Over 500 attendees filled The Armory in Portland, OR to hear from some of the more prominent and upcoming community members in the growing world of React Native. The Chain React conference brought together core React Native contributors, engineers writing their first
react-native init, and everyone in between. This combination facilitated excellent knowledge transfer, feedback, and healthy conversations about the framework’s past, present and future.
Over two days, every major topic related to React Native development was covered in depth. Here are some notable talks covering concepts we deal with in React Native everyday (in no particular order):
From Zero to DevOps by Parashuram Narasimhan @nparashuram
React as a Platform: A path towards a truly cross-platform UI by Leland Richardson @intelligibabble
If I had a nickel for every time someone mentions “write once, run anywhere”… This pipe dream has been previously attempted several times and failed for all sorts of reasons. However, with React’s architecture, ecosystem, and community, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel to share a portion of your UI code across any platform.
From Idea to App Store: A Guide to Shipping React Native Apps by Chris Ball @cball_
The process of taking an app all the way to the Apple App StoreⓇ and Google Play Store is not for the faint of heart. Fortunately, Chris walked us through many of the pitfalls and provided some excellent suggestions on tooling and best practices to make life a little bit easier.
Breaking Down React Native Bridging by Peggy Rayzis @peggyrayzis
The bridge is one of the most overlooked yet most critical parts of React Native. It is the secret sauce and should be given far more attention by developers getting into React Native than it gets. Understanding how it works and what goes on behind the scenes is crucial for writing high-performing applications.
React Native + ES.next = ❤ by Ben Ilegbodu @benmvp
In conclusion, I’d like to give a special thank you to Infinite Red for putting on a truly excellent conference. The entire conference was executed flawlessly, from the food to the Wi-Fi (most important). The team was extremely accommodating and helped facilitate any of our requests.
For those who stopped by the Modus Create booth, we hope you enjoyed the giveaways and conversations!