Past Meetup

One for the devs: An introduction to service workers & CMS replatforming

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67 Queen Street (Side Entrance) · Melbourne

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In the basement, entrance on Queen Street

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Join us for "An introduction to service workers", and "Burn it down: a case study in CMS replatforming"

The Web Meetup is an inclusive community that promotes collaboration and a better understanding of the disciplines associated with working on The Web. It's through an understanding of how to improve communicate and realising where our different roles and skills overlap that we can produce better quality applications and websites, and make our work more enjoyable.

Thanks to our sponsors Zendesk, StarRez, Hays, and RateMyAgent there will be lots to eat and drink; we have great presenters lined up; and there will be plenty of opportunity to network and socialise at the event and at the Mitre Tavern afterwards.

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* Agenda *

18:00 - Doors open, food arrives
18:30 - Presentations
20:00 - Head to the Mitre Tavern

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* The Presentations *

An introduction to service workers
Phil Nash

Service Workers are the biggest thing to hit the browser since XMLHttpRequest. We'll take a look at what the Service Worker can do for your app and more importantly, your users. We'll see the surprisingly small amount of code you need to get started with a Service Worker and finally we'll take a look at Progressive Web Apps and how the Service Worker will take part in a revolution for web applications.

Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio and a Google Developer Expert. He's been in the web industry for 10 years building with JavaScript, Ruby and Swift. He can be found hanging out at meetups and conferences, playing with new technologies and APIs or writing open source code online. Sometimes he makes his own beer, but he's more likely to be found discovering new ones around the world.

Phil tweets at @philnash and you can find him elsewhere online at

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Burn it down: a case study in CMS replatforming
Peter Wilson

“It was just like another day in the newsroom.”

This is the dream–after months working hand in hand with a client on a nose-to-tail relaunch of a newsroom’s CMS–for it to be just another day.

This session will be a case study of a major media company using open-source software as an enterprise grade CMS. We will cover how improved media editing, editorial workflow, and an API first process can take FOSS beyond its blogging stereotype.

Peter Wilson works on enterprise-grade CMSes at Human Made. He has 20 years experience developing for the web and a healthy interest in CSS, performance, WordPress and PHP.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Peter has developed CMS solutions for anyone from sole traders to global enterprises.