Meet an Architect: Matthew Morris

We’re really excited to introduce you to an English gentleman who always has our back – MVP and London Admin User Group leader Matthew Morris. You may know him from his Pluralsight Play-by-Play on diagramming; if you don’t and you’re on your #JourneyToCTA, please watch it – it will help.

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Meet an Architect: Eric Dreshfield

This is Eric Dreshfield – Advocacy Manager at Apttus, a Salesforce MVP, the Founder & Event Chair for Midwest Dreamin’ and South Indiana’s Salesforce User Group Leader.

He’s also a friend and supporter of Ladies Be Architects. Eric lives in southwestern Indiana, in a little map-dot town of about 400 people. He’s 20 minutes outside of Evansville, Indiana, which puts him 2.5 hours to Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY, and St. Louis, MO, as well as 3 hours to Indianapolis, IN.

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Meet an Architect: Kid Jansen πŸ‡³πŸ‡±

In the first of our blog series showcasing our #AwesomeAllies, we get chatting to Kid Jansen. Kid has a whopping sixteen certifications, including some Designer ones. In addition he is a public supporter of LadiesBeArchitects and is working with the Netherlands user group leaders to raise the profile of CTA in the Benelux region of Europe. We are very proud to feature his story!

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June 2018: Study Group VI: Community Sharing & Visibility

The registrations just keep on growing – 85 registrations this month! This was the first time we used YouTube live streaming, so it was a bit fiddly at first, but thanks to everyone for their patience.

Take a deep dive into the communities side of things:

  • Licences
  • Sharing Sets
  • Share Groups
  • Super Users

This session also includes a demo of the setup process and what you can expect to happen in Salesforce.

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Integration Architecture study group starting June 12

Natalya Murphy will be starting a 7-session study group for the Integration Architecture Designer exam beginning on Tuesday, June 12 with a goal of having participants ready to take the exam the week of July 24. Group size will be capped at 8 people and all participants will be expected to actively contribute to the success of the group, as described below. Meetings will be held at 7-9 pm Eastern time via Google Hangouts but we may not use the full 2 hours each week.

If you’re interested in participating, fill out the application at Selected participants will be contacted no later than June 11.

If you have questions, contact Natalya via the Trailblazer community.

Each week, participants will individually study the planned topics, and then prepare flashcard-type questions and exam-type questions to share with the group. We will hold a weekly call lasting 1-2 hours to discuss the previous-week’s study topics. During the weekly calls, participants will take turns sharing key points from their studies the previous week, discuss any experience they’ve had with hands-on implementation of the material covered, and review a subset of flashcard and mock exam questions generated by the group. Participants will also have access to a private Slack channel for communication throughout the week.

The initial meeting/study schedule is listed below but is subject to change as the group moves through the content.

Week 1 (June 12)
Meeting: Introductions and expectations.
Study/prepare after meeting: high-level integration capabilities and patterns.

Week 2 (June 19)
Meeting: Review/discuss Week 1 study topics
Study/prepare after meeting: security; integration considerations (layer, timing, direction, volume)

Week 3 (June 26)
Meeting: Review/discuss Week 2 study topics
Study/prepare after meeting: SOAP and REST deep-dive, especially WSDL and JSON formats

Week 4 (July 3)
Meeting: Review/discuss Week 3 study topics
Study/prepare after meeting: Data management/migration, including Dataloader and Bulk API deep-dive

Week 5 (July 10)
Meeting: Review/discuss Week 4 study topics
Study/prepare after meeting: Workflow outbound messaging; Tools, monitoring and testing

Week 6 (July 17)
Meeting: Review/discuss Week 5 study topics
Study/prepare after meeting: Hands-on activities; review all previous topics

Week 7 (July 24)
Meeting: Final group review of all topics
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If you’re interested in participating, fill out the application at Selected participants will be contacted no later than June 11.