Progressive Web Apps and Lighthouse

GDG Silicon Valley
Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 6:00 PM (PDT)

About this event


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6:00-6:50pm Networking and light food

6:50-7:00pm Announcements

7:00-8.30pm Seminar


We will offer pizza and soda prior to the start of the seminar


You've probably heard a lot of talk about Progressive Web Apps – web apps that have many of the benefits of native apps, like offline support and push notifications, without the hassle of installing yet another app. Maybe you've even have added "Learn PWA" to your (neverending) TODO list and just haven't gotten around to it yet. In this presentation, I'll take a hands-on approach to teaching PWA by walking you through building a simple PWA from scratch. I want to show you that it's easier than you think and that much of what's needed are things you already know. After the talk, you'll have the knowledge needed to go and build your own PWA.


Marcus Hellberg is a developer advocate at Vaadin. He's currently focusing on modern web technologies like Web Components and Progressive Web Applications. His background is in embedded systems but he has worked on everything web related for the past 15+ years. 



Web development is hard. But it doesn't need to be. At least that's the core philosophy driving Lighthouse, a tool that seeks to give developers direct and actionable guidance on changes they can make to build best-class web applications, focusing on performance, PWAs, accessibility, and best web practices. Come to this talk to learn more about Lighthouse, how it can help you build better web application, how it works, and even a live demo! This talk will be interactive, and we’re open to learning about your experience with web development and how we can make it better!


Vinamrata Singal is the Product Manager on Lighthouse on Google Chrome's Web Platform team. Before that, she was a Product Manager on the Next Billion Users team at Google, building new Google products for emerging markets. She has a degree in Computer Science from Stanford University

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