Let us start with a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin –
TELL ME AND I FORGET. TEACH ME AND I REMEMBER. INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN.
– BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Journey to Salesforce ecosystem is a 3+ month learning journey that is all about learning through involvement. What makes Journey to Salesforce distinctive is the amalgamation of three key things – Trailhead, the Salesforce Ohana and the Developer Relations Team. Let us look at each of these three key things in brief.
Trailhead is the Salesforce’s very own learning platform. Mahatma Gandhi once said – “Knowledge gained through experience is far superior and many times more useful than bookish knowledge”. The Trailhead platform epitomizes this idea as its bedrock. We all tend to learn more by doing rather than just reading endlessly. In this journey through Trailhead, you will learn the fundamentals of the Salesforce Platform through various specifically curated modules and projects by doing them first-hand thus helping you to perceive the concepts comprehensively. What makes Trailhead even more fascinating is the inclusion of a “gamified” technique of learning. You will earn badges and super badges, which you can highlight as a feather on your Resume.
One of the inimitable qualities of the Salesforce ecosystem is none other than its diverse, passionate and dynamic community, which includes MVPs, User Group Leaders, Women- in-Tech Leaders, Partners/Companies and other eminent Professionals who have been a part of the ecosystem for a very long time. We call it our family or Ohana (inspired by the Hawaiian culture). This is another notable aspect of the program that makes it more prominent. Along with Trailhead, the program offers opportunities for the budding or aspiring participants to blend and collaborate with this so called Ohana. There are bi-weekly AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions wherein the participants can talk to members of the Ohana about quandaries or anything about the Salesforce Platform. Besides that, the program curriculum also involves Webinars hosted by the Developer Relations Team (India) where by the members from the Ohana would brief you about the modules and projects even before you get started.
Developer Relations Team
The Developer Relations Team (APAC) plays an eminent role in facilitating the Journey to Salesforce program in India. They conduct tours (already covering six cities) throughout India organizing the Journey to Salesforce Events. These events provides the participants a floor to connect with prospective employers / partners (Employer Connect). Not to mention, as a part of the program, the participants would also have a chance to win prizes and Salesforce Certifications Vouchers which otherwise would not have been possible without the incredible effort by the Dev. Relations Team.
The unsurpassed quality about the program is – you do not necessarily have to travel or attend any courses or classes to learn. All you need to do is to subscribe and learn at your own pace from the comfort of your house without paying a single penny. So, even if you are a mom, or a veteran, a student, a fresher or thinking about migrating from another technology stack, there is absolutely nothing that would stop you! You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Here is a brief infographic that portrays the accomplishments of the “pilot” program, which is already mainstream now with more 3000+ participants.
Curiosity is the engine of achievement. Did you know that 3.3M jobs will be created in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2022? (Source: https://trailhead.salesforce.com/career-path).