Chicago, IL June 10, 2017
What's in a name (validation)?
Valid names: Steve Smith, Lisa Baumgarden, Jennifer Miller. Invalid Names: Carly Ho, Kaspars Bērziņš, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, Manuel Pellegrini Ripamonti? In this talk, I will share my experience as a person with a name uncommon in dominant American culture. I'll discuss how I've had to deal with forms that think my name is invalid, and how as a web developer I advocate for people like myself.

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