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March uProfile: Lynne Finnigan

Meet Lynne: a Lead Frontend Developer from Scotland!

Lynne Finnigan Profile
Written by Lynne Finnigan

Please give a big hello to Lynne, Lead Frontend Developer and this month's uProfile! See what Lynne is working on right now, and what milestone she celebrated last year 🎁

Lynne Finnigan

Company name: Dog Digital

Job Role: Lead Frontend Developer

Country: Scotland

For how long have you been working with Umbraco? Approx. 6 years

Working hard!

Working hard!

Making new memories - and packages!

My proudest Umbraco moment was in 2020 when I created my first Umbraco package - which I’m really proud of. I’d never done anything like that before, so it was a lot of fun to create and I learned a lot of new things along the way!

But my favourite moment (or moments) were at Umbraco UK Festival in London for their 10 year anniversary. I got to catch up with some friends and meet lots of new people there too. The atmosphere was friendly and fun, and there was a great range of talks too.

 

Who doesn't love some swag?

Who doesn't love some swag?

Coming back to the backoffice

For me, Umbraco is just extremely nice to work with, and that's what keeps me coming back to it. The back office in particular: it looks great, it's easy for clients to use, is very customisable and allows us to build websites faster.

It’s also good to have such a passionate and enthusiastic community around it, so you never feel completely stuck!

 

The 3 best tips for Umbraco newbies

  1. Get involved with the community, everyone is very friendly and eager to help when you’re stuck on something.
  2. Go to events and meetups if you can. This can be a good way to learn new things and see what others are working on.
  3. Don’t be afraid to explore and try things out.
Mmmm...a birthday cake fit for a 10th birthday!

Mmmm...a birthday cake fit for a 10th birthday!

Let's get to the good stuff - what are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a couple of Umbraco 8 Cloud websites for clients, and as Gold Partners we were recently given a presentation/demo of Heartcore from the Umbraco team. I’m really looking forward to trying it out and getting Umbraco hooked up to a Vue.js front-end. My goal currently is to build my knowledge on both Umbraco and Vue.js, and I’m always looking to improve my JavaScript skills. 

And when you log off for the day?

I’m playing Stardew Valley, Spiritfarer and I have a weekly Among Us game night with some internet friends, but I'm very excited for the new Mass Effect remaster to come out!

I’ve also been listening to the bands Spiritbox and Jinjer pretty much on repeat for a while now!

 

UmbUK memories

UmbUK memories

Congratulate Lynne on her first package, or even just say hey!

You can find me on Twitter at @lynnewritescode, and on Instagram at @lynnewritescode 😊

 

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H5YR, Lynne! We hope to see you at Umbraco UK Festival on the other side of the pandemic! ❤

 

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