Edward Finkler

Edward Finkler
CTO, Graph Story

Website | @funkatron

With over 15 years of passionate web development experience and open source advocacy, Ed Finkler loves empowering people through technology. He’s excited about creating things and sharing them with the world.

He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. More recently, he has been helping startup teams build exciting e-commerce, social sharing, and mapping systems. He’s a proud member of the Fictive Kin team, working on Done Not Done, Gimme Bar, and lots of other cool stuff.

Ed spends much of his free time creating and working on open source projects such as Spaz, a long-running, award winning microblogging client. Ed also created the PHP libraries like FUnit, Resty.php, PHPSecInfo, and Inspekt.


Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Edward Finkler (Graph Story)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 7 ratings)
Some people will tell you that you need a large, full-stack framework to do web development The Right Way. These people are wrong. In this talk, we'll focus on four core principles to be a better developer and make your projects more manageable: - Learn languages, not frameworks - Build small things - Less code is better than more - Create and use simple, readable code Read more.
Geek Lifestyle
Location: E146 Level: Novice
Edward Finkler (Graph Story)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)
In the spirit of open source, I'd like to shine a spotlight on depression. Not because it's easy, but because it's important. Mental illness affects many of us, but the stigma attached to it dissuades most people from talking about it openly. That's not how we make progress. With this talk, I want to do my part. Read more.


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