Building a Hacker News PWA w/ Angular + ⚡️ Talk

Jun 8 - 9, 2017 · Toronto, Canada

Hello Speedsters. 

… And we’re back. Many thanks again to all who came to the special Mozilla Dev Road Show @ the Mozilla Space in Toronto. And we’re excited to be back in their great and cozy space once again for our next and insightful talk. 

Progressive Web Apps or bka PWAs have been the talk of the performance web-o-sphere more recently. Why? do you ask? Well, there are many reasons. The web as a platform has allowed for greater and greater functionality of late. So much so, some organizations are considering forgoing the native app as we know it. How’s that?Well consider the following: 

1. you can add it to the home screen. 

2. reliability, even under less than ideal network conditions.

3. by nature, they’re simply FAST. 

These are just a few of many more benefits PWAs offer. And to discuss all things PWA and more, this month’s guest is Houssein Djirdeh (@hdjirdeh). Houssein recently created a Angular based Hacker News client as a PWA which garnered equal parts high Lighthouse score and much praise: --> <--

And over the last few months, and a few pull requests, Houssein's HN PWA has been able to achieve greater speeds and greater app-probation (get it?), even catching the eye and contributions of the likes of Google’s Addy Osmani. In our next edition of the Toronto Web Perf Group meetup, Houssein Djirdeh joins us to walk us through how he built his PWA in detail and what he plans if anything, to improve it. 


Houssein Djirdeh (@hdjirdeh) //

Houssein does JavaScript development at, focusing on both web and mobile development. In his spare time, he enjoys contributing talks and technical writing to the development community. On the rare occasions when Houssein is not working on a blog post or his next side project, he enjoys weightlifting and watching far too much YouTube.

** Lightening ⚡️ Talk. ** 

In a update to the meetup format, we’re interested in adding a lightening talk to the night’s presentations. If you have a performance related talk that you’re developing or one that is simply fit as a lightening talk, pls let me know, and we’ll try to add you to the schedule. 

Thursday June 8th 2017

[masked]p doors open + networking + community announcements. 

6.30p-7ish Houssein Djirdeh’s HN Client PWA talk.

7ish (possible lightening talk). 

8.00 conclusion. 

Join us for another great night of research and discovery. Get your q?s ready! And as always, tell a friend and bring another. We hope to see you there.  

Your Toronto WebPerformance Meetup Group. follow us on Twitter: @TOWebPerf 

Henri (@HenriHelvetica) & Barbara (@bbinto


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