Monthly Meetup – April 2017

You might have heard about this all new and shiny thing called ‘Progressive Web Applications‘ or in short: PWA. But what are they exactly, how do they work, what are the benefits and pitfalls? This month we’ll have two speakers who introduce us to this to PWAs. This months meetup will be hosted by the friendly folks of Frontmen.

Schedule 

19:00 – Doors open With food and drinks
19:30 – Welcome 
19:35 – Lightning talk: Progressive Web Applications and Gotchas
19:50 – Main Talk: Making the web frameworks titans feel tiny
20:30 – Raffle & News 
20:35 – Social! 

Lightning talk: Progressive Web Applications and Gotchas
PWAs are trending. Service Workers are a powerful new feature. But the road to production can be bumpy. During his lightning talk Jasper will share the struggles teams at De Voorhoede experienced delivering PWAs. From Product Owners with iPhones, to staging issues and browser differences.

Speaker: Jasper Moelker (@jbmoelker)
Front-end developer at https://www.voorhoede.nl/

Main talk: Making the web frameworks titans feel tiny
Service Worker technology is going to be one of the key technologies to make apps built with web frameworks, like Angular, Ember and React, perform well in the mobile space, without resorting to packaging that app as a native mobile app.

Let’s take a tour through all the new exciting and ambitious Service Worker solutions that web frameworks are coming up with to work away their deficiencies.

Speaker: Marten Schilstra (@martndemus
Marten is a senior engineer at https://dockyard.com/, a company that specialises in building Ember.js apps. Currently working on making implementing Service Workers in an Ember.js app easy.

How to get to the venue?

The Frontmen office is located in the Werkspoorkathedraal. Note that the while official address (and parking lot entrance) is Tractieweg 41, the actual venue entrance is close to Nijverheidsweg 20!

You can reach the venue by car (there is a parking lot), or public transport:
• train, station ‘Utrecht Zuilen’)
• bus, line 5, direction Cartesiusweg, stop: ‘Gietijzerstraat’

For more information check also:

A map of the building + Route description (Dutch)

The Frontmen office on Google street view