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Tune in to the Salesforce Developer Podcast to hear short and insightful stories for developers, from developers. Join Joshua Birk, Developer Evangelist and Godfather of Trailhead, as he hosts developer trailblazers from around the world as they share their stories of learning, building and integrating with Salesforce.

Salesforce Developer Podcast Joshua Birk

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings

Tune in to the Salesforce Developer Podcast to hear short and insightful stories for developers, from developers. Join Joshua Birk, Developer Evangelist and Godfather of Trailhead, as he hosts developer trailblazers from around the world as they share their stories of learning, building and integrating with Salesforce.

    Salesforce Architecture & Community with Paul McCollum

    Salesforce Architecture & Community with Paul McCollum

    Paul McCollum is a Salesforce Technical Architect over at Accenture. Though he pursued various interests in college, he eventually came to pursue a degree in Computer Science. From there, he began his first job as a Unix programmer and then found his way into architecture.
     
    In this episode, we talk about just that: all things architecture. Paul shares some cool concepts with us regarding application design, UX, and big-picture architecture as well as what’s coming up for architecture in the future. Tune in to hear it all.
     
    Show Highlights:
    Paul’s long history with computers and architecture. How he discovered Salesforce. Why the overlap between user interface and big-picture architecture is important. The level of planning and documentation an application owner can do without a designer. The rising importance of technical designers. Architecture blind spots Paul sees on the horizon. A hack that allows flow to work with infinite records. How Paul started getting involved in the Salesforce community and his current role in it.  
    Links:
    Paul on Twitter Paul on LinkedIn Dallas Developer Group

    • 37 min
    Health Cloud Development with Cal Smith

    Health Cloud Development with Cal Smith

    Cal Smith is a Senior Technical Architect and Associate Director for Cognizant. Cal has a long history with computers. He got his start in engineering school and has since done everything from animation to writing assistive software for the visually impaired. We discuss all of this (and more of Cal’s background) in our conversation today.
     
    Throughout this episode, Cal also gives us a great overview of Health Cloud. We talk about its development and one of the unsung heroes of the platform: Omniscript. Tune in to hear all of this and more.
     
    Show Highlights:
    How Cal got involved with Salesforce and creating communities. How he got started with Health Cloud. A typical use case for Health Cloud. What a validated machine means. How deletion of records is prevented within Health Cloud. What Omniscript is all about and what it does. Cal’s work and involvement with Dallas GiftForce.  
    Links:
    Cal on Twitter: http://twttiter.com/CloudMech Cal on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/Cloud-Mech/ Cal on Github: https://github.com/crmprogdev

    • 32 min
    Mental Health Matters with Joe Sterne Pt. 2

    Mental Health Matters with Joe Sterne Pt. 2

    Last week we began a two-part interview with Joe Stern, a consultant and program manager here at Salesforce. Joe is passionate about advocating for those with neurodiversity and has made it his goal to increase conversations about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. We started our conversation last week learning about Joe’s journey after being diagnosed with ADHD at a young age and some of the challenges that have followed from this diagnosis. Now, he coordinates support for mental health in the workplace to help others process similar obstacles more effectively. 
     
    In the second half of our interview, we’ll discuss some of the outlets that Joe has found helpful when taking care of his own mental health. From activities like networking on Animal Crossing, to creating Mental Health Matters resource groups at work, to finding a passion for roasting coffee, Joe has discovered that sometimes the simplest form of therapy is finding something that brings you joy and leaning into it.
     
