My experience at the biggest React conference worldwide

Sandro Maglione

Sandro Maglione

Web development

I was in Amsterdam last week to attend the the biggest javascript and react conferences worldwide: JSNation and React Summit.

I went there as the official representative of the Effect Community โœˆ๏ธ

These are all my takeaways ๐Ÿ‘‡


Conferences are for meeting people

It's sound clichรฉ. You hear everyone saying this.

But once you experience it, you realize it's definitely true.

The main reason for attending a conference is to meet like-minded people ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Everyone from all around the globe joins in one place. All people passionate about a specific technology. Absolutely a great chance to get to know interesting people ๐Ÿ™Œ

Winning is fun

Why an official representative of Effect at JSNation? ๐Ÿค”

Effect was nominated for The Most Exciting Use of Technology in the JavaScript Open Source Awards, and I was there to represent the whole community ๐Ÿ‘‡

Guess what? We won! ๐Ÿ†

Thanks everyone from the community and Effectful Technologies for this amazing opportunity and experience ๐Ÿš€

Highlights: React 19, ESLint, Native APIs

The center of everyone's attention was React 19 (of course).

Here is a list of my highlights from the conference:

  • React 19 changes how you write frontend code with React: not just client anymore, but including more and more the server as well โš›
  • ESLint v9 with Flat Config and Config Inspector will make life so much easier ๐Ÿช„
  • State machines are bound to solve LLMs and hallucinations (possibly) ๐Ÿ‘€
  • The local-first and CRDTs trend is spreading ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • Many new CSS, HTML, and browser APIs ready to be used ๐Ÿซก
  • Codeium (alternative to Github Copilot) looks interesting ๐Ÿค”

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What's next

Attending a conference is always a source of great inspiration and motivation:

  • I am seriously thinking of joining a conference as a speaker, stay tuned ๐Ÿ‘€
  • Many new technologies on my TO-TRY list (while sharing everything that I learn ๐Ÿค)
  • Already planning my next major project ๐Ÿ‘‡

I already joined 3 conferences this year: Effect Days, Localfirst Conf, and JSNation+ReactSummit ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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I definitely suggest you to join more conferences as well, it's an experience that's worth every moment (check out a list of conference here) ๐Ÿš€

Back to work now ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป

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