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Headless Chrome and browser automation with Eric Bidelman
The headless browser revolution has arrived! Headless browsers are powerful tools that all developers can adopt in their workflow. This session will showcase examples of the amazing things that Chrome can do without a UI: write programs to control the browser; test a site; automate UI tasks; integrate into a CI system; setup A/B perf monitoring; prerender a client-side app for SEO; and more. The focus will be on using Puppeteer, Google's Node library for controlling headless Chrome. About the Speaker Eric Bidelman (@ebidel) is a senior staff engineer at Google working with the Chrome team on web projects like Puppeteer, headless Chrome, Lighthouse, Polymer, and web components. He's the author of "Using the HTML5 Filesystem API," and has led frontend projects like the Google I/O web app, Google's Santa tracker,, and Prior to Google, Eric worked as a software engineer at the University of Michigan where he designed rich web applications and APIs for the university's 19 libraries. Schedule * 5:00 PM Doors open, eat and drink (food and drinks catered by Google; limited veg/GF options available. Note: the event is on the 7th floor. * 6:30-6:40 PM Announcements * 6:40-7:40 PM Eric's talk * 7:40-8:10 PM Break with drinks and dessert * 8:10-8:20 PM Lightning Talks* * 8:20-8:45 PM Q&A with Eric * 8:45 PM Raffle** * Contact the organizers a few days before the event if you want to present a lightning talk (2 minutes or less). ** Must be present to win.

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    Welcome to the San Francisco HTML5 Developer Group: the largest Web Development Meetup in the world! We host monthly events in San Francisco with presentations by the industry's leading experts in cutting-edge web technologies. Past speakers include superstars like Paul Irish, Parisa Tabriz, Jen Simmons, Bruce Lawson, Steve Souders, Divya Manian, Brian Leroux, Pamela Fox, Christian Heilmann, Rachel Nabors, and many more. We also record all of the talks so you can watch the videos later. Check out videos from our past events at .

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