Year 2021 will be remembered as a challenging year, an unusual year as well as a year when our lives changed forever with a new way of living and working. There were times when it seemed like time was barely moving and other occasions where the clock was rapidly ticking along – I can’t believe we are already down to the last few weeks of December as I write this.
I have sort of an annual tradition to write about ‘My Salesforce Year in Review’ – I did that in 2015 as well as in 2016. I did make attempts in the remaining years during 2017-2020 but call it the writer’s block, procrastination, year end exhaustion, a busy work schedule, or just sheer laziness, those posts never left the draft folder. I’m starting early this year with a determination to get this posted before the end of the year.
It’s been a busy year, and as they say – busy is good. I had to think long and hard to recollect everything that’s gone on in the last 12 months, and as I reflect back on it, my heart is filled with gratitude and joy. Here we go!
Please see Part 1 post if you want an introduction to what is Partner Learning Camp and what are Accredited Professional exams. In this post, I will focus a bit more on what’s changed in the world of PLC and APs and of course, the ongoing “Salesforce Days” campaign.
As in the earlier post, I will ONLY mention things which are publicly accessible to maintain and respect confidentiality as applicable. And of course, this post is written in my personal capacity and does not represent the views of my employer or any of my other affiliations.
First up, Salesforce Days – a whole new world of learning opportunities (and who doesn’t love swag!)
Yesterday, I had the honour and pleasure of presenting at Pakistan Dreamin – Pakistan’s first ever Salesforce community conference. And to say, that I’m very impressed with what a show that Pak Dreamin team has put on – would be an understatement. So, I thought I’ll share my experience via a blog post. Read on to know more.
“Sharing knowledge is the most fundamental act of friendship. Because it is a way you can give something without loosing something.” – Richard Stallman
I am excited to announce that I have been accepted into the new MuleSoft Mentors cohort! As a MuleSoft Mentor, I will continue to support the MuleSoft Community with my contributions, participate in MuleSoft Meetups, and much more. The earlier batch of this elite program had some of the most well respected names from the Mulesoft Community including Ravi Tamada Sarah Khalid & several others and I’m glad to be among the 120 new mentors added in the second cohort.
Last weekend, I had an opportunity to present at OSTech Conference organised by AWS User Group, Jaipur. This was a 2-day event covering a number of tracks including Cloud Native & DevOps, Software Development, Open Source, Co-Location & Community.
The organising team put on a great show with a fabulous speaker line up and kept the event engaging with quizzes and several contests intertwined as breaks. Read on to know more about the event and my session.
To say that the last few months in the Salesforce Partner ecosystem have been really exciting, would be an understatement of sorts. I believe that in general, Salesforce has done a phenomenal job on enablement and training over the years and recently, it has just stepped up the game even further with Partner Learning Camp (PLC) and the launch of new Salesforce Accredited Professional (AP) exams.
While there’s a good amount of information published around PLC and APs, I get a lot of questions from people on Linkedin & Twitter around the same – so here’s an attempt to explain these from a fellow Salesforce Partner Community member perspective.
Read on if you are eager to know more. I’ll obviously be respecting confidentiality and sharing whatever is publicly available information.
Last month, Salesforce announced a new certification called ‘Salesforce Certified User Experience Designer‘ – to allow Trailblazers all over the world to add design skills to their portfolio. Given my background on Mobile Development and Design Thinking, I had it on my to-do list for a while to appear for this exam.
I finally took the plunge and passed it yesterday – 6th July. In this post, I will share my experience of preparing for this certification – hopefully you will find these tips useful while preparing for this exam.
Over the years, Salesforce has championed the philosophy of ‘No Code, Low Code, High Code’. The core idea is that you do not need to write code for anything and everything – and the fact that you should NOT write code where it’s NOT needed.
Integration has traditionally been an area where APIs are the norm and developers are the king makers. The landscape has changed with several no-code & low-code players popping up in the last few years. A couple of months back, Mulesoft introduced Composer – a new platform to do integrations via clicks NOT code and I was intrigued.
I had the opportunity to learn more about Composer in the last few weeks and this post is all about my perspective on Mulesoft’s latest offering. If you are curious about Mulesoft Composer as well, read on!
It’s that time of the year again – Dreamforce is around the corner and I’m preparing for my annual trip to San Francisco! I had a memorable Dreamforce 2018 and this year, it is shaping up to be another exciting event.
I am presenting as many as 3 sessions this year and helping out at a bunch of others. It’s been a lot of work over the last few weeks but it’s been all worth considering Dreamforce is a stage that has given me a lot of love over the last 8 years!
I am thrilled to share that I’ll be speaking at Midwest Dreamin’ 19 in August this year. I will be talking about Commerce Cloud – one of my biggest focus areas over the last two years.
Although I’ve presented at several Salesforce events over the years including Dreamforce, Salesforce World Tour, TrailheaDX and community events all over the world, this will be my first ever speaking stint at a Salesforce “community event” in the US & to say that I’m excited would be an understatement!