Democratizing App Creation

Drupal brings together content authors, site builders, themers, and developers. That diversity of ability and experience lets great things happen. But the web isn't just about content anymore. It's an application runtime: the first truly portable, libre application runtime with global ubiquity. Yet all the leading tools for delivering app experiences on the web cater only to developers. 

We can fix this problem and democratize the creation of a new generation of interactive apps.

I will present ongoing open source work to bridge the gap between front-end developer communities (particularly Ember, which I know best) and the needs of themers, site-builders, and content creators.

This is a big-tent talk that's explicitly about bringing together diverse audiences, so there are no technical prerequisites.

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04/26/2017 - 14:15 to 04/26/2017 - 14:45