ReactFoo 2017

A conference on React

About the conference: ReactFoo is a single-day React conference by HasGeek.

We’ll be annoucing the theme shortly

We are inviting proposals for:
Full-length 40 minute talks.
Crisp 15-minute talks.
Hands-on Workshop sessions, 3 and 6 hour duration.

##Selection process
Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel. Please make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. This will help us understand your speaking experience and delivery style. Blurbs or blog posts covering the relevance of a particular problem statement and how it is tackled will help the Editorial Panel better judge your proposals. We might contact you to ask if you’d like to repost your content on the official conference blog.

We expect you to submit an outline of your proposed talk – either in the form of a mind map or a text document or draft slides within two weeks of submitting your proposal.

Selection Process Flowchart

You can check back on this page for the status of your proposal. We will notify you if we either move your proposal to the next round or if we reject it. Selected speakers must participate in one or two rounds of rehearsals before the conference. This is mandatory and helps you to prepare well for the conference.

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

There is only one speaker per session. Entry to the conference is free for selected speakers. As our budget is limited, we prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. HasGeek provides these limited grants where applicable: two international travel and accommodation grants, three domestic travel and accommodation grants. Grants are limited and made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer). Speaker travel grants will be given in order of preference to students, women, persons of non-binary genders, and individuals for Asia and Africa first.

##Commitment to open source
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a “sponsored session”.

##Important dates:
Deadline for submitting proposals: 23 August 2017

**Conference date: ** 14 September 2017

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact or call +91 76763 32020.

Please note, we will not evaluate proposals that do not have a slide deck and a video in them.

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A community - for and of - front-end engineers to share experiences with ReactJS, performant apps with React, crafting better User Interfaces (UI) with React and GraphQL ecosystem. ReactFoo also discusses design patterns and user experience. more

Abraar Syed


Componentization Patterns in React

Submitted Jun 18, 2017

React is one of the most popular libraries for front end development. With its dramatic rise, there have been considerable amount of patterns that have emerged out while breaking the applications into independent components. While some patterns enhance the structuring of client side components and improve the overall engineering process, others cause unforeseen problems in the long run.

This talk focuses on the following key aspects:

  1. Recognising few of such componentization patterns
  2. Understanding their pros and cons
  3. Going through some sample case studies


The talk will cover the following topics:

  1. Why componentization?
  2. Suggested approach to componentization
    * Presentation/Container Model
    * Dealing with states between Presentation/Container components
    * Case studies (
  3. Composition vs Inheritance
    * Understanding current trends in programming
    * What does JavaScript and React say about it?
    * Choosing the best fit


Basic understanding/experience of building applications using React

Speaker bio

Who am I?

I am a FOSS evangelist, tech enthusiast and a fun loving person. I love socializing and meeting new people. This is why I spend most of my leisure building communities. I have been an active member of many open source and free software organisations like FSMK (Volunteer) and Mozilla (Regional Ambassador Lead).

Currently, I work as a Product Engineer at jnaapti. At jnaapti, I spend most of my days writing code, building software courses and training corporates and engineering students. This exposes me to large set of technologies like React, Angular, Python, Docker, MongoDB, Java, JavaScript, Linux Shell Scripting and many more.

Why am I excited about it?

I have been writing code in React for over 1.5 years now. This has led me to come across a lot of patterns, anti patterns and best practises in react which we usually dont see in the initial stages of development. I have gained some insightful understanding of writing code in React and would love to share it with others.



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A community - for and of - front-end engineers to share experiences with ReactJS, performant apps with React, crafting better User Interfaces (UI) with React and GraphQL ecosystem. ReactFoo also discusses design patterns and user experience. more