React Summit US 2023 IRL Speakers
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React Summit US 2023 IRL 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

📅 General agenda & program

Timeline

Late August – program will be published on the website

September – flights should be booked

November 12 – speakers dinner in the evening at 19:00 ET

November 13 – hybrid conference day & afterparty

November 15 – fully remote day

November 30 (approx) – talk recordings are published on GitNation portal

November (almost all month) - free remote workshops (see below on how to register)

🌎 Logistics

Flight & reimbursement details - for those whose trip costs we cover

Please book the travel tickets yourself and we’ll reimburse the costs after the conference within 2 weeks (let me know if the faster reimbursement is needed). The budget is discussed in our email thread.

For reimbursement please provide the following by November 20:

  • receipts of flight booking – needed for our financial report
  • invoice – it should include the following details:
    • terms of payment: 2 weeks
    • our company details: Stichting Frontend Amsterdam Keurenplein 41, Unit A7637, 1069CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands PO Box A7637 VAT NL856244740B01
    • for what: flights to/from the conference
    • your bank details & your full name

! There is also an option to issue invoice via PayPal but please make sure the PayPal invoice also includes your full name, for what you’re requesting reimbursement.

Hotel - for those whose trip costs we cover

If we booked your hotel, you’ll get a separate booking confirmation & a calendar invite. But here’s also hotel information:

Airport <> Hotel

Please, check best routes in google maps, as they show all public transport options according to the schedule.

The hotel and/or flights are covered by your company?

In case your company covers your logistics it can get a status of Conference Partner. In this case we’ll be happy to add company’s logo to the website and tweet about it in group of few more companies!

Let me know if it’s smth that can be interesting for your employer.

Conference venue & getting to the venue

If you stay at Double Tree – it would be a 30-40 minutes walk to the venue, or 10 min Uber ride, or 15-20 minutes ride by public transport - light rail (HBLR)

💬 Conference activities to join (general information)

Talk & QnA

Full talks are 20 min long. After the talk there will be a 5-10 min QnA on stage. The questions will come through sli.do from in-person & remote attendees. Lightning talks are 5-7 minutes long, there won’t be a QnA after them.

Speakers’ QnA corner

Where: dedicated Speaker QnA booths in the catering/networking area (the volunteer will guide you). After the QnA on stage our volunteer will take you to a speaker QnA corner, where you’ll be able to continue talking to the attendees in-person = hallway track.

QnA rooms will be hybrid, and remote attendees will join them too. It’s very important to us to give similar experience for both in-person and remote attendees. In the Speaker QnA Room there will be equipment to connect to virtual space where remote attendees will gather. We’ll show it to you in the venue and explain once again. No worries, there will be a volunteer to help with everything!

Discussion rooms

Where: We’ll show the location when you’re there. Similar setup to hybrid Speakers QnA Rooms: there will be equipment to connect to virtual space where remote attendees will gather. And for sure the in-person attendees also can join you too.

Agenda – Nov 13 (in-person & remote):

11:30-12:15 AI Engineering

13:50-14:30 React Server Components

15:15-16:00 Career / Life Balance

Agenda – Nov 15 (remote):

12:10-13:00 a11y: how to convince team and implement/maintain it

14:20-15:00 TypeScript

15:30-16:15 Design systems

Free workshops

There will be a bunch 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 are 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 us 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.

Spread the word about the conference

Video invitation - to send us by September 10

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 your audience to join you on November 13 & 15 at React Summit US

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 November 13 & 15 for free!

Post about your participation & raffle a conf ticket among your subscribers by Sept 15

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

Join me on Nov 13 & 15 for #ReactSummitUS! I’ll be talking about…. See you there https://reactsummit.us/.

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/linkedin, whatever, and ask ppl to re-tweet or like, and then raffle among those who participated.

Talk & presentation requirements

Duration, slides, resolution of the screen
  • Full talk: 20 min
  • Lightning talk: 5-7 min
  • Slides: since you’ll be connecting your laptop feel free to use any format convenient for you. ! The only request is to have dark background for the slides, as the screens are very bright. 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.
  • Screen: 16x9. Resolution: Full HD.
  • Fonts: 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.

During the conference

💡 Connection with org team, addresses

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:

#reactus-speakers – channel for internal communication;

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

#❓base-camp-qna – 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 (Mikołaj) in #🛠troubleshooting channel and I’ll give access manually.

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

Phone number

You can reach out Lera via Whatsapp: +375295597504.

! Please, send us your telephone number - just in case.

Speakers dinner – Nov 12 at 19:00 ET

Location: Harry’s Daughter Restaurant

When: Nov 12, 19:00 ET (all of you should have received a calendar invite)

Conference venue & getting to the venue

If you stay at Double Tree – it would be a 30-40 minutes walk to the venue, or 10 min Uber ride, or 15-20 minutes ride by public transport - light rail (HBLR)

Hotel (yes, this info was above and I’m duplicating just in case 😃)

If we booked your hotel, you’ll get a separate booking confirmation & a calendar invite. But here’s also hotel information:

🕰  Agenda

Schedule & registration

Registration starts at 8:00. The program starts at 09:30. We’ll give you the badge at speakers dinner, please, don’t forget it at the hotel/home :) When you arrive to the venue, go to the registration desk (please, don’t wait in line, come directly to the registration desk) and say that you’re a speaker to our volunteers or one of GitNation team. They’ll give you your badge (if you don’t get it the night before) and show you to the speakers lounge and stage.

Tech checks

Please, be sure to come to the venue at least 1 hour before your talk, so that we have an opportunity to test your laptop connection. If your talk is before 1st coffee break, then you’ll need to test it before the opening. Other talks need to be tested during a break that comes before it in the schedule. ! Before your talk come to stage 10-15 minutes in advance in order to get the mic on and plug in your laptop.

Your conference flow

First, you present talk (20 min) ⇒ QnA on stage for speakers with full talks (5-10 min) ⇒ a volunteer guides you to QnA Corner (15 min) ⇒ you continue enjoying the conference 😊

For stage QnA the questions will come through sli.do from in-person & remote attendees. If you participate in any of the discussion rooms, you just need to show up there at a certain time.

Discussion Rooms agenda

Agenda – Nov 13 (in-person & remote):

11:30-12:15 AI Engineering

13:50-14:30 React Server Components

15:15-16:00 Career / Life Balance

Lunch, coffee breaks

There will be light breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks at the venue. Lunch will be served at the speakers lounge room, but feel free to have it together with the attendees in the main catering room, we just don’t want you to wait in lines :) There will be meat, vegan, lactose free, gluten free options.

After the last talk & before the party there’s a break, feel free to go grab dinner at the nearby restaurants, the party will start at 19:00 at another location (see below).

If you have any allergies, please let me know!

Join stage during closing ceremony for a team photo ❤️ 

Please, come to stage 5 minutes before it starts (at around 16:20) and come up on stage when MCs announce “speakers on stage”!

Afterparty – Nov 13 at 19:00 ET (venue details are below)

Where: Barcade

There will be an afterparty in the evening at 19:00! 🥳 

Activities: arcade machines and networking!

Food & drinks: open bar, snacks

❗️ Some important notes

  • As you know, this event is hybrid, and we’ll have people from all over the world watching the live stream. Feel free to say hi to remote audience from stage :)
  • Access Link to follow the agenda remotely on both days: https://portal.gitnation.org/events/react-summit-us-2023/watch?code=react-ninjas – 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 November 13 & 15. Note, the link is not public.