Today, Bhavana Singh, Solution Architect and the founder of Three Moons Consulting, joins me to discuss her technical career. Her journey began with one of the coolest titles ever, Payload Commander for NASA. Bhavana has nine Salesforce certifications and was the first recipient of the coveted developer Golden Hoodie award. During our time together, she described how she became a developer and why she made the jump to Solution Architect. Show Highlights: Bhavana recollected on her time at NASA, working in a satellite control center What it has been like for her to move from one programming language to another or from one framework to another How she went from Java to being introduced to Salesforce Seeing things as a developer and how as an architect she can step out of the project and see the bigger picture Some of the common pitfalls unique to Salesforce itself How she transitioned to working for herself and what she means when she says you need to invest in yourself Bhavana’s experience as the first developer Golden Hoodie recipient How she got involved in RAD (Radical Apex Developers) women and some of the work she does as a coach for the group Resources: Bhavana on Twitter Bhavana on LinkedIn RAD Women Shout outs: Alison Park Charlie Isaacs Our episode with Charlie Parker Harris *** EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com
In this episode, we talk with Salesforce Developer, Bhavana Singh at Dreamforce in San Francisco to discuss her career before Salesforce, and her contributions across the globe that have led her to be awarded not only Salesforce MVP status but the Developer Golden Hoodie in 2018. Bhavana comes from a really interesting background, having worked in the NASA control center before discovering the world of Salesforce, and opening her own business. We discuss her advice for people looking to transition into Salesforce, and the thriving ecosystem in the USA; the events and Community Groups that are held there and how the WiT are on a mission to increase the number of female CTAs in the ecosystem across the globe. We enjoyed finding out more about the others who inspire her in the Salesforce Ohana, such as the Ladies Be Architects group, led by Gemma Emmett, Charly Prinsloo and Susannah St-Germain, those in the RAD Women (Radical Apex Developers) group run by Angela Mahoney. Bhavana talks about the support she draws on from having a study-buddy on her path to CTA and how she's been able to apply her natural flair for teaching in her role as a RAD Women coach. You can follow Bhavana on Twitter at @singhbhavana8, and find her on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/singhbhavana8/.