A World without JavaScript

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 18:00
The JS Roundabout

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JS Roundabout #13 will take place at Compare the Market's offices at the White Collar Factory in Old Street; on Thursday June 14th, to coincide with London Tech Week. We will be discussing Google AMP, focusing on the difficulties and restrictions it can have on JavaScript while also looking for alternatives and solutions.

Firstly, we will be hearing from Sanjay Purswani of Compare the Market.
Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a Google project that aims to make the web fast by default, and one of the ways it wants to do that is by restricting user-authored JavaScript. It’s gaining too much popularity and solves too many problems for us to ignore as front-enders and web-developers - Sanjay's talk will explore how we can achieve the same interactivity and personalisation without JavaScript.

We will then hear from Mattia Assogna, software engineer at DAZN. AMP is essentially a performance optimized HTML and JavaScript framework designed to deliver content quickly. PWA is used to describe web apps that make use of modern browser features to deliver rich, app-like experiences taking advantage of Service Workers API for offline use, Push Api and Notification API for asynchronous push messages and Web App Manifest for adding metadata to a web app. Mattia will talk about these tools and discuss how to combine them to achieve unbelievable performance on devices.

Finally, we will hear from Alex Lakatos of Nexmo - details of this talk will follow in due course.

Pizza and beer/wine/soft drinks will be provided as usual - look forward to seeing you all there!


6:00pm - Arrival, networking, food and drinks!

6:40pm - Sanjay Purswani (CtM) - 'Interactivity and state management in Google AMP without JavaScript'

7:10pm - Mattia Assogna (DAZN) - 'Start Fast, Stay Fast. Enhance AMP with PWA'

7:40pm - Alex Lakatos (Nexmo) - TBC

8:10pm - Networking and drinks

8:30pm - Pub

Thanks all! Please feel free to spread the word about this meetup on LinkedIn and Twitter! Our handle for both is @JsRoundabout


Comparethemarket.com/BGL Group Floor 6, White Collar Factory 1 Old Street Yard