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.