I had the pleasure this week of traveling to Boston to represent The Crevalle Group at the Salesforce World Tour. I have never attended a World Tour before, so was pretty excited to see what they are all about!
Being active in the community, I did reach out to my Boston Ohana once I learned I would be attending the event and learned that fellow MVP Corey Snow organized a pre-tour community group meeting the evening before the big day. Attending the event were Salesforce employees, several MVPs, and community group leaders.
Vala Afshar, Salesforce’s Chief Digital Evangelist delivered a very inspiring message where he encouraged the following three things for the Trailblazers in the room to take to heart:
- Do Something
Whether giving back to the community, speaking at an event or contributing something you learned via a blog, you are doing something to:
- Help Someone
Being in the Salesforce community means we give back. Mentor someone and help others get to where they want to be.
- Stay Humble
Vala said the smartest person in the room is often the room! Be open and teachable and get outside feedback in order to continue learning and growing.
After an inspiring pre-tour meeting, I was ready to head to my very first World Tour. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but as soon as I walked in, the setting felt very familiar. Set up much like Dreamforce, I first headed to registration to get my badge then was on my way to the check out the Customer Success Expo when I was greeted by some old friends:
Obviously being a one-day event, the Customer Success Expo is a great deal smaller than what you will see at Dreamforce, but was full of great demos.
The entire reason I was attending the Salesforce World Tour Boston was to represent The Crevalle Group in the Employer Showcase, hosted in the Admin Theater. Geared towards students and early to mid-career job seekers, the Employer showcase was hosted by Amanda Bauman, Sr. Manager Student Community.
I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda at India Dreamin last year and learned of her outstanding commitment and passion to help students to not only learn Salesforce, but to build their network in the ecosystem.
The showcase itself consisted of a mix of local Boston companies, a few consulting partners, and The Crevalle Group giving an overview of their company as well as positions for which they are currently hiring.
After the brief overviews, each speaker was placed around the area and attendees were encouraged to network. I was so happy to speak with the young and eager students, who were a bit overwhelmed by the World Tour and all of the potential with a Salesforce career. The students’ enthusiasm was definitely contagious!
Mixed in with the students were a few seasoned professionals who I feel were inspired by the students’ enthusiasm as I talked to them about the idea of going into consulting and my experience with The Crevalle Group.
If you can’t make it to Dreamforce, I definitely recommend checking to see if there is a World Tour near you. You will have a fun-filled day of learning and networking!
Please be sure to connect with The Crevalle Group at events, or by checking our current openings here.
See you next time!
This post was written by Amy Oplinger, Senior Salesforce Consultant at The Crevalle Group. You can follow Amy on Twitter at @SalesforceAmy.