Graduating in the first recession of 2008 taught me some hard lessons. Previous advice from adults was just to “get a degree in something, you’ll figure out your career,” but the shift of entry-level jobs becoming so scarce in 2008 definitely proved that mentality to be outdated. So I carved out my path the hard way as I didn’t have access to developer bootcamps and consultant agencies producing bootcamps for admins.
What do I want to be when I grow up? I started working directly out of high school. I bounced around a bit trying to find the type of job that fit me. I was adamant at the time that I did not want a job sitting at a computer all day. At that age, though, I wasn’t sure what I wanted and didn’t have experience to guide me so I aimed for jobs that I had a talent for.
Starting out: A career in public service Tech consulting was never the plan. Originally, I went to college with the goal of attending law school and working my way into the realm of state politics. The dream: serve the people of my home state of North Carolina as a U.S. Senator. The work I do now on the Now Platform is somewhat of a second (or third?) career, but has fulfilled my original dream in a way that an elected office never could.
Finding where I belong My ServiceNow journey began in 2017, when my boss at the time mentioned that he would have to find a ServiceNow Administrator to hire. I jokingly responded with “Nah, don’t worry about it. I can figure it out.” He laughed and said, “You’re on.” Those two words would open up so many opportunities for me, but I had to put in the time to get there.
Congratulations to our 2022 Developer MVPs! The ServiceNow Developer Program recognizes a number of developers every year for their contributions to the ServiceNow developer community. The Developer MVPs are a collection of ServiceNow developers who are passionate about ServiceNow and inspire other developers by sharing their extensive knowledge openly and inclusively. Let’s give a warm welcome to the Developer MVP class of 2022!
Find out more about the Developer MVP Program and links to the developer MVPs on the Developer MVP Page.
Becoming a ServiceNow developer MVP can be a significant accomplishment in your developer journey, but just how does one become a ServiceNow developer MVP and why? Topics 00:00 Welcome/introduction 01:02 Benefits of being an MVP 03:55 What it takes to be an MVP 06:53 Timing and scale 09:53 Where to find out more 11:20 Where to find Brad 11:35 Outro Links Developer MVP 2022 Call for Candidates Subscribe to Break Point Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Stitcher TuneIn RSS Check out the other ServiceNow podcasts.
Would you like to be a ServiceNow Developer MVP? The Developer MVPs are a collection of ServiceNow developers who are passionate about ServiceNow and inspire other developers by sharing their extensive knowledge openly and inclusively. They help, encourage, and enable developers of all skill levels and types succeed in building and developing on the Now Platform. Benefits and Criteria In addition to the fame, fortune, and great renown that comes along with being a developer MVP you get a dedicated slack channel where you can bug your fellow MVPs and developer advocates at all hours.
Here on the developer blog we try to regularly highlight the contributions from our 2021 Developer MVPs. They produce an abundance of great content aimed at ServiceNow developers that I’ve listed below grouped by the content creator. Nia McCash Mixed Bag of Tips, Tricks & Resources - Part 1 Test Data Strategies for the Automated Test Framework (ATF) How I’m Learning to Build Now Components 3 Mistakes I Made as a New ServiceNow Developer Mark Roethof Unrevealing Instance Scan and sharing parts of the undocumented Toggling Virtual Agent chat client (using Agent Chat configuration!
This is a guest post from one of our Developer MVPs, Nia McCash It’s that time of year again! Knowledge and CreatorCon 2021 presents so many sessions to level-up your ServiceNow skills. If you’re a little overwhelmed with the plethora of choices, here is a highlight of sessions sure to be a hit - all by our Developer MVPs. Developer MVP Sessions at CreatorCon 2021 A fail-safe approach for implementing ITOM health [CCB1170-K21] By Ashutosh Munot & Dhruv Gupta
Hear from ServiceNow Developer MVPs and learn how to jump-start your development journey! Take the first step at developer.servicenow.com, where you will find an ever-growing library of resources and tools such as a free PDI (Personal Developer Instance), API documentation, Learning Plans, and more. This video features the following 2021 ServiceNow Developer MVPs: Andrew Albury-Dor *Jarod Mundt *Travis Toulson