Donna

Donna

Scotland, UK
I'm a staff software engineer living in Scotland. I love going for adventures with my two dogs, drawing the occassional comic and encouraging kind engineering.
Aug
24
Wait, did your name change?

Wait, did your name change?

Names are important, this blog covers a little bit of why I (currently) choose to go by my middle name instead of my legal surname.
4 min read
Aug
17
We bought a Campervan!

We bought a Campervan!

We're going on an adventure! The most impulsive purchase I've ever made, for something I've always dreamed of doing.
2 min read
Aug
11
Becoming a Staff Engineer

Becoming a Staff Engineer

I got promoted, yay! So... What does it actually mean, and where do I go from here?
3 min read
Jul
31
Candid shot of me walking down the mountain

Adventure YouTube Channel!

We've created a new channel for recording our adventures, subscribe to "Donna and Elliot's Adventures" on YouTube!
1 min read
Jul
22
Becoming a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

Becoming a Certified Kubernetes Application Developer

My experience preparing for my first Cloud Native Computing Foundation certification.
2 min read
Jul
17
Garden Project (so far)

Garden Project (so far)

When a week off to recharge from burnout turns into a week of heavy lifting and gardening, you know it’s been a good week…
6 min read
Jun
30
My First Time as a Podcast Guest

My First Time as a Podcast Guest

I join Alexa Griffith on an episode of Alexa's Input (AI) to discuss my non-traditional background, workplace environments and my experiences as a woman in tech.
1 min read
Jun
10
Finding a New Job in Tech

Finding a New Job in Tech

An insight into the things I consider when finding a new role, and how to keep track of all those interview processes.
4 min read
May
10
Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

A collection of photos for our first holiday abroad post-pandemic.
5 min read
May
07
Golden retriever lying on his back in a home office.

Remote Working

How working from home has improved my quality of life, and the few things I miss about being in an office.
4 min read