Know Your Answers Community Leaders- Pritam Shekhawat
Being Inspired by Blog Series – Kevin Bacon by Eric ,Girly Geek By Lauren ,Admin Hero By Brent & the Answers Community forum of which I have been part from a long time,I decided to put a blog series on our awesome Salesforce Answers Community Leaders.
I hope that Salesforce Community Members,Learners,Aspirants,Experts and others will get motivated and inspired by the Stories of our Community Leaders and will help them know better our Leaders who are addicted to answering their questions.
Special thanks to Eric and Phoebe for helping me for getting started.
So here I am with my Second post in this Series introducing –Pritam Shekhawat. With
only 1.5 year experience in Salesforce (working on it since 2014),He is doing an awesome job in community with around 2500+ Answers.
Tell Us About Yourself ?
I’m a Salesforce developer living in Noida, India. . I have a non coding background and have done my engineering with EC (Electronics & Communication) stream at 2013. In my college campus I never thought that I would write code in future and I was pretty much afraid to learn it. I thought I would never ever try a single line of code. After college ended I had no job, just an Engineering degree. Then I came to know about Salesforce and joined Salesforce training on 1 January 2014 in Bangalore. After then I fall in love with Salesforce . I came to know about Salesforce Developer Certification and in first 30 days of my Salesforce training, I successfully completed my Salesforce developer certification in first attempt. After that I looked for Salesforce job but didn’t get success .Then I got a job in my core branch in Electronics industry as “Electronics Engineer”. But my heart was beating for Salesforce and that time I didn’t have any choice. But with my hard work and passion for Salesforce,Finally I got a job as Salesforce Developer with in 20 days of tenure with my core job.
I know my journey in Salesforce in begineer phase(as I don’t have as much experience ) but it’s a truth that your age and your experience can’t stop you from your dream.
When Did You Start Answering?
After 6 months of my job. one day while searching google I got @David website . I read all material of this site and there I came to know about success community. I learned a lot from @David. I decided to giving back to community. Then I started answering to community from start of this year. I started out answering a few questions, gave a few wrong answers, but also noticed some MVP(Jeff, Steve-Mo,Geoffrey) people like how they are giving answers in community. I learnt a lot from all MVP’s and some non MVP users. I started following some questions which I didn’t know how to answer. And now I am happy to put smile on someone face through my answers. I can’t express how fantastic it feels!”
What Inspired You To Do So ?
Whenever I was stuck in any issue during initial phase of my job,I simply searched question on community and got solution from community. @David inspired me a lot to do something and giving back to Salesforce. It gives me awesome feeling. The community has helped me a lot, and I’m happy to give back. The knowledge that I have learned while doing answers in community is countless. At the time I was not aware about how many amazing solutions were out in community until I started doing this. Hence forth I started sharing my real experience with other community members.
How Do You Feel Contributing To Answers Community?
Most important thing which I like about Salesforce is giving back. There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to describe the significance of giving back. And selfishly, when I give my time and energy to others, I just feel better — about myself and my community. And through helping others you can make new connections and people start recognize you in crowd too.
Any Tips For Our Community Users & The Contributors?
One special tip which I got from Jeff May . Please avoid posting code in response to posts. It is very dangerous for any Admin to deploy code into their org that they don’t understand. So point them to the Developer Community where they can find documentation and sample code so they learn how to solve their problem. One more suggestion which I always follow is, If you are not sure about any features/functionality then try to solved out issue first in your developer org and then post your answer so it will give your more knowledge in terms of your improvement. And always use your developer org for answers in Community, so it makes no difference if you change your job. Your account is carrying forward with you always.
What Would You Say To People To Inspire Them To Contribute To Answers Community?
As of now almost everyone is using success community to find out solution for their issues, and they have got it for free because some awesome admin are doing a great job there. So don’t use community simply for your solutions and think about it like here people are doing awesome jobs only for them. Now it’s their turn to giving back to community and share their knowledge with others with similar issues. I can promise you that you will be surprised how much you can learn just by trying to solve other people’s problems and you feel something better. It’s worth doing so try from today 🙂
Any Additional Point/Tips/Comments
Get a developer org today if you don’t have yet, join community and start following questions and answers. Start trying to complete module on Trailhead, it’s worth doing. I can say with promise that nothing like it , if you are newbie in Salesforce. First 10 days you can simply follow MVP and other users how they are solving issues and keep eyes on every new questions and once’s you feel you are ready to giving back , start giving answers in community . We are happy to welcome you in awesome Salesforce community Family ☺
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