GreeceJS #27: Progressive Web Apps & RxJS

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Hello good people,

Our next meetup (#27) comes with an all-star line-up: Dimitris Livas from Agile Actors will briefly explain Reactive Functional Programming and showcase async data-flow patterns with RxJS. The talented Mr. Stratos Pavlakis will dive into performance and Progressive Web Apps based on a real-life battle story.

Join us on Friday, Nov 30, 2018 at InnovAthens powered by Samsung - Hub of Innovation & Entrepreneurship of Technopolis City of Athens.

18:00 - 18:15
Networking & beverages

18:20 - 18:25
Opening talk (gr)

18:25 - 18:45
JS Knowledge Quiz (gr)
Test your JavaScript skills for fame and glory. All you need is your smartphone - just make sure to be at the venue on time!

18:45 - 19:30
Under the hood of RxJS (gr)
- Dimitris Livas, Managing Partner at Agile Actors

Reactive Functional Programming made simple. You may have or may have not used RxJs and experimented or developed apps with Subjects, Observables and transformation of observables through piping RxJs operators. In this 30 minute presentation we will make things simple. We will go through examples of what they are and how they are made, as well as what problems they solve. We will also see how to build our own RxJs operators that implement synchronous and asynchronous data flow patterns.

About the speaker:
Dimitris is co-founder and managing partner of Agile Actors since 2012; for the last 30 years, he is active and practicing in the areas of software development, professional development of tech professionals, and high-tech business solutions.

19:50 - 20:00
Recap: React Conf 2018
- Aggelos Karalias, Lead Software Engineer at Logicea

A quick summary of what happened in React Conf 2018, and more importantly what you need to know and how it affects you.

20:00 - 20:10
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20:10 - 20:55
PWAs: The application shell and the well of surprises (gr)
- Stratos Pavlakis, Head of Engineering at Blueground

When it comes to performance, we'll usually take all the help we can get. The app shell model - an architecture for building PWAs - can make a huge difference… but keep in mind it may as well hold a few of surprises.

BeerJS @The Lazy Bulldog Pub
Orfeos 2, Athens (right next to the venue)