Christian Heilmann

⚡️ Any web site can become a PWA – but we need to do better

June 27th, 2017

Over on his blog, I just go a ding from Jeremy. Literally any website can—and should—be a progressive web app. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I was at an event last year where I heard Chris Heilmann say that you shouldn’t make your blog into a progressive web app. I couldn’t believe what I […]

⚡️ CSS vs. JavaScript: Trust vs. Control

June 21st, 2017

When GotoConf Amsterdam asked me to speak, I thought it’d be another machine learning or Progressive Web Apps talk. Instead the organisers asked me to cover CSS. An under-represented language in their “programming languages” track. Now, I’ve been a fan of CSS from the very beginning. I assumed that people in a hard-core development conference […]

⚡️ First impressions of my HoloLens

June 7th, 2017

Also available on Medium. I am now proud owner of a HoloLens. I am not officially trained up on it yet as a Microsoft Employee. But I wanted to share the first impressions of setting it up and using it. These are my personal impressions and not an official stance by my company. I’m sharing […]

⚡️ Breaking out of the Tetris mindset

May 23rd, 2017

This is a longer version of this year’s keynote at Beyond Tellerrand conference. I posted earlier about the presentation with the video and slides. Here you get the longer transcript and explanation. If you prefer Medium to read, here’s the same post there It is amazing to work on the web. We have a huge […]

⚡️ You don’t owe the world perfection! – keynote at Beyond Tellerrand

May 16th, 2017

Yesterday morning I was lucky enough to give the opening keynote at the excellent Beyond Tellerrand conference in Dusseldorf, Germany. I wrote a talk for the occasion that covered a strange disconnect that we’re experiencing at the moment. Whilst web technology advanced leaps and bounds we still seem to be discontent all the time. I […]