Crysta C McKenney

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Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Mar.2017)
Using Open Source for Fun and Profit
great story and talk about open source and a nice way to kick off the conference. Also, thank you for convincing me to finally submit some of my own tweaks and fixes to libraries that I use.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Mar.2017)
Accessibility: Don't turn off that JavaScript just yet!
Really great talk that left me mildly horrified about my own sites as I could immediately think of examples where I had been unknowingly doing things wrong. Nic brought many things to my attention that I had not thought of before and moving forward I feel this session will improve my coding and accessibility practices dramatically.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Mar.2017)
Dev Divas: History's Heroines of Computing
I would have loved a bit more in depth on a select few women instead of a whirlwind tour attempting to touch on many different women. It felt a little bit like trying to cram the entirety of the history of women and computers into 50 minutes, which was a bit overwhelming. Although I will say I came way from the session understanding that the breadth of women in programming was far more extensive then I had previously thought, which would not have happened had it gone further in depth on only a few women. I did end up with a long list of women I would like to further research and read about, which is great. In the long run I feel Vesna helped pass on her passion and gave me the tools to further my own education.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(18.Mar.2017)
Security Starts With You: Social Engineering
Fun session with a great overview of how social engineering can compromise a company's (or personal!) security. Compact presentation that contained a lot of information but didn't feel rushed.
Rating: 3 of 5 
(20.Mar.2017)
My journey to the center of PHP
It was an interesting and entertaining story but I still left feeling like I wouldn't even know where to begin to do this myself. I had been hoping for more "center of php" and less journey to get there I guess. Learning about how PHP works under the hood would have been more useful I think in helping enable me to start my own journey to the center.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Mar.2017)
Authenticating Against API Services
An extremely well put together and organized presentation on how to use APIs in your own applications. I've occasionally needed to authenticate with an API before but it always felt more luck than skill when I finally got it to work, Caitlin took a lot of the "magic" out of it and helped me understand what was happening and why. I feel a lot more confident about next time I need to use an API in my app. Slides were easy to read and understand, including the concise and helpful code examples. Excellent pacing and level of explanation that made the whole presentation easy to follow and comprehend.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Mar.2017)
How to Make Your Website Not Ugly: 10 Simple UX Tenets for Non-Designers
I appreciated the outline and recaps throughout the presentation. Pacing, explanations, and examples were all excellent.
Rating: 5 of 5 
(20.Mar.2017)
Using our Superpowers for Good
All around amazing talk that left me feeling thoughtful and inspired. It was a great closing to the conference as a reminder that after having spent these two days learning and feeling enabled to "do all the things" to still tread with care and to think through the potential consequences of our actions.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Mar.2017)
Altering, Extending, and Enhancing Drupal 8
I was impressed at the level of detail Joe was able to dig into in such a short time (although it did go over and I had to leave before he was done to get to the next session I wanted to go to). I am very familiar with Drupal 7 but hadn't done anything with 8 yet. It was great to get "caught up" on the changes and feel like when I do use Drupal 8 now I won't be completely lost.
Rating: 4 of 5 
(20.Mar.2017)
Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone: Learning to Teach
I loved the break down of learning styles and what motivates adults to learn. I knew there would be a lot of information geared towards teaching larger groups but I had hoped there would be some tips on more informal one-on-one teaching for when you need to explain things to a co-worker or teach a user the ins and outs of your program.

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Midwest PHP 2017 Mar 17, 2017
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