Hey! 👋 It's been a while since I went to a in-person conference, last one was in 2017 😱 almost 6 years ago! 🤯
The convention center is located very close to the beach, so you can enjoy the sun and the sea while you're at the conference 🌴
Finding the registration desk was tricky because the place is huge, but once there, everything was easy and smooth. React Miami probably has the best swag I've seen in a conference, the designs of the t-shirt and stickers are awesome! 😍
The conference was organized in a single track which is great because you can attend all the talks you want without having to choose between them. The schedule was very well made with a good balance between talks and breaks.
The food was delicious and tasty, I had a great time eating Mexican 🌮 and Chinese 🍜 food. Snacks and drinks were available all day long 🍹, which is always a plus! 🙌
We also had a break-out room to chill and talk with other attendees, it was a nice place to meet people.
The quality of the talks and the technical level was very good, in-depth and detailed talks about React, CSS, Accessibility, Performance...
I have to say though, that it was very refreshing to see there was a big focus around mental/developer health a topic that is not mentioned enough in conferences and it's something we should all be more aware of.
Having said that, here's the list of my favourite talks ❤️ in no particular order:
- The Unexpected States of Burnout by @jenn_ayy_ – 🎥 Video
- On-demand Flow State: A Framework for Mental Performance by @anthonysheww – 🎥 Video
- Everything's Better With Friends by @threepointone – 🎥 Video
- React as a Developer Health Tool by @tejaskumar_ – 🎥 Video
- Create Engaging “Scrollytelling” Experiences With React & GSAP by @julianbenegas8 – 🎥 Video
All talks were recorded and live streamed through YouTube. Make sure to watch all of them! 👇
I had an amazing time at React Miami 💖. Probably the best conference I've ever been to. I met a lot of people, learned and made new friends along the way.
I was attending the conference on my own, but everyone was super friendly and welcoming, it felt like home 🙏.
Shoutout to the organizers, you have an incredible event congratulations for the great work! 👏 the after party was a blast! 🎉
Huge thanks to N26 for making this trip possible! 🥳
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