Lauren graduated from Duke University in 2019 and has received six Pega certifications since then, including her CSSA in March 2020.
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Tell us a bit about your Pega journey - What motivated you to learn how to use Pega?
I had never heard of Pega prior to the formal training that I received in it, but after researching and learning more about it, I was drawn to the no code/low code platform, which was not only especially intriguing for me personally, but also serves as an allowance for both the business and technology sides to effectively work together to build an application.
While one of the major benefits of Pega is its automation, because it is still built on the fundamental technologies used in most full-stack development, I saw learning Pega as an opportunity to enhance those skills as well. It’s like the best of both worlds.
How has Pega shaped or impacted your career?
I would say that Pega has positively impacted my career thus far because the training that I received in Pega lead to me receiving my current position, which happens to be my first full-time job out of college. Moreover, since the Pega platform extends to many different areas and is built for change, there is always more to learn. I love learning new things and believe that there is no limit to seeking and obtaining knowledge, so I have no doubt that the more I work and learn, the more I will grow in my career.
"Pega has positively impacted my career thus far because the training that I received in Pega lead to me receiving my current position, which happens to be my first full-time job out of college.”
What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a Pega Developer?
Pursuing a career as a Pega Developer is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and challenge yourself. There are many other skills that you will gain aside from those of the technical variety, and I believe that is incredibly valuable in one’s career and life.
"Learning Pega’s Low-Code platform will allow developers to accomplish tasks in minutes that would ordinarily take a team of programmers’ hours to complete."