Meet Owain, one of our Umbraco MVPs. Owain is a 3 times awarded Umbraco MVP along with being a qualified Umbraco Master in Umbraco 7 and 8.
With a passion for Umbraco, Owain setup Edinburgh’s Umbraco Users group, EDINBUUG. Bringing other Umbraco developers together within Edinburgh, even during Covid, Owain took the event virtual with a meetup every 2 months meaning people from all over the world can now join.
Straight out of university Owain started working at a small digital agency where he was the only developer, responsible for everything technical, from email servers to writing and deploying websites for clients. After a number of years in the small agency Owain moved on to become a Civil Servant for 8 years and worked for the Scottish Court Service on their webteam. Starting as a developer and finishing as the webteam manager. Following on from his careers as a Civil Servant Owain then worked for NHS Health Scotland where he started to dabble with Umbraco, since then Owain has worked on many Umbraco projects for a number of businesses and now a proud member of the Umbraco .Net Team at Spindogs.
Day to day Owains role as Umbraco .Net developer is to write code that allows a website to work. If you imagine a car – as a .net developer, Owain is responsible for making sure the engine works, making sure that when you turn the steering wheel the wheels turn. He is however not responsible for making the car looks nice…. Let's leave that to the design team!
Owain prides himself on his people skills, talking to people in plain English. Not everyone understands code and or even wants to understand it. He says “They just want to know that you understand what they are asking and whether you can do it or not. Keeping things simple”
We asked Owain to describe himself in 3 words, and short and sweet he came back with - Fun, dedicated, focussed
With a passion for running, indoor bouldering and building lego models, Owain enjoys time away from the computer after a busy day developing websites, he says it's ‘great to reset the mind’