ReactEurope 2016 interview #8: Krzysztof Magiera

Krzysztof Magiera

In this 8th interview of the year, we get to know more about Krzysztof aka @kzzzf. Krzysztof is a member of the React Native team and one of its top committer. He is contributing to the work on making animations in React Native more performant.

At the conference, he will be talking about “React Native ❤ 60FPS — Improving React Native animations”.

Here is his full interview:

Tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from, what do you do?

I’m from Krakow, Poland. Currently I work as a tech lead in small software house company that is focusing on building products for tech startups, specifically using React and related technologies. I’ve just recently left Facebook when I was involved in building React Native implementation for android (almost from the beginning of the project). I like sports that contains word “snow” or “surf” in their names. The rest of my free time I spent on writing scientific papers on theoretical computer science (I may get a PhD one day :)

What were you using before React?

React was actually one of the reasons I got involved in building web UIs. So before React I haven’t been writing that much javascript. My previous professional experience include a few years of embedded development after which I switched to mobile development (android and iOS).

What’s your greatest react projects, open source or not that you’d like to tell the world about?

The greatest react project that I had an opportunity to work on is without any doubt React Native — need no introduction :-)

What do you expect from the conf?

I attended first React.js conf in 2015 and it was a great experience. I was impressed by the level and quality of all the talks. The conference made me realise how strong and active React.js community is. It’s been very motivating to see and meet so many people excited by the technology I was involved in building (React Native was announced that time). Even though I haven’t participated in the last years React Europe, I watched most of the talks online and was equally amazed by the work community is doing. I expect this to be the same this year and hope to learn about other people’s projects as well as best practices and advices on how to make React Native apps more performant.

Anything else you want to tell future attendees?

I’m sure this year’s React Europe is going to be excellent. Make sure to book your tickets and see you there!

There you go, you now know a bit more about Krzysztof and hopefully you will be able to meet him personally at the conf.

If you haven’t done so, make sure to grab your ticket to the conference before they’re all gone and see you there!

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