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October 15-16, 2020

7am PST / 10am EST / 4pm CEST

THE BIGGEST REACT CONFERENCE WORLDWIDE

  • 2
    Days
    React, React Native, GQL & more
  • 2
    Tracks
    Base Camp & Summit
  • 30+
    Speakers
    Sharing latest insights
  • 25K+
    Devs
    From all over the globe

The Event

React Summit is a celebration of good things coming together:

REACT THAT
ROCKS AND A VIRTUAL
COMMUNITY THAT
DEVELOPS

A two-day conference on all things React, gathering Front-end and Full-stack engineers across the globe in the cloud. To help you stay up-to-date on the latest React tech, we're coming back with a new remote gig on October 15-16, 2020. Mark your calendars for the biggest virtual event for the React community.

Besides the conference talks delivered by well-known pros, be prepared for awesome MCs and a number of virtual networking activities, interactive entertainment, and engaging challenges for all participants.

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Features

TOP REACT SPEAKERS

High-quality talks from field experts followed by video Q&As

VIRTUAL NETWORKING

Join live chat rooms, make new friends, meet future coworkers

REMOTE, SAFE, YET FUN

Socialize at remote afterparties and gaming tournaments

Speakers & Instructors

Kent C. Dodds
Summit Track
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Kent C. Dodds
Trainer, USA
Talk: Consume ➡️ Build ➡️ Teach

Kent C. Dodds is a world renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and he's actively involved in the open source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages. Kent is the creator of TestingJavaScript.com and he's an instructor on egghead.io and Frontend Masters. He's also a Google Developer Expert. Kent is happily married and the father of four kids. He likes his family, code, JavaScript, and React.

Sara Vieira
Base Camp Track
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Sara Vieira
CodeSandbox, Germany
Talk: The Psycological Effects of useEffect

Sara is a developer at CodeSandbox. GraphQL and Open Source enthusiast. Conference Speaker and Airport expert. She's also a fan of horror movies, has talents such as banging sticks into a drum kit and saying the wrong thing at the wrong time.

Max Stoiber
Panel Discussion
Full Info
Max Stoiber
Gatsby, Austria

Max Stoiber is a Staff Software Engineer at Gatsby, inventing the future of web development. Previously he worked at GitHub, who acquired the startup he co-founded, Spectrum. He is well known for making styled-components, react-boilerplate, and a wide variety of other open source projects in the React ecosystem.

Jen Luker
Summit Track
Full Info
Jen Luker
Gremlin, USA
Talk: React Accessibility: Beyond the Basics

Jen Luker is a Sr. Frontend Engineer, conference speaker, and BookBytes podcast co-host. She has spent the majority of her career as a full-stack developer using PHP, Javascript, and CSS, but has a particular fondness for frontend technologies. She is an advocate for both accessibility, and processes that make doing the right thing easy and the wrong thing hard. When she's not exploring solutions, learning new technologies, or reading, Jen's spare time is spent spinning yarn from raw wool and knitting; she's even been known to 3D print her own tools for the job. She is also fascinated by all things space, antique cars, and IoT.

Guillermo Rauch
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Guillermo Rauch
Vercel, USA

Guillermo Rauch is the CEO or Vercel, co-creator Next.js, former CTO and co-founder of LearnBoost and Cloudup, acquired by Wordpress.com in 2013. His background and expertise are in the realtime web. He's the creator of socket.io, one of the most popular JavaScript projects on GitHub, with implementations in many different programming languages and frameworks (currently running the realtime backend of high profile apps like Microsoft Office online). He created the first MongoDB ORM for Node.JS, MongooseJS. Before that he was a core developer of the MooTools JavaScript framework. He's the author of "Smashing Node.JS" published by Wiley in 2012, best-selling book about Node.JS on Amazon in multiple programming categories.

Pariss Athena
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Pariss Athena
G2i, USA
Talk: Theming Gatsby Apps with Theme UI

Pariss is a front-end developer who works for G2i as a Hiring Team Member, vetting React and React Native engineers for remote contract roles. She is also creator of #BlackTechTwitter and Founder of Black Tech Pipeline.

Joshua Nelson
Summit Track
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Joshua Nelson
Airbnb, USA
Talk: A React Service Worker Framework

Joshua is a developer at Airbnb, working on improving the front end performance of the most visited pages on the site! Joshua cares deeply about ensuring fast experiences for everyone, and has worked on performance optimization and instrumentation to achieve this.

