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John speaks at FruDevCon 2014
John enjoyed a second year at the Fruition Partner’s “FruDevCon” developer conference for the ServiceNow platform. John taught two breakout sessions: 1) The Honest to Goodness Official REST API, and 2) All About Authentication. John always enjoys hooking up with the ServiceNow developer community and this event was not one to disappoint.
John speaks at Knowledge14
The ServiceNow Knowledge 2014 conference was an event not to be missed. John enjoyed the action packed week of meeting with ServiceNow professionals. John was honored to teach three labs at the conference as well as home announce the official REST API released with Eureka.
John Joins the ServiceNow PreSales Team
John recently became the Integrations Architect for the ServiceNow sales/pre-sales organization. Responsibilities include creating Proof of Concept integrations for complex situations, enabling the sales organization around integrations, and managing partner integration relationships.
Certified ServiceNow System Administrator
After years of working with ServiceNow, John Andersen made it official by taking the Certified System Administrator exam. He was relieved that his experience paid off as he passed the exam and received the certification.
Certified Implementation Specialist
John Andersen was one part of the first wave of individuals to receive the official “Certified Implementation Specialist” certification from ServiceNow ( In addition to meeting the requirements to receive the certification, John assisted in the review of training documentation, attended class sessions, and took beta versions of the specialist exam in order to help the company establish the certification program.
John earns ITIL Foundation Certificate
John Andersen received his ITIL Foundation certificate in December of 2011 after taking the ITIL Foundations course from Pink Elephant.
John attends ServiceNow Developer Boot Camp
John attended the second ever Developer Boot Camp at ServiceNow. Training included plugins, coding standards, architecture, CMS, runbook automation, and integrations. Esteemed developers from the company taught the various subjects.
John enhanced ServiceNow’s SAML 2.0 Plugin
John recently used customer feedback to create a number of enhancements for ServiceNow’s SAML 2.0 plugin. These enhancements include a more robust deep-linking backend, automatic Service Provide MetaData generation, as well as an easily configurable debug logging option. This enhancement is included in the June 2011 release for all customers that have an Out of the Box SAML 2.0 plugin installed.
John relocates to a small ranch in Idaho
John took the opportunity that working from home provides by moving his family to a small 12 acre ranch in Shelley, Idaho. John’s family has been busy remodeling the home as well as maintaining the ranch itself. It feels good to get out and work outside once the day’s tasks at the computer are over.
John Presents at Knowledge 10
John Andersen presented a session on Single Sign-on Techniques and Integrations with It was a packed house at the Omni hotel in San Diego. There were a lot of customers and partners that had some good questions and excellent ideas. The session went well and John had the opportunity to network with talented people during the event.
John Implements OpenID
John Andersen performed research on OpenID and implemented an OpenID solution to his testing ground SEO portal that he maintains. His portal now accepts OpenID as an alternate authentication method.
John Andersen joins
John Andersen decided to take a challenging job opportunity with the Professional Services team at John’s title changed from Engineering Manager to Senior Consultant. He will specialize in product integrations.
Angular Service for manipulating User_Image fields on ServiceNow forms
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