Past Meetup

React Native & Creating and maintaining OpenSource libraries

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Your best option to get into Antwerp is by public transport: The venue is a 10 min walk from the Central Station.

Road description by car (Spilberg):

Take exit 5A ( Het Zuid) on the ring onto the "Leien". At the old building of the National Bank you take a left into the Bourlastraat to take a right into the Leopoldstraat. You take the right into the Arenbergstraat and on the end of this street, at your right, you can park at the Arenberg parking (4, Oude Vaartplaats, 2000 Antwerpen).


• 18:30 - 18:35 JSBe welcome & introduction

• 18:35 - 19:05 Jeroen Nelen & Jo Somers

We will be showing you everything you need to know in order to start building native apps using the React-Native framework. During this talk we will go through some interesting modules & tools like Redux, Flow-typing and unit testing with Jest along with some code examples and leave you with some handy references for your nextgen Android/iOS app.


Jeroen Nelen Shifted his focus from Angular apps to React(-native) apps working as a web-developer at Rombit.

Jo Somers Working as a React Native developer & mobile expert at Rombit. Prior to joining Rombit, Jo was busy as a native Android developer & coach.

• 19:05 - 19:15 Break

• 19:15 - 20:00 Sam Verschueren - Creating and maintainig OpenSource libraries

Creating and maintaining OpenSource modules can be and will be rewarding, but it can also be time consuming and frustrating. Everyone uses OpenSource packages these days because it's easy, fast and you don't have to reinvent the wheel all the time.

Sam will be talking about how to get started with OpenSource. What are the best practices and what tools can you use to speed up the entire process from idea to publishing? Besides all the technical details, he will also cover the human aspect. Lot's of people already burned out from doing OpenSource. What is it like to be a maintainer? How can you deal with angry users or with out-of-scope feature requests?


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