I attended the Umbraco Examine Course & you won’t believe what happened next

If you were at this year annual Umbraco developer conference CodeGarden, you may have seen a lightning talk with a click-bait title in the scheduled and then it magically disappeared like one of Damiaan’s magic tricks

So you may be wondering what the hell happened to it?!

I will be honest & frank with you, during CodeGarden I was having a crap time on the inside whilst I battled dealing with the large crowds with depression & anxiety and was using drink as a coping mechanism to try suppress my emotions.

I woke up on day two of CodeGarden in a mess physically with a crap hangover and mentally with the exhaustion of feelings. After a chat with my lovely bosses at the HQ, who always ensure we are looked after. It was decided it was best I jump on the first plane and get home as soon as possible for rest, recovery & to sort myself out. Unfortunately I have been in a similar place before and I did not want the same state of  psychosis and being back in hospital. 

So I wanted to share this story, to try and help reduce the stigma and help others who may be experiencing similar problems to let them know they are not alone and that it’s super important to look after yourself and talk to someone, as Ravi mentions in his lightning talk.

OK i’ll wrap up that short summary there…

Enough of that, just show me the talk; Warren!

Without further a do, I present to you the talk that I didn’t give from my kitchen, so if my talk is a terrible mess I’ve decided I am going to start doing a cooking YouTube channel 😛


Are you one of those people who like to refer to slides, if so I got your back and you can download and view them here.


Watched or read through the slides and have some questions, then leave a comment on this post or send me a message on twitter @warrenbuckley

IIS Express for VS Code

So time for another blog post, this time for something new (well kinda, it’s been out a little while)

Today I am releasing version 1.0.0 of IIS Express for Visual Studio Code editor, after having smaller releases over the last year or so. It’s time to give it a bit more polish & love and to give the release a 1.0.0 tag.

What is it?

This extension gives you the power to run a folder open in Visual Studio Code as a website using IIS Express. Allowing websites to be quickly and easily run without having to remember the command line query to run in order to have a folder run as a website.

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