With experience building both UI platforms, design systems, and product UI, Joshua has learnt what really works when it comes to performance (and what doesn't!) and is looking forward to sharing these lessons with you.

Kathleen	McMahon
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Kathleen McMahon
Design Tokens, USA
Talk: Smoothly Inclusive Component Library Documentation

Kathleen is a fullstack engineer with a design background. In other words, she really enjoys the front of the frontend, digging into new technologies, and talking about accessibility, React component libraries, design systems, and inclusive documentation. She's also a Color Module Specification Editor for the W3C Design Tokens Community Group.

When not coding, designing, or speaking about things, Kathleen is the best Lanterne Rouge cyclocrosser you’ll ever meet.

Ben Ilegbodu
Summit Track
Full Info
Ben Ilegbodu
Stitch Fix, USA
Talk: TypeScript + React = ❤️

Ben is a Christian, husband, and father of 3, with 15 years of professional experience developing user interfaces for the Web. He currently is a Principal Frontend Engineer at Stitch Fix on their Frontend Platform team, helping architect their Design System. Ben also is a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft MVP, and enjoys playing basketball, DIY, watching movies, and tweeting (@benmvp) / blogging (benmvp.com) about his experiences with new web technologies.

Vojtech Miksu
Summit Track
Full Info
Vojtech Miksu
Uber, USA
Talk: Introducing React View: A Set of Tools that Closes the Gap between Users, Developers and Designers of Component Libraries

Currently on the UI Platform team at Uber. Focused on design systems (baseweb.design), open source (multiple popular react libraries as react-movable or react-portal), CSS in JS and great user/developer experiences. Previously building product at Cloudflare.

Michel Weststrate
Summit Track
Full Info
Michel Weststrate
Facebook, UK
Talk: Flipper: The Extensible DevTool Platform for React Native

Open source fanatic, speaker and trainer. Author of MobX, MobX-State-Tree, Immer and a plethora of smaller packages. On a continuous quest to make programming as natural as possible. React, JavaScript and TypeScript fan. Working at Facebook on dev tooling for mobile developers.

Tomasz Łakomy
Panel Discussion
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Tomasz Łakomy
OLX Group, Poland

Tomasz is a Senior Frontend Developer at OLX Group. Tech speaker, egghead.io instructor, AWS Certified. His interests include React, AWS, testing, VR and making cheesiest jokes known to mankind.

Sophie Au
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Sophie Au
Donut, Germany
Talk: Accessibility as a First Class Citizen

Sophie is a software developer at Donut where she champions testing and accessibility. And ensures there's a steady supply of office donuts.

Ruth Mesfun
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Ruth Mesfun
Teachers Pay Teachers, USA
Talk: Improve Your SEO

Ruth Mesfun is a Software Engineer at Teachers Pay Teachers. Her team was tasked to de-risk important pages that were dynamically rendered on mobile which they completed in two months.

While learning all about SEO and mobile-first indexing she also is taking a class in beginner Japanese and finished a Financial Coach program.

Brandon Bayer
Summit Track
Full Info
Brandon Bayer
Blitz.js Creator, USA
Talk: Blitz.js - The Fullstack React Framework

Brandon Bayer is the creator of Blitz.js. He is currently a full-time maintainer of Blitz and supports himself with part-time consulting on the side. Outside of Blitz, his other passion is flying real airplanes and RC helicopters.

Monica Wojciechowska
Summit Track
Full Info
Monica Wojciechowska
Netguru, Poland
Talk: The Language of Shapes: Understanding the SVG Path

Frontend developer, data visualisation engineer, writer, and fan of simplicity (in code as in life). Her mind belongs to deep conversations and translation. Her heart belongs to snow and surf.

Siddharth Kshetrapal
Workshop
Full Info
Siddharth Kshetrapal
CodeSandbox, Netherlands

Sid builds tools for developers. In the past, he worked on Design Systems at Auth0 and as the frontend architect at Practo. He loves talking about design, performance and open source.

Jemima Abu
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Jemima Abu
Telesoftas, Nigeria/Lithuania
Talk: React Components and How To Style Them

Jemima Abu is a self-taught Front End Developer and school-taught Systems Engineer from Lagos, Nigeria.

