Presentation Summary

The software development of the web is being transformed by the introduction of Web Components. Web sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Bloomberg, EA Sports, Dominos Pizza, and many more are using web components to serve billions of consumers worldwide. Originally started as a way to extend HTML with custom tags, the web components spec. has grown to encompass a collection of features that make development of modern software easier to create, manage, and deploy. In this talk we will explore several web component libraries and frameworks such as Polymer 3, lit-html, and lit-element, and also tools for creating Progressive Web Apps. We will also cover scalability techniques for building large scale Single Page Applications and Web Components, plus the need for real-time updates and data streaming.

Speaker Biography

Simon Gauvin is an expert in the field of UX, mobile and cloud computing with 25 years of experience developing several startup software companies. He was former VP of Applications Technology at Plazmic Inc. (acquired by RIM in 2002) where he led the development of a mobile media platform for Warner Brothers and Disney in the Japanese mobile market. He completed Ph.D. research in Computer Science at Dalhousie University and has been published in several leading academic journals. Simon has authored software patents, invented and developed several new programming languages, and used this work to co-found, a visual programming mobile app development platform. He recently co-founded another startup, Safelii Inc., which is using mobile and AI technology to help improve health and safety services for employees in corporations. He is also a freelance Chief Technology Officer consulting for small to medium sized companies in Atlantic Canada.