October 21 - 24, 2022
London & Online
React Advanced Conference 2022
We will be diving deep
Talk: Using useEffect Effectively
David Khourshid (known on Twitter as David K. Piano) is a software engineer for Microsoft, a tech author, and speaker. Also a fervent open-source contributor, he is passionate about statecharts and software modeling, reactive animations, innovative user interfaces, and cutting-edge front-end technologies. When not behind a computer keyboard, he’s behind a piano keyboard or traveling.
Talk: A Guide to React Rendering Behavior
Mark Erikson is a Senior Front-End Engineer at Replay, and lives in southwest Ohio, USA. Mark is a Redux maintainer, creator of Redux Toolkit, and general keeper of the Redux docs. He tweets at @acemarke, and blogs at https://blog.isquaredsoftware.com. He spends much of his time answering questions about React and Redux anywhere there's a comment box on the internet, and usually hangs out in the Reactiflux chat channels.
Talk: Back to the Future
Talk: A Career As Software Engineer
Talk: The Weird Things About React
Nik is the founder of Serenity and is passionate about cryptography, CRDTs, GraphQL and React. He co-created several popular open source projects like DraftJS Plugins and Polished and participated in Stripe’s Open Source Retreat. In his spare-time he enjoys ski touring, cycling and organising the ReactJS Vienna meetup.
Senior Engineer, Czech Republic
Talk: React Native Animations Should Be Fun
I'm a nomad developer, currently living in Prague, Czech Republic. I love giving life to UI through animations. I'm a speaker, YouTuber, father of 2, React & React Native enthusiast, Open Source contributor and coffee geek. In my free time I help others to succeed.
Talk: Bringing the New React Native Architecture to the OSS Community
Nicola Corti is a software engineer in the React Native Core team at Meta, where he helps to build one of the most popular cross-platform mobile framework. Nicola is also a Google Developer Expert for Kotlin, and he is the maintainer of several open-source libraries and tools for Android developers. His involvement in the ecosystem goes from speaking at international conferences to being a member of CFP committees, and supporting developer communities across Europe. In his free time, he loves running! Specifically, running a podcast (The Developers' Bakery - all about Open source) and running Marathons!
Apollo GraphQL, Germany
Talk: Dealing with ADHD as a developer
Lenz Weber-Tronic works as Senior Staff Software Engineer at Apollo GraphQL, where he is part of the team maintaining the Apollo TypeScript Client. He is a maintainer of Redux Toolkit and if he’s not currently trying to summon elder gods with weird TypeScript incantations he can usually be found on StackOverflow answering questions on Apollo and Redux usage or opening random PRs on GitHub.
Talk: React Native Everywhere
Taz is the Founder of Guild and long time participant in communities around the world. He has over two decades of software experience ranging from video games & robotic AI to consumer application development, has served as a principal technical management consultant, and is a serial startup founder. When he's not behind his computer, he can be found chasing his cat around the house or being chased by cars around a race track.
Talk: Adopting Micro-Frontends Without Micro-Frontends
Alex is an experienced engineer and decision maker with over 18 years of experience in the software industry. He is currently focused on scaling large organisations by breaking up front-end monoliths. Alex is passionate about open-source software and all things Web. Staff engineer @Miro. Co-Founder of several startups.
Medallia, Czech Republic
Talk: Deep Diving on Concurrent React
I'm a Sr. Front-End Engineer at Medallia, building their surveys platform and helping them shape the customer experience market with React. My areas of interest include JS and compile-to-JS languages, DX, and performance optimization. Aside from public speaking about these, I also volunteer at TechLabs, teaching front-end development.
OLX Group, Portugal
Talk: React Remixed
Full-time Open Source Contributor, Vietnam
Talk: How to Build Your Own Open Source Project
Atri Labs, USA
Talk: Lessons Learnt While Creating a New Framework on Top of React
Shyam Swaroop is the maintainer and core developer of an open-source project, Atri engine - a new framework built on React. He is also the Co-Founder & CTO of Atri Labs - the company behind this project. He has worked as a software engineer in both academia and industry. His most recent engagement in academia was working with DARPA under the US Department of Defense as Graduate Research Assistant at Columbia University (USA). Previously, he has created software products that have yielded multi million dollars of revenue for his organization, EXL Services, a US-headquartered technology consulting firm. He studied Engineering from IIT, India and dropped out from graduate program in computer science at Columbia University, USA to work on his startup full-time.