She currently works at Telesoftas, a software company based in Lithuania. She is an avid advocate for diversity and intersectionality in technology and accessibility in web development.

She's also a huge nerd, slightly obsessed with cats and can usually be found on her laptop, coding or watching slice-of-life anime.

Alex Lobera
Workshop
Full Info
Alex Lobera
React GraphQL Academy, UK

Founder at React GraphQL Academy and LeanJS. Developer and Coach passionate about JavaScript, React and GraphQL. Organizer of the JavaScript London Meetup and other popular meetups in the EU.

Vladimir Novick
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Vladimir Novick
EventLoop, Israel
Talk: Create Collaborative VR Environment in the Browser with React and GraphQL

CTO & Co-Founder of EventLoop, engineer and trainer, Google Developer Expert, worldwide speaker and published author. Vladimir works mostly in Web and Mobile fields advocating usage of React, React Native, GraphQL as well serverless architectures and functional languages such as ReasonML.

Majid Hajian
Summit Track
Full Info
Majid Hajian
Softiware AS, Norway
Talk: Let the Main Thread Breathe!

Majid Hajian is a passionate software developer with years of developing and architecting complex web and mobile applications. His passions are Flutter, PWA, and performance. He loves sharing his knowledge with the community by writing and speaking, contributing to open source, and organizing meetups and events. Majid is the award-winning author of the "Progressive web app with Angular" book by Apress and the "Progressive Web Apps" video course by PacktPub and Udemy. He is (co)organizer a few Nordic conferences and meetups including GDG Oslo, FlutterVikings, Mobile Era, and ngVikings.

Nader Dabit
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Nader Dabit
Amazon AWS, USA
Talk: Building Real-time Serverless GraphQL APIs on AWS with TypeScript and CDK

Nader has been developing with React Native for over 2.5 years. He has worked with and trained developers from fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Visa, American Express, and Microsoft, helping them to get up to speed with React Native as quickly as possible.

Iris Schaffer
Summit Track
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Iris Schaffer
Spotify, Sweden
Talk: Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them

Iris is a front end developer with a passion for user experience and design, currently building products at Spotify. She’s also engaged in the Swedish meetup scene where she co-organises a ReasonML meetup.

Liad Yosef
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Liad Yosef
Duda, Israel
Talk: Games Are Smarter Than Us

Liad is the Frontend Architect and Tech Lead in Duda, in charge of its client-side infrastructure, technologies, and performance. He is a web dev enthusiast for over a decade, juggling React, Webpack and [email protected] in order to always build the best user experience.

Dylan Jhaveri
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Dylan Jhaveri
Software Engineer @Mux, USA
Talk: Getting Weird with Video Manipulation and HTML5 Canvas

Dylan is a Senior Software Engineer at Mux, a startup building online video infrastructure for developers. Dylan works on the DevEx team to help developers deliver smooth video to their users. Previously he co-founded Crowdcast, a live video streaming platform.

Rodrigo Pombo
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Rodrigo Pombo
Making open source dev tools, Argentina
Talk: The X in MDX

Making open source dev tools and stuff. Currently building @codehike_

Adam L Barrett
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Adam L Barrett
NRWL, Canada
Talk: Nx + Next.js = ❤

Adam L Barrett is a JavaScript and Front-End consultant, a contributor to open source, and avid bike-shedder. Adam believes, when writing conference bios, he should probably mention his two children, his love of movies and probably his hobbies, like hosting a board game podcast, to help the reader connect with him as a person, but ...well, that sounds sort of manipulative so Adam has chosen not to. Adam is above that.

TJ VanToll
Lightning Talk
Full Info
TJ VanToll
Progress, US
Talk: Why Paid UI Components Aren’t Evil

TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, tech author, speaker, and a Principal Developer Advocate. He has over a decade of web development experience, including a few years working on the jQuery and NativeScript teams. Nowadays TJ spends his time helping web developers build awesome UIs with KendoReact.

Richie McColl
Summit Track
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Richie McColl
DAZN, UK
Talk: Visualising Front-End Performance Bottlenecks

Software engineer. Passionate about web performance.

