The Meet-Up Overview:
Shockoe would like to provide a space for the RVA React Native community to share its knowledge and grow together. There are many options today for creating mobile applications, and React Native is a great solution for a cross-platform approach. Join us to strengthen the community by bringing in new developers and sharing our knowledge with one another!
Cost of Attendance:
Time & Date:
Friday, August 16, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
3122 W Marshall Street #201
Richmond, VA 23220
What We’ll be Covering:
Our first React Native meetup will be targeted towards beginners and more advanced developers.
A focus on the tools and tricks available to the React Native developer. We will explore the standalone React Native Debugger as well as extensions available in Visual Studio Code. We will also share some development tricks to make your job easier!
I’m a Beginner- What’s React Native?
This cross platform idea is not a new one.
Cordova and Ionic achieve a similar goal by utilizing WebViews. Developers actually create websites that are ran on mobile. Plugins are provided to interact with native APIs where needed. This means that all of the UI is not truly native, but instead just a website. UX can suffer when going this route.
Flutter is also not a native experience, but it is not web either. Flutter provides its own UI engine that is super fast and runs on both platforms. The development team has created components that mimic native Android and iOS components, but do not always behave identically. UX will generally be better with Flutter than a pure web solution, but integration with native elements can be strange.
Interested in coming? We’d love to meet you!
Meet Your Hosts:
Cross-Platform Development Lead
Andrew is a Senior Mobile Developer focused on creating quality user experiences. He is a full stack developer with experience working on every piece of a mobile application from backend APIs to frontend UI. Andrew is passionate about creating high performing native applications. He also has the distinguished mantle of being the longest-tenured developer at Shockoe.
Full-Stack Development Lead