Meet our MC 👋 – React Day Berlin – Medium

Meet the #ReactDayBerlin MC @robinpokorny:  #ReactJS #Jest

  • I’ve been working with React for almost 3 years now, and it led me to also try other functional languages, so in this sense, React was really helpful for my career.What do you think is the future of web and mobile development?That’s difficult to say.
  • There are a few initiatives that come to mind: For one, there’s WebAssembly with which you can have some really low level language in the browser, and that’s great, because we’ll be able to create more powerful stuff compared to nowadays, when we’re mostly dependent on JavaScript.The other improvement could…
  • What’s your most awaited feature in testing tools?Obviously, Jest will never be completely automated, on the other hand, if you look at snapshot testing, that kind of is Jest is doing a major part of the job, generating something that you only manage and approve changes.
  • I know how difficult it is to organize, how much time and effort you need, and I’m really grateful that someone experienced is bringing a React conference to Berlin, so I’m excited.
  • I hope it’s gonna be a lot of fun and I get to meet new people, see how they use React in their jobs.Where do you get your inspiration for being an MC?This is not the first time for me, and ever since I was one some time ago, I…

An MC can often make or break a conference, and we couldn’t be more grateful to Robin for taking up this challenge! In the following interview, we discuss his career in software development and his…

How do you present yourself to random strangers?Usually, I just tell people I work with JavaScript. Depending on the situation and their understanding, sometimes I say I’m a frontend developer, sometimes I say I’m a React developer.How did you end up being one?Thanks to my dad who’s a developer himself and who gave me small tasks to solve when I was a kid. We always had computers with an Internet connection and I also had this small robot that I could lead through a map. Later on, there was a software called Baltazar — you had a wizard you could command and move through the environment. That gave me some initial ideas about what being a programmer looked like. Afterwards, I simply learned from my dad’s books about ASP.NET.When did you start using React?It was my first job after school where I befriended some people who knew the core Angular development team. I decided to give it a try, since I was among the first people to know about it. We liked the framework — it was the first time I came in contact with a JavaScript framework, and to be honest, before that, I deliberately focused on CSS, but thanks to Angular I grasped how powerful JavaScript really is.Then I started hearing about React, went to some presentations. Soon I understood it was a better way, how much the approach — later I discovered it’s called functional — suits me. I’ve been working with React for almost 3 years now, and it led me to also try…

Meet our MC 👋 – React Day Berlin – Medium