Krasimir Tsonev
Base Camp Track
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Krasimir Tsonev
Antidote.me, Bulgaria
Talk: We Are All Hemingway

Krasimir has been writing for more then 10 years. Mostly code but also articles and books. You'll find him speaking on web related topics. Last couple of yeas he's been using React and its ecosystem extensively at Antidote.me. Where he and his team mates are trying to help patients reaching clinical trials.

Milecia McGregor
Base Camp Track
Full Info
Milecia McGregor
Conducto, USA
Talk: Making Your React Apps Perform At Scale

Milecia is a senior software engineer that's worked with JavaScript, Angular, React, Node, PHP, Python, .NET, SQL, AWS, Heroku, Azure, and many other tools to build web apps. She also has a master's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering and has published research in machine learning and robotics. She started Flipped Coding in 2017 to help people learn web development with real-world projects and she publishes articles covering all aspects of software on several publications, including freeCodeCamp. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and dogs while learning to play the harmonica and trying to create her own mad scientist lab.

Adron Hall
Lightning Talk
Full Info
Adron Hall
Hasura, USA
Talk: GraphQL and React - Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together

Adron has a wide range of companies, programming, and database experience. This includes companies ranging from small startups to 200k plus person enterprises and the respective challenges of design and architecture for these companies. In programming, Adron is fluent in C#, JavaScript, and Go, with experience in F#, Java, C++, Erlang, COBOL, and others, for a truly polyglot perspective of language approaches and their technology stacks. But, I get super frustrated writing in the third person for various reasons. So I like to think of me as jovial, proactive, test & code, code & test, get things done well, software architect, engineer, code monkey, coder, and distributed systems advocate. I go by the title of “Coder, Messenger, Recon” as it seems to encompass what I do.

Advice Lounge

Jemima Abu
Styling methods in React, styled-components (or other CSS-in-JS libraries) and Tailwind
Jemima Abu
Telesoftas
Jemima Abu is a self-taught Front End Developer and school-taught Systems Engineer from Lagos, Nigeria. She currently works at Telesoftas, a software company based in Lithuania. She is an avid advocate for diversity and intersectionality in technology and accessibility in web development. She's also a huge nerd, slightly obsessed with cats and can usually be found on her laptop, coding or watching slice-of-life anime.
Nader Dabit
Full Stack Cloud, GraphQL, React, JAMstack
Nader Dabit
Amazon AWS
Nader has been developing with React Native for over 2.5 years. He has worked with and trained developers from fortune 500 companies like Amazon, Visa, American Express, and Microsoft, helping them to get up to speed with React Native as quickly as possible.
Max Stoiber
React, Styled Components, CSS-in-JS
Max Stoiber
Gatsby
Max Stoiber is a Staff Software Engineer at Gatsby, inventing the future of web development. Previously he worked at GitHub, who acquired the startup he co-founded, Spectrum. He is well known for making styled-components, react-boilerplate, and a wide variety of other open source projects in the React ecosystem.
Vladimir Novick
React Native, ML, GraphQL
Vladimir Novick
EventLoop
CTO & Co-Founder of EventLoop, engineer and trainer, Google Developer Expert, worldwide speaker and published author. Vladimir works mostly in Web and Mobile fields advocating usage of React, React Native, GraphQL as well serverless architectures and functional languages such as ReasonML.
Kathleen	McMahon
Accessible Components
Kathleen McMahon
Design Tokens
Kathleen is a fullstack engineer with a design background. In other words, she really enjoys the front of the frontend, digging into new technologies, and talking about accessibility, React component libraries, design systems, and inclusive documentation. She's also a Color Module Specification Editor for the W3C Design Tokens Community Group. When not coding, designing, or speaking about things, Kathleen is the best Lanterne Rouge cyclocrosser you’ll ever meet.
Monica Wojciechowska
D3, SVG, React
Monica Wojciechowska
Netguru
Frontend developer, data visualisation engineer, writer, and fan of simplicity (in code as in life). Her mind belongs to deep conversations and translation. Her heart belongs to snow and surf.
Ruth Mesfun
SEO, React, React Hooks
Ruth Mesfun
Teachers Pay Teachers
Ruth Mesfun is a Software Engineer at Teachers Pay Teachers. Her team was tasked to de-risk important pages that were dynamically rendered on mobile which they completed in two months. While learning all about SEO and mobile-first indexing she also is taking a class in beginner Japanese and finished a Financial Coach program.
Brandon Bayer
Blitz.js
Brandon Bayer
Blitz.js Creator
Brandon Bayer is the creator of Blitz.js. He is currently a full-time maintainer of Blitz and supports himself with part-time consulting on the side. Outside of Blitz, his other passion is flying real airplanes and RC helicopters.
Majid Hajian
Flutter, PWA, performance
Majid Hajian
Softiware AS
Majid Hajian is a passionate software developer with years of developing and architecting complex web and mobile applications. His passions are Flutter, PWA, and performance. He loves sharing his knowledge with the community by writing and speaking, contributing to open source, and organizing meetups and events. Majid is the award-winning author of the "Progressive web app with Angular" book by Apress and the "Progressive Web Apps" video course by PacktPub and Udemy. He is (co)organizer a few Nordic conferences and meetups including GDG Oslo, FlutterVikings, Mobile Era, and ngVikings.

