Each month we recognise a K2 consultant who has received outstanding client feedback on their recent project. This month the K2 Consultant of the Month is Nikita Prokopyev an SFDC Consultant based in the US for his recent project.
Read our interview with Nikita below.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Based in Marin county, Bay Area. Background in computer science. Ex Salesforce engineer. Been working as a consultant for over 8 years. My area is anything and everything salesforce related: customizations, back-end, front-end, integrations, communities, sales/service/marketing cloud. Specialize in Apex, VisualForce, Lightning, angularJS, Bootstrap, Lightning design system, responsive design and hybrid mobile applications.
What was your most recent K2 project?
Most recent project was a massive and complex deal legal review/compliance system. It was a series of checks performed recursively on multiple deal related objects. Due to the nature of the process and the volume of data there were lots of performance and scalability issues. Solutions ranged from simple to out-of-the-box clever optimization to selective batching.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I mostly enjoy getting projects shipped and seeing the impact they have on the business, watching the streamlined processes in action and finding ways to improve further. It’s very exciting to watch your work transform the mentality of end users and their perception of business systems.
Which technical development do you think will have the biggest impact on your field over the next few years?
There are so many exciting directions technology is headed in. AI/machine learning and its various incarnations in image, speech, pattern recognition, predictive analytics. Another huge area is virtual reality. With increasing availability of consumer ready devices, we are about to cross the boundary of traditional point and click user interfaces and transition into a new dimension of user experience.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting out as a freelance IT consultant?
Do great work. Build relationships. Stay organized. Be professional. There is always a solution even to the toughest of problems. Right attitude will get you there quicker. Do great work!