.NET Developer // Umbraco Enthusiast // Occasional Wordpress Junkie

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Latest Curriculum Vitae:
Highly competent and enthusiastic IT professional, with over 14 years of web development experience.

Email: talk@ayoadesina.co.uk
Location: East London / Romford

Being one, in a group of every day civilians, known as Fugitives, I went on the run from a team of former police and intelligence professionals, known as hunters.

Using my computing skills, I was able to evade the Hunters for 28 days and claim my share of £100,000.

Currently Available

For the last three months, I have been working for the Addison Group – A successful digital agency in London.

Two weeks ago I finished building a website for
Rhodes Trust - it’s core functionality is  based around an automated application processes for potential scholarship students. 

Enthusiastic dedicated developer, looking for my next contract role.

Recently I have been teaching myself Xamarin, I would love to get some commercial experience in building cross-platform mobile apps.

12 years’ experience working with C#/SOLID. I love MVC, doing quite a lot of Umbraco these days.

about me

Inspired by one man...

I love technology, I know it's a cliché but ever since I was a child I have been fascinated with computers and have been intrigued about the way they work.

When I was 15, over the summer holidays I enrolled in a short internet course through my school. It was called 'Surfs Up'.
I met a really cool teacher, he inspired me.

We are still friends today. The rest... is history.


Ayo Adesina

formal education

Like most people I know, I went to school, then college, then went and got a degree, but if the truth be told, I did most my learning via Google.com

Swansea Metropolitan University
Studied, BSc(Hons) Computer Networks. (2:1)

1999 - 2003
City & Islington College
Achieved 3 A-levels in Maths, Computing and Electronics.

1994 - 1999
Raines Foundation School
Achieved 10 A*-C GCSEs

Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3

Microsoft Exam 70-480 - Passed

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications

Microsoft Exam 70-486 - Currently Studying

Developing Windows Azure and Web Services

Microsoft Exam 70-487 - Currently Studying

technical skills

I really don't like rating myself, but here goes nothing..

ASP.net MVC 2/3/4/5

C# Programming

Umbraco v4/v6/v7

MS SQL 2005/2008/2014

Coded UI Testing with Visual Studio

TDD With Nunit & Moq

Word Press





Type Script

work experience

ADDISON-GROUP : 04/2017 - 06/2017

C# Application Developer

  • Website Refresh for Oxford University’s Rhodes Trust.
  • Designed & Implemented Scholarship application process, managed via Umbraco.
  • Delivered a component based, flexible content management system.
  • Integrated twitter & Facebook API’s to provide live data to the home page.
  • Detailed granular settings, allowing high customisation and giving content editors, control over navigation, layout, appearance and behaviour of page modules.
  • Using Umbro Events, extended back office functionality to convert CSV database in to JSON data. In-order to provide search functionality on the front end.
  • Responsible for all internal deployments.
  • Communicated and collaborated with other developers via Project Management Software JIRA / Done-Done
  • Worked closely with senior stake holders and took part in client meetings.

    Project Delivered: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

JABBERWOKIE.COM : January 2017 - March 2017

ASP.net / C# / MVC / Umbraco Developer

  • Due to government legislation, the water industry is changing, the goal of this project was to create a new digital platform for South East Water to meet these new regulations.
  • Created two different websites driven by a single Umbraco Installation.
  • Heavy customisation to Umbraco’s default behaviour, using Umbraco Events.
  • Sharing Umbraco specific knowledge with other developers with little or no Umbraco Experience.
  • Created a series of Windows Services using the .NET libraries Top-shelf, Quartz and SSH.Net. These services are used to synchronise data between the Umbraco Application and other parts of the South-East Water’s internal administration systems.
  • Working with senior stake holders and project directors.
  • In addition to working on this project, I was also tasked with:
    A. Diagnosing and fixing bugs in other existing Umbraco projects.
    B. Creating a Visual Studio Solution from an existing Umbraco website, because the source code for this slightly older project code not be located.
    C. Sitting in on client meetings and recommending the best approach to meet new requirements.
  • ASP.net / Angular 2 / WFC / Umbraco / C# / SQL / Entity Frame Work

Accenture Interactive - Fjord : August 2016 - October 2016

ASP.Net Lead Back End Developer

  • Upgrade to Existing Insurance Quotation System
  • Created Restful WCF API from an existing legacy Application.
  • Refactoring and optimizing C# code.
  • Ensuring that the applications behavior was not impacted.
  • Managing TFS code Base.
  • Working with senior stake holders and project directors.
  • Technical Consultant during client meetings.
  • Responsible for application deployment
  • Created Application Documentation.
  • Briefing front end developers on how to implement APIs.
  • Developed Strategies for improved collaborative working.
  • Working in Agency Environment.
  • ASP.net / Angular 2 / WFC / Umbraco / C# / SQL / Sub-Sonic ORM / IIS6&7 / Post Man

    Project Delivered: https://quotes.towergateinsurance.co.uk/

Shine TV / Channel 4 : April 2016 - May 2016


Being one, in a group of every day civilians, known as Fugitives, I willingly went on the run from a team of former police and intelligence professionals, known as hunters.
Using my skills as an IT professional, I was able to evade the Hunters for 28 days and claim my share of £100,000.

