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

manjula dube


Importance of testing & Right way to test React components

Submitted Aug 5, 2017

This talk will focus on how & why testing is important in software development. As a developer why you should be writing test cases for the features that you implement. How does it help scale your software ? Also there are different frameworks for testing. How jest can help you Test React components. What is snapshot testing? How snapshot testing helps applications built in react.

Also There’s a lot of confusion right now about the “right” way to test your React components. Should you write all your tests by hand for all your components, or only use snapshots, or use both? Should you test props? State? Styles/Layout?

What are future scope for Jest? This talk will also cover how we have planned and are planning testing in BookMyShow. Last but not the least there will be a code demo.


Existing problems. Why testing is important ? How it can help your software.
Why developers should be writing testcases?
Testing React components - Right way to test, What to test in React applications?
Why jest?
What is snapshot testing?
Cool features in Jest
Future scope of Jest
This talk will give you in depth knowledge about how to test your application built in react.


Intended audience:

Folks who have built applications with react.js or have worked with any testing frameworks like mocha or chai.

Speaker bio

I am 24 years old currently working at BookMyShow as Senior Developer and have been obsessed with coding since I graduated out of college.I am public speaker. I love to work with JavaScript and front end technologies like Angular, Backbone, jQuery, React and exploring new frameworks and stacks all the time. I have built my own network of friends in the Mumbai developer community wherever I have attended conferences. I am also an organizer of Mumbai Women Coders Community supported by Microsoft India.



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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