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Abhilasha Singh
Salesforce Developer, Dazeworks
Duluth, GA, United States
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Trailhead has made me a public speaker! I can be fairly shy but Trailhead has allowed me to develop such a high level of skill and a passion for teaching women to code that I actually presented at the Jaipur Dev Fest in 2016.
How did you first find out about Trailhead?
I first heard about Trailhead on Twitter, everyone tweeting about learning Salesforce and earning badges on this thing called Trailhead. I went over to the site to see for myself and started working on a few badges right away. The learning experience was so great that Trailhead has become a part of my daily work routine. Trailhead became my main source for learning Salesforce because it's the only place where you can learn and have so much fun.
How does Trailhead help you do your job better?
Trailhead is an easy and fun way to learn about the new Salesforce features and a great way to keep up to date with the seasonal releases. I've been able to do a lot of professional development work via the soft-skills modules which aren't something a lot of people know about. As you grow in your career you need to learn new soft skills like management, communications, managing up, giving feedback etc. I learn the tech skills on Trailhead to be a developer but I also learn the soft skills to get ahead at work.
How do you use your skills to give back to your local community?
I've focused a lot of my giving back on the Indian community, especially women's empowerment. In November 2015, I created a virtual Women in Tech (WIT) group for women in India. It became an official Salesforce User Group in February 2016 which was an exciting milestone. I guess this type of group was sorely needed as afterwards so many new WIT groups were created! With the help of my Salesforce Ohana, I now organize meetups all over India. The #SFIndiaTour with Zachary Jeans was an exciting tour I helped organize. Zachary visited groups all over India and helped me to evangelize Trailhead. Another great community endeavor has been coaching via RADWomen, where I help women learn to code.
What Trailblazer moment are you most proud of?
In 2017, I earned the TAMI Award in acknowledgement of my work organizing the WITness event in India (with the help of Kyla Longe and team) and my contribution toward Women In Tech in the Salesforce community.
What's an unexpected way that Trailhead has changed your life?
Trailhead has made me a public speaker! I can be fairly shy but Trailhead has allowed me to develop such a high level of skill and a passion for teaching women to code that I actually presented at the Jaipur Dev Fest in 2016. I'm planning to present at more events in the future. I'd love to combine my public speaking with my work with Women in Technology.
What does being a Trailblazer mean to you?
Honor, pride, hunger, passion, it means always learning and giving back to our community. I got the opportunity, I ran and took it, and now I'm motivating others to join me. Being recognized as a Trailblazer means a lot to me, it makes me proud but it also makes me hungry to learn, earn, and give back.
How will Trailhead be a part of your future?
Through Trailhead, I developed my dev skills which has made my professional work so much easier and joyful. Now Trailhead has become a passion of mine. I hope to earn each and every badge available so I am able to speak intelligently about a variety of Salesforce and business topics. Currently, Trailhead is where I go to learn about new tools and features from Salesforce, so long as Salesforce keeps innovating, I will keep using Trailhead.

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