Speaker: Kilian Valkhof

Front-end Developer & User-experience Designer @Firstversionist

With over 20 years of experience developing web experiences, and over a decade of creating desktop applications, Kilian is at home in a wide variety of technologies. Nowadays, he creates software that help developers and designers be better at their job at his company Firstversionist, with Polypane, a browser for developers and designers, and Superposition, an app that extracts design tokens from websites and exports them to code and design tools.

Kilian writes about various topics, from design to machine learning, on his personal website, kilianvalkhof.com and is a frequent contributer to open source software. Kilian is part of the Electron governance team that oversees the development of the Electron framework.

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Make Your Electron App Feel at Home Everywhere

Electron gives you the power to write a single application for Windows, MacOS and Linux. But Electron apps can easily feel out of place among other applications, exactly because you have so much freedom in designing your UI. This feeling of something being "off" often comes down to the details, not your overall UI. Kilian takes you through the process of making your app feel at home on all three platforms, making you aware of the pitfalls and how to avoid them.


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Pushing the Web Forward: JavaScript, Frameworks, Transpilers, and WebAssembly


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