My First TrailheaDX: Day 1

I attended my first TrailheaDX event. One of my goals last year was to attend TrailheaDX, so I made it happen. I used PTO and funded my first TrailheaDX. It was worth every penny.

20170627_103441.jpgTo start my trip to San Francisco, I received one of the most tasty snacks on the plane: a stroopwafel. According to Wikipedia, the stroopwafel is described below:

stroopwafel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈstroːpʋaːfəl] ( listen); literally “syrup waffle”) is a waffle made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle. It is popular in the Netherlands, where they were first made in the city of Gouda.

There was a recommendation on the wrapper to place over a warm beverage and let the caramel soften. I followed this recommendation over coffee and it was divine. I have since purchased these snacks from local stores (Bed, Bath and Beyond & Trader Joe’s).

As soon as I landed, I met up with my good friend and fellow Salesforce MVP Shonnah Hughes. I had not realized how large SFO (San Francisco Airport) was until Shonnah and I suffered miscommunications on our locations at certain terminals. Let’s just say I made a Fitbit step goal before I even left the airport.

We headed directly to a photo shoot. Another first for me that will sit fondly in my memories. Can you tell we were having way too much fun? I often reply to my friends that I’ve signed my image away to Salesforce for hoodies and other swag.

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Jen W. Lee, Shonnah Hughes and myself having way too much fun; June 2017

After a lovely reunion / photoshoot. I bunkered down with another fellow MVP’er Stephanie Herrera. Our first event was to attend the TrailheaDX Equality Networking Event. We listened and learned from Salesforce ERG (Employee Resource Group) leaders, Chief Equality Officer Tony Prophet and Director of Global Equality Programs Molly Q. Ford. Such an amazing gathering of people and ideas in one room to launch an amazing trip for me.

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Bold.Proud.Unapologetic at TrailheaDX 2017 Equality Networking Event

I made new friends and gathered with old at the event. We laughed, we smiled and we laughed some more. These interactions are what make attending Salesforce events amazing.

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Left to Right: Leslie Gestautas, Stephanie Herrera, Adam Olshansky and myself at TrailheaDX 2017 Equality Networking Event

This was day one of a three day trip and so much had already happened prior to 9pm. Little did everyone know that Stephanie and I needed this great support as we prepared for day two.

Make sure you checkout and follow the Salesforce Office of Equality on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SalesforceEQ

 

 

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