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070: Cactusforce with Marisa Hambleton

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Marisa Hambleton is a Managing Partner at MH2X. In this episode, we are discussing the Cactusforce conference. We talk about its origins and the recent virtual version of it.


Marisa was introduced to Salesforce after both she and her husband lost their jobs at IBM. The instant delivery and cloud aspect drew her to the company. She now has a long history of being an entrepreneur in the Salesforce ecosystem. Tune in to hear all about that and Cactusforce. 


Show Highlights:

  • Why Marisa decided to run her own business.
  • The bigger purpose entrepreneurship provides for her.
  • Her greatest advice for those who want to strike out on their own.
  • When she first got involved in the Salesforce and Trailblazer community.
  • Her experience leading the Phoenix user group.
  • How leading that developer group led to the Cactusforce conference.
  • The kinds of advanced and holistic content they include in the conference.
  • The decision process that went into making Cactusforce virtual in 2021 and how it went.
  • How to access Cactusforce content now.



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