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The 28th Annual CALI Conference for Law School Computing
June 7 & 8, 2018
American University Washington College of Law
Washington DC

Wednesday June 6, 2018 pre-conference activities
  • Sponsor setup at American University Washington College of Law. 1pm – 7pm
  • Conference check-in at American University Washington College of Law. 3pm – 7pm
  • Speaker Meeting (optional) at American in room NT08. 6pm - 6:30pm
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Friday, June 8 • 10:30am - 11:30am
How to Convert a Website to a Web App

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At CALIcon12, Prof. Wiseman demonstrated how to convert a course website to a Chrome app. As of about the date of CALIcon18, Google is no longer supporting Chrome apps, having replaced them with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). This session will explain why converting course websites to PWAs might make sense, and how to do it.

While this session should have some appeal to faculty who want to know why and how to convert their course websites into PWAs, it should also be of interest to IT folks wanting to help their faculty to do so (or who just have an interest in PWAs). Unlike Chrome apps, which were rather simple to create, PWAs, at least at their most sophisticated, are not. The essential elements of PWAs, the manifest and the service worker, will be briefly explained and their use to create an app demonstrated.

This presentation will be rather more technical than originally intended, PWAs being hard to grasp without going "under the hood".


Patrick Wiseman

Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

Friday June 8, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT