Priyanka Miryalkar, Meet the Galacticos

Priyanka Miryalkar, Mulesoft Lead Developer – Meet the Galacticos

 

Welcome to the latest in our series of Meet the Galacticos blogs to learn more about our growing Cloud Galacticos team. Say ‘hello’ to Priyanka Miryalkar, one of our few recent recruits. We caught up with Priyanka to ask her a few questions.

 

Priyanka Miryalkar, Mulesoft Lead Developer

 

Hi Priyanka, can you give us a bit of background about yourself and your work history?

I’m from an IT background  from a small town in India. After my education I moved to the city and after so many hurdles joined start-up companies and product based companies in my journey and learned a lot.

I have more than ten years of experience in the IT industry. I initially started my career as a tester, then moved to middleware technologies, scripting like Node.js, Mule4, Javascript, and queuing servers like activeMQ.

My relevant experience is six plus years of experience on integration platforms and worked with different companies on integration roles. My last role was with Hitachi Vantara India. I worked as Senior integration lead where I used to be a solo contributor from offshore on Mulesoft integration. It involved different projects with internal and external clients, including participated onshore go-lives with the salesforce development and admin team.

 

What’s your story behind joining the Cloud Galacticos team?

Priyanka Miryalkar, Cloud GalacticosI always wanted to have a learning experience in my career. Also to make sure any company I joined should have that learning curve and should also have that family time.

When I spoke to Phil and Paul, it felt good and they gave me that confidence to take on this role. I think Cloud Galacticos is a place where I can leverage my skills and also learn new things.

 

 

 

 

 

What is your role as a Mulesoft Lead Developer at Cloud Galacticos, and what do you enjoy about it?

  1. Responsible for programming and software development using various programming languages and related tools and frameworks, reviewing code written by other programmers, requirement gathering, bug fixing, testing, documenting and implementation.
  2.  Understand and implement Dataweave scripts. Deploy APIs to Cloudhub.
  3.  Mule applications developed to connect third parties APIs easily and quickly. Regardless of various technologies used by applications, Mule ESB enables easy integration of applications, enabling them to exchange data.
  4. Had enablement calls with Podpoint team and with MuleSoft team. Onboarded few resources and allocated stories together and worked on it.
  5. I enjoy working with multiple people because integration is all about engaging so many teams and demonstrating the applications.

 

Do you have plans to take any Salesforce certifications in the near future?

I have very good experience working with salesforce sales and services cloud from the past. So, I have already done my admin certification on salesforce. I’m also a Mule 4 certified developer. However, I am planning to do the Architect level certification on Mulesoft later this year. And if required I’ll look into more Salesforce certs.

 

Aside from Salesforce and working at Cloud Galacticos, what else do you enjoy doing?

I spend most of my days in front of a computer which isn’t the healthiest thing. I try to minimise screen time where possible. So I try to spend as much time with nature – gardening, or going for walks. I also enjoy reading books on human psychology, cooking, and just hanging out with family and friends. I really miss my large family back in India, I have long video calls with them almost everyday.

 

Anything else you want to add?

Priyanka Miryalkar LondonI celebrated my one year wedding anniversary in the UK, but I haven’t had the chance to explore many places.

I’m planning to go on vacation this summer – it’d be great to get few suggestions on budget-friendly places to visit in the UK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourites:

Food: Chicken and Mutton Biryani anytime ,chicken, seafood

Drink: Anything non alcoholic 

TV Shows: Young Sheldon, Steve Harvey shows and lots of drama series from Netflix and amazon prime

Film: I think my all time favourite movie is Argo, Schindler’s List, and the Terminal and a few fantasy movies. 

Animal: Dogs and Cows

Place to Visit: India always (especially Hyderabad)

 

About Cloud Galacticos

Cloud Galacticos is a Salesforce consultancy with an all-star team. We are user and developer group leaders, bloggers, MVPs and all round Salesforce nerds. Our company has people all over the UK including Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, and London.

So if you are looking for a Salesforce partner with experience to help you make the most of your org, why not get in contact?

