ReactFest 2018 experience

REACTFEST SPEAKERS

We're excited to present final ReactFest speaker outline and have diverse front-end open-source community from main React.JS contributors to those discovering React.
Regular and lightning talks will cover various React.JS and FE topics including React Native, GraphQL, VR & AR, Redux, Preact and more!

                PEGGY RAYZIS

              PEGGY RAYZIS

Peggy is an open-source engineer at Apollo, where she builds tools for the GraphQL ecosystem. She also created react-native-create-bridge.
 

              STEPHANIE SIAW

            STEPHANIE SIAW

Stephanie is a full-stack developer with FE obsession who builds various React / Redux apps at ThoughtWorks. She is also occasional agile coach.

                DAN ABRAMOV

              DAN ABRAMOV

Dan co-created Redux, React Hot Loader, and Create React App. These days Dan is helping make React better at Facebook.
 

               MARCEL CUTTS

             MARCEL CUTTS

Marcel is a vagabond software engineer who has worked on software for satellites and zombie based apps used by millions of users.

                  SARA VIEIRA

                SARA VIEIRA

Sara is a software engineer at YLD. She is passionate about front-end and design. Sara champions open-source and contirbutes projects such as PreactJS.

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                        K  ITZE

                      KITZE

Kitze teaches ReactJS at React Academy. He cares about open-source, made sizzy.cook-google.io and custom-react-scripts.
 

                  ELI SCHUTZE

                ELI SCHUTZE

Eli is an UI Engineer at Trainline, working with bunch of  npm packages to improve your train journeys. Eli is often spotted at meetups & teaching code.

             NICOLAS COUVRAT

           NICOLAS COUVRAT

Nicolas is a French Masters student who developed a a passion for React & React Native during his software engineering experience in Kyoto, Japan. 

                 DAVID GOMES

               DAVID GOMES

David is a software engineer currently working at MemSQL. He likes to work all over the stack but lately David has mostly been doing front-end engineering.

               SOPHIE KOONIN

             SOPHIE KOONIN

Sophie is full-stack developer at John Lewis, a co-organiser of Coder Dojo and a contributor to SHE Choir as well as video games fan.  

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Siddharth builds design systems for Auth0 and loves to talk about design, performance and open-source. He also co-organises React Bangalore.

               SUSANNA WONG

             SUSANNA WONG

Susanna is a software developer at CNN who uses React and GraphQL to develop products everyday. Previously she was an architect /programmer.

              TOMASZ LAKOMY

            TOMASZ LAKOMY

Tomasz is a software engineer at Egnyte Poland. He also co-organises Meet.js Poznań meetups and is interested in VR, AR & React.
 

               JAN MONSCHKE

             JAN MONSCHKE

Jan is a front-end engineer at SoundCloud working on a variety of web applications and platforms from Web to React Native to Xbox and back again.

WORKSHOPS 

ReactFest is partnering up with React Academy and Formidable Labs to deliver two advanced full-day hands-on workshops to enhance your ReactJS, GraphQL & Apollo skills. Both workshops will take place on 8th March 2018, a day before the ReactFest conference.

ReactFest x ReactAcademy.io - Adavanced React.JS Worksop training

ADvANCED REACTJS WORKSHOP

React Academy will hold an exclusive full-day, hands-on coding workshop to explore React and its broader ecosystem. You will advance skills in React Context, HOC, Render Props as well as Compound and Controlled Components. 


Prerequisites

To attend this workshop you need to be familiar with the basics of React, as well as most of the new features in ES2015.


 


Advanced Patterns

We'll explore all the advanced techniques for making flexible and maintainable React components. We'll see how using popular patterns like Higher Order Components, Compound Components, Render Props etc. can help us in simplifying things, making our components more reusable and our apps more declarative.

 

Redux

State management is one of the hardest things to get right in a modern front-end application. Redux is one of the best, proven, and scalable solutions for managing state in a React application, but it's hard to get the architecture right. We will learn practical and production ready techniques and patterns for building performant Redux applications.

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REAL WORLD GRAPHQL WORKSHOP

Formidable will hold a full-day, full-stack, hands-on GraphQL workshop, where you'll learn how to build a GraphQL server following latest good practices, and how to use GraphQL in your React client applications.


Prerequisites

This workshop is for developers curious to learn how GraphQL can help you write better APIs and better applications. You may or may not have already used GraphQL, but to get most out of the day, you should be familiar with JavaScript, React and Node.js.

 

Morning: GraphQL Servers

In this workshop we’ll navigate the breadth of tooling available in the expanding GraphQL ecosystem. We’ll start by getting a GraphQL server up and running, and focus on exploring real world patterns for architecting our schema and practical steps to improve query performance, error handling and caching.

 


Afternoon: Apollo Client

We’ll connect our server to a React application with Apollo Client. Also, we’ll explore how to leverage the cache for efficient updates and dive into the limitless customisation options available using tools like Apollo Link. Finally we'll cover practical tips for using React Apollo to build queries through fragment composition and query components.

 
 
 

ReactFest Outline

We're excited to have such amazing speakers and  great talks that wanted to keep it a surprise for you! You will find out the speakers
line up during ReactFest and here is the agenda structure + some talks (not presented in sequential order) to think about:

Agenda

9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
10:00 AM  Welcome, Talks 1 - 3
11:15 AM Coffee Break #1 Morning
11:45 AM Talks 4 - 6
1:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM Talks 7 - 9
2:55 PM Coffee Break #2 Afternoon
3:30 PM Talks 10 - 12
4:35 PM Coffee Break #3 Evening
5:00 PM Talks 13 & 14
5:50 PM Closing remarks + group picture
6:00 PM Dinner + Afterparty
9:00 PM Finish

Talks

  • Wait... what happens when my React Native application starts?
  • Zero-config GraphQL state management
  • Suspense!
  • Garbage collection in modern web applications
  • GraphQL Servers in the Browser
  • Design systems: Zero to One
  • Taming the Beast: how to make React lifecycles webpack and GraphQL work to your advantage
  • Journey through VR and AR with React
  • How to drawl an owl...
  • State management in a GraphQL era
  • React + i18n: You have no excuse!
  • An introduction to redux-saga: side effects made easier
  • Productive React Development
  • The Lonely and Dark Road to Styling in React
 

By the community, for the community.

ReactFest organisers, speakers and attendees are coming from incredibly driven tech communities. We gather to share our learnings in a single day of diverse front-end content and celebrate open-source. 

PARTNER COMMUNITIES:


REACTFEST SPONSORS

ReactFest is not-for-profit conference supported by sponsors that believe in a diverse tech community embracing open-source!
THANK YOU:

✨ 🙌  ReactFest Main Sponsor  🙌 ✨

 
 

🙋  ReactFest Diversity Sponsors  🙋

 
 

 

🎪  ReactFest Community Sponsors  🎪

 
 


If you wish to support ReactFest, reach out to [email protected]