HEY, I'M LORNA 😊
Passionate, easy-going and bubbly software engineer with 7+ years in the industry across healthcare, digital agency, payroll and edu tech. A keen learner who spends a lot of spare time working on side projects to improve existing skills and gain more. Passionate about investing in self-development, enjoy writing documentation and data analysis - spreadsheets and so on.
Interests: all-things dev, mentorship, data, spreadsheets, jokes (dad and anti), horror crime thriller tv shows/movies, self-investment, mechanical keyboards, succulents.
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.
5 May 21
Spoke about my career journey with 25 inspiring developers at bootcamp.
Apr 21 - Jun 21
Taught a "Data and SQL" course to 35 girls for 2 months, whilst doing so participated in a group research project where I was also Project Manager.
Oct 21 - Current
💻 Angular 11, Azure, .NET Core 3.1, .NET 6, React
Smoothwall is the leading digital safeguarding solutions provider in UK education.
Sep 20 - Oct 21
💻 C#, ASP, 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.
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.
Mar 19 - Mar 20
💻 .NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, Less CSS, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, TFS, Azure DevOps
See previous role detail.
JNR SOFTWARE DEV
Jan 17 - Feb 19
💻 .NET, C#, SQL, Umbraco, Less CSS, Bootstrap, JS, jQuery, TFS
SRCL is part of Stericycle which provides healthcare services to customers worldwide mainly in pharmaceutical waste.
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.
Jul 13 - Jul 14
💻 .NET, C#, WinForms
Caldervale Technology manufactures a range of tooling and equipment for installing plastic pipe systems.
TEST RESULTS PARSER
💻 MVC, .NET Core 3.1, JSON, XML, API
Internal tool created to help QA in parsing NUnit test results into an Excel file. What took days 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 to get list of blog posts.
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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