Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Cross-Platform Desktop Apps with Electron

David Neal (ReverentGeek)
9:50am–10:30am Thursday, June 14, 2018
Mobile and Desktop
Location: 210 D/H Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Developer Experience Track: Tools, Platforms, and Techniques, Technical

Who is this presentation for?

software developer

Prerequisite knowledge

A basic understanding of HTML and JavaScript and Node.js would be ideal for getting the most out of this talk.

What you'll learn

You will learn the key features of Electron, the fundamentals of how Electron works, and the best libraries to help you get started.


Would you like to leverage your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills to build cross-platform desktop applications? Electron is an open source application shell created by GitHub, designed to make building great desktop applications easy. You may have already experienced Electron using applications such as Atom, Slack, or Visual Studio Code. In this talk, you will learn its features, how to quickly get started, and tips from my experience building Electron applications.

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David Neal


David is a husband, father, geek, musician, speaker, illustrator, software developer, and Microsoft MVP living in North GA. He runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and bacon.

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