ReactiveConf 20173 min read
ReactiveConf is a two days conference about functional and reactive programming that takes place in Bratislava 🇸🇰, at the Old Market Hall. I attended the conference with three workmates from Ulabox, @sospedra_r, @juanmaorta and @markcial. The venue was organized in two stages: the Main Stage and the Discovery Stage.
The conference day started with the registration, a backpack with a cool t-shirt, socks and stickers was given to every attendee.
Venue and talks
The Old Market was a comfortable and big place to watch the Main Stage talks. Upstairs there was a big space with TV's to follow the live-stream, a ton of bean bags and a few XBOX's to play with 🎮.
Discovery Stage was located in another place called Ateliér Babylon, within a 5 minute walk from the Old Market Hall. This stage was too small, at the second day we had to turn back to the Old Market, due to the lack of space, losing the opportunity to watch the "Understanding Webpack from inside out" talk. 👎
The food was very nice 🍗. A few serving points were distributed along the Market Hall. Also, the schedule was very well planned the number of breaks helped to follow the presentations easily!
In terms of talks the quality and technical level was good. But with some speakers I thought that they were selling us their product instead of training us. Also I noticed that some talks, IMHO were offtopic according to the Reactive paradigm.
Having said that, these are my favourite talks ⭐️:
- The React Productivity Revolution by @fortelabs – 🎥 Slides
- Lessons learned Migrating Complex Software by @jack_franklin – 🎥 Slides
- Writing highly reusable React components by @javivelasco
- D3 and React, together by @sxywu – 🎥 Slides
- Jest as a Platform by @rogeliog – 🎥 Slides
- CSS in JS: The Good & Bad Parts by @rofrischmann – 🎥 Slides
All talks were recorded and live streamed through the ReactiveConf youtube channel. Be sure to take a look into it! 👇
I learnt a lot of things at the venue and I really enjoyed the great atmosphere of the conference. Actually I've met a ton of friendly people!
Huge thanks to Ulabox 💖 for giving us the oportunity to attend ReactiveConf! 🇸🇰 ✈️
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