I'm the new Salesforce Trailhead Developer Advocate

After Labor Day I'll be joining the Salesforce Developer Relations team as the new Trailhead Developer Advocate! Is this a dream job? Yes! Am I super-excited? Yes! If you are not familiar with Trailhead (shame on you!), it's simply the best way to learn Salesforce. Period. New to Salesforce or…

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PTO in Alaska!

I left a couple of weeks ago on a month long family vacation in Alaska. Unfortunately I'm too busy riding moose, visiting glaciers, ziplining through forests, hiking mountains and generally doing Alaska stuff to post on my blog or reply to comments. I apologize for the inconvenience but I'm in…

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It’s Official. I’m a Serial Adopter!

Last Monday (June 9th) my wife and I added two children to our family making the running total: 3 bio kids and 3 adopted. Raising our first three was sooo much fun we thought we'd do it again with other people's offspring. Hopefully this blog post will encourage someone to…

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Appirio Tough Mudder - "RIP Clint Ruiz"

On May 19th some of us from Appirio are doing Tough Mudder in Jacksonville as part of "Team Ruiz" to raise money for a couple of reasons. I've given a lot to the Salesforce developer community so I'm hoping in turn I can persuade some people step up and pay…

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My Son Joined the Navy!

I just got a call from my elder son, Scott, that he just raised his hand and joined the US Navy. It has taken him about 6 months to get all of his paperwork in order but he finally enlisted today as an Aviation Electronic, Electrical, and Computer Systems Technician.…

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Server Upgrade

Over the weekend I moved my blog from a shared server to a dedicated one. I apologize for anyone that tried to visit but found the site inaccessible. I'm starting to get 2K-3K page views a day and the shared server was starting suffer from performance issues.…

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Officially on Vacation!

I'm heading off to Costa Rica with my much better half for a long weekend. No kids, no computer and no work. If I'm not back by Tuesday then wait longer. I should return.…

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November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption month and I would strongly encourage anyone that has ever been thinking about adoption to seriously consider it. My wife and I have been doing foster care for over 11 years (80+ kids to date) and never intended to adopt as we 3 bio kids. It's…

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Busy as a Salesforce Beaver

A couple of people have asked me if I'm dead since my blog has been rather light for the last week or so. I actually have a full-time job and unfortunately that is getting in the way of my blogging. Work at Appirio is quite busy as I just wrapped…

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Jeff Douglas != Jeff Douglas

No, unfortunately I am not the Canadian actor named Jeff Douglas that starred in the Molson beer commercials.…

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