Middlesbrough Front End #1

We are extremely happy to announce the first ever Middlesbrough Front End meet up. Whether you're a front end developer, designer or just enjoy coding for fun then please come along! You can listen to some fantastic talks, take advantage of some free pizza and well...just have a nice time!


Sam Beckham (@samdbeckham) - PWA's in the real world

This is not your typical PWA talk. We're not going to make a dummy application that's perfectly tailored for use with a PWA, then show you just how easy it is to turn it into one. We're not going to talk about how much faster, or how much more useful our website is now that it's a PWA. We're not even going to make anything particularly useful.

I'm going to show you how to use the concept of "the boring solution" to make small changes to a big application. Small changes that, over time, turn in to large ones. Specifically, my process of turning GitLab into a "PWA" in less than 100 lines of code.

This is a real story of GitLab's journey to a fully fledged PWA. One small step at a time.

Stefan McCready (@Stefan_McC_123) - Atomic Design at Sky: Past, Present & Future

Atomic design has taken the industry by storm since Brad Frost's now infamous book. If you're looking for a consistent look and feel, with reusability in mind, then it's not hard to see why. Here at Sky we've embraced this idea of component driven development and have come a long way in our journey.

Let's go over that journey, showing you not only where we are today, but how we got there and the struggles we've overcome.


Our first even will be taking place at HIT THE BAR on Bridge Street West (within the Boho Zone).


  • 6:00pm - Doors Open
  • 6:30pm - Stefan McCready (@Stefan_McC_123) will kick us off with his talk "Atomic Design at Sky: Past, Present & Future".
  • 7:00pm - Break
  • 7:15pm - Sam Beckham (@samdbeckham) will end with his talk "PWA's in the real world".
  • 8:00pm - Drinks & Networking
  • 9:00pm - Finish up


Special thanks to our sponsors this month:

  • Middlesbrough Digital
  • Big Bite



February 28th, 2019

6:00pm – 8:00pm UTC