React Advanced 2023 Remote Speakers
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React Advanced 2023 Remote Speakers

Here you can find all the details you’ll need before & during the conference. You can return to this page any time you need – it’ll be in your calendar invite for the event.

To read the full information in each section please click the toggle 🔻 and you’ll see full text.

General information

📅  Conference agenda & program

Agenda around conference days

Early August – program published on the website

October 18 – virtual pre-party, all speakers are invited

October 20 – hybrid conference day

October 23 – fully remote day

November 24 – talk recordings are published on GitNation portal

Program

The remote activities on both days: https://reactadvanced.com/schedule

💬 Conference activities to join

Talk & QnA

Full talks are 20 min long. After the talk there will be a 10-15 min QnA in a writing form on Discord. Lightning talks are 7-10 minutes long, there won’t be a QnA after them.

Discussion rooms

Where: zoom or another virtual platform. On Oct 20 the rooms will be in a hybrid format which means that onsite attendees will be able to join and online ones as well.

On Oct 23 – fully remote rooms.

Free workshops

There will be a batch of short remote workshops around main conference days. Feel free to register for any via the LINK.

How to register: your account is already created on GitNation portal as we using this platform for adding speakers to the conference website. You need to restore the password with an email which you’re using for communication with Lera and log in. Then go to the workshops page and register for any session you’re interested in.

+1 guest of a speaker – remote or in-person participation

Each speaker has 1 invite 😉 Just let me know if you’re going to come with +1 and I’ll create a promocode for your guest.

During the conference

💬  Connection with org team, other speakers & conference attendees

Platform for communication before/during the conference

Discord – our main platform for communication either with the GitNation team or with attendees and other speakers.

Channels you’ll see after joining Discord:

#radv-speakers – channel for internal communication;

#❓qna-piccard-track – here people will address their questions to you after the talk in case your talk is in the 1st track.

#❓qna-van-dover-track – here people will address their questions to you after the talk in case your talk is in the 2nd track.

In case you do not see these channels please tag me (Lera) in #🛠troubleshooting channel and I’ll give access manually.

Important: please say ‘Hi’ in the speakers channel as soon as you join 😊

🎊 Pre-conference activity

Remote pre-party + spatial.chat platform intro - Oct 18, 17:00 BST

We hope you can join our pre-party!

The pre-party will be held on the Spatial.chat platform that we will use at the conference for some activities, if you haven't heard about it before, we are sure that you will be very interested to learn about its functionality in advance 😊

💡 Conference activities

Oct 20 – we’ll start the stream at 13:30 BST to cover different timezones but remote audience will be able to rewatch what was before lunch at the end of the day and everything will be recorded.

Oct 23 – stream from 15:00 to 21:00 BST Your talk will be played as it’ll be stated in the schedule and the calendar invite.

Your conference flow (if applicable)

After your talk is played we'll have a QnA session on Discord – you will get calendar invite with links to join & instructions. Usually QnA takes around 10-15 min.

Let me know if you’re not available.

For answering people’s questions you need follow one of the channels depending on the track where you’re talk was played: #❓qna-piccard-track or #❓qna-van-dover-track.

Discussion Rooms agenda – Oct 23

Agenda:

15:30-16:15 BST The Framework Era

16:30-17:15 BST Career Advice

17:40-18:25 BST Accessibility

If you confirmed participation in one of the rooms on Oct 23, please make sure you have a calendar invite where you can find the link to join and agenda.

Rooms will be held on spatial.chat (https://app.spatial.chat/s/radv23 – virtual platform we’ll be using for interaction with remote audience).

Stream to follow

You have access to all talks on Oct 20 & 23. To follow the stream please use this page: https://portal.gitnation.org/events/react-advanced-conference-2023/watch?code=react-folks

Free workshops - agenda, how to register

There are a batch of short remote workshops before and after the main conference days. Feel free to register for any via the LINK. How to register:

  1. First you need to restore your password here as the portal account was already created for you, it’s connected to the email address you’re receiving all org emails from me.
  2. After entering your profile you need to go to workshops page and pick sessions you’d like to attend & register separately for each workshop.

