Featured Keynote Speaker at Salesforce.com's Inaugural Admin Keynote
 

Salesforce admins are the people who bring innovation to life. Fighting inefficiency, spreading innovation, and championing productivity wherever they can, Salesforce Admins are the humble heroes who connect their companies to their customers in entirely new ways. Learn how to deliver innovation and data-driven business decisions at your company with Salesforce. Join Parker Harris, co-founder, Shawna Wolverton, VP Product, and Sarah Franklin, Head of Admin Marketing in a celebration of our Salesforce admins.

 
 
What Makes an Awesome Admin Awesome?

So many companies run on Salesforce, it’s practically an industry unto itself. The customer success platform has 150,000 customers and over 3.75 million subscribers, making it one of the largest tech companies in the world. But Salesforce deserves applause for more than its massive growth. Over the last 18 years, the company has created a stunning 1 million jobs. One of the chief roles to emerge is the Salesforce Administrator—or the Awesome Admin.

Salesforce Trailhead turned this future lawyer into a citizen developer

This week, we spoke with Krystal Carter, President, Chief Cloud Enthusiast, Danny Kay Cloud, about how she went from aspirations to being an attorney to owning her own cloud consulting company, and her advice for others looking to kick-start their career in the digital economy. 

Prior to working in tech what did you do for a living? What made you want to switch careers?

I was a communication and political science major in college and my goal was to go to law school. At the time, I was working as an admin for the marketing department at a medical waste company. When my company merged with another company that was using Salesforce as a glorified rolodex, my boss asked me to help figure out how to use it, solely because he knew that I was good with computers. And that was it. I was hooked at first login and I stopped thinking about law school, and I dove head first into a career in tech

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Tech Me to the Movies addresses lack of diversity in technology through film

The movie Hidden Figures is the true story of three African-American women working at NASA who played integral roles in one of the greatest achievements in history: launching the first American into space.

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson broke barriers at NASA—not just for being women but for being African-American in an industry dominated by white men. After all, it was Johnson’s calculations that were key in John Glenn’s successful orbit landing.

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Krystal D. Carter knows something about breaking barriers. As an African-American woman in the enterprise software industry, she has felt the unintended effects of being a woman of color in a field where women of color make up of only 3% of employees.

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Local girls learn about tech careers at Tech Me to the Movies screening

A group of local girls were treated to a night of empowerment during a private screening of the movie Hidden Figures at the River Oaks District iPic Theaters on Tuesday night.

Teen radio talk show host, Victoria Baynes Lopez, conducted interviews on the red carpet for the launch of Tech Me to the Movies, an educational and empowerment initiative for teen girls.  Forty teens, ages 13 – 18, were invited to attend the event based on their video submission responses to the question of “Why Tech?”

One of the attendees submitted a video on her desire become a bio-medical engineer to create devices and medical technology that would help her brother, and others, with health challenges.

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Tech Me to the Movies “Hidden Figures” screening to expose teens to tech careers

Houston, Texas, Jan. 2, 2017 – Houston-based company, Danny Kay Cloud, is joining forces with local non-profit WHYS Girls (Women Helping Youth Succeed) to host Houston’s inaugural Tech in Color event, Tech Me to The Movies.

A select group of 40 girls will be chosen to attend the screening on Jan. 17 at River Oaks District’s new iPic Theaters. The event will feature a private showing of 20th Century Fox’s new release, Hidden Figures, a three-course dinner followed by a panel discussion led by women in the tech industry.

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