Day in the Life of a Salesforce Developer | Ep 039

If you can relate to Brad’s 12-year developing free streak, you might be interested but hesitant about programming-heavy career options. Sure, other Salesforce roles involve some coding, but Developers are in a completely different ballpark…right?

Buckle up as we journey into the wonderful (and occasionally misunderstood) world of Salesforce Developers with Tamara Chance. Along the way, we’ll learn how she broke into developing with no background tech experience, why coding isn’t as intimidating as it seems, and some handy tips for those looking to take up this role. This episode is packed with coding terminology, so keep an ear out!

Handy Timestamps

2:50: Tamara shares what made her commit to a four-month coding boot camp.

5:30: If you don’t have a background in tech but want to get into developing, here are some things to keep in mind before taking the plunge. You might be surprised at what you already know!

11:00: Tamara walks us through what she really does all day. Spoiler alert: It’s not all coding.

15:20: What certifications are ideal for people on the Developer path, and what might make someone well-suited for this role?

22:10: Even if the path to success is clear, it’s not easy. Brad and Tamara discuss how the balance between pay, effort, skills, and interest can help you break into a job more efficiently.

25:50: Tamara shares some of her long-term goals and the tools that are important for new developers to know.

27:20: Can AI really beat the human touch in tech jobs?

31:25: Some key takeaways from today’s episode.

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