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From Hackathon to React Native @ Facebook
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| by Christopher Chedeau Follow 0 Followers on Sep 20, 2015 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London, Mar 4 - 6, 2019. Join us!

Christopher Chedeau walks through the challenges involved in bringing the React JavaScript UI library to iOS. Some of these are technical, but there are also interesting people management challenges since, from an iOS developer perspective, React Native is a very bad looking proposition.


Christopher Chedeau started as a front-end engineer in the photos team at Facebook where he built the tagging interface using face detection, sending photos via chat and refactored the image fetching pipeline. As soon as he saw React, he got hooked up and quickly became part of the core team. More recently, he started React Native, an iOS and Android backend for React.

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