GiveCamp 2018

October has one of my favorite weekends of the year – PGH GiveCamp. Part of the larger GiveCamp.org movement, PGH GiveCamp is an annual event where people from around the city’s booming technology industry team with area non-profits to solve their creative and technical problems. GiveCamp is a marathon ran at a sprint pace. Starting READ MORE

Alternate Endings

At Dreamforce, certifications are 50% off, so its a great time to study up & take an exam.  Taking advantage of this discount, Becky & I both attempted the Advanced Administrator Certification at Dreamforce, but with different outcomes.  We wanted to share our unique experiences and provide a view into our mindsets both before & READ MORE

Hello & Goodbye

In Summer 2015 I was the director of healthcare foundation and default Salesforce Admin for our organization, which led to me getting an invite to a Non-Profit event with Salesforce.org AE Toby Quaranta.  I was sitting next to Kristi Dellinger and as the meeting progressed I asked if there was a group like the Google READ MORE

Dreamforce Resolutions

Coming back from Dreamforce is always rough.  For a week you get to live in a fantasy world where everyone is excited about their jobs and this platform as you are, you meet so many amazing people, go to great sessions, and of course the nightlife is top notch. Combine that with the break from the READ MORE

The Everyday Function: Got Milk?

This recurring series, ‘The Everyday Function’ brings Salesforce down from the cloud and into everyday life. You are working on a new Process Builder and when testing your creation, red text flies & the flow interview error email arrives in your inbox with the message ‘ The flow failed to access the value for Some Value READ MORE

Rounding to .25 Increments

Was working with someone this week that needed to calculate ‘Full-Time Equivalents’ from Part-Time jobs to meet some state requirements for grant money they manage.  For the last few years, their team has been downloading their year end surveys in a report, doing the math in excel, then manually updating records in Salesforce because a READ MORE