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

Accidentally Crossing the Divide: Dan Prokop

A lot of time is spent trying to figure out the way to solve the sales versus marketing divide – it’s a big ol’ problem in many organizations (here’s one of the best infographics on it, GOT-style).  Salesforce, though, is a place where the two can come together, learn a lot from each other’s data, READ MORE

6 Bright Spots of Permageddon

956UTC May 17,2019 – a date & time that will go down in Salesforce infamy. I don’t want to be presumptive and say that 956UTC is a larger outage than NA14, but having witnessed both, I can say I do not recall NA14 getting a super dark (and cool) codename like Permageddon. From an Admin, READ MORE

The Power of a Network

We regularly hear discussions about networking and its importance in the professional world; I think this can be especially true in the Ohana where people are so willing to connect, support, and grow together.  Even with so many amazing people in our ecosystem, unfortunately many still think of networking as ‘a what can I get READ MORE