A couple of months back, Topcoder – the world’s largest crowdsourcing community of developers, designers and algorithmists announced their first ever batch of MVPs (aka Most Valuable Professionals) and I’m thrilled and honoured to have been included in the list.
I started off on Topcoder more than six years back and I believe it’s a good time to reflect on this incredible journey of passion, learning and growing together with the community.
Last June, I wrote about why every Salesforce developer should consider attending TrailheaDX – the ‘real Salesforce developer conference’. As enthusiastic as I was, I could not attend this event last year and promised myself to make amends in year 2018!
Therefore, I signed up for TDX 2018 quiet early this year and I was fortunate to get involved across a number of sessions. If you are attending TrailheaDX 2018, I look forward to meeting you in one of my sessions next week.
While I’m a hardcore geek and technology enthusiast, I believe – sometimes, we just need to take a step back and focus on more important issues around us.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are challenges worldwide and India is no exception. Therefore, when I was provided an opportunity to moderate a panel discussion featuring the likes of Tony Prophet (Salesforce – Chief Equality Officer) at Bangalore Developer User Group (the largest Salesforce Developer Group worldwide), I instantly said ‘Yes’.
It was a memorable meetup – a full house with standing-room only and I’m glad that everyone enjoyed and found the panel discussion meaningful. Here’s a quick recap of the discussion.
I couldn’t have hoped for a better start to year 2018 – my session proposal for London’s Calling 2018 was accepted and looks like I’m going to be meeting the queen again this year 🙂
I still have fond memories of my talk at London’s Calling 2017 and the overall experience of this conference from last year so I’m very pleased to be making the trip again this year!
As I mentioned in my last post, I had a couple of sessions to present at Dreamforce 2017! It was a busy week with lots of hustling and juggling between presenting sessions, attending sessions, booth duty, keynotes, client meetings & lots of walking around.
The videos for all sessions are being uploaded on a daily basis by the Dreamforce content team. You can find all Dreamforce 2017 videos here. Here are the links for the sessions I presented at Dreamforce this year.
If feels as if yesterday that I wrote about my Dreamforce 2016 sessions. Hard to believe that more than a year has passed by in a flash and as I write this, most Salesforce enthusiasts all over the globe are packing their bags to make the trip to San Francisco! Although I attend a lot of conferences, Dreamforce holds a special place in my heart and I’m happy that this love story will be continuing for another year.
Like last year, it’s going to a busy week ahead! Last year, I promised to myself to be more organised and better prepared for Dreamforce but the way things have turned out, I think I need to stop making promises. Here’s my tentative schedule for DF’17 this year and I hope to see you/ bump into you at some of my sessions/ engagements.
A few days back, Tenfold published a list of ’25 Salesforce Leaders to follow on Twitter & LinkedIn’ and I’ve been included on that list.
With no disrespect to such surveys or listings, I generally don’t sweat over these as the selection criteria is often very sketchy and in some cases, crossing the ethical boundaries.
However, I’m happy to be included by Tenfold on this list because it’s based primarily based on the efforts and nurturing of this Linkedin group – ‘Salesforce developers/contractors’ which is the largest LinkedIn group for Salesforce professionals globally. And it isn’t about size or numbers, it takes a lot of time to keep the group sane, relevant, valuable and maintain the content quality standards.