ReactFoo Pune

On lessons learned during implementation.

About the event

After a successful first edition in Bangalore, ReactFoo travels to Pune. ReactFoo Pune will focus on the following topics:

  1. Success and failure stories of implementing React and React Native for your use-case.
  2. Lessons learned in shifting codebase from older frameworks to React.
  3. Comparative advantages of React and other JS frameworks.

ReactFoo Pune is an event for practitioners, by practitioners.


We invite developers and architects from large and small organizations to share their stories and insights with the community.

ReactFoo Pune is a two-day event with:
Hands-on workshops on 19 January. Single track of talks and Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions on 20 January.

30-40 participants will be admitted to each workshop. Workshop tickets have to be purchased separately. Workshops will be announced shortly.

Who should attend

  1. JS engineers from enterprises.
  2. JS engineers from startups.
  3. Architects.
  4. Cross-platform mobile developers.

Why you should attend?

  1. To learn from and network with peers from the industry.
  2. To gain insights from case studies of practical implementation, and evaluate ReactJS and React Native for your work.
  3. To program better with React and React Native.

Selection process

Proposals will be shortlisted and reviewed by an editorial team consisting of practitioners from the community. Make sure your abstract contains the following information:

  1. Key insights you will present, or takeaways for the audience.
  2. Overall flow of the content.

You must submit links to videos of talks you have delivered in the past, or record and upload a two-min self-recorded video explaining what your talk is about, and why is it relevant for this event.

Also consider submitting links to the following along with your proposal:

  1. A detailed outline, or
  2. Mindmap, explaining the structure of the talk, or
  3. Draft slides.

Honorarium for selected speakers; travel grants

Selected speakers and workshop instructors will receive an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 each, at the end of their talk. Confirmed speakers and instructors also get a pass to the conference. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

Owing to a tight budget, we will not be able to offer travel grants or accommodation for this event.

Important dates

ReactFoo Pune conference – 19 January, 2018.
ReactFoo Pune hands-on workshops – 20 January, 2018.
Last date for submissions - 7 December, 2017.

Contact details:

For more information about speaking, ReactFoo, sponsorships, tickets, or any other information contact or call 7676332020.

Proposal topics:

Proposals that will be evaluated will focus on personal experiences with React from a first person perspective. We’re looking for talks that will expand on reasons for decisions made to implement React, stumbling points before and after having done so, successes or failure faced with React, etc. Instructional talks exploring new features and how-to talks are not going to be a part of this edition of the conference.

Hosted by

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

Kiran Abburi


Re-writing redux application with GraphQL & Apollo

Submitted Dec 6, 2017

Redux is a very good state management library for building large applications. But we noticed that we were writing lot of custom logic for complex functionality like caching, pagination, live editing, real-time updates from server. We implemented abstractions to reduce verbosity of redux code. But, new developers were finding it hard to understand these abstractions. We explored GraphQL and Apollo and found that it could solve lot of our problems. We were able to leverage functionality of GraphQL and Apollo to implement features like caching and real-time updates and get rid lot of custom logic. After moving network state to Apollo, very small amount of application state is remaining in redux. We leveraged local state management feature of apollo 2 and removed redux dependency completely from app.


  • Introduction of GraphQL and Apollo
  • Step followed in re-writing redux application with GraphQL and Apollo
  • Benefits we observed after re-writing the application

Speaker bio

Kiran Abburi is a freelance developer who primarily works on react projects. He has 3 years of experience with react. He also organises reactjs meetup group in Bangalore



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