Meet Luis, Trailhead volunteer teacher and Trumpet player
I always use Trailhead in the classroom, it's a ready-made lesson! I don't have to know how to put a lesson together from scratch, Trailhead has already done all the work.
How did you first learn about Salesforce?
A friend of mine was running his own law firm and he asked me to help customize their Salesforce org. While I didn't know the platform, I decided to try to help out. Right away I started to appreciate that platform and how customizable it was. Around that same time, the manager of my orchestra gave me a Salesforce license so I could organize all of the information for the orchestra and the musicians. It was through a series of good luck that I found Salesforce.
Do you have any certifications? Which ones and how did you study for them?
Yes, I'm a Certified Administrator and I'm in the process of obtaining the Advanced Administrator and Platform App Builder certifications. To study, I suggest using the official Salesforce Study Guide, along with the curated trailmixes by Team Trailhead. The community is also a great place to ask for recommendations and for help if you're struggling with a certain skill.
What is it like to be a Trailblazer in Mexico?
It's an exciting time to be a Trailblazer in Mexico. The community here is constantly growing. The number of jobs and opportunities you can find in the Salesforce Ecosystem is very impressive. Salesforce is having a positive impact in Mexico not only for businesses but for individual people's livelihood. More and more people are learning about the opportunities you can have with Salesforce skills.
How do you use Trailhead to give back to your community?
I volunteer to teach Salesforce in local universities here in Mexico. I always use Trailhead in the classroom, it's a ready-made lesson! I don't have to know how to put a lesson together from scratch, Trailhead has already done all the work.
What does the Salesforce community mean to you?
The musician side of me will come out here, but the community is like Ravel's Bolero, a classical song where individual instruments start to play and eventually all the instruments are playing beautifully together. The community is the same way, new people join at their own slow pace, and before you know it, everyone is working gorgeously together. The community is such a place of togetherness, you can ask questions and collaborate with people in other countries all over the world. Try it out, pose a question online on the Trailblazer Community and before you know it, someone in Australia or New Jersey will have given you a thoughtful response...or maybe it will be me from Mexico!
What does being a Trailblazer mean to you?
Just like Spiderman's Uncle Ben said: “With great power comes great responsibility.” For me, that power is my Salesforce knowledge. I want to wield this power to inspire others, especially young people, to study on Trailhead and gain valuable Salesforce skills. It's our job as Trailblazers to go out into the community and make sure other's can achieve a better quality of life from the multitude of experiences and opportunities that come with a top-notch tech education.