One of the outcomes of React Finland 2018 has been blog coverage by people attending the event. In this post, I will highlight the posts I am aware of. If I am missing something, let me know and I will add it here.
React Finland from Newbie Perspective by Sauli Rajala
Sauli Rajala came to the conference as a newbie. He wanted to know what React is about. The tricky part of organizing a conference is figuring out a program that caters different skill levels. Based on Sauli’s posts, I feel we achieved this quite well:
Sauli gave each talk a MacGyver rating. The posts are fun to read and give you more insight on what was going on at the conference.
Jörge Ojanen on React Finland
I’ve been developing with React couple of years now. Like real projects, for a customer and someone has been paying me to do it. But I remember when framework wars were really just starting to really escalate, we were wondering what to use in out forthcoming project in my workplace at the time. We ended up choosing AngularJS. React was also on the table. Pretty soon after we had started the project, google announced the fate (sic) of AngularJS. So yeeeah. — Jörge Ojanen
React Finland 2018 mission Helsinki by David Leuliette
Thanks David! Maybe we should get you to the event next year as well. :)
Tatu Tamminen on Workshops
Tatu Tamminen wrote a brief review on the workshop day. Next year we should take more care with the power and WLAN situation. Overall, he liked Michel’s state management workshop so it worked out in the end. He noted that we don’t have too many web development related conferences in Finland and I completely agree with that.
Two days of React Finland 2018 by Marko Wallin
Marko Wallin wrote two in-depth posts about the conference. He liked the fact that it was a single track one and from his point of view everything run smoothly which sounds great. I feel he got a lot out of the conference:
- Two days of React Finland 2018: Day one topics of React
- Two days of React Finland 2018: Day two with React and React Native
React Finland 2018 by Barry McGee
React Finland 2018 Tour Diary by Artem Sapegin
Lisäoppia Reactista by Aki Foudila
Aki Foudila came to the conference to learn more about React as it’s a technology their company has recently adopted. He changed his mind on typing and would like to participate again. Note that Aki’s post is Finnish only.
Because community matters! by Toni Ristola
Toni Ristola, one of the organizers, wrote about why his company Gofore decided to sponsor the event. I feel having local companies visible at the conference made it better and also helped us to organize it in financial terms. Toni also wrote about his experience as a first time conference speaker. Apparently Ken’s pep talk was spot on!
React Finland — Your Chance to Learn React Up North — Interview with Juho Vepsäläinen
I wrote a small interview to my blog about the conference around December 2017. I mentioned that “I have a feeling React Finland will be a good conference.” and I think it wasn’t a bad one so I guess I got something right!
React Finland generated plenty of excitement. I didn’t expect to see this many blog posts about the 2018 edition. Also Twitter is full of material that gives a better idea of how everything went. It’s always good when you inspire people.