Progressive Web Apps: towards offline-first web sites

About this event

Mere hours after the Progressive Web Apps Summit 2016 begins, we will meet to explore how to apply Progressive Web App (PWA) principles to our own web sites.

A PWA "is useful to users from the very first visit in a browser tab, no install required. As the user progressively builds a relationship with the App over time, it becomes more and more powerful. It loads quickly, even on flaky networks, sends relevant push notifications, has an icon on the home screen and loads as a top-level, full screen experience." (source: Your First Progressive Web App)

If you've created a few web pages and have dabbled in some JavaScript, then we think you'll find this event accessible and eye-opening! We've planned the following for the evening:

6:30 - doors open
7:00 - watch PWA Summit 2016 keynote
7:45 - work through a PWA codelab together
8:30 - your choice: watch another talk from the summit, do one more codelab, discussions, or work on your own
9:00 - wind things down

Note: to complete the codelabs, at the very least you will need to bring:

• a laptop with the Chrome browser (preferably Chrome Beta or Canary) installed

It would save a lot of time if you also have a working Node + NPM environment. Having git installed would be useful as well.


  • David Pellegrini

    David Pellegrini

    Cambrian College

    GDG Organizer

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  • Nathan Abourbih

    Nathan Abourbih

    Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology

    GDG Organizer

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  • Aditya Phadke

    Aditya Phadke

    University of Saskatchewan & Cambrian College

    Applied Research Assistant

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