Meet Kendra

Kendra is a Pega CSA and Full Stack web developer who enjoys working in fast-paced environments that encourage continuous learning.

Kendra Kwoka

Consultant/Application Developer

Austin, TX




Alma Mater

University of Texas - Austin

Dream Job

My dream job is a Full Stack web developer working remotely so I can travel out of my van year round! I absolutely love to travel!

Favorite TV Show

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Tell us a bit about your journey - how did you get started on Pega?  
I have a background in JavaScript/React, but when I was hired at FDM, I needed to learn Java. They put me through their training program, and upon completion, looked for a client where I could be placed. One of FDM’s clients needed a Pega Developer for their team; I was excited to learn something new, so I offered to learn Pega to move forward with this client of FDM's. I began training in Pega online, through Pega Academy. I took the System Architect Mission, passed my certification exam, and then moved on to the Robotics System Architect Mission. Now I consult as a Pega Developer focusing on Production Support.

What has been your most significant career accomplishment so far? 
I am new to this industry – I only started coding less than a year ago! So, honestly, getting hired as a developer has been my most significant accomplishment so far! I am so proud and excited to be where I am now – it took a lot of hard work to get here, but every step was worth it!

 

"While having a technical background is helpful, the best part about Pega is that it does not require a technical background to learn the platform."

 

What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a Pega developer? 
Just go for it! While having a technical background is helpful, Pega does not require a technical background to learn. I think the best thing someone could do would be explore Pega Academy. The training on there is easy and straightforward with tons of resources! I still complete missions and modules in my down time just to keep learning!

"I think the best thing someone could do would be explore Pega Academy. The training on there is easy and straightforward with tons of resources! I still complete missions and modules in my down time just to keep learning!"