This fourth Thursday, hosted by Unify Square, is about accessible and progressive web apps. Anton Šipulia teaches us a11y for web apps from his last year of R&D. Alina Karpelceva informs us on making a PWA with the second take of her talk first presented at Vilnius Girls Code meetup.
18:30 - doors open
19:00 - Anton Šipulia - Accessibility on the web
19:45 - Alina Karpelceva - Mobile-like web apps
Anton Šipulia (https://www.linkedin.com/in/anton-%C5%A1ipulia-0067ba127) is a software developer at Zenitech.
Alina Karpelceva (https://www.instagram.com/alina.who.codes/) is working as a front end developer and a scrum master at 4finance. She is a co-founder of Riga Tech Girls and volunteer at Vilnius Girls Code, and in her free time, she organizes workshops and meetups to make IT a mainstream career choice for Baltic girls and women.
Accessibility on the web
Web accessibility is not only about developing for screen-readers. It's about making your web site or app usable by as many people as possible. It's often that we ignore simple things in our code that break accessibility, but by being mindful of those things we can make our software a lot more usable for more people. This talk won't make you an accessibility expert, but it can make you aware of common issues and best practices of developing accessible web software.
Mobile-like web apps
Wouldn't it be great if your web application could also work as a mobile one? Feel more native, work offline, be installable on the user's device? Then you need a Progressive Web App (PWA)! In this intro-level talk Alina will share:
- what is PWA and why you should consider creating one
- overview of characteristics PWA has
- and what's the tech behind it