Showing posts from October, 2018

Dreamforce Global Gathering: Come Together

So, as much as we may like to try and think otherwise, Dreamforce 2018 is officially over... but that doesn't mean that we can't relive the experience with one of the most exciting periods on the Salesforce Community calendar - Global Gathering season! I attending my first Global Gathering earlier in the year for TrailheaDX, which was hosted by the Toronto Developer Group. Not only did this happen to be my first time attending a User Group meeting it was my first time speaking too, as I delivered some of the content from TDX! But I digress. When I became leader of the Toronto Women In Tech group, I made it a point of connecting with all the other leaders of the various Toronto groups, and forming a network to support each other, so when Global Gatherings for Dreamforce were announced, we all banded together for the first every combined event! Our event was a combined effort of the Women in Tech, Administrator, B2C, Non-Profit and Developer groups, with the Algonqui


On this day, 7 years ago, I moved to Canada. My trumpet and I left all our friends and family behind and set out on an adventure. I had been working in the music industry, in seemingly my dream job, but I had become increasingly more unhappy. I felt defined by my job, and was wondering where the hell I was going to be able to go from there? I can't have hit my peak at 24! Fast forward 7 years, and I've grown up a bit. I'm married, and I have a house. I still play the trumpet, but have an upgraded model. I'm still involved in the arts, being a member of the board of directors of two musical groups, but I don't work in the music industry, I'm a proud Salesforce Administrator! I know there are a lot of accidental admins out there, with all sorts of education and employment backgrounds, so I thought I would share mine. I studied Music Business and Public Relations, and worked at a music magazine and then a boutique music booking agency. I also had my

Dreamforce Recap: Don't Dream it's Over

After weeks and weeks and months of lead up... it finally happened. Dreamforce 2018. The event I'd been determined to get to the moment I walked into Bootcamp at TrailheaDX six months ago. Of course far too much happened for me to cover in a blog, so I'll just recap my top five favourite experiences, in no particular order of course. Empower Your Admin and Supercharge Your Business Our session couldn't have gone better! We had a packed house, and lots of familiar faces in the room, but the best part - people stopping us during the week to tell us they enjoyed our session and how much they got out of it! Empower your admin & supercharge your business with ⁦ @zazamataz ⁩ and ⁦ @mehansen82 ⁩ — Bhavana Singh (@singhbhavana8) September 25, 2018 The #AwesomeAdmin Keynote During my journey this year, I've gotten to know and really love my fellow #AwesomeAdmins, and as my first ever Dreamforce Keynote, it did not disappoint. I even got

I'm Thankful

Today is Thanksgiving, so I thought I would share some of what I'm thankful for this year. Don't worry, my post-Dreamforce recap will be coming in the next few weeks. I'll give you some backstory first. So obviously, being an Australian, I did not grow up with Thanksgiving, aside from what I saw on TV and in movies, but that of course was American Thanksgiving. Then I learned Canada had a different Thanksgiving, so it became Canadian Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving. But now that I live here, it's Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving. It's kinda like how before I used to refer to Hockey as Ice Hockey and Field Hockey as Hockey... it's part of my Canadianization. I'm sure these will also be questions that come up when I eventually take the Canadian citizenship test too! So I digress... I know the majority of my readers are based in the US, and are wonderful people at that, so I'm sure most of you know that up here it's Thanksgiving today,