OOPs I did it again! (Learn something new that is!)

I’ve been a Salesforce Administrator for just over 10 years now. When I came back from maternity leave after my middle son was born, the company I worked for had made the decision to implement Salesforce and moved me into a position to oversee the implementation and Marketing department. I haven’t looked back from there!

I’ve always described myself as a Learner. I love to learn new things. I don’t know if it is the artist in me or the ADHD that I am almost sure my boys got from me.

My favorite thing about Salesforce is that I am always learning new things! I’ve spent the last decade getting to play and learn in the system. It usually starts with a question from a user that gets my wheels turning…a few (or more) clicks later, finding a blog post that teaches me how to do this or that, some cool formulas and workflow rules and someone super-stoked that I just saved him a bunch of time! What could be better than that?

I’ve been involved with designing systems, functionality, objects, apps and reports, training and everything in between. But there has always been a bit of a limit for me. As much I can do, there has always been a cliff edge that I skirt. When I go down a path that ends in: ‘You are going to need some Apex and a Trigger for that.’ ARGH!

Code. Programming. Model, View, Controller. Data Manipulation Language. Oye!

So I’ve set my cap and am determined to learn Object-Oriented Programming (OOP). Composite Data Types, Primitive Data Types, Attributes, Methods & Classes here I come! And after a week in NYC and training, I know just enough to be dangerous!

I may not be the stereo-typical programmer, but I’ve always been one to do my own thing and not let the ‘expected’ hold me back!

So let’s see where this thing takes us! My 10 and 7 yr old sons are little techies in the making and they are fascinated by my job. I’ll do this for them. And for my 13 year old daughter to show her what it means to be a working mom. One who sets her sights on the new and exciting and goes for it. For my husband who loves that I am so driven and does so much for our family!


About Nana

Mom. Salesforce Architect. Runner. Artist. Writer. I am a Salesforce MVP Hall of Fame member. For more information on the Salesforce MVP community, visit: http://www.salesforce.com/mvp/ . Salesforce, Force, Force.com, Chatter, and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. and are used here with permission.
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