Talk: Understand Your Codebase to Innovate Faster
Simon Waterer is a Customer Engineer at Sourcegraph. He has worked across a range of technologies including object and NoSQL databases, high performance computing and distributed platforms including Kubernetes and Mesos. Outside of technology, he likes most sports but especially cricket, rugby and F1. And loves spending time outdoors with his dog.
The Guardian, UK
Talk: Making a Splash: The Story of a Toilet Map Migration
I first developed an interest in programming in my early teens, making text-based adventure games in QBasic. After completing my degree in 2020, I stumbled out of the pandemic directly into the newly transformed fully remote world of work. In August ‘21 I accepted an offer to join the Guardian where I have been working on their identity platform migration. Outside of work I contribute to the Great British Public Toilet Map, an open source project dedicated to helping people find toilets across the UK. You can find me tweeting about life and work [@olliethinks](https://twitter.com/olliethinks).
Talk: How Time-Consuming Is It to Build an Accessible Mobile App?
Hi, I'm Alessandro, a software developer from London. I build a mobile app at Formidable using React Native. I truly believe it is our responsibility to push for accessibility to be considered first-class citizens in our development flow.
Atri Labs, USA
Talk: Killing Bugs With Kindness
Darshita Chaturvedi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Atri Labs where she is leading the development of a new full-stack framework for web development. She has five years of experience working in Machine Learning and Data Science fields in various capacities from Graduate Research Assistant at MIT (USA) to Quant Researcher at BlackRock, a US headquartered asset management firm. She completed her undergraduate education in Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India, and dropped out from graduate program in management at MIT Sloan to work on her startup full-time. Her favorite past times are painting and learning art history.
Senior Engineering Manager, Canada
Talk: Building a Lightning-Fast Site with Next.js, GraphQL and Tailwind ⚡️
Ankita has over 10 years of Software development experience that started with helping small businesses develop apps. Currently she is taking a break and enjoying exploring more entrepreneurial opportunities. Previously, she is a Senior Engineering Manager at WealthSimple, leading teams and helping define the future of FinTech in Canada. She also worked as a Tech Lead, Solution Architect, and Lead developer at companies such as Loblaw Digital, Rangle.io, and IBM Canada. Ankita has architected and scaled many web and mobile apps for clients using React, GraphQL, React Native and Next.js. She loves public speaking and has spoken at several conferences worldwide, allowing her to pursue her passion for travel. Ankita is also an instructor on Udemy and ZeroToMastery and loves sharing content online.
Talk: Building full-stack applications on the Edge
JP Morgan, UK
Talk: Using ES Modules Based Micro-Frontends to Enable Distributed Development
Talk: Headless - The Future of CMS Is Here
Samuel is responsible for the developer relations at Storyblok. As the headless system's head of devrel, he spends most of his time buried in the documentation and creating various experiments and demos. He always defines himself as Creative FrontEnd Knight & DesignOps enthusiast with a passion for JAMStack and the beautiful web. As a determined community believer, he co-created multiple meetups and is always happy to help any community in need.
Talk: The New Architecture Is Here… What Now?
Lorenzo Sciandra is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft; since 2018 he is also a maintainer of react-native, and he’s been a releaser since 0.57.4. He cares a lot about mental health and open source, and won’t stop talking about either.
Talk: How to Get a Mentor Without Telling Them
Talk: Panel Discussion: UX and the Design/Dev Overlap
Anjana suffers from a chronic case of curiosity, which led her from philosophy to English teaching to computational linguistics to software development. As a developer advocate at Observable, these days she codes & teaches from her home base in San Francisco; in the before-times, you could find her speaking at events around the world. She loves to share the joy of programming and advocate for a more diverse, equitable, and ethical tech industry. Ask her about the Recurse Center & Outreachy, she’s an alumna of both!
