actually had a little formal training
- 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.
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