BEYOND REACT NATIVE
Mobile apps are everywhere, React Native helps to build them easier. But is there a life beyond React Native? If you want to know how to speed up mobile apps development, join us at our event!
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Without navigation, your app would just be a single screen. Navigation is a central concept to mobile apps – tab bars, drawers, modals, and transitioning to new screens, in general, are all navigation concepts. In this…
Are you completely new to React and React Native? This is the workshop for you. We will get you up and running, teach you how to use the core components like View, Text, Image, ScrollView, and TextInput, you will learn how to…
Gestures and animations are a broad subject where an advanced development and a complex logic meets very high UX requirements, and these encounters appear to…
React Native’s libraries ecosystem constantly grows and you can achieve more and more just writing JS code. However, sometimes you may encounter an API or a library that hasn’t been exported to RN environment yet. What to do?
In this workshop we’ll build “Traveler“, a serverless GraphQL React Native app that includes features like user-authentication & fine-grained access control.
A closer look into the future
App.js is a base. It is a place, where every React Native developer feels secure. Attend App.js Conf and meet people that joined the React Native Team at the very beginning. Talk to the authors of your favorite libraries and keep your ears on the ground for their new projects. The future of React Native is now. The future is at App.js.
What is React Native?
We can still consider React Native a new technology. Facebook released an open-source version just four years ago. Active contributors, as well as users, are constantly pushing this technology forward. It is undoubtedly a thriving community, be a part of it.
Meet creators of RN & Expo
Join App.js Conf and listen to the talks by the members of the Expo team. Experience the importance of networking during the conference and run fierce discussions with speakers and other attendees at our evening event. Get first-hand Expo tips during our workshops ran by Expo's creators. Participate, discuss and boost your skills. Make your next mobile app in no time.
What is Expo?
Expo is an open source toolchain that extends React Native and facilitates the process of developing, building and releasing native iOS and Android apps. It is like Rails for React Native.
Expo reduces the number of decisions you need to make ahead. It provides built-in solutions for problems faced by most apps. Even complex features that used to take two days to complete can get done in minutes. You don’t have to know too much about mobile development. Expo provides you with numerous React-Native Components which can be used to build your app in just a few lines of code. Through access to a set of convenient tools, you can see the latest version of your app on your phone immediately after you make a change in your code. It also helps you prepare binaries from your JS app ready for uploading to Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
Contribute to open-source
The community of open-source developers is similar to a group of scientists. Most of the findings are shared with others and evaluated by them. This way, some of them become commonly accepted facts, others are denied and forgotten. That is more-less how the open-source projects work. Unlike the commercial ones, they develop much closer to the users' needs.
Why a conference?
Conferences are venues where you can meet core members of the community, share ideas and get inspired by them. You can be sure, that there are enough issues to solve for everyone. Join App.js Conf and become a member of the open-source community.
Rapid development of mobile apps
Code of conduct
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Charlie CheeverCharlie Cheever is the cofounder of Expo. He previously cofounded the knowledge sharing community Quora and worked at Facebook and Amazon. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and learned to program to make computer games.
Brent VatneEngineer that works at Expo, contributes to React Native, and maintains of React Navigation. Lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Krzysztof MagieraEx-facebooker and co-creator of React Native. Now as a head of mobile at Software Mansion working on performance-focused improvements for animations and gesture handling to React Native and Expo.
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Nader DabitNader Dabit is the author of React Native In Action, the host of React Native Radio & works as a Developer Advocate for Amazon Web Services. He has been developing applications with React Native since April 2015. In addition to developing React Native applications, he has also trained companies like American Express, Amazon, Intuit, Visa, Microsoft & ClassPass how to build production-ready React Native applications.
Peter PiekarczykOne of Expo's first users! Engineer at Draftbit making it easy for non-technical folks to build Expo apps. Addicted to coffee and early morning road cycling. Lives in Chicago, IL.
Evan BaconLego prodigy from the most American of states, Texas. After impressing Expo with the games he built and shared on Twitter, he joined the company and continued working on Expo graphics libraries as well as AR APIs, other projects that push the limits of what can be done with React Native, and making Expo play nicely with Firebase. Lives in Palo Alto, California.