Talk: Ladle: The Story About Modules and Performance
Currently on the UI Platform team at Uber. Focused on design systems (baseweb.design), open source (multiple popular react libraries as react-movable or react-portal), CSS in JS and great user/developer experiences. Previously building product at Cloudflare.
TensorFlowJS Working Group Lead, India
Talk: Server-Side Rendering Using WebAssembly
Shivay Lamba is a software developer specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor and has also been a MLH Fellow. He is actively involved in community work as well. He is a TensorflowJS SIG member, Mentor in OpenMined and CNCF Service Mesh Community, SODA Foundation and has given talks at various conferences like Github Satellite, Voice Global, Fossasia Tech Summit, TensorflowJS Show & Tell.
Talk: Panel Discussion: UX and the Design/Dev Overlap
React Podcast, USA
Talk: How I Test a Million UI States with Every Merge — Visual Testing with Storybook
Michael Chan loves the web. He's the host of React Podcast and DX Engineer at Chromatic. He’s building lunch.dev, the friendliest coding community for creative, curious, and compassionate web developers.
Talk: Keep Calm and Deploy On: Creating Safer Releases with Feature Flags
Jessica is a Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly, where she speaks about change and writes about the human implications of engineering decisions. She writes for a selection of tech publications and works as a co-organiser of DevOpsDays London and the regular meet-up group DevSecOps London Gathering. She also works with Coding Black Females to improve equal and equitable representation within the technology industry.
AG Grid, UK
Talk: AG Grid's New React Rendering Engine
Get started with AG Grid React Data Grid with a hands-on tutorial from the core team that will take you through the steps of creating your first grid, including how to configure the grid with simple properties and custom components. AG Grid community edition is completely free to use in commercial applications, so you'll learn a powerful tool that you can immediately add to your projects. You'll also discover how to load data into the grid and different ways to add custom rendering to the grid. By the end of the workshop, you will have created an AG Grid React Data Grid and customized with functional React components.
Talk: Building Figma’s Widget Code Generator
I am a Software Engineer at Figma, hailing from Leeds in the UK. I have always worked full stack but there is a special place in my heart for anything visual, which has lead me to my role on the Developer Tools team at Figma. What excites me about technology is being able to rapidly iterate on things and work with the smartest people around to build cool stuff! In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my cat, oil painting and getting out into the countryside on my own two feet.
Asaf Shochet Avida
Talk: My Accessibility Journey: the Quest for an Accessible Component Library
Asaf is the front end tech lead @Evinced, with 10+ years of experience in web development, including: frontend, backend and test automation, and a special place in his heart for shiny CI pipelines. After spending a year and a half traveling with his wife and 2 young kids (now 3, Mazal Tov) in the far east, he came back to create state of the art accessibility tools for developers. In his spare time he loves reading Harry Potter with his daughter, mentoring junior devs, and making Pitas on the Saj.
Red Hat, India
Talk: Platform Freedom with Micro-frontends
Infinite Red, USA
Talk: React Native: 2022 & Beyond
Gant Laborde is an owner of Infinite Red, mentor, adjunct professor, published author, and award-winning speaker. For 20 years, he has been involved in software development and continues strong today. He is an “open sourcerer”, team leader, and aspires to one day become a mad scientist. He blogs, videos, and maintains popular repositories for the community. Follow Gant’s adventures at http://gantlaborde.com/.
Talk: Developing and Driving Adoption of Component Libraries
Logan Ralston is a Software Engineer for TikTok who works on TUX, TikTok's internal design system. Logan has always had a passion for technology and design. He also is an avid proponent of the hackathon scene and has previously served as the director of McHacks, one of Canada's largest hackathons.
Developer Advocate, UK
Talk: Building Age of Empires 2 in React
Joe Hart has been a web engineer at Monzo, the BBC and LEGO. These days he's contracting his React skills out to those who need it. By night he's also a competition winning Standup Comedian, often blending technology and comedy live on stage at various pubs, theatres and tech conferences.