Marketo v Pardot Cage Match: Round 1, UI

I’ve been learning Pardot, prepping for the exam, doing all the things. But I can’t help comparing it to Marketo. For obvious reasons. Marketo was, you know, my first. Marketing Automation Platform. My first Marketing Automation Platform. One thing I know is that there are very few comprehensive comparisons between the two platforms. Which IContinue reading “Marketo v Pardot Cage Match: Round 1, UI”

I did a thing: Becoming a Salesforce Admin Story

This is kind of awkward for me, which is weird because I’ve acted and spoken publicly, and I don’t get really bad stage fright. This feels different, though. I did an #AwesomeAdmin video. I was truly honored/humbled to be asked in the first place because, seriously, what do I have to tell people that better smarterContinue reading “I did a thing: Becoming a Salesforce Admin Story”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

This question. I have nightmares about this question. Not because I think the world will end in that time frame (although, ask me again after the election, maybe). And it’s not because I don’t imagine what I can do or that I don’t have ambition. People change, though. Sometimes slowly, over time. Sometimes surprisingly fast.Continue reading “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”

I’m doing a thing: D&DF16

In case you’ve missed the subtle hints, I’m a bit of a geek. Sci-Fi? Love it. I will not share how many times I’ve watched Star Trek episodes movies seasons everything. I’ve had to have spent a quarter of my life watching/re-watching Star Wars. Fantasy? Working on a sleeve for my favorite series, Steven Erikson’s MalazanContinue reading “I’m doing a thing: D&DF16”

Vocab and syntax: a programming language is still a language

Disclaimer: I am not a fully-functioning programmer, yet, so please don’t look to me as an authority, by any stretch. What I am is curious and interested in languages, which gives me a unique perspective on things like programming *languages*. I am not multi-lingual. I can only speak English fluently, although I can muddle myContinue reading “Vocab and syntax: a programming language is still a language”

A note on vertigo

In case you are unfamiliar, vertigo is a sensation much like dizziness, except prolonged and, for me, often accompanied with the perception of time slowing down. I don’t mean like when you stare at the clock, willing it to go faster, although I experience that frequently, too. I mean my thoughts literally come to meContinue reading “A note on vertigo”

I’m Learning Pardot

I am taking the plunge. When I accepted my new job offer, it came contingent upon my finishing a few more exams, including at least one for Pardot. I thoroughly enjoy marketing, and I’m a big fan of marketing automation (if it’s not clear from my speaking sessions always including it), so I’ve decided toContinue reading “I’m Learning Pardot”

Midwest Dreamin’ 2016

This was my second time attending this community event. What a week. Thursday I am the person who arrives too early. I just do. It’s bad. I was at Navy Pier by 09:30. I got some work done, drank some coffee, and then joined the Women in Tech Diversity group for lunch (thanks to SaaSyContinue reading “Midwest Dreamin’ 2016”

The Polymath’s Guide to Dealing With It

Well, this is awkward. I like to write when I’m happy and sometimes when I’m angry (anger makes me funnier!), which is like 87% of the time. When I don’t like to write is when I’m struggling with something that I don’t like to talk about – namely, crippling social anxiety. It’s no fun. It’s kindContinue reading “The Polymath’s Guide to Dealing With It”