Edward Finkler

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Edward Finkler

Funkatron Productions

Biography

With over 15 years of passionate web development experience and open source advocacy, Ed Finkler loves empowering people through technology. He’s excited about creating things and sharing them with the world.

He served as web lead and security researcher at The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) at Purdue University for 9 years. More recently, he has been helping startup teams build exciting e-commerce, social sharing, and mapping systems. He’s a proud member of the Fictive Kin team, working on Done Not Done, Gimme Bar, and lots of other cool stuff.

Ed spends much of his free time creating and working on open source projects such as Spaz, a long-running, award winning microblogging client. Ed also created the PHP libraries like FUnit, Resty.php, PHPSecInfo, and Inspekt.

Open Source Bridge 2014

Proposals for this user

* How To Be A Great Developer

Being a great developer is much more than technical know-how. Empathy, communication, and reason are at least as important, but are undervalued in our industry. We'll examine the impact these skills can have and how to apply them to our work.
Culture 2014-04-11 20:18:02 +0000
Edward Finkler

Open Source Bridge 2013

Sessions for this user

* More Code, More Problems

Some people will tell you that you need a large, full-stack framework to do web development The Right Way. These people are wrong.
Cooking
Edward Finkler

* Open Sourcing Depression

In the spirit of open source, I'd like to shine a spotlight on depression. Not because it's easy, but because it's important. Mental illness affects many of us, but the stigma attached to it dissuades most people from talking about it openly. That's not how we make progress. With this talk, I want to do my part.
Culture
Edward Finkler

Open Source Bridge 2011 Birds of a Feather

Sessions for this user

* HTML/Javascript Powered Apps

Build applications for the desktop and mobile devices using HTML and Javascript.
BOF
Joshua Roesslein, Edward Finkler

Open Source Bridge 2011

Proposals for this user

* The Story of Spaz: How to Give Away Everything, Make No Money, and Still Win

What motivates us as developers? How do we define success? Throughout the development of Spaz, we've learned a lot about what works, what doesn't, and what really matters. Come to hear the story, and participate in the discussion of how we define success in open source.
Culture 2011-01-19 19:05:28 +0000
Edward Finkler

Open Source Bridge 2010

Sessions for this user

* The Story of Spaz: How to Give Away Everything, Make No Money, and Still Win

What motivates us as developers? How do we define success? Throughout the development of Spaz, we've learned a lot about what works, what doesn't, and what really matters. Come to hear the story, and participate in the discussion of how we define success in open source.
Business
Edward Finkler

Proposals for this user

* Put Down the Superglobals! Secure PHP Development with Inspekt

Inspekt is a filtering and validation library for PHP. With a focus on ease of use, Inspekt makes writing secure PHP applications faster and easier. This talk covers the Inspekt library and the "input cage" concept, best practices when utilizing the library, and how to integrate Inspekt with existing applications and popular frameworks.
Cooking 2010-02-21 03:16:33 +0000
Edward Finkler

Open Source Bridge 2009

Proposals for this user

* An Introduction to CodeIgniter

CodeIgniter is a powerful, lightweight, and battle-tested application framework for PHP. It offers much of the power of heavier frameworks, without sacrificing the flexibility PHP developers need. This talk will go over the basics of CI, and how it can speed up development without hampering the agility a PHP dev needs.
Cooking 2009-03-28 19:14:30 +0000
Edward Finkler

* Put Down the Superglobals! Secure PHP Development with Inspekt

Inspekt is a filtering and validation library for PHP. With a focus on ease of use, Inspekt makes writing secure PHP applications faster and easier. This talk covers the Inspekt library and the "input cage" concept, best practices when utilizing the library, and how to integrate Inspekt with existing applications and popular frameworks.
Cooking 2009-03-28 19:17:25 +0000
Edward Finkler

* Securing the PHP Environment With PhpSecInfo

PhpSecInfo is an easy to use security auditing tool for the PHP Environment. We'll discuss how to use PhpSecInfo as part of your web app security toolkit, and how to customize and extend it for your specific needs.
Cooking 2009-03-28 19:18:35 +0000
Edward Finkler