Journey Progress

Created this page to be able to document my progress on my way to becoming a Salesforce Certified Technical Architect.  Feel free to create your own and share it with me!

July 17, 2014 – Met Adam Seligman, SVP Developer Relations for Salesforce, virtually through a class in my Cloud Computing grad course

July 23, 2014 – Signed into Salesforce for the very first time

August 4, 2014 – Officially started in my first Salesforce role as a Senior Systems Analyst

October 13-16, 2014 – Attended my first ever Dreamforce

October 13, 2014 – Built my first ever point-and-click app in Dreamforce Hands-on Training

October 15, 2014 – Wrote my first ever apex code in Dreamforce Hands-on Training

October 15, 2014 – Attended David Liu‘s Theater session at Dreamforce and learned about certification program

January 25, 2015 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Administrator certification

February 8, 2015 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Developer certification

February 22, 2015 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Advanced Administrator certification

March 3, 2015 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant certification

March 8, 2015 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant certification

April 30, 2015 – Met Eric Dreshfield at Phoenix Salesforce User Group event and learned about the MVP program

May 8, 2015 – Had my first call with with Jayvin Arora, my co-Dreamforce presenter

June 5, 2015 – Passed Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer multiple choice test

July 13, 2015 – Officially started my second Salesforce role as a Salesforce Software Engineer

August 17, 2015 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder certification

September 15, 2015 – Presented for the 1st time at Dreamforce

September 17, 2015 – Presented for the 2nd time at Dreamforce

October 27, 2015 – Launched my first ever blog

November 29, 2015 – Completed attempt of Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer programming assignment and essay

March 16, 2016 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Advanced Developer certification

March 31, 2016 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I

March 31, 2016 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II

April 1, 2016 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer, 1st step to becoming a CTA

June 13, 2016 – Launched a Salesforce podcast with Hamza Abib

June 16, 2016 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer (CTA Track)

June 27, 2016 – Started my third Salesforce role as a Salesforce Developer in a contracting capacity

July 29, 2016 – Named Salesforce MVP

February 15, 2017 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Data Architecture & Management Designer

February 15, 2017 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Application Architect

June 5, 2017 – Started my fourth Salesforce role as a Salesforce Developer at my dream company, Google (YouTube)

March 28, 2018 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Integration Architecture Designer

April 21, 2018 – Achieved Salesforce Certified Identity and Access Management Designer

April 21, 2018 – Achieved Salesforce Certified System Architect (last pre-requisite for CTA)

August 1, 2018 – Switched to Engineering ladder at Google

August 18, 2019 – Changed teams from YouTube to Google Devices and Services

September 11, 2021 – Achieved User Experience Designer certification

January 24, 2022 – Changed teams from Google Devices and Services to Google Play, title changed to Salesforce Architect

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  1. Adam, just found your web site and your documented journey. Thanks for sharing! As an older guy who has taken several journeys like this SAP, Siebel, RightNow and now Salesforce, I wonder how many journeys in your life you will take? Anyway, enjoy life is fun!


  2. My question is … why you decided to grow as a Salesforce architect if your dream company to work is Google? Wouldn’t be greater to be a Google professional instead?


    1. Working with Salesforce allowed me to get to Google! At some point, I might look into growing in other technologies internally at Google as well but at this point in my career, I really enjoy being a part of the Salesforce community and as long as Salesforce continues innovating, I don’t see any reason to look too far


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