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Andromeda Galactic CTO to travel to Copenhagen
Martine Dowden to speak at the Copenhagen Developers Festival

From August 28th through September 1st, Andromeda Galactic Founder and CTO Martine Dowden will be attending and speaking at the Copenhagen Developers Festival by NDC Conferences. She will be speaking on Wednesday, August 30th.

Martine’s talk, CSS :is(.awesome), will run from 13:40 - 14:40 (UTC+02) in Room 3 on Wednesday, August 30th. Martine says, “For years I repeated the same phrase, ‘You can’t style an element based on its descendant’s class or state,’, and I can clearly recall thinking we never would. With the introduction of :has(), I now need to change my tune. As new properties are being added to CSS, we can do so much more than we used to. We recently saw grid and flexbox added to our styling toolbox but we didn’t stop there. In this talk we will look at some of the new properties, pseudo-classes, and techniques that have recently become available and how we can apply them to our projects.”

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 an developer, artist, educator, and consultant since 2005. In 2015, she published a children's book, “Programming Languages ABC++”. She 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 to learn, work on, and share her passion for front end development.

This is the first year of the Copenhagen Developers festival. According to their website, “NDC is holding its first Developer festival in the heart of Copenhagen! Like no other event, it will feature more than 110 talented speakers and artists coming from all around the world! Attend workshops, tech sessions and concerts with the same ticket! Whether you are a daytime attendee continuing your experience into the evening, or you are just able to join after hours, there is so much to discover!” You can learn more about the festival at

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