Our MC's

Mettin Parzinski
Mettin Parzinski
Passionate People, Netherlands

React focused developer, currently outsourced at the airline Transavia. Started out writing ActionScript, did jQuery and thus has all sorts of knowledge on deprecated stuff. Part of a frontend development couple that produced a kid.

Eli Schutze
Eli Schutze
Web Engineer, UK

Web engineer based in London. Originally from Nicaragua, Eli is also a speaker and community organiser, so when she’s not working you can find her at tech events, teaching people to code or tweeting.

Kenneth LaFrance
Kenneth LaFrance
StandUp comedian and public speaker, USA

Kenneth is a StandUp comedian and a public speaker from New Orleans, Louisiana. He's been doing comedy since 1994. Since 2013 Kenneth has started to MC events, including Chain React & MagnoliaJS conferences.

Martin Splitt
Martin Splitt
Google, Switzerland

Martin is a developer advocate on the Webmaster Trends Analyst team at Google Switzerland. In this role, he helps developers and content creators to build great content on the web. He is involved with the W3C as well as the global web and JavaScript developer community, working to keep the web open.

Vitaly Friedman
Vitaly Friedman
Smashing Magazine, Germany

Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. He is the co-founder & editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development. Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running front-end/UX workshops and webinars. He loves solving complex UX, front-end and performance problems.

October 15th Schedule

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16:15
Trainer, USA
Consume ➡️ Build ➡️ Teach

How do you level up? How do you jumpstart your learning when getting into something new? Nobody has more than 24 hours a day, so how do you maximize the impact of your limited time?

In this keynote, I'm going to tell you a bit of my own story, and some tips and tricks that I've learned so you can be as productive as you can be at learning new things and solidifying that knowledge so it's there when you need it.

16:50
Airbnb, USA
A React Service Worker Framework

Service workers can give users a huge boost in performance and user experience. If you read the API docs about how to create one, it all sounds relatively straightforward. You register a file, do some work in the worker, you're done! In the real world though, there's a bit more to it.

At Airbnb, we created a service worker system in React that lets us deliver service workers safely and efficiently, measuring the right things, and allowing experimentation and scope-sharing between different types of devices and parts of our site.

Ranging from app shells to precaching to prefetching, I will share with you some of the lessons we have learned from running service worker A/B tests on the most visited page at Airbnb, and what we learned from it!

No matter what size or stage of service worker adoption you are at, I will share ideas and lessons that will help you create a similar system for your project – one that ensures delivering service workers is fast, measurable, painless, and better for your users.

17:50
Netguru, Poland
The Language of Shapes: Understanding the SVG Path

The benefits of SVG are vast: style-able, accessible, animatable. And when it comes to SVG, the Path element is the building block of building blocks. During this presentation, we’ll take a deep dive into the language of the SVG path. Not only will we learn to read path data, but we'll also gain the ability to manipulate paths on the fly with the help of React - no Adobe Illustrator or help from a time-strapped designer necessary!

18:25
Softiware AS, Norway
Let the Main Thread Breathe!

The main thread, on the web, has a lot of responsibilities. At the same time, web apps are getting more sophisticated every day. Therefore, the main thread gets too busy that will disappoint our user by showing janky frames! The off-main-thread architecture ensures apps run smoothly on every device for everyone.

In this talk, we will go through the possibilities in browsers such as WebWorker, Worklet, and WebAssembly by introducing practical tools that allow us to boost our user experiences.

