Andromeda Galactic CTO Speaking in Kansas City, Missouri Martine Dowden will be presenting "Moving Beyond Pretty" and "Kiss My Sass"

Andromeda Galactic Founder and CTO Martine Dowden will be speaking at the Kansas City Developer Conference, or KCDC, this year. First, she will be giving her talk, Kiss My Sass, on Monday, August 8th at 11:15 AM Central. In this talk, she asks if users are really using Syntactically Awesome Stylesheets, or Sass, to its fullest. We know about variables, and nesting properties is nice, but what else can it do for us? She will go over some of the more advanced features Sass provides, what their benefits are, and more. Then, she will be presenting Moving Beyond Pretty: Making deliberate design choices later that day at 2:30 PM Central. Moving Beyond Pretty takes a look at design in terms of purpose, goal, and usability. The talk will delve into the psychology, physiology, and mathematics of design principles for three key purposes: making conscious design choices, improving user experience, and accessibility dos and don’ts. The conference will be running from August 8th through August 10th, 2022 at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

An award winning CTO, UX / UI designer & developer, international speaker, and author, Martine focuses on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and usable. She approaches user experience from both art and science, drawing from her degrees in psychology and visual communications. She has worked as a developer, artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. In 2015, she published a children's book, Programming Languages ABC++, and in 2016 the Workbook Edition sold over 20,000 copies. Shen then went on to write Approachable Accessibility: Planning for Success which was released in June 2019 and Architecting CSS: The Programmer’s Guide to Effective Stylesheets in 2020. Currently, she is the CTO at Andromeda Galactic Solutions where she continues work on and share her passion for front end development.


About The Kansas City Developer Conference

The Kansas City Developer Conference, or KCDC, will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City, Mo. This will be their 13th annual conference, running from August 8th - 10th for two full conference days and a post-conference workshop day. Each year, the conference draws a large audience of new and experienced Developers, Architects, UI/UX Designers, QA Professionals, PMs, and Technology Managers form Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, and around the United States and world. For more information on the conference, visit their website at https://www.kcdc.info/

About Andromeda Galactic Solutions

We believe in designing a better world by improving everyday activities. Sustainable companies should generate net social gain with every product and service offered. Andromeda Galactic Solutions designs and builds web-based software products, with a mission to facilitate connections between people in an ethical, accessible way. Founded in 2015, the company was created to address community issues through a unique combination of technology and services. Building solutions to fit people, rather than forcing people to fit the solution. Learn more at https://AndromedaGalactic.com.

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