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What is a Salesforce MVP?

It’s the final day to nominate someone to be a Salesforce MVP. If you know someone that is helping the community either online or offline via user groups etc nominate them today!

Also I posted a blog a couple of years ago on how I became a Salesforce MVP. Also be sure to check out the Salesforce MVP Blogs List!

 

General, News

New European Salesforce MVPs

Twice a year Salesforce looks for worthy people to become Salesforce MVPs. MVPs are people from the community that have demonstrated Salesforce expertise, leadership, responsiveness, and advocacy and with around 160 worldwide and it’s a growing group! There are currently around 160 MVPs worldwide and I was lucky enough to become an MVP back in January 2012, it is always an honour to be renewed in such an amazing group of people. The platform and associated products in Salesforce are so large now it’s impossible to know it all, knowing that there are guru’s around the globe focused in their own specialisation is awesome.

Salesforce has a rigorous process for evaluating MVPs, it starts first with someone nominating a potential MVP, anyone can do this here when the nominations open. Information is compiled and reviewed by a number of different teams within Salesforce as well as existing Salesforce MVPs before awarding with new MVPs or renewals. The MVP only lasts one year and if have kept up with the core tenants of being an MVP (Expertise, Leadership, Responsiveness, and advocacy) then you may be renewed for another year.

The New European MVPs!

What makes me most excited is seeing new MVPs appearing in Europe. Not to mention existing MVPs being renewed which includes myself, Jodi WagnerAgustina GarcíaAlex TennantChris EdwardsChristopher LewisFabien TaillonJoshua HoskinsKeir BowdenMichael GillMohamed El MoussaouiPhil WaltonSamuel De RyckeSimon Goodyear.

The full list can be found here.

Sergey Erlikh (@sergeyer)

Sergey Erlikh

Twitter: @sergeyer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeyerlikh/

Based in Amstelveen noord, Netherlands Sergey is our first European Non-Profit MVP!!! and also co-leader of The Netherlands Salesforce nonprofit user.

Louise Lockie (@LouiseLockie)

Louise Lockie

Twitter: @LouiseLockie
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louise-lockie-a8250115/
Website: louiselockie.blogspot.co.uk

Louise runs the Women in Tech user group in London and has talked at a number of Salesforce events including London’s Calling this year. Checkout her talk on Tackling the “We’ve always done it this way”.

Fabrice Cathala (@fcathala)

Fabrice Cathala

Twitter: @fcathala
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fcathala/
Website: saas-components.com

Fabrice is a Technical Architect working for CLOUT! His blog is filled with great advice on Salesforce Architecture and he also presented at London’s Calling on ‘Migrating to Lightning

Sunil Sarilla

Sunil Sarilla

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunil-sarilla-4a49533/
Success: https://success.salesforce.com/profile?u=0053000000AJ82FAAT

Currently Ranked 5th in Success for answering Salesforce answers he has answered 11,885 questions so far! Based in London as well? I think but I’ve never met him, so hopefully we will meet soon!

General, News

Get to know the new European Salesforce MVPs!

I am TOTALLY overjoyed to see eight new EU Salesforce MVPs!! Especially as several of them I mentored! I still remember when all the EU MVPs rocked up to the Salesforce London big Cloudforce event. There were just 4 of us, now 26 of us (I think). We’ve also added Italy & Israel to the countries that now have a Salesforce MVP in them. I’m also relieved that I was renewed this year as well. I’m now a 5x or 6x Salesforce MVP… I’ve lost count 🙂

The Salesforce MVP Programme is a programme run by Salesforce to award people in the community for their Accessibility, Expertise, Responsiveness, Leadership & Advocacy in Salesforce. If you want to learn about how Salesforce awards and MVP they have recently created a blog about the whole process!

And now for the new MVPs:

Mohamed El Moussaoui

Mohamed El Moussaoui

Mohamed El Moussaoui – France   
Mohamed & Fabien run the Paris Dev user group. They were both over from France for London’s Calling a couple of weeks ago and I was REALLY hoping this year would be the year they made MVP. They run the Paris user group for quite a while and they are both great guys!!
Website: http://www.elmoussaoui.me/#blog

 

Fabien

Fabien Taillon

Fabien Taillon – France   
Fabien did a talk at London’s Calling when he was over and its well worth a watch! “Style your application with Lightning Experience Look & Feel using SLDS
Website: http://www.fabientaillon.com/

 

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Administration, Development, General

How I became a Salesforce MVP

Do you know someone who is worthy of a Salesforce MVP? Have they helped you and the Salesforce community? If so nominate them today!

July 2016 Update: So overjoyed to say that Jennifer is now a Salesforce MVP!

So it started from a tweet (it’s amazing how many of my talks and blog posts do) which got me thinking …

Well… Yes but no. It’s only part of it. I’m now in my 5th year of being a Salesforce MVP and it got me thinking about how much I actually knew when I became an MVP. Things have changed a lot since then.

I actually learn’t Salesforce from the community. At the time there was classroom training, Salesforce help (joy!) or a collection of workbooks and not a lot much else and Salesforce Trailhead? well if only! I wanted to learn salesforce fast without paying out for training. Salesforce had an older version of what is now the Salesforce Success Community and Salesforce Developer Discussion Boards and I came to the conclusion that if other users had problems or questions about Salesforce, I would probably a have the same questions.

So I started answering questions. Questions I had no idea how to answer. But I would dig around in the Salesforce help and play in my free dev org until I found the answer and posted it back to the community.

I have to admit I may have got a little obsessed…

Some people say I still am…

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