Making GitLab a PWA


Up next, we have our very own Sam Beckham who will be talking about ‘Making GitLab a PWA’ (if he can stop playing CSS battle).

This is not your typical PWA talk. We’re not going to make a dummy application that’s perfectly tailored for use with a PWA, then show you just how easy it is to turn it into one. We’re not going to talk about how much faster, or how much more useful our website is now that it’s a PWA. We’re not even going to make anything particularly useful.

I’m going to show you how to use the concept of “the boring solution” to make small changes to a big application. Small changes that, over time, turn in to large ones. Specifically, my process of turning GitLab into a “PWA” in less than 100 lines of code.

This is a real story of GitLab’s journey to a fully fledged PWA. One small step at a time.

We will also have a few giveaways on the evening, our friends at Manning have given us some e-codes for Web Design Playground HTML & CSS The Interactive Way, so even more reasons to attend!


Our thanks to our amazing sponsors tombola and Big Bite.

They make this whole thing possible, laying on the pizza and drinks for us all to enjoy!


Tickets are up for grabs here 11:00 on the 25th of April. Make sure you're on the mailing list and you'll get a reminder email on the morning of the 25th.

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