Get Progressive with it - With Matt LaForest

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Atomic Object

206 S 5th Ave #300 · Ann Arbor, MI

How to find us

The entrance to the space can be accessed via the main lobby of the Federal Building at 206 S. Fifth Ave. Take the elevator to the third floor.

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Responsive web design! Mobile first! Hybrid apps! We are continuously bombarded with new ideas about the best way to develop a new application. For a small team, effectively delivering across many platforms can be a problem, but delivering a hybrid app frequently falls into an uncanny valley trap.

Enter Progressive Web Apps, your website now is truly installable as an application on a mobile device. Progressive web apps leverage newer Web APIs to allow you to interact on a deeper level with your client including offline support, notifications, and more. Learn the techniques for building a Progressive Web App, the new design considerations you should take into account when doing so, and how it lets you iterate quickly on new ideas.

Trying to balance the crazy life of a father of 3 with learning new technologies; Matt works for TED as a Senior Software Engineer. He actively pursues new ideas and places to grow, believes passionately that the Web is the platform of the future, and has only incorporated a small amount of "get off my lawn" attitude when it comes to software development practices. He works hard to make the development world a bigger and more vibrant place, and strongly believes that the development community needs to take a strong stand in doing the right things for the users we are developing for.