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!
Apps for Good Scotland
On 15th March I headed through to Edinburgh to attend the Apps for Good event. Apps for Good is a global organisation that encourages young people to learn technology skills to bring good to the world. This was exciting as it was the first Scottish event!
50 under 30 Women in Digital
I am super delighted to have been nominated for The Drum's 50 under 30 list on women in digital. The ladies on the list are absolutely smashing it in their specialist subject so to be on this list is awesome! I am representing for us developers as I see to be the only coder on the list.
Diary of an anxious developer: open source edition
So, anyone that knows me will tell you I am a worrier and have major confidence issues. I have a real fear of leaving myself open to criticism, this can be an intimidating industry sometimes. Previously I have tried to avoid public speaking, letting other people see my code and putting myself in new social situations. In the last week I have done pretty much all scary things in one go!
I attended Umbraco Codegarden 2016 in Odense, Denmark. Although I have been using Umbraco for nearly 3 years now, I was a newbie to Codegarden so didn’t really know what to expect.
7 Things I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self
The computing science and software engineering industry can be intimidating at times and let’s face it, a bit of a boys club. After 5 years of university and 5 years in the industry, I have some insights that will hopefully be useful to people just starting out or even just myself on a particularly confidence-low day!
Thanks for reading my first blog post on my new site... Like any "hello world" moment, I am just exploring what can be done before doing anything interesting!