19:00
19:15
Improve Your SEO - Ruth Mesfun

Google announced that they will fully switch over to crawling and indexing sites using mobile-first indexing by March 2021. Now for some companies their mobile site is dynamically rendered which has a high risk of decreased ranking on google once mobile-first indexing is fully implemented.

This presentation will share how to assess what changes needs to be made, best practices to increase SEO for Mobile First Indexing, how to increase performance, and how to turn parts of your site from dynamic rendering to mobile responsive in less than two months.

Nx + Next.js = ❤ - Adam L Barrett

Nx is a next generation suite of build tools. Next.js is state-of-the-art framework for building web applications. Together they bring order to the chaos of building multiple web applications across many teams.

This talk is a quick rundown of how Nx can help you maintain multiple Next.js apps, with multiple teams, while sharing components and libraries for consistent user experience.

GraphQL and React - Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together - Adron Hall

As a full-stack engineer with a bias towards the database...and a career spent working with and evangelizing database and distributed systems...why GraphQL? In this talk, I will share some of my personal journey with React, GraphQL, their respective communities, and my point-of-view on the future.

20:30
Stitch Fix, USA
TypeScript + React = ❤️

TypeScript is a JavaScript superset that compiles down to vanilla JavaScript and has become increasingly popular. TypeScript proponents proclaim that it eliminates entire classes of bugs that affect our applications. But what exactly are those bugs? Which ones are particular to building React components and applications? Is TypeScript worth the learning curve?

In this session geared towards devs with prior experience building React applications, let’s answer those questions. We’ll walk through the common bugs that infect our apps and learn how the use of strong types with TypeScript can help prevent them. After the session, you’ll be itching to try it out in your next project!

21:15
16:15
Consume ➡️ Build ➡️ Teach
16:50
CodeSandbox, Germany
The Psycological Effects of useEffect

We have been using hooks for a while and with that we have also been using useEffect in particular and in this today I wanna take a look at the trickier parts of useEffect and why they work that way so you can leave with a super understanding of how this magic all works

17:50
Amazon AWS, USA
Building Real-time Serverless GraphQL APIs on AWS with TypeScript and CDK

CDK (Cloud development kit) enables developers to build cloud infrastructure using popular programming languages like Python, Typescript, or JavaScript. CDK is a next-level abstraction in infrastructure as code, allowing developers who were traditionally unfamiliar with cloud computing to build scalable APIs and web services using their existing skillset, and do so in only a few lines of code.

In this talk, you’ll learn how to use the TypeScript flavor of CDK to build a hyper-scalable real-time API with GraphQL, Lambda, DynamoDB, and AWS AppSync . At the end of the talk, I’ll live code an API from scratch in just a couple of minutes and then test out queries, mutations, and subscriptions.

By the end of the talk, you should have a good understanding of GraphQL, AppSync, and CDK and be ready to build an API in your next project using TypeScript and CDK.

18:25
Conducto, USA
Making Your React Apps Perform At Scale

As you add more components to your React application, you'll start to notice performance issues. Maybe data isn't loading as fast or you notice that things are happening out of order. There are tools and techniques you can use to handle these kind of issue at a large scale. In this talk, attendees will learn how to analyze their React apps for solvable issues and learn some state management and async handling techniques.

19:00
19:15
Improve Your SEO - Ruth Mesfun

Google announced that they will fully switch over to crawling and indexing sites using mobile-first indexing by March 2021. Now for some companies their mobile site is dynamically rendered which has a high risk of decreased ranking on google once mobile-first indexing is fully implemented.
This presentation will share how to assess what changes needs to be made, best practices to increase SEO for Mobile First Indexing, how to increase performance, and how to turn parts of your site from dynamic rendering to mobile responsive in less than two months.

Nx + Next.js = ❤ - Adam L Barrett

Nx is a next generation suite of build tools. Next.js is state-of-the-art framework for building web applications. Together they bring order to the chaos of building multiple web applications across many teams.
This talk is a quick rundown of how Nx can help you maintain multiple Next.js apps, with multiple teams, while sharing components and libraries for consistent user experience.

GraphQL and React - Two Great Tastes that Taste Great Together - Adron Hall

As a full-stack engineer with a bias towards the database...and a career spent working with and evangelizing database and distributed systems...why GraphQL? In this talk, I will share some of my personal journey with React, GraphQL, their respective communities, and my point-of-view on the future.

