Vamsi Krishna Gaikwad
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University
Favorite Pega feature
Bridging the gap between IT and business
Let’s begin with the story of your Pega journey - What motivated you to learn how to use the Pega platform?
I really liked how Pega's philosophy is very different from most approaches to developing applications. Pega relies on model-driven design that auto- generates Java code. The idea is that just as you wouldn't build a house without first creating blueprints, you shouldn't jump into coding without creating a design model. Much of the work of coding is implementing someone's design. Pega puts as much as possible in the design portion of the show, with visual tools and configurations, so that there's as little actual coding as possible.
How has Pega shaped or impacted your career?
At the start of my career, I felt limited in my opportunities for professional and financial growth. After learning the Pega platform, I now feel very good about my career path. Updates are made to the platform on a regular basis so I always feel as though I’m learning something new that help improve my skills as a developer.
As a Pega developer, what accomplishment are you most proud of?
I love being able to bridge the gap between business and IT roles to develop processes and implement new applications that improve business processes. It’s a great feeling!
What message or advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a Pega Developer?
If you are a coder trying to learn Pega, it can be a little different than your normal approach. However, many engineers have come to love working with the Pega Platform because you can go from idea to application so much faster. Pega also allows you to take a lot of the tedium and QA out of coding and fixing silly mistakes so that you can focus more on what you're trying to accomplish.