Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke

Andrew Burke is an independent software developer, speaker, trainer, digital artist, and occasional entrepreneur based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a quarter century of experience helping people and software get closer together.

Montreal 2020 sessions

Aspects of Accessibility in App-Based Theatre

English session - Beginner

In 2018 I built all the software for "This Is Nowhere" an innovative app-based theatre experience in downtown Halifax NS. One of the many unique things about this project is how we worked closely with accessibility activists from the beginning and considered accessibility throughout the production process.

This talk will share what we learned about accessibility, and the surprising ways that it helped far more people than expected.

Renegade Burger Week Sites and Punk Rock Software

English session - Beginner

In the 1970s, punk rock countered a bloated music industry with short direct songs - and we can do the same thing with our software. The heart of this talk is about my fast and efficient replacements for slow and user-hostile promotional websites, but it expands to a show that bigger isn't necessarily better and that focusing on the core of what's really needed can dramatically improve your software. Features fast guitars and JavaScript.

Vancouver 2017 sessions

Montreal 2017 sessions