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Inner thoughts of a chaotic dev

A space to showcase my career as a Senior Software Engineer so far through blog posts and other cool bits 🤠

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Hey, I'm Lorna 😊

Passionate, easy-going and bubbly Senior Software Engineer with 9 years in the industry across healthcare, digital agency, payroll, education and #techforgood sectors. A keen learner who spends a lot of spare time working on side projects to improve existing skills and gain more. Interested in self-development, enjoy writing documentation, data analysis and spreadsheets.

Interests: all-things dev, data, jokes (dad and anti), horror crime thriller tv shows/movies, mechanical keyboards, succulents. 🌵

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Work Experience

Snr Software Engineer


May 23 - Current

💻 Jira, Azure DevOps, .NET 6, SQL, React

Snr Software Dev


Aug 22 - May 23

💻 Jira, Bitbucket, Docker, Kubernetes, .NET 5+, SQL, Azure, SCSS, JS, MVC,  Camunda, powershell, Blazor, Elastic Search, Kibana

Onebright is a mental healthcare company that provide services to people and businesses throughout the UK.

Software Engineer


Oct 21 - Aug 22

💻 .NET Core 3.1, .NET 6, Angular 11+, Azure, React

Smoothwall is the leading digital safeguarding solutions provider in UK education. 

Software Engineer


Sep 20 - Oct 21

💻 .NET, C#, ASP.NET, MVP, SQL, Teamcity, Bitbucket, Octopus Deploy

IRIS is one of the biggest private software company in the UK providing solutions and services for accountancy, payroll, HR and education.

.NET Dev


Mar 20 - Sep 20

💻 .NET, C#, Umbraco

Epiphany is a search marketing digital agency owned by Jaywing who are a consulting business located across the UK and Australia.

Software Dev


Mar 19 - Mar 20

💻 .NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, Azure DevOps

See previous role detail.

Jnr Software Dev


Jan 17 - Feb 19

💻 .NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, Less CSS, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, Azure DevOps

SRCL is part of Stericycle which provides healthcare services to customers worldwide mainly in pharmaceutical waste.

Software Dev

ATD Solutions

Jul 15 - Dec 16

💻 .NET, C#, WebForms

ATD Solutions is an IT consultancy services company specialising in the design and delivery of projects within the commercial, finance and insurance industries.

Software Dev

Caldervale Technology

Jul 13 - Jul 14

💻 .NET, C#, WinForms

Caldervale Technology manufactures a range of tooling and equipment for installing plastic pipe systems.

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BSc (Hons) Computing (2:2)

University of Huddersfield

2011 - 2015

4 year course including a 12 month placement as a Software Developer based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

Software Development (DMM)

Leeds City College Tech Campus

2009 - 2011

Achieved Distinction Merit Merit (DMM).


Allerton High School

2004 - 2009

Achieved 9 GCSEs including Maths and English.

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Speaking Events

DevHub North

24 Feb 22

A talk about improving personal and professional development, as well as DORA metrics. 600+ were registered and 62 attended.

Women in Engineering Panel

A Million Ads

24 Aug 21

Event was partnered with Founders and Coders.


Code Nation

5 May 21

Spoke about my career journey with 25 inspiring developers at bootcamp.

Year 10 Inspiration Day

Spoke about my career journey with 200 year 10 high school students for a role model event.

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Child Workforce School Science Ambassador


Jun 22 - Current


Code First Girls

Apr 21 - Jun 21

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DP-900 Azure Data Fundamentals

DP-900 Azure Data Fundamentals

May 2022


MTA 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals

MTA 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals

Apr 16 - Expires Jun 22


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Side Projects

Test Results Parser


​💻 MVC, .NET Core 3.1, JSON, XML, API

Internal tool created to help QA in parsing Octopus Deploy NUnit test results into an Excel file. What took several days of manual exporting now takes seconds.

DevOps Analysis Tool


💻 Angular 11, Node.js, JSON, API, Swagger

Stats and metric (i.e. DORA) focused internal tool that streamlines existing processes by simplifying common DevOp data.


💻 Node.js, Heroku, API

Backend project used for V1 Portfolio site. Purpose to send contact emails, get list of GitHub repos and blog posts from

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In my own way, blogging as a developer is a way of expressing myself on the web whether it be because of finding something interesting, solving a problem or in general just having that space to write my thoughts down. It's also pretty useful for when inevitably I forget bits I do on a reg like setting up services and new project packages to install. It gives me space to free my mind and be creative, accountability in a way and may be even by helping a reader with a problem I solved - even better.

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