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Laura Weatherhead

Laura is a full-stack Developer at Spun and is currently working with Umbrace in Belgium. She has been working with Umbraco since 2012, is an Umbraco Certified Expert and 2 x MVP. When she's not being challenged by her computer she is an occasional amateur acrobat and part-time neuroscience student.

Is it a Dark Pattern or is it just me?

What is a "Dark Pattern", and how does it effect us? In her article, Laura explains what kind of design pattern it is and discusses the hidden mental, technical and commercial costs of entertaining dark patterns as a web developer.

Saving the world with Umbraco and GraphQL

GraphQL is a powerful tool for querying data for use in your client-side applications, allowing the client-side to define the data it needs from the server. Laura shows us how to use GraphQL with Umbraco to get bespoke data alongside Umbraco content from a custom dashboard, and does so to build a tool to track her own carbon footprint as part of her efforts to help contribute to saving the world.