    Show Highlights:
    Finding therapeutic relief for mental health in unlikely places How socializing with others from the workplace in ways that do not involve work can boost both group morale and individual happiness The importance of setting up workplace resources for mental health support Why it is so important to find a hobby you love and stick with it  
    Links:
    Joe on Twitter twitter.com/mrjoesterne Joe on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/jamesjosephsterne Joe on Github https://github.com/joesterne

    • 18 min
    Mental Health Matters with Joe Sterne Pt. 1

    Mental Health Matters with Joe Sterne Pt. 1

    Joe Stern is a consultant and program manager here at Salesforce. Though he has many interests—outdoor camping and shoe drops to start—Joe’s passion lies in being an advocate for those with neurodiversity. As someone diagnosed with ADHD at an early age, Joe has grown to appreciate the importance of addressing the impact that mental health can have on one’s ability to function successfully both in and out of the workplace. Now, he coordinates support for mental health in the workplace for others. 
     
    In the first part of this two-part episode, we begin our discussion with Joe about his path to becoming a developer and how neurodiversity has affected the trajectory of his life. We also discuss some of the trials he’s faced in the workforce and how getting therapeutic support for his mental health has positively impacted both his performance at work as well as his other various hobbies and responsibilities.  
     
    Show Highlights:
    How to define neurodiversity Where to find a community and resources for those that identify with neurodivergence Challenges of learning how ADHD can impact your work life Warning signs that mental health is negatively impacting your work life Benefits of finding treatment or help for mental health issues  
    Links:
    Joe on Twitter twitter.com/mrjoesterne Joe on LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/jamesjosephsterne Joe on Github https://github.com/joesterne

    • 28 min
    Slack, Salesforce & Community with Meighan Brodkey

    Slack, Salesforce & Community with Meighan Brodkey

    Meighan Brodkey is a Director of Technical Architecture at Vorys. With a background in language and religious studies, she had a fairly smooth transition over to coding. She saw it as the technical version of translating numbers and letters. 
     
    Today, she not only works in technical architecture but is also heavily involved in the Salesforce community. She works a lot with other women in tech and within the Ohana Slack workspace. She is joining us on the show today to talk about all of these things, Slack integrations, and what she does in her current role.
     
    Show Highlights:
    Meighan’s college journey and first coding experiences. How she got involved with Salesforce and became an architect. Her passion for connecting people. The various communities she is involved with. What got her into Slack and the work she’s done with Slack integrations. The basic structure of Slack apps. What the block kit builder is. A quick overview of GDPR.  
    Links:
    Meighan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meighansf Meighan on LinkedIn: https://Linkedin.com/in/meighanbrodkey Meighan on Github: https://Github.com/meighan Meighan's blog: https://meighanrockssf.com Join Ohana Slack: https://join.slack.com/t/salesforceohana/shared_invite/zt-1atj9vqqu-tJvNMMzizu9ZvQ5YQPK0bw

    • 35 min
    Salesforce Architecture with Ian Varley [Extended] Pt. 2

    Salesforce Architecture with Ian Varley [Extended] Pt. 2

    If you joined us last week, you met Ian Varley. Ian is a Principal Architect here at Salesforce who has extensive experience with Salesforce CRM and multi-tenant architecture. He also comes from a musical background which has helped him develop his coding skills.
    Last week, you heard part one of our conversation on Salesforce architecture. We split our discussion up so you could listen to it in full. Today in part two we talk all about metadata and why it is so important.  We also get into one of Ian’s favorite topics - cognitive bias in technology.
    Tune in to finish the extended version of my discussion with Ian Varley.
     
    Show Highlights:
    The value of deeper semantic integrations of data. How meta-databases physically work. How unique IDs are generated. What an instance is. Why some IDs are 15 characters and some are 18. Why awareness of cognitive bias is important. The software Salesforce created to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  
    Links:
    Ian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefutureian Ian on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianvarley/ Brains Considered Harmful: http://bit.ly/brains-considered-harmful

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

KipWinger777 ,

Great to see such a podcast!

Started listening and so far so good.

Djayarr ,

Conversation

Honestly my only complaint is the constant filler comments like “uh huh” “wow” “mm hmm” “right” “ok” “gotcha”. It grates when you just want to hear what the person is saying. It adds nothing to the conversation and as such, you probably should refrain from doing it.

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