Making Nonprofits grow with Salesforce

By Fernando Rodriguez
Managing Partner at Nimacloud

From the beginning, one of Nimacloud’s primary objectives was to return to the community.

To help organizations which want to reach out to millions of people and provide care, assistance, and help them out throughout their troubles.

As a Salesforce.org Registered Partner, we have worked with social and educational organizations in the implementation of the NPSP.

We have help these organizations in building integrations with third party technologies, so they can obtain the best performance on what they do.

Nonprofits have seen different needs. Sometimes these needs cannot be achieved with out of the shelf technologies. Legacy Systems integrations, Cloud application database synchronization, custom alerts and follow up.

The lack of these features limit their scope of work, preventing them from fully achieve their objectives.

Undoubtedly, it has been a great challenge to work with them. Its business flow, getting immersed into their culture (as each Organization has its own way of seeing the best path to success).

In the end, the satisfaction of providing them with a real solution, and watching them grown along with it, is fulfilling.

 

We are launching our website Nimacloud.org

Our work with Nonprofits has awakened the need to expand the spectrum and reach Salesforce for Nonprofits to more and more organizations, helping them to develop their potential and to reach more people.
With this website, we try to spread the power of Salesforce, the scope that this tool has when it comes to paving organizations in the continuous search for effectiveness and excellence.
It is a resource in English and Spanish so that the language is not a barrier when it comes to knowing the tool, working with it and accessing it.
We invite you to know, share it and let us know if you have a project in mind!

TestingUy conference in Uruguay

This year, Nimacloud had the pelasure of being sponsor of TestingUy, the most important testing conference in Uruguay.

 

For most industries, performing quality tests on their products is becoming more and more essential. Simplifying a little the definition, quality is the degree of satisfaction of certain requirements with which a product meets. The software industry is not the exception to the rule and this is where testing comes from.

For a few years and with the advancement of this discipline, there is a need to create spaces in which it is possible to generate a stronger community, sharing more experiences on various topics related to testing, fostering trust and strengthening links among participants. In response to this, is that a group of passionate about testing decided to form TestingUy, an event that takes place once a year and seeks to promote this discipline at all levels.

Currently, the team of the organization is made up of experts in the area with national and international recognition such as Claudia Badell, Federico Toledo, Guillermo Skrilec and Gustavo Guimerans.

The best of TestingUy 2018

The free event, which took place on May 21 and 22 at Antel Tower, was faithful to its foundational foundations, which is to continuously work to unite the efforts of the different stakeholders in the Testing community, share experiences, new technologies and knowledge.

This year was a very special edition since it was the fifth since its origins, a milestone for the entire testing community in Uruguay and the region. Thanks to the support of the sponsors, it was attended by Derk-Jan De Grood, Senior Test Manager and Agile transition Coach, who came from the Netherlands.

In his work as a consultant, he helps companies in the adoption and use of Scrum, as well as in the creation of quality strategies. Noted for its extensive participation in workshops and conferences, it has been part of events in the environment such as “Agile Testing Days”, “Seoul Testing Conference”, “EXPO: QA”, “Freetest” and “STAR”. In 2014 he received the prize for testing excellence of EUROSTAR and is the author of the book “Agile in the real world, starting with Scrum”. This visit and the positive feedback received contribute to the positioning of Uruguay as a reference country in the IT industry.

The day was attended by almost 500 people distributed in different activities and from different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay) both at the level of participants and exponents. The first day of the event workshops were held, while in the second the exhibition talks. The agenda was assembled based on the proposals received from those interested in sharing knowledge, both for the public that has recently joined the world of testing, as well as for those with a greater degree of experience. On the first day, seven workshops were offered, which quickly sold out the spots and generated a waiting list.

On the second day, it featured 10 exhibitions that covered a wide range of topics, with the keynote “The Art of Excellence, Adding value as an IT professional” by Derk Jan.

In addition to the quality of the usual presentations, highlighted by the transmission of talks via streaming to break barriers and bring people who could not attend the meeting.

Article taken form El Pais- See the original here

 

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Our colleagues Carmela and Florencia attended TestingUy Conference. See their experiences:

My experience in TestingUy- By Florencia Viurrarena

TestingUy and Derk-Jan de Grood’s workshop-By Camela Sosa

My experience at TestingUy

By Florencia Viurrarena
QA Analyst at Nimacloud

 

I had the pleasure of participate as a public in TestingUy 2018, on its fifth anniversary. On May 22, talks were held throughout the day at the Mario Benedetti Auditorium, Torre de Antel.

The event was wonderful, not only the organization, but also the location and the services provided so that the attendees felt comfortable and enjoyed it. The schedule was respected, both in the talks, as breaks or lunch. It was taken into account (with a simultaneous translation system) people who do not understand Portuguese and / or English. Since there was a talk in each language.

Attend this kind of events is very rewarding and enriching, as it is positive, internalized in other methodologies, tools and learn about the difficulties raffled by other teams (in other words, other realities that provide a different vision to the everyday).

I attended many talks, with focus on different areas of  Testing. From each of them I take a learning, a moral that makes me see my work in a different way, where I reflect on how I can improve, both my work itself, as the processes, or the user experience with the product we deliver.

They showed tools that I have not used so far, such as Mind Maps and Nightwatch.js, which could be very useful in any project that requires it, when it comes to translating the requirements to be verified in a functionality, or as a simple and clear way to automate, respectively, but in both cases with a more enjoyable and less vertiginous learning curve.

IOT (Internet of things) is something that I personally did not have very clear, I did not know what it was, nor how it could be tested. Through a case of clear and real use, it was explained and approached the testers to what we could see as a barrier and showed how it would be one of the ways to verify those processes through interaction with people. Which was very interesting and enriching.

Another important point was raised and we were made aware of a reality that exists and that we are sometimes outsiders. The one of the people who do not have the resources to access good mobile devices, good internet signals, or who have an average disability that does not allow them to use computers or applications regularly. We as part of the service we provide, we can not leave them behind and discriminate against them for being in that situation, on the contrary, as well as large companies in the market, we must have options. More inclusive options, that use fewer resources, that allow a user with low vision or mild deafness to be able to use the applications and help as much as possible to improve the interaction with the applications, facilitating and not making things more complex.

Very grateful to have participated in this fifth edition of TestingUy. Super recommendable! Now let creativity flow and internalize in the tools and ideas that allow me to improve my day to day and the quality of my work.

 

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