Watch the series on-line here:

The Bio Agency : January 2016 - April 2016

Contract ASP.net Applications Developer

Development of an insurance finance web application for Premium Credit Limited
- Created fronting and work behaviors which worked with immutable objects and collections.
- Touched on Database Graph models and Reactive / Flux patterns.

Key Responsibilities:
- Worked with the backend team; attending and contributing to sprint meetings
- Design & development of Data/Domain models, builders and data access layers (stores).
- Coding and configuring of singleton behaviors.
- Unit and Integration tests to drive development.
- Liaising with all team members giving direction in development where required.
- Working closely with frontend team and QAs

Tools and technologies utilised: MVC, C#.NET, Visual Studio Team System 2015, GIT, SQL Server 2012, WCF, JQuery, Moq, NUnit, Resharper, Fiddler, Postman, JSON, XML, WebAPI and Spring.NET.

KHWS - Digital Agency : September 2015 - December 2015

(Contract) Senior .Net Developer

  • Working on super secret internal enterprise software.
  • Working Independently to add new features,  optimize code and make changes to the current software architecture.
  • Gained good knowledge around how to use Microsoft Code-first Migrations to manage database sachems.
  • General Bug fixing and maintenance.
  • Technology Stack: ASP.net, MVC, C#, SQL, Razor, SAML, Ninject, Code First, 
    Entity Frame Work. 
    Projects Include: 
    Shh..... It's A secret.

MerchantCantos : May 2015 - September 2015

(Contract) Senior .Net Developer

KPMG / Oliver Marketing : December 2014 - May 2015

(Contract) .net Umbraco Developer

  • Using Entity Framework I created a questionnaire to collect the business communities views on important issues in the run up to the 2015 general election.
  • Implemented a cookie based user tracking system for Umbraco. - Using Cookies to track user behaviour and passing this data to SharePoint.
  • Worked on various Umbraco Projects. Versions 7, 6 & 4.
    Projects Include:
  • Responsible for all live & staging deployments.
  • Integrated Enterprise web site with Eloqua oracle CRM system via REST API.
  • Communicating ideas for Umbraco Configurations to other developers.
  • Worked closely with project managers to meet tight deadlines.

PHARMI WEB SOLUTIONS LTD : July 2014 - December 2014

(Contract) .NET/Umbraco Developer

  • Upgraded the PharmiWebSolutions.com website from V6 to V7.
  • Created Multi-language Umbraco Websites for brands such as Daiichi Sankyo and Glaxo Smith Kline.
    Refactored Existing Legacy Projects, for cleaner, more maintainable code.
  • Resolved major issues with Courier for Umbraco.
    Working with project managers to gather client requirements and convey this information to other developers.

NETNAMES GROUP LTD : September 2013 - July 2014

(Permanent) Senior .NET Developer

  • Using TDD, created and maintained windows services for monitoring DNS publishing cycles and alerting relevant stake holders where necessary.
  • Refactored unit test libraries to be more effective and provide greater coverage of production code.
  • Added new features to the Platinum Manager - A customer facing MVC based web portal. Using ember.js, jQuery, C# and N-service Bus.
  • Discover and implement improvements to SQL database schema and queries.
  • Migrated ASP.net Websites and their dependent WCF services in to a new hosting environment
  • Maintained CI build scripts. (Jenkins) 

JACK WILLS LTD : August 2011 - September 2013

(Permanent) Senior .NET Developer

  • Migrating parts of the main www.jackwills.com websites to Umbraco.
  • Using TDD, created web-services to implement a voting system that interacts with social media.
  • Worked on an existing MVC solution, added several features to the www.aubincinema.com website. (LINQ-SQL, SQL Server, C#, Sage Pay, 3d Secure, Microsoft Reporting Tools, Structure map, Entity frame work)
  • Using MVC, created an internal intranet solution for the distribution of PDF documents.
  • Working with web-forms and user controls to create a promotion engine that identified specific www.jackwills.com customers to deliver a customized shopping/experience.
  • Implemented deliver to store functionality, to allow customers to pay online and then collect their product from a store.
  • Using Microsoft Test Manager and C#, created coded UI testing scripts to verify the applications functionality via the user interface.
  • Integrating TFS with Hewlett Packard's application lifecycle management platform for stream lining defect reporting, throughout the business. 

SMARTA ENTERPRISES LTD : March 2010 - August 2011

(Permanent) Mid-Level .NET Developer

  • Using MVC, working on an internal product known as 'The Smarta Business builder', I was part of a team that created a web-based application, aimed at small businesses.
  • Using many different APIs such as moonfruit, intuit, fuse mail, and Google, the Smarta Business Builder delivers a verity of tools for start-ups companies. - This product is now backed and supported by NatWest business banking.
  • Working within Umbraco to publish new content on the internal Smarta website - www.smarta.com

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