Fronteers meetup at Cronos Leuven

Fronteers BE
Fronteers BE
Public group

Cronos Leuven

Gaston Geenslaan 11 B4 · Leuven

How to find us

Once you arrive at the location make sure you head for the right building! A map with directions has been added to the pictures below. The meetup is happening on the 1st floor, so ring the door if it's not open!

Location image of event venue


It's been a while since we gathered in Leuven, so we thought we urgently had to change that! On the 5th of March we can welcome you all in the offices of Cronos Leuven, our sponsor and host for the evening.

The meetup is free for everyone, whether you're a Fronteers member or not.

🎉 Program 🎉 (will still undergo some changes)

19:00 - Doors opening: networking + drinks
19:45 - Introduction of Fronteers & our host
- Speaker 1: Dimitri Mestdagh - From WordPress to Gatsby [given in Dutch]
- Break
- Speaker 2: Sam Vloeberghs: Implementing powerful offline experiences with Workbox
- Networking + drinks



About Dimitri:
Dimitri is a full-stack developer at Optis, working with Java and JavaScript frameworks. He loves trying out new frameworks and blogging about them.

Dimitri's talk: From WordPress to Gatsby [Given in Dutch]
With Gatsby, we can easily import our existing data, such as Markdown or Wordpress, and make them into a blazing fast static website using the powers of GraphQL and React. In this talk I’ll turn my own WordPress blog into a Gatsby blog.

Sam Vloeberghs:
Sam is a freelance software architect and Internet entrepreneur, currently focusing on frontend technologies. Co-organiser of NG-BE and Angular Belgium meetup.

Sam's Talk: Implementing powerful offline experiences with Workbox
Implementing offline functionality has been a challenge in the past. Very different technologies enabled offline capabilities in the browser, but with the rise of service worker support the game has changed. Workbox by Google is built with the goal to make developing Progressive Web Apps and offline behaviour using service workers easy.

In this talk we will first go through some short history of offline technologies. Next we will explore the functionalities of Workbox that allow us to create PWA and more specifically powerful offline experiences for our applications.

The goal of our Fronteers events are to work towards an inclusive environment in the front-end community. If you witness or are the victim of something that violates our Code of Conduct, please inform us (the organisational team) and we will stand by your side!