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[ColumbusJS] Electron: Desktop Development for Web Devs with Chris Woodruff

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Imagine, if you will, your Manager asks you to develop a new desktop application. You’re so used to web development that you don’t know how to get started. What should you do? Dig out your old VB 6 books or learn a new technology? Better yet, keep those web skills and use Electron. Electron is the cross-platform application shell GitHub built initially for the Atom editor. The focus of this talk will allow you to leave with the starting skills to set up your development environment, generate your starter project, and build some business logic. Chris Woodruff will be your guide to leveraging your valuable skills for the desktop.

Chris Woodruff AKA Woody is the Team Leader for Developer Relations at Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, which is based in Detroit, Michigan. Woody has over 25 years of experience when he started his career before the first .COM boom. He has spoken at many events across the globe, covering software development and architecture topics such as database development, APIs, and web development. He is a proven mentor who enjoys helping, educating, and supporting other developers to gain knowledge through speaking, writing, and online content. When not working or spending time with his family, you can find Woody traveling down the Bourbon Trail to find new bottles to share with friends. You can read more about Woody on his blog at http://chriswoodruff.com and follow him on Twitter at @cwoodruff.

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