New MVP – Alba Rivas shares her journey

Alba Rivas has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for her outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is her journey to MVP status in her own words!

Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do?

I am the South Spain developer group leader and I’m located in Granada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. As an enthusiastic Salesforce architect I take every opportunity to raise the profile of the Salesforce platform. I was fortunate enough to co-organise dreamOlé, the 1st community led Salesforce event in Spain, and I have spoken at several other Salesforce seminars including London’s calling, Madrid Essentials and Paris Woman In Tech.

I also have a blog () in which I actively talk about development in order to further spread awareness of the Salesforce CRM. I have also been a coach of the Radical Apex Developers (RAD) women’s group twice.

How do you feel being a new MVP?

I feel very honoured as this is a very important recognition of my contribution to the community. I couldn’t be more excited, as this is as well an opportunity to strengthen my involvement in the Salesforce ecosystem, which is something I do really love!

What was your motivation to become a MVP? Insipration?

Well, I knew personally two MVPs, Agustina García and Carolina Ruiz, who have been a model to follow to me. Seeing their passionate dedication to the community and how they were giving back the whole time was key, as thanks to that I started contributing as well.

Message for future MVP aspirants?

If you haven’t started contributing with the community, just do it! Soon you will see how satisfying it is with no doubt. Are you already contributing and want to be an MVP? Work hard, always enjoying what you do, and for sure you will get to it.


Thank you Alba for sharing your story with all of us.  You truly are a great inspiration.

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Bill Powell

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Misty Jones

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Junko Nakayama

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Amy Oplinger

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