Salesforce week 18

This week marked my 4th month at Salesforce! That’s so crazy. 4 months already – where did the time go? Joining Salesforce was a big decision and since I joined the time has flown by. It has taken some time but I’m starting to feel at home in my new role in CSG here at Salesforce. As always change is hard and a change of job is no different. Well it’s probably hard for me to say that as this is the first “real” job I’ve had as I’ve been self employed / co-owner of the company I’ve worked at for the last 20 some years. But it has been a bit hard but as I said before I’m starting to feel at home in the #SalesforceOhana.

It’s been a bit of a change from being at a tiny ISV working with what I see now as legacy technologies to working at one of the largest software companies in the World. And an innovative cloud company at that. I’m really enjoying the change of perspective and change of technologies and I can feel that I’m making a difference with what I do and what I bring to the customer I’m at. Great.

On the “normal job front” the week was busy as most weeks are. Two consecutive days in Stockholm where I flew there and back both days to get enough points to make SAS Gold again. It seemed really stupid at the time and the Wednesday 6.15am flight was really stupid but it will all be worth it in the end March when I make Gold again. The FastTrack and the Lounge access is really nice and especially when it looks like the project will be on until the end of the year.

I almost finished the Lighting Components I’ve been developing for the customer we are totally changing the look and feel of Salesforce. I cannot wait to show it off on this blog when it’s all done and I’ve anonymised it 🙂 Project wise we are also getting ready to launch the next sprint on April 3rd where we are bringing an entire new business line onto Salesforce. That launch will contain 3 major components that I either developed or played I major part in which is pretty neat!

What did I learn

  • It takes time to settle in
  • Although it’s spring in Copenhagen doesn’t mean that’s the case in Stockholm
  • Tons and tons about Lightning Components

Status after this week

Trailhead points: 80150

Trailhead badges: 82

Certifications: 5 (Salesforce Certified Administrator, Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder, Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator, Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant, Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant)