Go Offline First to Save the World


We're thrilled to host Maureen McElaney (@Mo_Mack), Developer Advocate at IBM Watson Data Platform, who will explore an important topic at our August 30 Meetup.

We’re accustomed to great connectivity but what if you need to access important information in a situation where offline is the reality?

From supporting hospitals in Africa to providing electric power to Haiti to supporting families in rural Alaska, the Offline First approach to application development is truly saving the world.

This session will uncover the approaches used in successful real world examples of Offline First and show you the tools and techniques that will allow you to build the same kinds of things. Offline often happens much closer to home, in the shadow of skyscrapers for example, so gaining the skills for building offline capable apps will enable you to deliver a robust and reliable mobile web experience wherever your users are. There is a growing community around the Offline First movement.

This session will introduce you to this community, as well as popular resources for Offline First development, and show application development teams how you, too, can save the world.

This month's meetup will be hosted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Enter the main entrance of the hospital and turn right at the rotunda. Continue straight until you see signs for Auditorium H on the right.

Clear off your calendar for Wednesday, August 30 at 6:30pm. See you then!