Microsoft opens registrations for September's Edge Web Summit

Microsoft has officially started accepting registrations for this year's Edge Web Summit, a conference for web developers to check out "what's next for Microsoft Edge." The free event itself is set to kick off on September 13 in Seattle.

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The Edge Web Summit offers an opportunity for developers to attend sessions with, and bend the ears of, the engineers behind Microsoft Edge. Microsoft explains:

The main track consists of 14 jam-packed technical sessions, covering everything from performance, accessibility, and test guidance, to brand-new tools and APIs for building Progressive Web Apps on Windows, adding payments and biometric authentication to your sites, and building modern layouts with new CSS features like CSS Grid.

On top of the technical sessions, Microsoft says that engineers will be on hand to help developers find and squash bugs, as well as improve the efficiency of their code.

If you're interested and will be in the Seattle area on September 13, you can learn more and sign up at Microsoft's Edge Web Summit site.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • *crickets*
  • Last year they did it in SF and had a good turn out (including developers from the competing browsers, who seemed very friendly with the Edge devs). Having this event in Seattle means all of those web developers in silicon valley won't even consider attending it and unlike Build this event needs to target web developers and not the enterprise developers who already support the Microsoft stack anyway. It's really a shame that when Microsoft finally has something to offer these developers (Azure, VSCode, TypeScript, a browser that supports standards better, etc.) they've pulled a disappearing act and are barely visible in the area where most websites are built.
  • As Microsoft targets web standards, those web developers shouldn't have to care about different browsers. In fact, such events are addressing the cutting edge of web devs... those handling 3.000+ JavaScript frameworks, those interested in extension programming.
  • LOL, no one cares !
  • MS no one cares with this event. Who would even bother? MS should have spent the effort in W10M instead.
  • u mean win10.arm instead?
  • What a pile of rubbish. Clearly, you don't understand the portability aspect of Progressive Web Apps. It's becoming the UWP of the web, and will create much more leverage than all of those UWP offerings. Think about it: apps that run on Android and Windows OOTB, but not on iOS.
  • The single thing Microsoft has to make clear is: IE8+9 will get scrapped, forget about browser detection, use feature detection.