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Chain React 2023

event starts

17 May 2023

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19 May 2023


Gerding Theatre at The Armory Portland, Oregon, United States

Chain React, the React Native conference, is back after a long hiatus! The conference will return to Portland Center Stage at The Armory in Portland, Oregon, for a full two-day, single-track conference, as well as a full day of workshops with experienced React Native developers. Great food, great venue, great coffee, and great parties help to make Chain React one of the best tech conferences in the world.

In 2017, 2018, and 2019, nearly 500 attendees from around the world converged each year to learn new React Native skills, network, and share knowledge. React Native core announcements are often made from the stage at Chain React. It's a conference for developers, designers, managers, leaders, and anyone in tech looking to have fun and explore the future of React Native.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

01 Dec 2022

Call closes at 11:59 PM

05 Mar 2023

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We're excited that you're interested in submitting a talk for Chain React!

Chain React is attended by a wide variety of folks but united by a common interest -- learning more about React Native and improving their craft. From multinational companies to one-person consultancies, all share a fascination with React Native.

These attendees invest a lot in time, money, and travel to come to Chain React and want to have a great experience. The speakers and talks are a huge part of that, so we take this responsibility very seriously! We also take the quality of the speakers' experience at the conference very seriously and want you to have an epic time. We'll take good care of you.

When surveying past attendees of Chain React, there are a few common requests that they feel make a great talk:

  • React Native specific (not just JS, React web, or general software development)
  • Diverse lineup
  • Diverse backgrounds, including a range of skill levels, engineering positions/roles, early start vs late start to their careers
  • Informative and interesting talks
  • Topics: new architecture, RN core tech, services, UI, state management, performance, testing, best practices, sharing code with web, and more useful & React Native specific content
  • More thoughts: focusing on solving problems in new and interesting ways, deep dives into internals, case studies from real-world apps -- what worked and what didn't, overview of new tech from domain experts (like library authors), successes and failures, out-of-the-box topics like CarPlay, games, TV

Things to avoid:

  • Introducing brand-new libraries to solve specific problems
  • Talks that have been given at other conferences already (especially if there are recordings of them out there already)
  • Talks that don't pertain directly to React Native
  • Pre-canned live coding that are less informative talks and more "watch me code". Live coding is fine -- but as a visual aid to inform, with well-practiced illustrative examples and exposition, rather than just a Twitch live-coding session on stage

If this sounds a little overwhelming, we understand! We're happy to help you refine your talk submission to get the best possible chance of being selected. If you want help, just join our Infinite Red Community Slack and ask in the #chain-react channel.

If you'd like to start at a smaller scale, we do have lightning talk spots available. Feel free to tag your talk submission as a lightning talk. Note that we cover hotel and admission for lightning talk speakers, but travel reimbursement is limited to full-length talk speakers.

Important: we adhere to this Code of Conduct. Please read it and keep it in mind when submitting your talk, attending the conference, and interacting in any way associated with the conference.


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All full-length and lightning talk speakers will receive hotel accommodations. Full-length speakers are also eligible for travel assistance.

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