 

Digital City Awards, Best Small Digital Company Finalist 2022

London’s Calling Platinum Sponsor 2022

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Pardot – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #498

Welcome to my Salesforce Tip of the Week #498

Tip 1 – No Pardot Tattoos

PardotJust as people started to pronounce it properly, we wave goodbye to Pardot – and say hello to the catchily named ‘Marketing Cloud Account Engagement’.

The general aim of some pretty big rebranding is ‘to integrate Marketing Cloud into one unified platform‘.

Read the full post here, so you don’t miss out, or get the wrong logo inked on your body!

 

 

 

 

Tip 2 – Mulesoft

MulesoftAt Galactico Towers we are working more and more in the MuleSoft world as well as Salesforce.

If you are doing similar you will probably want to get involved in the MuleSoft community too.

Click here for a summary and links to their Community pages, Events listings, and Mentor/Ambassador programs.

 

 

 

Tip 3 – No a Sprint

Not a SprintSo it’s nearly 500 weeks since I started this blog, thank you for all your support and feedback over the years!!

Last Sunday I reminded myself, that life is more of a marathon than a sprint!

Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Only TWO more Tip of the Weeks till I reach my #500th edition..!

 

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Become an Integration Trailblazer – Phil’s Salesforce Tip of the Week #410

This week’s tip is for you to become an Integration Trailblazer and give something back in doing so. By learning the basics of APIs and integrations with the brand new Integration Trailblazer trail, you can give back to the World Food Programme. For every completion of the trail before August 31, 2020, Salesforce will donate $10 to the World Food Programme (up to $10,000), so take the trail now and help in upping that donation!

Integration Champion Trailblazer Trail Badge

This is a great trail to help you understand how you can use MuleSoft, and more general the concept of APIs, to unlock business data and value. There is a lot of easy to digest content, even for us less technical folk that can help us in helping customers understand the benefits of connecting their data and systems together.

In other news

New Salesforce blog on Transaction Security Policies

A great new blog from the equally great Stephen Garcia on “Getting Started with Enhanced Transaction Security Policies”. Well worth a read on how you can best use this feature to understand what is happening in your org.

Think Outside the Box

I’ve been reading “Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World” and it has given me some real food for thought. One of the things they share in the book is the “Innocentive Site” which invites people with no real knowledge of an area and challenges them (us) to come up with some sort of solution, or pointer/idea.

Get JavaScript Developer I Certified

Our own COO, Paul Battisson wrote up his experiences in “Earning the Salesforce Certified JavaScript Developer I Credential” to help you earn that credential, recently announced at TrailheaDX 2020, should you need any pointers.

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Cloud Galacticos 2019 Highlights

Being the CEO of a Silver Partner Salesforce Consultancy and managing a UK-wide team of people is no mean feat. So it’s no surprise that Phil Walton, who is also in the Salesforce MVP Hall of Fame, has a rather busy calendar. As we reach the end of another successful year, he reflects back on some of his personal highlights of 2019.

World Tour London and our Client Drinks Reception the night before (May)

Cloud Galacticos at Salesforce London World Tour with paul Sturgess

Team Galacticos with Paul Sturgess at Salesforce World Tour London 2019

 

For most Salesforce-ers Dreamforce is the highlight of the year. But for me, the London World Tour is the big one. OK so we didn’t have Fleetwood Mac or Alicia Keys, but it is a great chance for the UKI and European Salesforce Community to meet up in person.

We had a great day, meeting Clients and Partners old and new at our Gold stand. Plus we were joined by ex-Harlem Globetrotter and Britain’s tallest man Paul Sturgess, who not only attracted a lot of attention, but was a great guy to chat with!

North Africa Dreamin’

Phil Walton speaking at North Africa Dreamin

Phil Walton speaking at North Africa Dreamin

I was very proud to be invited to speak at Africa’s first Salesforce community event – North Africa Dreamin! It was a great trip to Casablanca, where I met some great people, and had some amazing food. It is amazing to see the Salesforce Ohana spreading around the globe.

