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SF Welly MFAT's Mark Barcham - Lightning Flows in Communities 12 noon Wed 20 May

Salesforce User Group, Wellington, New Zealand
Wed, May 20, 2020, 12:00 PM (NZST)

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About this event


Mark Barcham works for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (known as MFAT). He holds Salesforce certifications, is a Trailhead Ranger and is a Lightning Champion, as well as being a well respected longtime member and contributor to the Salesforce Ohana in Wellington. 

The story of the transformation of the NZ Scholarships application process is he says: "MFAT upgraded a tired Visualforce-centric customer community with 3rd party forms to Lightning in late 2019. Using Lightning Flows to replace complicated forms, they experienced a 286% increase in submitted applications to the NZ Scholarships programme. Better still, all of this was delivered in less than 12 weeks! See how Lightning Flows transformed and simplified a complicated process from a community perspective."

Meeting Updates:

PRODLY: From Mike Kumbat : for those that are interested in learning more about the tool Mark referenced for seeding sandboxes or deploying configuration data, I would be happy to address any questions offline. The tool Mark referred to is Prodly, check it out at 

CERTS: Congrats to the following on the call who have passed a recent cert: Karthik G (PD1), Jodi von S (Admin), BIll Wu (PD1), Anna L (PD1 + Application Architect), and good luck to those with exams booked: Martin D (Platform App) & Jodi von S (Platform App)

Anna's Recent Updates

Make sure you check out - there is a lot of great content broadcast live, then available on demand, some in NZ-friendly times!

May 17-18 (24 hour event) Virtual Dreaming: Although this event has now completed, keep an eye out for the recorded sessions, many were excellent, in particular those on the special architect track, and presented by CTAs, or near CTAs.

Wed 20 May 3-4pm: Ask Salesforce Anything (Non profit), recurring weekly webinar, register here: 

Wed 27 May 4pm, Victoria State Government, Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions Sharing “Transforming the Grants Experience”, webinar:

Wed 10 June 4pm NZT Virtual Circle of Success: A Framework to Conquer Your Data Quality Blues - 

Wed 17 June 4pm NZT Virtual Circle of Success: Drive Einstein Analytics Adoption -

Certification Prep Days are Back! - This is copied from Fiona Coote's post on the Success Community...



Preparation for Your Administrator Certification

13 JULY 2020 - 3.30pm - 8.30pm NZT Registration URL:

Preparation for Your Platform App Builder Certification

14 JULY 2020 - 3.30pm - 8.30pm NZT Registration URL:

Preparation for Your Platform Developer Certification

15 JULY 2020 - 3.30pm - 8.30pm NZT Registration URL:

Preparation for Your MC Email Marketers Certification

20 JULY 2020 - 3.30pm - 8.30pm NZT Registration URL:


Use the direct links to APAC timed sessions above or check out the landing page for all other global sessions HERE

APAC sessions are added to the global landing page shortly after posting here.


Absolutely! These sessions are open to everyone and they are complimentary to everyone.

No kitten around, your cat may need help to register. For a paw-some experience they should also have a good understanding of / experience with the concepts the exam tests. Herd them over to and drill down into the certification they are aiming for - in the About the Exam section there will be a Get The Exam Guide link. Purr-fect!


Oh no ! We try and run as many as we can based on instructor availability - if yours isn't here let us know and we will try to schedule it next session if that's possible.

My aim is to keep these meetings to 1 hour, but it is flexible. I ask for your patience! The meeting info with Zoom link will be sent out to those that are registered, 30 minutes prior to the meeting start. You may need to check your spam folder for the email.

** PLEASE CHECK SPAM FOR WAITLIST ACCEPTANCE / ZOOM MEETING LINK! Note there will not be a valid Zoom link in your original registration confirmation**

Please keep your RSVP accurate as that really helps with the planning.

I am working with scheduling other speakers as well for future meetings, if there is someone or specific content that you would be interested in, then please reach out to me. We may also schedule further virtual meetings with no formal content planned, if this is something you would also be interested in, let me know!

Thanks for your continuing support, and I look forward to connecting virtually. Please feel free to contact me for any reason, I am happy to continue to support our local SF Welly Ohana, to chat, have virtual coffee, provide advice on Salesforce, careers, Trailhead, certifications, introductions, all the usual! Just virtually for now :)

You can reach me at:

Kind regards... Anna Loughnan

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    Anna Loughnan

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