August Meetup at icapps

This is a past event

54 people went

Every 4th Wednesday of the month until January 21, 2020


· Antwerpen

How to find us

Take the far left stairs at the road side to the 2nd floor. Enter through the glass doors.

Location image of event venue


Dear meetup members,

This month we're returning to the great offices of icapps! We're very happy to say that Chris Brown will be coming to give his amazing "Presentation Skills for Programmers" talk. Alain Hufkens, Robin Claes & Tom Van Laerhoven will talk about how to build a TV app in React Native.

icapps will be providing food and drinks so you can come hungry and thirsty!

We hope to see you soon,

Dries & Rias

PS: Please remember to change your RSVP if you cannot attend.


19:00 Doors
20:00 Talks


Presentation Skills for Programmers by Chris Brown

Whether it's sharing in a weekly status-report stand-up, presenting at a Meetup group, or speaking at a Conference, most people find themselves anxious to some degree, or even downright terrified. Or maybe you have some presentation ideas but aren't sure if *you* could be a speaker.

In this talk we'll discuss several presentation skills, including reducing nervousness, communicating in 2nd languages, validating ideas, minimizing distracting behaviours, and how to prepare for a Lightning or Un-Conference talk. Lots of other tips will be thrown in along the way, including smart choices for slide preparation, starting and ending smoothly, and even handling Q&A.

Speaker: Chris Brown is a PHP Developer and Public Speaking coach. An open-source contributor for 15+ years, he co-wrote an e-commerce application platform, is the maintainer of the Spatie Laravel-Permissions package, and a heavy contributor to the Laravel Valet package. As a speaking coach he loves helping people be successful communicators of the messages they care most about.

Length: 45min

Building a TV app in React Native by Alain Hufkens, Robin Claes & Tom Van Laerhoven

For one of icapps’ partners, the digital agency took care of the concept, design and development of a new TV app. Because the time to market was very short, they chose to build the app in React Native. This made the app a pioneer! Robin and Alain learned a lot from this project and will provide you with a practical talk about their journey.

Speaker: Alain is an iOS and React Native Developer at icapps. He has 15 years of experience in building apps and games for iPhone and iPad. He loves to work in Objective-C and Swift and also has experience in SpriteKit.

Robin is Web Developer at icapps, with 3 years of experience. He specialises in React, React Native and NodeJS.

Length: 45min