Destination: Destination Success

This is the first year that Salesforce University is putting on this all-training conference, aptly named “Destination Success,” and the clock is ticking. We take off Sunday for partly-cloudy and marginally warmer Las Vegas. I don’t know if it’s depressing that I think I’d be less excited about it if I weren’t headed towards 5 days of Salesforce kool-aid.

But I am headed towards 5 days of Salesforce.

First thing I’m excited about: free certifications. Ok…well…not free, since there is a fee to attend to the conference, but no fee on top of that registration. I could be walking away with 3 new certifications under my belt, stepping onto that return flight Friday afternoon with slightly more legitimacy.

Second thing I’m excited about: hands-on learning with Apex. They have multiple tracks for folks, but I opted for Developer 1.

Third thing I’m excited about (also maybe what I’m MOST excited about): I GET TO SHARE MY STORY! I was asked to participate in the Getting Started series that will be going on at the conference, where I’ll get to share with people just starting out what I learned just starting out. My goal is to not cry about how amazing everything is while I’m on stage. But I almost want to cry (tears of joy!) just thinking about it and writing about it now.

Fourth thing I’m excited about: hubby is going with. Sure, I’ll be busy during the day and even some evenings, but we’re going a day early, and we’ll be spending some time together on the strip. Mostly free vacation? Check.

Final thing I’m excited about: this is the first one ever. Those of us attending will get to give feedback that will shape any and all future conferences like this, and that is something I feel really blessed to do.

I’ll be busy next week, but I hope to post some highlights from the event, notes on how the hands-on training goes, and anything else I can think to share.