20:30
Software Engineer @Mux, USA
Getting Weird with Video Manipulation and HTML5 Canvas

In this lightning talk we will be pushing the boundaries of HTMl5 Canvas browser APIs. Join us while we do some experiments with video in the browser to see what’s truly possible. DISCLAIMER: No promises of cross-browser compatibility. Not for the faint of heart. Must be this tall to ride. Attending this lightning talk may result in serious injury or death. All participants must bring a life jacket.

October 16th Schedule

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16:15
Blitz.js Creator, USA
Blitz.js - The Fullstack React Framework

Blitz is a hyper productive framework for building fullstack React apps. You'll learn why I created Blitz, it's advantages and disadvantages, how it makes you so productive, and for what cases you should consider using Blitz.

16:50
DAZN, UK
Visualising Front-End Performance Bottlenecks

There are many ways to measure web performance, but the most important thing is to measure what actually matters to users. This talk is about how to measure, analyze and fix slow running JavaScript code using browser APIs.

17:45
Facebook, UK
Flipper: The Extensible DevTool Platform for React Native

Are you a React Native developer? Have you always been longing for the rich ecosystem of developer tooling that exists for the web in e.g. Chrome and Firefox? Flipper is Facebooks internal, extensible mobile devtool platform, used by the mobile devs that work on the Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and many more apps.

Recently the React Native and Flipper team have been working hard to add first class support for React Native as well. This means that monitoring network traffic and performance, using the React Devtools, inspecting device and application logs or even debugging JavaScript can now can now be conveniently done using one coherent tool.

And best of all: Flipper is extensible, so let's build our own plugin while at it!

18:20
Gremlin, USA
React Accessibility: Beyond the Basics

Accessibility in React has been a hot topic in the last few years, but in this talk, we'll be going beyond the basics. We'll discuss what disability means beyond what you've heard before, and then use code examples to learn why semantic HTML is helpful, and when it's just not enough. We'll then look into tooling, and talk about how you can introduce accessibility testing into your teams and existing code. You'll leave with the tools and knowledge to make a difference starting today.

18:55
19:10
Theming Gatsby Apps with Theme UI - Pariss Athena

There are many CSS-in-JS libraries for us to choose from. Imagine being able to take your favorite parts of those libraries and using them in one. Learn about the power of Theme UI.

React Components and How To Style Them - Jemima Abu

A comparative analysis between four methods of styling React components from inline styling to Styled-Components. This talk is best suited to beginner developers.

The X in MDX - Rodrigo Pombo

Markdown is great for content-driven sites. MDX is even better, letting you embed interactive components directly from your markup. It's usually used for the same linear layouts you often see on many blogs, readmes, and documentation sites. But it doesn't need to be like this.

In this talk, we'll see how to reshape MDX so we can use it for very different layouts, things like scrollytelling, slide decks, and more.

Why Paid UI Components Aren’t Evil - TJ VanToll

In this talk I’m going to convince you that paid UI components will solve all your problems, and that you should immediately give me all of your money. Maybe. Or perhaps I’ll draw on my experience working both on free and open source tools (jQuery, jQuery UI, NativeScript), as well as paid tools (Kendo UI, KendoReact), and discuss which type of tool makes sense depending on your team and needs. In any case the talk will go fast because lightning is in the title.

19:55
Uber, USA
Introducing React View: A Set of Tools that Closes the Gap between Users, Developers and Designers of Component Libraries

So you built a component library. Congrats! I am sure it is awesome but did you put the same effort into its documentation? Component libraries tend to have giant APIs, dozens of components, hundreds of props and thousands of permutations. That is a lot of information to unpack.

We could make the documentation very long or... super interactive. We combined component previews, API documentation, props editing and code editing into a single seamless experience. You can quickly explore various settings of each component while watching the code write itself.

This talk will show you how to leverage common tools and concepts such as Prettier, babel and AST transformations to build the documentation that can literally work for you.

