Perth Salesforce Developer Group – 2020 Meetings in Review

The Perth Salesforce Developer Group 2020 Plan

The Perth Salesforce Developer Group 2020 KPI was Superbadges completed.

At Dreamforce 2019, the Perth Salesforce Developer Group was local skills development. The natural option for that is Trailhead, and specifically the Superbadges. Salesforce Saturday turned into Salesforce Superbadge Saturday. The concept was to spend a month completing the prerequisites for the superbadge and then complete the superbadge as a team.  The idea wasn’t to skip any steps but to use the team to overcome roadblocks.


The 2020 Results

COVID created challenges and opportunities. We had a couple of virtual meetings but they weren’t successful. We also found weekly meetings were too much and not all superbadges are created equally.

The Perth Salesforce Developer Group finished the year with 22 meetings with an average of 6 attendees. I completed 6 of 11 superbadges.

The Perth Salesforce Developer Group on 9 Dec is to talk through the results of 2020 and agree on a plan for 2021. Events for the Perth, Australia Developer Group can be booked in the Trailblazer Community –


The Perth Salesforce Developer Group 2021 Plan

The Perth Salesforce Developer Group agreed to tackle the Application Architect exams on the CTA triangle in 2021. (And yes, the System Architect exams are tentatively booked in for 2022.)

Certification - Architect Overview

The group meetings will be part of an exam prep weekend, aligned to the public holidays. Tentative dates for the Perth meetings are:

Long Weekend Dates Certification
Australia Day (Tues 26 Jan) 30-31 Jan Pardot
Labour Day (Mon 1 Mar) 27-28 Feb PD1
Easter (Fri 2 Apr – Mon 5 Apr) TBC Optional – Hackathon
Anzac Day (Sat 25 Apr) 25-26 Apr Data Architecture & Management
WA Day (Mon 7 Jun) 5-6 Jun Sharing and Visibility Designer
Queens Birthday (Mon 28 Sept) TBC Quokka Dreamin’

There will also be short meetings (possibly recorded) to focus on individual focus topics.

  • Flows
  • Managing Sandboxes
  • Promoting changes to production
  • Backups
  • Automated testing and data masking
  • Reporting via PowerBI
  • Security considerations & testing
  • Create AppExhange listed components
  • Communities
  • Cloud Craze / Commerce Cloud
  • Triggers
  • DevOps