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Jason Lengstorf

Jason Lengstorf is a developer, designer, author, and friendly bear. He's worked in nearly every role in an agency and uses his 14+ years of experience to offer a unique, cross-functional approach to solving complex problems. He has written several books and dozens of tutorials about development, built and sold a successful web agency, and created award-winning web projects for companies including PlayStation, Intel, and Precision Nutrition. Jason is passionate about building better careers by first focusing on building better lives. He focuses on work-life balance, efficiency, processes, and productivity to help people get more done in less time — so they can spend more time on the things that matter most. Jason recently joined IBM Design as a senior front-end developer and mentor to new hires, where he hopes to scale this philosophy throughout one of the largest companies in the world. He lives in Austin, TX, spends most of his disposable income on food and travel, and can often be spotted in the forest foraging for nuts and berries.

Progressive Web Apps: Looks Like Vegetables; Tastes Like Victory

There's a big push for Offline First development, with a new buzzword — 'Progressive Web App', or PWA — making the rounds for the last year or two. But a lot of what's being said sounds like the coding equivalent of 'eat your vegetables!' What's in it for ME? Quite a bit, it turns out. In this workshop, you'll learn the surprising ways that online apps will see huge benefits when they're built to support offline users. Learn how to ace Google's progressive web app test, Lighthouse, with just a few simple changes, and how you can easily create Offline First apps with just a few lines of code. Learn how going Offline First will improve the connected experience, including: better performance, increased stability and reliability, improved user experience and more! So in addition to eating your vegetables — you know, making your web apps usable for people with slow and unreliable connections or whatever — you'll ALSO see your apps get even better for connected users. And all with minimal development effort required.