*6:00pm* - Arrive, mingle, drink and eat
We will have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Pizzas - including vegetarian and gluten-free options - will be arriving before the talks start. If you have other dietary requirements, let us know ([masked]) and we will try our best to cater for you.
*6:45pm* - Welcome from the organisers
*6:50pm* - Jo Franchetti (@ThisIsJoFrank), Go Go PWA Rangers!
Progressive web apps allow us to bring a native-like experience to our web apps. Download to homescreen, performance improvements, discoverability and offline functionality are all made possible without having to learn a native language. We’ll take a look at the reasons that you should consider a PWA, how you can make your current web app a PWA and what happens next. With support now from multiple app stores and most modern browsers it really has never been a better time to make your next app a PWA and become a Hero of the Web!
Jo is the Engineering Engagement Manager at Trainline. She is passionate about WebVR, PWAs and great CSS. She’s got 7 years experience as a front end developer and has worked in various parts of the tech industry from startups, agencies, charities to large organisations. She is also a mentor and organiser at codebar.io where she is able to act on her passion not only for teaching good use of the web but also for improving the diversity and inclusivity of the tech industry.
*7:30pm* - Have a break, a chat and a drink
*7.45pm* - Nick Meldrum (@nick_meldrum), Building and deploying serverless JS
Serverless platforms offer the promise of providing a simpler model for hosting an application in the cloud. The ecosystem is still immature and evolving at a frightening pace. This talk will be an overview of where we are currently, focused on AWS, but exploring the various options out there to make the building, deployment and maintenance of your application simpler.
*8.25pm onwards* - Optional post-meetup pub visit (The Maiden's Head)
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We are very grateful to be hosted and sponsored by Maersk in Maidenhead in the heart of Berkshire. Maersk, the world's largest supplier of container logistics, have a stunning technology office and event space and we are excited to work with them on this event. They are also sponsoring our food and drink for this meetup.
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