Past Meetup

Pragmatism and Progression @ De Voorhoede

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On October 20th, we will be hosting our eighth meetup of 2016 at De Voorhoede ( in Amsterdam! Talks will be about being pragmatic in your job and developing for the NES.

Event Schedule:

• 18:00 Doors open, with food and drinks
• 19:00 Introduction
• 19:15 Anne Fortuin
• 20:00 Break
• 20:30 Niels Leenheer
• 21:15 Drinks and snacks
• 22:30 Room cleared

Pragmatism in front-end development - Anne Fortuin

What makes front-end development such a crucial factor in the web development process? It’s probably that a front-ender is the last one to touch a project before it goes to the client. Even in a scrum setting, it’s the front-ender who will implement that last API change or shift a button’s border radius by can-it-be-less-than-one pixel. A front-ender has to make decisions nobody cares to, dares to, or forgot to make. Being pragmatic is part of their job.

In this talk, I discuss this notion, why it’s good to be pragmatic, and share some real world examples and tricks I have found to be useful.

About Anne:

Front-end developer at De Voorhoede ( Instead of becoming a good programmer, FrontPage ’98 pulled me into web development and I’ve been trying to build a proper website ever since. I like typography, simplicity and working code.

The Progression of Web Apps - Niels Leenheer

This talk is about the progression of web apps. And no, that is not a typo. It's about web apps in general, but mostly about Progressive Web Apps. How have we been building web apps so far. And what tools can we use to build native apps using web technologies. And finally what actually are Progressive Web Apps anyway?

About Niels:

Niels is a self-professed browser geek. He runs one of the largest Open Device Labs in the world and is the creator of ( A couple of years ago he needed a browser sniffing library for HTML5test, and because existing libraries were not any good, he created one by himself - WhichBrowser ( A decision he regrets to this very day.


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