Spindogs very own Umbraco developer Sian Simms has been featured on the Umbraco uProfile page and we are so excited to share it with you.
Sian is our longest-serving member of the Spindogs Umbraco Team since joining us back in 2017. Not only is Sian an Umbraco Certified Expert but also our Front End Team Leader, ensuring projects run smoothly and the team is happy. A few notable Umbraco projects that Sian’s worked on are Acorn, Monmouthshire Building Society, British Computer Society and Tenovus.
What is Umbraco?
In their own words “with more than 500,000 installations, Umbraco is one of the most deployed Web Content Management Systems on the Microsoft stack. It’s in the top five most popular server applications, and among the ten most popular open source tools.”
How did Sian get involved in the Umbraco Community?
Sian has been working with Umbraco for about 9 years with the earliest version she remembers working with was V4. Having recently achieved her certification in extending the Umbraco Backoffice, Sian said “I really enjoyed the course as it was fairly Frontend framework focused, and could say that my biggest Umbraco achievement so far is becoming a Certified Expert!”
Sian’s career in Umbraco began when she started working as a Digital Designer within a small .Net agency after graduating from university, which specialised in Umbraco CMS. Sian’s role was originally designing websites but she quickly developed an interest in building them too. The studio manager at that agency was really passionate about Umbraco and he’s the one who taught her XSLT. Back then they were using Umbraco 4, so she’s seen it come a long way since then.
When asked what her favourite thing about Umbraco is Sian said, “From a developer perspective, the back office is so easy to use and the UI is really clean. That just makes it so easy to craft a CMS and there is nothing better than a client commenting on how easy to use their CMS is. There are lots of neat packages created by people in the Umbraco Community and if you ever have a question about anything the Community are really friendly and helpful!”
Check out the article on the Umbraco page here!
If you want to know more about how we can help with your Umbraco project, get in touch with our experts, we’d love to chat.