Past Meetup

WebVR with Samsung • Advanced TypeScript • Progressive Web Apps

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Kohlenhofstraße 60 · Nürnberg

How to find us

The entrance is located in the backyard.

Location image of event venue


The next meet up is located at the Zollhof HQ, a tech incubator for start ups in Nuremberg.

This time it's all about Virtual Reality in the web (WebVR), Advanced TypeScript and Progressive Web Apps.

Big thanks to our sponsors Zollhof (, Samsung Internet (, Thinktecture ( and snapADDY (


17.00 Open Doors - Snacks & Drinks - Make Friends

18.00 Web Virtual Reality • Diego Gonzalez (, Samsung Internet, London, UK

18.30 Advanced TypeScript • Marius Schulz (, Munich

19.00 Break (30 mins)

19.30 New buzzword or the next big thing?: Progressive Web Apps • Steffen Jahr (, Thinktecture, Karlsruhe

20.00 Networking - More Drinks & Friends

Topics & Speakers

Web Virtual Reality • Diego Gonzalez (, Samsung Internet, London, UK

The web has learnt some new tricks, and in a world driven by technology, democratizing new mediums of communication is key for innovation. Let me uncover and re-introduce to you one of the most mysterious - yet known - pieces of software in every computational device: the web browser. Let me explain how can we bridge worlds and experiences by tapping a link.

Diego Gonzalez-Zuniga, PhD (diekus) is a Senior Engineer at Samsung Research UK. He works as a Developer Advocate in the Samsung Internet team. He recently completed his PhD in Informatics researching Stereoscopic Graphical User Interfaces in Barcelona. His main interests are the use of 3D in applications, WebVR (VR), Graphical User Interfaces, creative uses of technology, video games and gadgets.

Samsung Internet for Android is the web browser that is pre-installed on Samsung Galaxy Phones. It is based on the open source Chromium project, to which Samsung are a major contributor. The browser is made available via the Galaxy Apps Store, the Play Store and carrier updates. In March 2017, the beta version became publicly available for both Samsung Galaxy and Google Experience Devices. It has hundreds of millions active users.

Advanced TypeScript • Marius Schulz (, Munich

TypeScript has come a long way over the years. Its type system has become increasingly expressive and is now capable of statically capturing surprisingly dynamic aspects of JavaScript.

Join me as I explore how various advanced features of the type system (such as non-nullable types, control flow based type analysis, discriminated unions, and mapped types) help you write more maintainable code with fewer bugs.

Marius is freelance developer, JavaScript trainer and instructor at . He is curator of , too. Check out his blog (

New buzzword or the next big thing?: Progressive Web Apps • Steffen Jahr (, Thinktecture, Karlsruhe

Since the term Progressive Web Apps (PWA) appeared they are celebrated as the end of the app stores. They can receive push notifications and available offline. Also, they can sync data in the background and can be installed without any app store. But, how can this be achieved and how does it work? And which technologies are used?

Steffen Jahr shows you an overview about the technical insights of Progressive Web Applications with the aid of a demo application.

How To Get To The Venue

It's recommended to travel by public transportation. There are a few parking slots around the venue but with wired one-way-streets. 😐

U-Bahn: all underground lines U1, U2 and U3 approach at station Plärrer which is 5 minutes by foot.

S-Bahn: the venue is located between the stations Rothenburger Straße (S1) and Steinbühl (S1, S2)

Tram: the tram lines 4 and 6 approach at the stations Kohlenhof, Plärrer and Steinbühl, which are 5 minutes by foot.

Please note: the entrance is located in the backyard.

Food & Drinks

Please share your food preferences with us at the reservation (veggie 🥚, vegan 🥔, meaty🍗 ...)

Important Information

Please cancel your reservation if you can't make it to the event for waiting attendees.

We have an amazing but packed schedule. Hence there will be no Q&A after the talks. Feel free to connect in the breaks, or after the event.

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