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…
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Mike Grabowski: Compared to its alternatives, React is what makes React Native shine

.@grabbou: Compared to its alternatives, #ReactJS is what makes React Native shine

  • We have special weekly meetings of every open source project team which makes it easy to join any time.
  • We plan to make it public at some point, so that it’s not only transparent for folks what we are up to, but also easy to join and help us deliver for better tomorrow.Does the focus on modern technology stack help Callstack acquire more clients?It is just one of the…
  • What they are looking for is to solve specific problems that they have, and right now, the best answer to this problem is: Use React Native.What’s the best use case for choosing React Native over fully native applications?If you have an app that’s already written in React and looking into…
  • There are hundreds of other, perfectly legitimate use cases, to go with React Native.Have you experienced React license issues bothering your clients?No.What do you think is the future web and mobile development?That really depends on vendors.
  • I am paying attention to the way Kotlin evolves on other platforms as well as Flutter, that unlike React Native, uses its own rendering engine and compiles ahead of time.Are you excited about speaking at React Day Berlin?Yeah, totally!

Because Mike is going to speak about animation in React Native at React Day Berlin on December 2, we asked him a couple of questions about his experience with the technology and his current position…
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🌈 It’s time to apply for a diversity scholarship – React Day Berlin – Medium

There's still a chance for you to get our diversity scholarship:  #ReactJS

  • 🌈 It’s time to apply for a diversity scholarshipDo you belong to a group that’s underrepresented in tech?
  • Get a chance to attend React Day Berlin for freeA conference should welcome all kinds of attendees, however, in the tech world, that sometimes isn’t the case — and it’s high time to change that.We’d like to invite all women, LGBT+ folks, people of color, people with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged individuals interested…
  • The rules are quite simple: 📋 fill out this simple form and see if you’re lucky enough to be picked in a random lottery.The 50 available tickets will be handed out by the end of October, and everyone will be notified via email.The scholarships are made possible by a joint…
  • If you’d like to contribute and help increase the amount of scolarships we can award, you can do so by purchasing a Diversity Support Ticket for you and your team via Eventbrite.In case your company (or know one) supports diversity in techand would be interested in sponsoring the scholarship, simply…

A conference should welcome all kinds of attendees, however, in the tech world, that sometimes isn’t the case — and it’s high time to change that. We’d like to invite all women, LGBT+ folks, people…
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We’re ready for your Lightning Talks submissions – React Day Berlin – Medium

You still have a chance to join our speakers on stage:  #ReactJS

  • We’re ready for your Lightning Talks submissionsReact Day Berlin forecast: 🌩 A chance of snow and thunderous applauseReact developers sometimes have to deal with tough situations, but making small talk with your fellow geeks has never been one of them.
  • Do you have a project you’d like to discuss with / pitch to an audience but a full talk would be too much for now?
  • React Day Berlin is ready for you, anyway.📩 Submit your Lightning TalkAs always, all winning speakers will get to attend React Day Berlin for free.
  • We’ll pick 4 of all proposals that’ll make the most sense in our lineup.Local developers and React newbies are especially welcome to submit.
  • In case you need help figuring out and fine-tuning your talk, we’re here for you.Each talk is limited to 5–7 minutes without QA.All winning proposals will be published on our website and here on Medium and also promoted through our social channels.Talks are subject to the Berlin Code of Conduct….

React developers sometimes have to deal with tough situations, but making small talk with your fellow geeks has never been one of them. Well, there’s no need to discuss the weather when the scene is…
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Mike Grabowski: Compared to its alternatives, React is what makes React Native shine

.@Grabbou: Compared to its alternatives, #ReactJS is what makes React Native shine

  • We have special weekly meetings of every open source project team which makes it easy to join any time.
  • We plan to make it public at some point, so that it’s not only transparent for folks what we are up to, but also easy to join and help us deliver for better tomorrow.Does the focus on modern technology stack help Callstack acquire more clients?It is just one of the…
  • What they are looking for is to solve specific problems that they have, and right now, the best answer to this problem is: Use React Native.What’s the best use case for choosing React Native over fully native applications?If you have an app that’s already written in React and looking into…
  • There are hundreds of other, perfectly legitimate use cases, to go with React Native.Have you experienced React license issues bothering your clients?No.What do you think is the future web and mobile development?That really depends on vendors.
  • I am paying attention to the way Kotlin evolves on other platforms as well as Flutter, that unlike React Native, uses its own rendering engine and compiles ahead of time.Are you excited about speaking at React Day Berlin?Yeah, totally!

Because Mike is going to speak about animation in React Native at React Day Berlin on December 2, we asked him a couple of questions about his experience with the technology and his current position…
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Norbert de Langen: Storybook has reached outside the React ecosystem & will continue to do so

Read our interview with @NorbertdeLangen about his recent work on Storybook:  #ReactJS

  • We strongly believe the problems Storybook solves are not unique to any single platform.Of course, we’re also going to be improving the features and performance of Storybook, and create new ways for you to extend Storybook and customise it for your use-case.
  • Finally: we’re really seeing the community getting involved with Storybook, we get pull requests making Storybook better in all sorts of ways we didn’t expect.
  • So who knows what will be included in the next release?Has rebranding from React Storybook changed its culture or direction?The culture certainly changed — now the community itself is driving Storybook forward.
  • If anything, I’d say our focus on helping the community co-maintain Storybook has had a major impact.Do your company clients adapt React style guides to their workflow?Yes in fact, most of them do.What do you think is the future of web and mobile development?Who knows?
  • I’m super excited about native support for ES modules in the modern browsers and Node.js!What are your favorite components, libraries, or community projects?Babel, Webpack, React, Glamorous, Yarn, Express, ESlint, Prettier, Jest, GraphQL.I’m also a huge fan of community-driven meetups.Pick one and tell us why: Redux or MobX?It depends.

Today, we’re opening our new series of interviews for React Day Berlin. Since Norbert de Langen is going to speak about building Storybook in Berlin in December, we decided to ask him a couple of…
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We’re ready for your Lightning Talks submissions – React Day Berlin – Medium

We're ready for your 🌩 Lightning Talks submissions!  #ReactJS #ReactDayBerlin

  • We’re ready for your Lightning Talks submissionsReact Day Berlin forecast: 🌩 A chance of snow and thunderous applauseReact developers sometimes have to deal with tough situations, but making small talk with your fellow geeks has never been one of them.
  • Do you have a project you’d like to discuss with / pitch to an audience but a full talk would be too much for now?
  • React Day Berlin is ready for you, anyway.📩 Submit your Lightning TalkAs always, all winning speakers will get to attend React Day Berlin for free.
  • We’ll pick 4 of all proposals that’ll make the most sense in our lineup.Local developers and React newbies are especially welcome to submit.
  • In case you need help figuring out and fine-tuning your talk, we’re here for you.Each talk is limited to 5–7 minutes without QA.All winning proposals will be published on our website and here on Medium and also promoted through our social channels.Talks are subject to the Berlin Code of Conduct….

React developers sometimes have to deal with tough situations, but making small talk with your fellow geeks has never been one of them. Well, there’s no need to discuss the weather when the scene is…
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