It's no secret that I'm a fan of low code solutions. While I love dabbling in some html as much as the next person, and I'm looking forward to the day when I join a RAD Women Code cohert, for now I'm 100% no code.
So of course when Salesforce announced their Low Code Love event, it got me thinking about what low code means to me... Chatting with the awesome Gillian Bruce on the subject, the words "Empowering, Equalising, and Fun" came to mind. But what do I mean by that?
My favourite thing about the Salesforce Community are the truly incredible people I've been fortunate to meet as a result. They are always happy to help you figure out a problem, including helping you brainstorm a low code solution. Take Automation Hour as an example - a bi-weekly webinar focused on process automation solutions, presented by members of the community.
And it was during a recent catch up call with my good buddy Aleks Milic Radovanovic that a light bulb went off. We were talking about the requests we get from our companies as Admins, and our approach to dealing with them. We chatted through our processes for getting to the root cause of the request, not just "creating a new field".
Low code solutions don't just give us the power to "build cool apps", they give us the power to truly change how the companies we work with do business. Because that's the thing - the true power of a low code solution is the power to improve your company's business processes.
As #AwesomeAdmins we learn how to use low code tools, but the real value is learning when to use them, and quite honestly when to say no. And this can sometimes be difficult - our bosses pay a lot of money for us to learn how to use Salesforce, and as you share your enthusiasm for the low code solutions you now know how to use, they may ask for fields here and there, but sometimes you really do need to say no.
Being a truly #AwesomeAdmin and Business Analyst comes down to understanding what needs to be done, rather than what's being asked. This can take a while to get the hang, but the good news is thinking this way sets you up to start thinking as an Architect someday.
So whether you're empowered through use of low code solutions, you find them equalising, or you enjoy them, just remember to use your Admin super power wisely, and keep on enjoying that low code love!
Mind Over Matter - Anthony Ramos
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