Carole Rennie Logan
Developer, team lead, speaker, tech community organiser, baker, runner.Visit Blog
Developer Bookclub: Hello World
A few weeks ago I mentioned on Twitter I am making an effort to read more and I was looking for some techy book recommendations. I am not great at reading fiction books unless on holiday when I can totally switch off and enjoy a good thriller or murder mystery, finishing the book in a few days. In “real life”, I only manage to get a wee bits of time here and there to read and this doesn’t really work with fiction.
Developer Diary: Umbraco UK Fest 2017
On November 2nd I packed my overnight bag (my favourite flowery Cath Kidtson, of course) and headed to London for the UK Umbraco festival. Here is a wee recap of a very busy couple of days.
Developer Diary: CodeCraftConf 2017
Recently I have been attending Code Craft, a local meetup in Glasgow where people talk about… well, code craftmanship, of course!
Getting Started with LIFX API
I thought I would explain how I created a wee sample app to learn the restrictions of the API and have a play with the LIFX bulb.
We Are The City Rising Star Event
I mentioned back in May that I had been nominated for the We Are The City rising star award. Well… I won! There are 100 rising stars over 20 categories, mainly industries that are male dominated, including tech.
Controlling Content for Alexa Skill Cards using Umbraco
On Saturday 8th July, myself and fellow Umbricians interested in IOT decided to spend our Saturday together learning Alexa skill development.
Amazon Alexa Skill with Umbraco CMS
At Umbraco Codegarden I gave a talk “Controlling content for the connected world” and ran an open circle session on IOT. The feedback from this has been great and people seem interested in getting started with IOT projects, and integrating with their existing Umbraco CMS knowledge.
Umbraco MVP 2017
I can’t really believe I am writing this, but I am one of Umbraco’s MVPs 2017!
Diary of an anxious developer: My first conference talk
Back in November I wrote a blog post Diary of an anxious developer about my struggles with confidence and anxiety as a developer. In this post I discussed how I managed to do my first attempt at public speaking and also contributed my first pull request to an open source project.
We Are The City: Rising Star Shortlist
Exciting news! I have been nominated for a rising star award by We Are The City :) The awards are focused at building and supporting the female pipeline in industry, which is something I am always up for promoting. Anyone who knows me knows how important improving the numbers of women in my industry is to me, so anything I can do to be a part of this makes me super happy!