ReactJS Meetup: Graphql + Relay / React-native, the good, the bad and the ugly


Dear Reactors, After a long hiatus, we are back! I'd like to bring back this meetup on track, but I need your support with talks. Don't be shy, give it a try, if you work with ReactJS share your experience and findings with us, even for a lightning talk!

PLEASE REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE ( - We need your name on eventbrite otherwise we can't let you in the building.

We'll be hosted and sponsored by ProSiebenSat.1 - going to P7S1 is not as hard as you'd think, just take the S8, and the office is right outside of the station! Only 13 min away from Muenchen Ost.



7:00pm: Doors open

7:00 - 7:30: Networking, Drinks, Pizza

7:30 - 8:15: React-native, the good, the bad and the ugly by Daniele Büchele

8:15 - 8:30: Break

8:30 - 9:15: Building a Spotify web client in Relay + React. Robert Hostlowsky

9:15 - 10:00: Networking

10:00: Doors close.


I'm always looking for new speakers so make sure to contact me at johann.romefort at if you want to give a talk!

Title: Building a Spotify web client in Relay+React on top of our own GraphQL proxy server.

Abstract: Facebook built their own tools for high efficient communication of their mobile apps with Facebook servers. We will build a simple Spotify client which only transfers reduced, minimal meta-data, which leads to a higher UX experience on mobile devices. We will see, how Relay reduces the effort of building and maintaining the web client.

Bio: In the last 18 years Robert collected experiences and insights in different roles into software development. Currently he is working at codecentric AG as a developer and technical coach for agile development practices targeting high quality and efficiency. He is enthusiastic about web technologies and DevOps culture. He searches for ways to speed up development and delivery cycles for fast feedback loops. Since 2012, Robert is follower of the Software Craftsmanship Movement.

Title: react-native, the good, the bad and the ugly

Abstract: We recently shipped "Bayern 2", our first react-native app for iOS and Android. For users it is a recommendation-based infinite radio stream, for us it was a big playground, using a lot of new technologies we haven't used before, like GraphQL, Flow and react-native. This talks gives an overview over the benefits and pitfalls during development, talks about code-sharing between platforms (iOS and Android as well as frontend and backend) and deploying react-native over the air.

Bio: Daniel is a Frontend Engineer who worked for several start ups in San Francisco and Berlin and London before he joined BR_NEXT, the software department from Bayerischer Rundfunk in 2015. He goes "Full Stack Facebook" using GraphQL, Relay, React and react-native. Among his colleagues he is known as the redoubtable ESLint nazi.