Meet a CTA: Sharayu Sable

Sharayu is Australia’s first female CTA! We caught up with Sharayu shortly after she got the news that sheโ€™d passed her CTA board exam. Sharayu is a Technology Delivery Architecture Manager at Accenture, leading large enterprise implementations of Salesforce. Sharayu got her start in the Salesforce world in 2011 coming from a developer background, with experience in Java before picking up Apex.

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Meet a CTA: Jannis Bott

We first met up with Jannis at TrailheaDX in May 2019 – and we’re thrilled to share his advice and CTA story with you all. Jannis is German and settled in Sydney, Australia. As a practice partner for solution engineering, innovation and incubation at System Partners, he leads a team of Solution Engineers and acts as a strategic advisor and Salesforce product expert to some of the largest, most complex enterprise customers in ANZ. Jannis is married and has a young son.

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Meet our Ambassadors: Vickie Jeffery ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Vickie’s background is in IT Administration and Management. She’s worked in the IT world for the past 20 years, starting in systems and network administration before moving into management and strategy positions. She inherited Salesforce during a company merger in 2011 and hasn’t looked back. The depth and flexibility of the product and the ability to build quickly and dynamically feed her need to be creative, and the Salesforce Ohana has been pure magic.

We recently asked Vickie to join the Ladies Be Architects team as an ambassador, spreading the word in the Land Down Under, and we were thrilled when she said yes! Hereโ€™s her story!

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Meet our Ambassadors: Emily Hay ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Emily Hay is a Salesforce Women in Tech group leader, Dreamforce speaker, and Salesforce Certified Application Architect with over 9 years of experience working with the Salesforce platform. Sheโ€™s a Kiwi currently living in Brisbane, Australia. We recently asked Emily to join the Ladies Be Architects team as an ambassador, spreading the word in the Land Down Under, and we were thrilled when she said yes! Here’s her story!

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Meet an Architect: Aldo Fernandez ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ

Aldo is a Software Engineer and Platform Architect; he’s been doing Salesforce development, consulting and architecting in the Platform since 2008. Aldo lives in Montevideo, Uruguay where he works remotely from a home office and travels a lot (more than he’d like) to NYC to visit customers onsite.

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CTA Practice Scenario I: Wine and Sunflowers Ltd

A couple of months ago we started a programme to produce some more practice scenarios for the Certified Technical Architect review board. We are thrilled that we can share our very first hypothetical scenario for ANYONE and EVERYONE to use for their ramp-up.

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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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August 2018: Study Group VIII: Designing Customer Mobile Strategies with Charly Prinsloo

In August, the community voted to take a look into customer mobile strategies as part of the Mobile Solutions Architecture certification. Charly happily stepped up to run this session, which covers:

  • Questions checklist
  • The pros and cons of Salesforce mobile apps vs custom apps
  • HTML5, Native (iOS/Android/Windows Mobile) or Hybrid solutions
  • Mobile app security
  • Testing strategy

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