This is the second in a series of interviews with our newest MuleSoft hires. Each team member, regardless of their proficiency level, is expected to complete training in order to learn the latest and greatest about the MuleSoft platform. These certifications help us showcase our expertise to MuleSoft and to our customers.
I started developing my technical skills in high school by enrolling at an academy that focused on teaching programming skills. I graduated from Graceland University with a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Information Technology. During my three years there, I participated and had leadership roles in different organizations, such as ACM-W (Association for Computing Machinery for Women) and International Club. After graduation, I worked as a Product Specialist, which helped me to further develop my technical skills. Technology has always been something that I found intriguing and had a huge interest in – it’s challenging and fulfilling at the same time.
PRFT: How long have you worked at Perficient?
EZ: I’m a recent graduate, and I joined Perficient five months ago as a Technical Consultant focusing on MuleSoft development.
PRFT: What training or certification have you completed since you started?
EZ: During these past five months, I have started and finished training for MuleSoft Developer 4 and Apigee.
PRFT: Do you have any key takeaways from your training?
EZ: The biggest takeaway from my training period and tip for others is that you can spend the whole time reading and watching videos, but you will only really learn the content by doing and repetition; that way, you will always discover something new.
PRFT: What was the most enjoyable or interesting part of your training?
EZ: I would say that the most enjoyable part of the training is that after you are done, you get to apply the new knowledge to different projects and see your training pay off
PRFT: Do you have any best practices or tips for others doing this training?
EZ: Don’t just read the material and watch the videos – if you’re able to be hands-on and work through modules, you’ll learn better.