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
Secondary topics:  Developer Experience Track: Tools, Platforms, and Techniques, Technical
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software developers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and Node.js (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Take a deep dive into Electron, exploring key features, how it works, and the best libraries to help you get started


Want to leverage your web skills to build cross-platform desktop applications? David Neal offers an overview of Electron, an open source shell created by GitHub that is designed to make building great desktop applications easy, and shares tips from his experience building Electron applications. You may have already experienced Electron using applications such as Atom, Slack, or Visual Studio Code. Join in to explore Electron’s features and learn how to quickly get started.

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David Neal


David Neal is a software developer at ReverentGeek. A husband, father, geek, musician, speaker, illustrator, software developer, and Microsoft MVP living in north Georgia, David runs on a high-octane mixture of caffeine and bacon.