Team Galacticos

2019 has been a fantastic year for Cloud Galacticos, with excellent growth in revenue and people. We have also picked up a number of new certification skills, and industry expertise. Between the team we have bags of experience in Healthcare & Life Sciences and also Financial Services, so they are now our official specialisms (although we work in many other sectors). 

We were really excited to welcome both Nkosi Ncube and Mike Gill (who you can see below at MuleSoft CONNECT 2019) to our development team. Both are smart, experienced, knowledgeable and great guys – exactly the type of people we want on the team!

Nkosi and Mike who joined the Cloud Galacticos team in 2019

Nkosi and Mike at Mulesoft Connect 2019

We also welcomed Malcolm Heeley to the team towards the end of the year. Malcolm has a lot of experience as a business analyst and project manager which we cannot wait to use!

Nell Meghani and Phil Walton with Malcolm Heeley (centre) who joined Cloud Galacticos at the end of 2019

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Certificates

Also between the team we have picked up a number of new Consultancy and Architecture certifications, which we are very proud of! We have also begun to deliver training for Salesforce, fantastic recognition of our deep knowledge of the platform.

Admin and Developer User Group

MuleSoft speaking at a User Developer Group

Manchester Salesforce Admin User Group

We also attended and helped run a number of user and developer groups in Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds – bringing Salesforce to the North of England! We had a variety of speakers including MulseSoft as you can see in the photo above.

Here’s to 2020!

About Cloud Galacticos

Cloud Galacticos is a Salesforce Silver Consulting Partner with an all star team. We are user and developer group leaders, bloggers, MVPs and all round Salesforce nerds. We have people all over the UK including Manchester, Leeds, York, Sheffield and London. If you are looking for a Salesforce partner with experience who can help you make the most of your org, why not give us a call?

 

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MuleSoft CONNECT 2019

Similar to the Salesforce World Tour, MuleSoft CONNECT 2019 is MuleSoft’s conference series bringing people together around integrations. It’s a great place to learn about how to design, build, and manage integrations and APIs to meet IT and business goals. With this in mind, we sent two of our team, Nkosi Ncube and Salesforce MVP Mike Gill to the London edition. Here’s Nkosi’s takeaways from his time at the event:

Mike and I had an interesting two days representing Cloud Galacticos at MuleSoft CONNECT 2019 London. We were there to find out more about MuleSoft and the concept of API led connectivity to see where it could be of use to our growing list of clients. The workshops were fun and interactive, and the examples, case studies and keynotes were really interesting. “Innovate or die” will soon be replaced by “Connect or die”.

API Led Connectivity

The conference was an insightful introduction into the MuleSoft concept of API led connectivity – integration through reusable APIs, which play specific roles. Lack of connectivity can be damaging to businesses that don’t open up to other organisations or partners. This can stop synergies and business partnerships that can be formed through flexible but secure API connectivity.

What MuleSoft offers to the integration space is a way to get rid of the tangled web of connectivity. For some organisations, particularly those with legacy systems, this can limit their ability to change and adapt. Historically, integrations require a lot of development time and cost, and prone to failure. Over time you develop a tangled web of point to point connections. This tangled web is difficult to manage and maintain, especially as more integrations get added on.

API led connectivity involves three layers of APIs; Systems, Process and Experience Systems as illustrated below.
API Led Connectivity was a focus of the MuleSoft Connect 2019 conference

If one of our clients is developing a mobile app, our developers can concentrate on developing the mobile app and not the APIs. We can reuse assets from the System and Process API layers (to connect to Salesforce or other legacy systems), reducing development time and cost. These small reusable APIs are sometimes called microservices and are something our team have been talking about for a while. You can see our COO Paul Battisson speaking at Dreamforce here and here.

Looking Forward to Next Year

All in all, Mike and I had an insightful couple of days in London. We’ve learned a lot, and look forward to putting our newly acquired knowledge to good use! We will also be looking out for the announcement of MuleSoft CONNECT 2020!

If you would like to talk to us about how you could use an API-led approach to enhance your organisation, or are just looking for some Salesforce help in general, please reach out using the form below.