New autolinking and using Firebase w/ React Native


Herengracht 545 · Amsterdam

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In this autumn meetup edition we have two speakers who are deeply involved in the open source community. Eloy Duran is going to talk about using native packages with React Native and the updates they've been working by auto linking it and Elliot Hesp is sharing how to use Firebase in your React Native project.

🍕This event is sponsored by GitNation (, an open source oriented foundation running tech events including, amongst others, React Amsterdam and JSNation, and Vandebron ( Vandebron is a technology-driven scale-up on a mission to transform the energy market with 100% green & local energy.

🕐 Event Schedule

18:00 – Doors open: pizzas, drinks and networking
19:00 – Introduction
19:10 – 🗣 "Adding more native to your React Native app" by @alloy (Eloy Durán)
19:40 – 🗣 "Building React Native apps with Firebase" by @elliothesp (Elliot Hesp)
20:10 – Finishing drinks and more networking

Adding more native to your React Native app; a talk on (auto) linking and how it helps you.
By @alloy (Eloy Durán),

There’s a wealth of native libraries available for both iOS and Android that one can tap into to enrich your app or sometimes even be the only option. While React Native wrappers exist, sometimes even those can be hard to include in your project without an understanding of the underlying machinery. In this presentation we’ll dive into what ‘linking’ means, how it works with React Native, and how auto-linking improves the past solutions.

About @alloy (Eloy Durán)
Eloy is a Director of Engineering at Artsy where they adopted React Native early on, the author of CocoaPods, and a prolific open-sourcerer in general.

Building React Native apps with Firebase
By @elliothesp (Elliot Hesp)

Learn how Firebase can help you kick start your next React Native application. Using React Native Firebase we’ll demonstrate some of real-world use cases to apply to your next project.

About @elliothesp (Elliot Hesp)
Elliot is a self-taught software engineer focusing on both web & mobile. Working with the latest technologies, he spends most of his time investing in Open Source Software specifically in the JavaScript, Android & iOS ecosystem. Elliot is currently working with Firebase to provide first-class integrations with tools such as React Native, Flutter & the web. For the last 12 months, Elliot has been building his own startup, working with a team of like-minded software engineers to provide bespoke software integrations for clients.

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