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It was a privilege to welcome the React community to Facebook HQ on January 28–29 for the first-ever React.js Conf, and a pleasure to be able to unveil three new technologies that we’ve been using internally at Facebook for some time: GraphQL, Relay, and React Native.
The conference is over, but the conversation has just begun.
Mihai Parparita detailed his efforts to hack his way to a React.js Conf ticket; James Long blogged about his first encounter with React Native; Eric Florenzano talked about how he perceives the impact of Relay, GraphQL, and React Native on software development; Margaret Staples blogged about her experience of being on-campus at Facebook HQ; Jeff Barczewski tied his experience of attending the conference up with a bow in this blog post filled with photos, videos, and links; Kevin Old left us with his takeaways; Paul Wittmann found React Native freshly on his radar; and finally, undeterred by not being able to attend the conference in person, Justin Ball summarized it from afar.
This is just magical (in the good way)… GraphQL + Relay is amazing. #reactjsconf— Chris Williams (@voodootikigod) January 28, 2015
These… these are my people. :) #reactjsconf— Thomas Beirne (@Beirnet) January 28, 2015
Humbled by the React team and community. Found #reactjsconf very mindful, practical and just real.— xnoɹǝʃ uɐıɹq (@brianleroux) January 30, 2015
I say with confidence as a former UIKit author: [React's model for the UI layer is vastly better than UIKit's. React Native is a *huge* deal.— Andy Matuschak (@andy_matuschak) January 28, 2015
#reactjsconf was incredible. Amazing project stewardship and community. Boring prediction, React Native sends adoption vertical in 2015.— David Nolen (@swannodette) January 30, 2015
All proceeds from React.js Conf 2015 were donated to the wonderful programs at code.org. These programs aim to increase access to the field of computer science by underrepresented members of our community. Watch this video to learn more.