Over the last couple of years, the number of Magento related events has grown a lot. Meet Magento is all over the world, meetups regularly take place in many cities. In addition to these general events that often cater both business people and developers, we see specialized Magento events rising.

Talk about Magento frontend over a cup of coffee

After the massive success of MageTestFest, a Magento event all about testing, the event’s founder Jisse Reitsma came up with a new idea. It was at Christmage, our Magento christmas event, where he announced there would be “coffee with James Zetlen” (Magento’s Frontend Architect) in Spring 2018.

The Reacticon logo reflects the event’s focus on Magento in context with frontend technologies

Two days of coffee & code

Turns out “coffee” can be a two day event, named Reacticon. Not that we have any objections, but our first expectations were different. Jisse Reitsma has been involved with Magento frontend specific topics for quite some time now. With Magento 2, we see a new level of complexity in frontend development: UI components challenge even the most experienced Magento developers, new JavaScript frameworks want to be discovered. Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and the headless approach take the stage.
In order to keep Magento developers uptodate and to offer some more insights right from the source, Reacticon was created. The event takes place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. On the first day, March 16th, the conference provides information on tools, workflows, what PWA is all about and the whole frontend stack. The next day, March 17th, brings the opportunity to put new knowledge to practice at a hackathon.

Program filled with frontend topics

The timetable of the conference includes a session with James Zetlen about ethical questions regarding PWA. Magento’s Andrew Levine then continues with the PWA Studio’s architectural points. Shane Osbourne from the agency JH shows the audience how PWA can be added to existing Magento stores.
The program continues with host Jisse Reitsma explaining serviceworker strategies, which are an essential part of PWAs. Jamie Marie Schouren and Michal Wujas from Deity courageously plan to live code with GraphQL. Last but not least Bartek Igielski from Snowdog presents the state managers Redux and vuex.

Get answers to your questions

To round things up, a Q&A and discussion session is planned. This is basically the coffee with James Zetlen. So after you heard all the talks and learned a bit about it all, everyone is prepared for such a session.
And finally, dinner and an after-party await the crowd.

The hackathon on the second day will take place at our partner Deity‘s office.

As supporting sponsors of the whole event, we look forward to great two days. Our team will be on site to take part in the conference.

Curious to know more?

If you know plan to go, we have some good news and some bad news for you: The event is already sold out. But we will blog about it and I’m sure if you follow the hashtag #Reacticon on Twitter, you will get lots of insights, too. Also, due to the high demand, rumor has it there will be a Reaction 2.0.0 some time soon, maybe Q4 2018.

Sonja Franz

Author: Sonja Franz

Sonja Franz is the Marketing Manager at integer_net. She especially enjoys organising events. Sonja is a Magento Certified Solution Specialist for Magento 1 and Magento 2 and has been awarded as a Magento Master in the category “Maker” in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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