Blake Clerke is a Sr. Front-End Developer at DiscoverTec and is Level 2 Certified in Umbraco. Based in Denver, Colorado, she demonstrates her love for the Umbraco community by sporting a commemorative CodeGarden tattoo and leading the Denver Area Umbraco Meetup.
Myke Bates is a web mastering, movie quoting, horror flick loving, metal music shredding, community building, music platform creating, front/back-end developing, pizza devouring, all around epically bad-ass tech junkie. Listen to him, collab with him, be inspired by him – or don’t; this is a bio paragraph not a life coach
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Tune in to find out:
- Blake’s experience transitioning from a designer role into an Umbraco developer.
- Why Blake says Umbraco is a lot easier to use compared to a handful of other platforms.
- How staying up to date on everything Umbraco matched with her understanding of clients and their needs allows Blake to better serve.
- A few of the benefits of attending Umbraco meetups.
- How choosing Umbraco as the CMS of choice for The Alchemedia Project had very little to do with what the agency wanted (and what mattered instead).
- How Umbraco makes onboarding great developers at the agency easy while also making the recruiting process very difficult (at least in some regions).
- Why Myke says Umbraco is a “forward thinking” platform (with real life examples to back it).
- Why the agency gets very little pushback when they recommend Umbraco to clients (even when clients have never heard of it).
- How the agency uses the Nested Content package to make the lives of their designers way easier.
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