W03: Workshop - Open-Source Front-End: Finishing the “App for That” with Flutter

8:00 AM–12:30 PM May 19, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

8:00 AM–12:30 PM May 19, 2020

701 - Clallum


Abstract: Informaticians are often frustrated by the poorly-designed user interfaces that they use everyday. This workshop teaches informaticians how to harness Flutter — an open-source front-end toolkit for simultaneous iOS and Android app development — to create next generation “Best of Breed” software. During last year’s CIC workshop, attendees live-coded a mockup of the AMIA CIC app. We will build directly off of this work to refresh the basics, then we will cover intermediate concepts. We will also introduce the changes that have occurred in the last year, such as Flutter’s expansion beyond mobile to also include web and desktop development. This will be an interactive, guided workshop with the opportunity for questions, suggestions, and discussion throughout. The goal is to impart our audience with the skillset to build their own workflows and user interfaces via a simple and easy-to-use tool. By live-coding with other informaticians who are subject matter experts in this field, attendees of this workshop will be empowered to turn their own designs into products. Bring your laptops and come ready to code! To make the most of this event, it is strongly recommended to watch the Flutter4CME videos

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Bring your laptops and come ready to code! At the 2019 Clinical Informatics Conference (CIC), we hosted a live-coding workshop, where we made a mock-up of AMIA’s CIC app using the UI Toolkit Flutter. The programming language that Flutter harnesses (Dart) has continued to evolve for the better, and Flutter is now available for web and desktop products. We will continue with the livecoding motif, beginning with some basics. We will then quickly jump into more intermediate concepts, building directly off of last year’s app. Throughout this event, opportunities will exist for group discussion and questions.


John Manning (Presenter)
Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center

Elizabeth Olson (Presenter)
Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center

Jeffrey Nielson (Presenter)
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Eric Puster (Presenter)
Regenstrief Institute

Andrew Marshall (Presenter)
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center