Past Meetup

Up and Running with Universal Components and Expo in the Trenches

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2 Center Plaza ยท Boston, MA

How to find us

Take elevators on the right to floor 3. Left off of elevators. Lounge is located behind reception.

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We're back in April with some more React Native awesomeness!

๐ŸŽค Up and Running with Universal Components ๐ŸŽค
Kurtis Kemple ( and Samantha Bretous (

Kurt and Samantha are joining us this month from NYC!

Universal components are a great way to maximize impact while minimizing the amount of repeated work. However, if you're not careful, you can quickly end up in some pretty nasty spots. Join Samantha and Kurt as they walk through what universal components are, what are some best practices, and most importantly, what are some pitfalls to avoid!

Kurt is a React / React Native / GraphQL enthusiast ๐Ÿ™Œ Co-organizer of @NYCGraphQL ๐Ÿ—“ Technical Writer ๐Ÿ–‹ Mentor ๐ŸŽ“ Fine Dancer๐Ÿ•บ

Samantha is a Software Engineer at MLS blending the gap between web and mobile development through universal components. By day Samantha codes and is a DIYโ€™er. At night she sleeps.


๐ŸŽค Expo in the trenches ๐ŸŽค
Jonathan Baker

Is Expo ready for production? We'll look at what you could gain and common pitfalls to consider before making the leap to the bleeding edge.

Jonathan once knew all the methods in the ASP.NET page lifecycle, and thought JavaScript was a punchline. Now, he's trying to build and maintain a cross platform native app using only JavaScript. It's a strange world.


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๐Ÿก About the Venue ๐Ÿก

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๐Ÿ•About the Pizza Sponsor ๐Ÿ•
The Gnar Company ( is a Boston-based development company that builds robust products designed for the long haul. They are also helping us all feed our faces this month. Thanks to Gnar!