Join Us For an Exclusive Workshop on Electron

November 15th, 2016 • 9:00am – 4:30pm CST

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Here’s why you should join us!

By coding along with us for this workshop you’ll:

  • Discover what Electron is, the technologies it is built upon, and how to work with it to build desktop applications with web technologies.
  • Discover how to manage Electron’s multiple process architecture and facilitate communication between processes.
  • Discover how to take advantage of native operating system features on macOS, Windows, and Linux.
  • Discover how to build applications that live in the system’s menubar or taskbar.
  • Discover how to debug and test Electron applications.

Your Instructor

Steve Kinney

Steve is the director of the front-end engineering program at the Turing School for Software and Design in Denver, Colorado—a non-profit developer training program. Steve is currently writing Electron in Action for Manning Publications.

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Spend the Day Immersed With an Electron Master

We’ll explore using Electron to build cross-platform desktop using web technologies that wouldn’t otherwise be possible inside of the traditional browser environment. Electron is the underlying foundation for Github’s Atom text editor, Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code IDE, Slack’s desktop applications, and many others.

Electron combines Chrome’s content module with Node.js and allows developers full access to the filesystem and native OS APIs. We’ll explore a mental model of how Electron applications are structure and dissect a number of small applications.

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How We'll Spend the Day

We've already held over 80 workshops holding thousands attendees in-person and online. In this time we've discovered ways to schedule the day so it goes smoothly and efficiently.

Regardless if you're in-person or participating with us online you'll have the full ability to replay things you missed, get your questions answered LIVE and interact with the teacher throughout the day.

In this workshop, we'll learn a bit what exactly Electron is and how it works. We'll explore how to get started building an Electron application. Over the course of the workshop we'll build a few small applications that demonstrate features that wouldn't otherwise be possible in a traditional, browser-based web application.

We'll explore how to trigger native operating system dialogs as well as how to read and write from the file system. We'll build application menus and context menus that can be triggered with a right-click.

With our first, more traditional application in a good state, we'll work on creating an application that lives in the menubar or taskbar on macOS and Windows respectively. It will hook into the system pasteboard as well as the system's notification API. Finally, we'll talk about packaging and deploying applications for multiple operating systems.

8:30 Tech Check and Hello
9:00 What is Electron and How Does It Work?
9:30 Getting an Electron Application Off the Ground
10:00 Creating Dialogs
10:30 Working with the Filesystem and the `shell` module
11:30 Building Menus
12:00 Lunch and Hacking
1:00pm Getting Started with the menubar library
1:30pm Working with the Clipboard
2:30pm Debugging Electron Applications
3:00pm Working with Notifications
3:30pm Packaging and Deploying Electron Applications
4:00pm Further Reading and Wrap-up

*Note that this is a rough schedule of how each day typically break down, but that this will be adjusted as we go to make sure everyone can follow along.

The Price

The price for attending this full day workshop is simply the cost of becoming a monthly ($39) member. If you have already attended one, you know this is a tremendous value. If you haven’t, you may be wondering if it’s truly worth becoming a member.

Browse through just a few of the testimonials and you’ll see that people RAVE over these workshops. They’re unique and provide an experience and education you simple cannot find anywhere else.

You’re getting access to some of the brightest, most highly sought after experts in the world, covering topics very few people discuss in detail. Many attendees report learning more in this full day workshop than they did about a particular topics in the past 1-2 years combined.

Combine that with access to thousands of unique, high quality videos in our membership area with 500 hours of in-depth training from world renowned experts and you’ll see why this is a bargain.

  1. These workshops are different from any others you’ve attended. They cover everything, from the basics to advanced material. All of which are available for replay so you can go back and review as your skill grows.

  2. We get a lot of people saying they are scared to join… until it was over. Then they brag about how much of an amazing value they got for the price.

  3. You’re also getting videos of the workshop, plus ALL other workshops we’ve recorded, instantly!

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Is This Workshop For Me?

This class is for JavaScript developers who are comfortable with both Node.js and the browser environment. This workship is not for people who aren't familiar with Node.js or basic DOM manipulation in the browser.


Intermediate JavaScript experience is necessary to understand the code under discussion and keep up with the brisk pace of the class. Complete novice programmers are welcomed, but may find the pace of the content challenging. It is helpful to be familiar with Node's CommonJS module system as well some basic familiarity with jQuery.

You'll Either LOVE This Workshop Or You Don't Pay. Period.

Our attendees are ecstatic by the high-quality, relevant content they receive at these workshops.

We cover everything in explicit detail (and the things we miss are covered by answers to YOUR questions) from basic to advanced tactics you can start working with the very same day. We don't want you to miss out on this opportunity because you've been to less-than-stellar workshops in the past. We promise you, ours are very unique.

That's why if you attend the workshop and aren't absolutely thrilled with the content… if you don't think it's worth the admission price… We refuse to accept your money. We will more than gladly issue you a full refund, so you risk nothing.

We're very specific about what you're getting here and have ran lots of workshops… so we've almost never have requests for refunds (99.8% satisfaction rate).

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What Past Attendees Are Saying

"Superb presentation from a genuine domain expert. I learned a ton today."

Steve Jakubowski

"Keep up the good work. I've attended a lot of online workshops, and they are very shallow and unpractical. Most of the time, online people are treated as second class, but still paying citizens. Here we get all the content and get to participate as well (if only there was a way to get those cookies...)."

Adrian Murillo

"The class was great. It was really cool to get a bunch of links to example code to look at during the presentation and after the class."

Nate Yourchuck

"Good location and facility. Great technology for capture, presentation layout and video streaming. Really excellent being able to view the videos afterwards. It takes away the sense of having to absorb everything immediately or else lose it into the ether. It was fun. What more can you ask for?"

Laurence Bates

"Really well run...loved the communication pre-event. Very impressed with everything...this was my first online conference purchase, but I would definitely consider doing it again."

Jeff Sims

"I really enjoyed the online workshop experience. It is much better than just watching videos. I was able to participate in the conversations and benefit from other folks' questions."

Dana Greenberg

"You guys did a really great job! I cannot say enough good things about the experience."

Richard Ranke

"Everything was first class: excellent instructor, material, video, moderator, audio. Thank you!"

Oscar Pagani

My name is Marc Grabanski I'm the founder of Frontend Masters. I guarantee this workshop will be awesome. Period.

If you don't think it's worth 10x the value, I'm happy to give you back every penny. That's my promise to you!

Marc Grabanski
Founder Frontend Masters