❗️ Some important notes

  • As you know, this event is hybrid, and we’ll have people from all over the world watching the live stream. In order to have as many time zones being able to watch it, we’ll start the live stream at 1:30pm BST (right after lunch) on Oct 20, so all talks & QnAs between lunch and closing will be live streamed. The talks between opening and lunch will be recorded together with the QnAs and will be shown right after the last in-person talks. Oct 23 – fully remote.
  • Access Link to follow the agenda remotely on both days: TBC – with this link you'll have access to all talks and all activities during the conference if you want to watch the live stream on Oct 20 & 23.

Talk recording

Recording with us: instructions & dates

We’ll be using this platform for talk recording: https://riverside.fm/. I’ll send a few dates and timeslots to pick the one which fits you the best. The recordings will be arranged on a week from Sept 18 to Oct 1 approx. If there are any changes I’ll inform you asap.

Such recordings usually takes up to 40 min if it’s a full talk and 20 min if it’s a lighting talk.

Self-recording: instructions & deadline
  • Deadline: Sept 25
  • Duration: full talk – 20 minutes; lightning talk – 5-7 min
  • Recording format: we need two files from you to synchronise them both during post-production (example):
    • 1 – desktop with your slides recorded with audio
    • 2 – camera recorded with audio
    • After the recording the AV team will synchronize two files and prepare the final version which will look like this video.

  • Folder to upload the files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XZ1eNH2qvcRDssiaog-NInKb1iXF5XHu?usp=drive_link
  • Files format: videos should be in MP4 or MOV format.
  • Size of the font on the slides, code: it’s important to use readable size of the font as part of the audience will watch the stream. 20-24px should be ok. Here is the example of readable code https://youtu.be/d9nVcDLueMI?t=764 but the font can be even bigger otherwise during the stream remote audience will be struggling to read the slides.
Duration, slides

Full talk: 20 min

Lightning talk: 5-7 min

Slides: any format convenient for you. We do not have any draft for slides or strict design requirements. In case you’d like to add conference logo to the presentation, here it is >> LOGO.

It’s important to use readable size of the font as part of the audience will watch the stream. 20-24px should be ok.

Spread the word about the conference

Video invitation

Please record 2 short videos. It can be done as simply as with a phone:

Vertical videos, duration – up to 60 sec, answering the following questions:

1st video:

  • Who are you?
  • What are you going to talk about at the conference?
  • Invitation of the audience to join you on Oct 20 & 23 at React Advanced Conference

2nd video:

This one will be used as a separate reels/youtube short, so feel free to pick 2-3 questions you'd like to answer:

  1. Why pick React for web development in 2023?
  2. Is React still competitive and worth investment?
  3. What excites you as a JS engineer in 2023?
  4. What is the future of React development for next 3-5 years?
  5. What will be be the role of JS engineers post ChatGPT?
  6. Which skills JS engineers should invest to beat new AI tooling?
  7. What have been major career decisions that led to high paying position?
  8. What makes you productive as an engineer in 2023?
  9. What is your favorite React library or tool, and why?
  10. How open-source has helped you to grow as a developer?
  11. What are the most unexpected applications of React you saw in your career?
  12. Have you ever wanted to give up being a developer?
  13. The hardest feature you’ve ever implemented.
  14. The best professional advice you’ve ever heard.

Feel free to upload the videos to this folder.

Virtual badge

I’ll share your digital badge via email. We kindly ask you to post it on socials so your followers can register via it and get watch-only access to one of the tracks on Oct 20 & 23 for free!

Post about your participation & raffle a conf ticket among your subscribers

Tell your followers on Twitter (or any other socials) that you’ll be talking at React Advanced and what is your topic. Feel free to use this text for your post and add some talk details:

Join me on Oct 20 & 23 @ReactAdvanced! I’ll be talking about…. See you there #ReactAdvanced.

We would be grateful if you raffle a ticket among your followers on socials 🔮 

  1. It can be an invitation to leave a question about your talk under your post and then you’ll randomly pick a question to reply plus a winner will get a ticket.
  2. Or you can just create a tweet/post on instagram/tiktok, whatever, and ask ppl to re-tweet or like, and then raffle among those a ticket.

Gift for you 🎁 

Branded t-shirt

We’d like to send you conference t-shirt. Please share your address and also the size you’re wearing.