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Presentation: Desktop Applications in Electron: Pro Tips And Tricks

Track: JavaScript & Web Tech

Location: Seacliff ABC

Duration: 5:25pm - 6:15pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Developer, Front-end Developer, General Software

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Abstract

Electron is an awesome new framework from the folks at GitHub for writing Desktop Applications using Web Technologies, that many successful companies such as Microsoft, Slack, Facebook, and others have used in order to ship great experiences to their users. In this session, learn some common pitfalls that many developers new to Electron fall into, especially for people with a web background who are new to Desktop development, as well as learn some great new Tricks and libraries that you can use to make great app experiences for your users.

Speaker: Paul Betts

Software Developer @Facebook

Paul Betts is a developer at Facebook, where he works on improving developer productivity using ML in large codebases. Previously, he was the lead developer of the Slack Desktop application, the first large-scale Electron application outside of GitHub to ship to users. Before that, he was a developer on the GitHub Desktop project working primarily on the GitHub for Windows product.

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