Record Lock Validation

One of the most overlooked configurations I see in orgs is leaving records open to edits that should be locked.  For example, sales or support processes can drag on indefinitely if closed cases or opportunities remain editable.  Closed records should be closed.  Like Chick-fil-A-on-a-Sunday closed. Locking records does not need to be complicated.  You don’t need READ MORE

An Accidental Developer?

Words I never thought I’d write in an email to my boss – “I like coding a little more than I want to admit”. Those words were actually typed by the same hands typing this post in the days following my attendance at WITness Success back in July. Did I just become an Accidental Developer?!?!? READ MORE

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