Carlos has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community. Here is his journey to MVP status in his own words!
Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do?
I have over 20 years in IT, having done just about anything from programming, tech project leader, training, product evangelist, pre-sales support, etc., always on the mainframe world in Latin America, USA, and the Middle East.
In 2015 I decided to put that behind and start fresh. Started with Trailhead, took an internship position (work for free) for 6 months, got Adm certified, got crazily involved on the Salesforce Success Community, got my App Builder certification and now, 19 months later, I am an MVP!
How do you feel being a new MVP?
It is overwhelming, awakening and I still digesting. New responsibilities as now I am representing Salesforce
What was your motivation to become a MVP? Insipration?
You don’t apply to become an MVP, you get nominated for, so there was no plan. There are many role models out there, but regarding MVP, Doug Ayers has been my mentor and big motivator
Message for future MVP aspirants?
Follow your passion, be active, get involved on the community, ask/talk/post, seek a mentor, start to give back immediately, share, be humble.
Thank you Carlos for sharing your story with all of us. You truly are a great inspiration.
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