Michael Herkommer

Michael Herkommer

Michael Herkommer



Michael is an independent consultant focusing on European challenges, in bringing successful ideas into working software, that makes a difference. A hardware engineer from the begining, that quickly shifted into software development and then landed in the quest of making development teams do amazing things together. Azure Advisor member, MEET alumni, speaker at numerous events (DevSum, EPiServer, TechDays, TechEd, Oredev, Developer Summit and more), Agile Coach (SM, PSD, PSM), trainer, lecturer and evangelist. He has over 25 years experience in assisting companies with SOLID web development, agile processes, testing methodologies and deployment strategies using TFS/VSTS. An avid Hackathon-fan that loves supporting the young start-up community!

Session: Progressive Web Apps hands-on explained!

Progressive web apps are web applications which are designed to work even more seamlessly on mobile devices than native mobile apps. Why do we need to write the same app multiple times? It does not make sense in the year of 2017. A lot has happened during the last years when it comes to browser capabilities, and some of it will probably surprise you! Learn why AliExpress, Financial Times, FlipBoard and Google I/O decided to go for PWA instead of native Apps, and what you can benefit from PWA today.

Jobs told developers back in 2007 that they could build software for the iPhone if they wanted, they should just do it inside the web browser. ”You’ve got everything you need if you know how to write apps using the most modern web standards to write amazing apps for the iPhone today,” he said.  ”We think we’ve got a very sweet story for you. You can begin building your iPhone apps today.” – Quotes from Forbes Magazine 2014.

This session gives you hands-on experience on what needs to be done to achieve a better mobile experience and might surprise you when it comes to perceived short-comings! We will cover the PWA Checklist as well as both gains and shortcomings of going the PWA path. During the session we will take a traditional “mobile” web site and make it PWA compliant.