Meet Sandhya

Sandhya is in the final year of her studies at Chennai Institute of Technology where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a concentration in Electronics and Communication.

A K Sandhya Kamalraj

Chennai Institute of Technology
Chennai, India.



Alma Mater

Chennai Institute of Technology

What motivated you to learn how to use Pega?
As a lucky student from one of the universities in my country offering Pega UAP courses, I came to know about Pega from our college management and from upperclassmen involved in the UAP program.

Classmates told me about how Pega allows developers to create business applications with low code environments alongside various technologies such as BPM, RPA, AI, etc. After I completed the CSSA exam, the career opportunities working on Pega were enormous for me.

 

"Pega’s reputation keeps rising in the business world because building an application using the Pega platform is faster than the traditional programming languages."

 

What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a Pega Developer?
It’s a great opportunity to develop both professional and personal skills. Pega’s reputation keeps rising in the business world because building an application using the Pega platform is faster than the traditional programming languages.



WINNING CATEGORY

Community Choice award

PROJECT

A platform that extends help to needy people at the right time.

ORGANIZATION

Chennai Institute of Technology

TEAM

Royal A, Vinoth Prabhakaran, Sandhya Kamalraj, Vishali Manivannan, Hemalatha Gandhi, Rehaana Parveen N, Rubini Madhasen, Vijayalakshmi Murugesan

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"We also wanted our project to help individuals or charitable organizations that are in need of donations so that they can make a positive impact on their communities in one way or another."

 

How did you find out about the Pega Community Hackathon and why did you want to participate?
I learned about the Pega Community Hackathon from my friend and wanted to participate so that I could be involved in creating a Pega solution for the social problems that have been caused by the difficult Covid-19 pandemic situation.

Tell us about the Hackathon project that you worked on - How did you or your team come up with the idea? How did you or your team go about the process of building this Hackathon submission?
Our team of 8 people came up with the Feed The Need project idea after thinking about how we could create a platform for the good of society. We saw that there are people who are inclined to improve the life conditions of the needy but couldn't figure out the best mode to lend a helping hand.

We wanted our project to be a one-stop destination for any and all kinds of philanthropic activities, including the donation of food, clothing, blood, etc. We also wanted our project to help individuals or charitable organizations that are in need of donations so that they can make a positive impact on their communities in one way or another.

As a team, we brainstormed ideas and analyzed all the technical and practical difficulties in running this application and came up with solutions that took form as six service options and also an additional volunteer assistance feature to make the application efficient to the users.

Are there any particular elements of this Hackathon submission that you are most proud of?
I’m most proud of the fact that a team of university students was able to win a prestigious award during the Pega Community Hackathon. It was really inspiring to have people from around the world take the time to vote for our project and offer their opinions on what we created.

Being part of the Feed The Need team is also something I’m proud of because this application will help people no matter where they are located. It wasn’t easy but we were able to successfully complete the end-to-end process and became winners of the Pega Community Hackathon’s Community Choice Award

"Working on Pega technology has created opportunities for me to deliver real-world results quickly resulting in internal exposure and experience."