Sara made the jump to self-employment in 2005 with the start-up of her consulting company, Custom Solutions, LLC. She has always had a keen interest in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and in 2005, her first book, Building Intelligent.NET Applications, was published. She has worked for companies spanning multiple industries, including Health Care, Finance, Retail, Government, Robotics and Information Technology. She has also co-authored several technical books used to prepare software developers taking the Microsoft certification exams and even written product documentation for the Microsoft Office Communications team.
For many years, she was a Microsoft Certified Developer and recognized expert in the field of web development using Microsoft SQL Server. She has published six technical books, along with dozens of online and printed articles. In March of 2007 she was awarded the prestigious Microsoft Most Valued Professional (MVP) award for her work with Microsoft Speech Server and Office Communications Server.
Starting in 2011, she spent two years leading a Technical Team at Venyu to streamline and automate their internal software systems. This involved gaining expertise in cloud-based development using Force.com and Integration tools such as Scribe Software. During this time, she fell in love with the cloud-based Force.com platform and has been learning more about it ever since.
In March 2013, she earned the Salesforce Developer Certification and then in 2014 completed all the requirements to earn the Salesforce Advanced Developer Certification. She has written several articles for DeveloperForce.com about integrating .NET with Salesforce and provided consulting support for Salesforce University through ForceMentor.com.
In October 2014, she had the pleasure of speaking at her first Dreamforce. The talk was titled, “Career Strategies for Developers Transitioning to Salesforce“. Also that month, her first online training course titled, “Developing with Visualforce” was published by LinkedIn Learning.
Then in August 2015 her second course for lynda.com titled, “Improving Visualforce Performance” was released and once again she was able to speak at the annual Dreamforce conference. This time the talk was about “Exploring SQL Server Azure Relationships Using Lightning Connect.”
In between all that, she supported several local clients as they continually needed to customize their Salesforce instances to meet their specific business needs. And in 2016, she released an online course for Pluralsight called, “Getting Started Building SPAs with Lightning Component Framework“. Most recently, she released a new course titled, “Customizing Salesforce Using Lightning Components”.
Even though Sara was independent for many years, she was recently offered a position on the Trailhead team at Salesforce that she just couldn’t turn down. She is now happily working with a team of super bright people doing leading-edge development on the Salesforce platform.
The goal of this blog is to support ALL developers wanting to explore the exciting world of cloud-based development on the Force.com platform.
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