We’ve probably all heard it: Building and testing in sandboxes is a best practice and we should never build in production. But is it realistic? When we try to spin up a sandbox we can end up with no data at all, data that doesn’t match what we need or undecipherable errors! There always seems to be a tension between wanting to be good stewards of our orgs and recognizing the reality of the sandboxes, developer orgs and scratch orgs that are dealt to us. And so, our group of nonprofit admins, consultants and developers set out to prove (to ourselves and the community) that data-friendly sandboxes are not just an urban legend. Come learn about our quest to find and create tools that fill sandboxes with usable data, and what you can do to (finally) follow those “best practices” we all hear about!
Senior Director of Data Solutions
I've been blazing trails in the Salesforce ecosystem since 2014 as a Salesforce Admin at OneGoal. I co-lead the Chicago Nonprofit User Group and have presented at more than 10 Salesforce & Dreamin' events. I was named a Salesforce MVP as part of the 2021 class. I am passionate about continuous learning and helping others learn and grow -- whether it's helping get folks started in their Salesf…