July 19, 2018
Travelling the world with CoreValue – Salesforce team in the US
We are continuing with highlighting our travels for projects abroad. Today, we feature Mykola Senyk, and Dmytro Smirnov who visited the US last month.
Q: Where did you and your team go? Was it your first time travelling to Arizona?
Our team of architects, team leads and a PM went to Phoenix, Arizona for 2 weeks. Most of us have already been to Arizona before, but as you know there always is something new to see in America (they laugh) and there’s definitely lots to explore!
Q: What was the purpose of the trip? Can you give us some details?
The purpose of the trip was to define project scope for v3.0 – the next release of our Client’s product. The most interesting part of this will be the integration with eDetailing platform. It’s a unique technique for the pharma industry that focuses on the time and privacy of medical professionals. In a nutshell, it allows you to make a demo while being far away from a doctor.
Q: What was so special about the trip? What impressed you most?
In general, the trip was mostly about intensive working, meetings and discussions. Our goal was to find the best possible way to implement the Client’s ideas into an actionable solution. That’s actually the normal routine of every other business trip.
Luckily we found time to explore the country as well.
Mykola says that he‘s mostly impressed with the people in the United States and how they differ from the people in Ukraine, ‘It is hard to explain. It is something on a subconscious cultural level. For example, they say “sorry” when going too close near you and wish a total stranger a nice day in the lift. Maybe it is because Arizona gun control laws are among the least-restrictive in the United States? Arizona law states that any person aged 21 years or older, who is not a prohibited possessor, may carry a weapon without the need for a permit’.
Dmytro says that people there live with air conditioning for 3 months, as the heat in summer is overwhelming, but for the rest of the 9 months the climate is more than comfortable (around +20 C), so many people from all over the US move to Arizona because of the weather.
Q: Was it just all work and no play?
Arizona is a nice place but not in summer. We had one free weekend and debated whether to visit Mexico or California. California won.
San Diego reminds Mykola of Odessa, ‘I was slightly upset with Los Angeles, too many cars but ocean looks very nice’.
‘We discovered new states and cities by ourselves’, shares Dmytro, ‘I loved San Diego’s night life – fun till 3 am is really something! Hollywood is posh and green and the contrasting dirty downtown with its bad smells and wafting scent of cannabis paired with the trash was also quite an experience’.
Of course, we had to go along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as a “must see” tourist destination, but didn’t have a chance to see any stars in the flesh – next time maybe.