We are excited to announce our next JS Tech Talk event night!

Special thanks to RED Acadamy (https://redacademy.com/toronto/) for providing the space!!


1. Lightning Talks

Throughout the event we're going to include Lightning talks from the following folks,

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2. Simon Stern – React Native boilerplates

React Native is an open-source mobile application framework based on React. In this talk, we'll examine a few common ways to get started with React Native to get up and running fast. We'll look at 3 boilerplate options: Expo, Ignite, and Amplify, to see how they differ and how they can help us get started on a new React Native project.

Simon is a full stack developer and AWS Solutions Architect with experience developing MVP's, complex feature integration, and developing automation and business solutions. He is an instructor and guest lecturer at RED Academy and has been a regular speaker at events in Toronto, along with publishing tutorials on Hackernoon. His clients have been featured in Cannes Lions Festival and BlogTO.

2. Rohan Nair – React + TypeScript, and GraphQL

TypeScript and GraphQL are becoming important parts of the modern Frontend stack. In this talk, Rohan will demonstrate how to migrate an existing React app to TS and GQL.

Rohan is a technology executive, serial startup role-player, occasional founder and sometimes gets his hands dirty with code. He currently leads the technology organization at Highline Beta, with a deep focus in FinTech, and its future with emerging technologies like AI and Blockchain. A large part of his role includes telling his teammates to stop sending plaintext passwords via Slack. Rohan has previously built and led design, product, and technology teams at various Toronto startups.


  • 6:00pm – Doors open. Grab something to eat and network with attendees.
  • 6:30pm – Opening announcements. News and information about the Toronto JavaScript community and upcoming events.
  • 6:40pm – Lightning Talk
  • 6:55pm – Lightning Talk
  • 7:15pm – Simon – React Native boilerplates
  • 7:50pm – Lightning Talk
  • 8:05pm – Rohan – React + Typescript, and GraphQL
  • 8:30pm – Lightning Talks
  • 8:45pm – Goodbyes, give us a hand cleaning up the space, and post-event drinks at a local pub!

// Note that the schedule is subject to change and accommodates 10-15
// minute breaks between sessions.

// Interested in speaking or sponsoring?

// Please email us at [masked] for more information. All skill
// levels are welcome for talks!

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// See you there!

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