Burnt Out

Some time in June I hit a wall… a major wall. It had been building for a while but I realized I was burnt out. Between work and my personal life I had a lot going on and I needed to step back and figure out how to make a few changes. So let’s back READ MORE

Anatomy of a Deployment Failure (pt. 3) – Production Changes and the Flight of The Icarus

 Deployment Failure (Pt. 3) Production Changes & The Flight of the Icarus Confession time: in the four or so years I’ve been working with Salesforce, I’ve never really ‘got’ Sandboxes and change sets. I suppose I’d tell a prospective employer that this demonstrates my ability to vision and action a modification without disrupting users. Then READ MORE

Pittsburgh GiveCamp 2019

Pittsburgh GiveCamp is back!  Going strong since 2010, Pittsburgh Givecamp is part of the larger GiveCamp.org movement, where volunteers from across all IT disciplines join forces to complete projects for local nonprofit organizations. Register Here I’ve had the privilege of being involved with Pittsburgh GiveCamp since 2016 and am really excited for the 2019 event.  READ MORE

Celebrating the Journey to Trailblazer!

Oh, Salesforce Ohana! What an accomplishment – there are over 1,000 Trailblazer Community Groups! Let’s celebrate with a look back at what the Community has meant to this Accidental. How Did I Get Started in the Community Groups? Kristi – Trailblazer since 2012 Trailblazer Community Groups: Pittsburgh Non-Profit (co-leader & co-founder), Women in Tech (co-leader), READ MORE

Trailblazers, Celebrate!

Oh, Salesforce Ohana! What an accomplishment – there are over 1,000 Trailblazer Community Groups! Let’s celebrate with a look back at what the Community has meant to this Accidental. How Did I Get Started in the Community Groups? Becky – Trailblazer since 2010 Trailblazer Community Groups: Pittsburgh Women in Tech (co-leader), Pittsburgh Administrators, Pittsburgh Developer READ MORE

Power in Groups

  I can say this as an absolute – I would have significantly less joy in my life without Trailblazer Community Groups. In 2015, I had been trying to break into the Salesforce world for about 8 months with no success when I attended an event with a non-profit Account Executive that was visiting Pittsburgh. As READ MORE

Change Set Trials

I’ve spent this past weekend in change set hell. I have 4 change sets that have to be deployed, with each one dependent on the next. Everything is documented in a super detailed deploy book but still the first one, the easy one failed. And then failed again. And again. Change sets are definitely one READ MORE