Beyond Certifications: Blazing Trails and Changing Lives in Appalachia

Beyond Certifications:Blazing Trails and Changing Lives in AppalachiaDuring a visit to West Virginia in 1963, President John. F. Kennedy noted with admiration that “the sun doesn’t always shine in West Virginia… but the people always do.”Kennedy’s words might well be extended to much of Appalachia, a region fraught for decades by economic decline and the myriad problems poverty brings: drug addiction, health problems, and, at times, despair.Yet, in spite of… Read More

Beyond Certifications: Blazing Trails and Changing Lives in Appalachia

A Solution Architect’s Take on Lightning

Russell O’Brienis a Salesforce Solution Architect with a depth of experience in the Computing industry from mainframe and client server to cloud and mobile. He has operated his own Integration Consultancy and has also had extensive involvement in Quality Assurance including Agile Testing. Russell currently lives in Australia and has 13 Salesforce certifications. Lightning Component Interview with Russell O’Brien  In recent times much has been published about Salesforce “Lightning” technology…. Read More

A Solution Architect’s Take on Lightning

Focus on People: Rob Kaplan

Rob Kaplan is another successful Salesforce learner who is willing to share his experience with the Focus on Force community. He is a Salesforce senior administrator and business analyst, as well as the co-leader of a Salesforce user group. For his latest certification, he studied using the usual resources and combined it with a social activity that exercises other learning styles. Continue reading to find out more about Rob’s learning process.

Focus on People: Rob Kaplan

Focus on People: Salesforce in Dubai

We always want to hear and share successful Salesforce stories. By getting to know people who have had experience working with the platform, you can find out how Salesforce can help you grow in your future career. This time we spoke with Kim Carlo Noceda, a Senior Salesforce Developer in a consulting company in Dubai. As a senior Salesforce Developer, his role is to provide solutions and build the system… Read More

Focus on People: Salesforce in Dubai

Richard Clarke – Expertise Matters

Richard Clarke is a Salesforce Consultant and runs his own Salesforce Consulting company called Artisan Consulting. He currently lives in Australia, and has 22 Salesforce certifications. Find out more about his extensive experience and journey below. How and why did you get started with Salesforce? My journey with Salesforce started in 2007. I was running my own business as a Microsoft Gold partner based out in New Zealand, and we… Read More

Richard Clarke – Expertise Matters

Focus on People: Brian Lueken From Call Center to 16X Certified

Brian Leuken is an Application Architect for a large healthcare corporation. Rumor has it, that they have the largest Service Cloud healthcare implementation in the U.S. The implementation is growing right now – they’ve got licenses for 6,000, and it’s growing to around 21,000 in the next five years. The user population varies from frontline call center representatives to back office processing of all of the mountains and mountains of forms,… Read More

Focus on People: Brian Lueken From Call Center to 16X Certified

Focus on People: Jordan Elkin

Jordan Elkin is a Technical Consultant. He always knew that Technology Consulting was going to be his field, but he was on the look out for how to get started. Soon enough, he learned of the existence of Salesforce, and wanting to get to know it, watched some of the online sessions from Dreamforce 2015. He developed his Salesforce skills over the next few months, received his certifications, and now works… Read More

Focus on People: Jordan Elkin

Delivering successful Salesforce projects using Agile

Aymeric Zito is the CEO of ProQuest Consulting. In this article, he discusses how ProQuest have been so successful using the Agile project methodology to deliver Salesforce projects. Before we learn more about how Proquest uses Agile, can you tell us about your background and how you got started with Salesforce? My background is in neuroscience and software engineering. I started my career programming enterprise web applications in Java J2E and moved… Read More

Delivering successful Salesforce projects using Agile

Focus on People: Alex Bassett

Alex Bassett is a Salesforce Consultant based in Vancouver, Canada. Alex was originally working as a Data Reporting & Information Analyst, but upon learning about Salesforce and its opportunities, decided to begin his climb to get certified. After receiving his Certified Salesforce Administration designation in June 2016, he quickly found a job as a Salesforce Consultant. Learn about Alex’s Salesforce journey below. How and Why did you get started with Salesforce?… Read More

Focus on People: Alex Bassett