20:30
Spotify, Sweden
Fantastic Bugs and Where to Find Them

Every bug is different: Some are lurking around for months, others appear suddenly after the upgrade of a dependency. Some are introduced by us, others by other teams or systems. Some are painfully obvious and affect all users, others only occur in edge (cases). And the ways of finding, and eventually, preventing them, are just as diverse: be it snapshot, unit, integration, end to end tests or automated visual tests, every kind comes with its challenges and opportunities. Testing UIs is hard, but in the end, only test automation can give us the confidence we need to move fast and refactor our code relentlessly. In this talk we are going to look at what kinds of bugs there are, which tests are most effective for catching which, and how we can implement them using modern front end technologies.

16:15
Blitz.js - The Fullstack React Framework
16:50
EventLoop, Israel
Create Collaborative VR Environment in the Browser with React and GraphQL

Virtual Reality gives us an ability to experience virtual worlds from the comfort of our homes. But it doesn't have to be experienced alone. In this talk we will see how we can use React, WebVR and GraphQL to create social VR experience in the browser.

17:45
Donut, Germany
Accessibility as a First Class Citizen

All too often A11Y is only an afterthought and will be added to a project "when we have time" i.e. never. But there are a many reasons why you should develop with a11y in mind from the start including some that will convince The Higher-Ups. We'll explore tools we can use to help us develop more accessibly and talk about some of the quirks and limitations that React Native has.

18:20
Design Tokens, USA
Smoothly Inclusive Component Library Documentation

Is your complex documentation setup a maintenance nightmare and chasing away potential contributors? In this talk, you will learn how to make your React component library documentation more user and contributor-friendly with Gatsby and MDX. Pair this with accessibility best practices, and your documentation will be inclusively smooth.

18:55
19:10
Theming Gatsby Apps with Theme UI - Pariss Athena

There are many CSS-in-JS libraries for us to choose from. Imagine being able to take your favorite parts of those libraries and using them in one. Learn about the power of Theme UI.

Why Paid UI Components Aren’t Evil - TJ VanToll

In this talk I’m going to convince you that paid UI components will solve all your problems, and that you should immediately give me all of your money. Maybe. Or perhaps I’ll draw on my experience working both on free and open source tools (jQuery, jQuery UI, NativeScript), as well as paid tools (Kendo UI, KendoReact), and discuss which type of tool makes sense depending on your team and needs. In any case the talk will go fast because lightning is in the title.

The X in MDX - Rodrigo Pombo

Markdown is great for content driven sites. MDX is even better, letting you embed interactive components directly from your markup. It's usually used for the same linear layouts you often see on many blogs, readmes, and documentation sites. But it doesn't need to be like this. In this talk, we'll see how to reshape MDX so we can use it for very different layouts, things like scrollytelling, slide decks, and more.

React Components and How To Style Them - Jemima Abu

A comparative analysis between four methods of styling React components from inline styling to Styled-Components. This talk is best suited to beginner developers.

19:55
Antidote.me, Bulgaria
We Are All Hemingway

Do you know that the first novel ever written dates back in 1021. Its author is the Japan noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu. Till then countless of writers put their thoughts on paper and countless of readers experience their stories. People write for decades and we, as software developers, kind of ignore their craft. We write too. Not novels but software. Isn't it this still writing? Believe it or not there is a lot in common between creating fiction and writing code. In this presentation we will see how close we are to giants like Hemingway and Stephen King. Can we get some of their wisdom and apply it to our daily job as engineers. Come to this talk and will get a few practical advices. I hope my presentation will make you a slightly better React developer.

20:30
Duda, Israel
Games Are Smarter Than Us

JS awsomeness beyond webpages. First we'll write a cool 2D game (in Javascript) - and then - write AI code (in Javascript!) that will be able to win this game for us. Oh, what a time to be alive!

Program Committee

Naomi Meyer
Adobe, USA

Naomi is a Software Development Engineer at Adobe on the Globalization, Core Services team where she works on the internationalization and localization of Creative Cloud and Document Cloud products. Before writing JavaScript full time, Naomi worked as a teacher across Asia and West Africa. She enjoys weekends outside - hiking, camping, and riding bikes.

Mettin Parzinski
Passionate People, Netherlands

React focused developer, currently outsourced at the airline Transavia. Started out writing ActionScript, did jQuery and thus has all sorts of knowledge on deprecated stuff. Part of a frontend development couple that produced a kid.

Konstantinos Leimonis
DAZN, UK

Software engineer, focused in the Javascript ecosystem. Curious about new technologies and open-source.

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