Ville ImmonenJovial yet stoic Finnish engineer at Expo with a passion for working on developer tools. Prior to working with Expo he founded Reindex, a hosted GraphQL service. He now works on Expo developer tools such as expo-cli and its accompanying web interface. Lives in Helsinki, Finland.
Quinlan JungAn eccentric computer scientist with a MSc from Stanford and experience working at Amazon prior to joining Expo. Highlights from her time at Expo including rebuilding the user account system from scratch to improve reliability and designing and building release channels. Most recently she has been working on self-hosting Expo apps. Lives in Palo Alto, California.
Satyajit SahooTalented engineer with an eye for design that works at the Polish software development agency Callstack. He works on the in-browser React Native development environment Snack and other client projects for Callstack. He also contributes to React Native and React Navigation, and maintains react-native-paper, react-native-tab-view, and linaria, among other projects. Lives in Wrocław, Poland.
Tomasz SapetaTrue JS lover, scuba diver & a photographer devoted to bicycle training but first of all Software Mansioner for more than three years. Crafted multiple apps with React & React Native. Co-creator of projects used by more than a million people. Deeply involved in Expo’s development – SDK (WebGL and MediaLibrary in particular). Shares his knowledge at various workshops.
Michał OsadnikAGH UST Computer Science Student and a Software Mansioner who spent last year on developing mobile apps in react-native and contributed into react-native-gesture-handler and react-native-reanimated. React Native lover. Rides a bike, plays guitar, loves literature and poetry from 19th & beginning of 20th centuries as well as theoretical computer science and movies which everyone considers boring. Knows how to tame mobile devices (both iOS and Android). Gets satisfaction from making things work and discovering how they work.
William CandillonIndependent software engineer. Author of youtube vlog series “Can it be done in React Native?”
Tomasz SochackiIT manager at DreamLab – IT development hub for Ringier Axel Springer Polska and RASM AG. He gained his professional experience in companies like Microsoft, HP and Axel Springer in different IT roles. Currently responsible for mobile apps development in RASP -, he's turning a mobile strategy into everyday reality for millions of users.
Michał CzernekMobile Developer with Android at heart. Spent a recent few years developing and delivering native apps for multiple companies. He has recently turned to React Native and shipped his first commercial RN app with his team at DreamLab. Addicted to sweets and fruits, tries to burn all that energy playing squash and football.
Catalin MironReact, React Native, GraphQL and OS enthusiast. Currently working for Skype.
Karan ThakkarKaran is a Senior Software Engineer at Skyscanner, building the React Native infrastructure enabling other teams within the org to use it. Previously, he lead the Web team at Crowdfire.
Betty PierceA steal drumming, beer drinking, barefoot running, mama who went from professional percussionist to coding for cash. Betty Pierce is a Sr. UI/UX Developer at Agile Thought with over 18 years of professional experience in Tampa Florida. Betty is a co-director of Women Who Code Tampa and GDI (Girl Develop It) Instructor. She shares her passion for coding and emerging tech by speaking at conferences and meetups. Betty most recently presented at #DevFestFL, #UXDSummit, University of South Florida WICSE club (Women in Computer Science and Engineering) and career day at her kids' school. She has worked in varied industries from government to advertising and consulting. She offers her experience in building enterprise apps from the ground up in various front-end languages including, React, React Native, Angular, AngularJS, TypeScript and Flow. She loves to talk code and always enjoys a good developer pun. This happy mama of five can be found cooking, cleaning and swinging kettlebells her spare time.
Cem TuranCem is a Software Engineer at Lenus eHealth, a SaaS company building tools to optimize workflows for fitness coaches and their clients, where he is focused on building out the mobile product and team. Cem also organizes the Copenhagen React, React Native and ReasonML meetup groups, where he's often seen preaching the gospel of functional programming, React Native, ReasonML and dan.church. Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Josh HargreavesMobile developer from the UK working at Bloomberg in New York. Keen athlete and marathon runner. Loves all things react-native and really excited about the future of mobile.
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