React Day Norway

June 12th 2019

Larvik, Norway


Up Your Game
and Network

Join us for one day of React(Native) and tech networking in Norway. This mid-week, mid-summers React Day is all about sharing the latest techniques, best practices and to grow your network.

  • 350 React fans and lovers
  • 10 speakers
  • 1 track
  • 1 day

With a ticket for React Day Norway you’ll get access to this outstanding event and we’ll make sure you feel great the whole day. This is included in your ticket:

  • Access to the full-day conference with talks
  • Coffee, tea, snacks and beverages throughout the day
  • Delicious lunch buffets
  • BBQ/dinner on the beachfront terraces
  • Afterparty at the sun terrace by the sea

New speakers updated weekly

Nader Dabit
Nader DabitAmazon Web Services
Developer AdvocateUSA
Manjula DubeN26
Software Engineer
hakon krogh
Håkon Gullord KroghCrystallize
Front-end Architect
Albert Treat
Albert TreatSlack
Senior Frontend Engineer
Matthew Gerstman
Matthew GerstmanDropbox
Software Engineer
Luke Jackson
Luke JacksonFormidable
Frontend Developer
Kare Hovik
Kåre HøvikMicrosoft
Software Engineer
Evan Charlton
Evan CharltonCognite
Software Engineer
Yuraima Estevez
Yuraima EstevezThe New York Times
Software Engineer
Rex Raphael
Rex RaphaelDimension Four
Fullstack Developer







Nader Dabit - AWS

Curious Cases of GraphQL

As GraphQL moves into the mainstream, the tooling & ecosystem has grown and has made it possible to do much more with GraphQL than using it as just a data layer. In this talk, I'll show how developers are using GraphQL as an API gateway to accomplish things that you may have never thought possible.

When we think of GraphQL at the resolver level, we typically associate some type of database as the resolver data source, but in practice a resolver is simply a function. What this means is that we can do much more with our GraphQL APIs & our resolvers than we ever thought possible, including things like taking existing REST APIs & transforming them into GraphQL APIs (http resolvers), passing the query to Lambda or serverless functions for processing & returning the response via a GraphQL query (for things like AI & ML), geospatial & time-based queries (passing the query to Elasticsearch), & even VR & AR apps (passing in user location / app info & using the subscription to transmit image assets). In this talk, I'll walk through what this looks like in theory & in practice, demoing 4 different applications that implement this functionality & showing the code that make the magic happen.

Nader Dabit


Rex Raphael - Dimension Four

Connecting sensory data to GraphQL in real time

Exposing some key factors and issues in building realtime GraphQL powered sensory data API and how we are solving these problems with our new SaaS.

hakon krogh


Coffee Break


Håkon Gullord Krogh - Crystallize

E-commerce with React and fast performance

When building an e-commerce website in 2019 performance (both real and perceived) should be amongst your top priorities.

We will have a look at what you should focus on when architecting your React application from server side rendering, code splitting, offline capability and a bunch of other neat techniques that will help your customers getting the performance they deserve.

hakon krogh


Matthew Gerstman - Dropbox

Building a typed and code split Redux store

Code splitting is hard. Code splitting with type checking is even harder. Building a strongly typed system around 1 a library built on top of generics and indirection? Now that sounds impossible. By we did it at Dropbox and I’m here to show you how you can do it to. This talk will cover how we built a sane, code split, and strongly typed Redux store that is easy for consumers to user.

Matthew Gerstman


Lunch Break


Manjula Dube - N26

React Advanced Patterns

This talk is going to focus on some advanced patterns in building your react components. More over we do not know what the best way to do things and we end up feeling stressed out. To release your stress let talk you can make use of some patterns that worked for us best and will work for you as well. :)

Manjula Dube


Luke Jackson - Formidable

Serverless, static multi-page apps that build quickly and stay performant

Developments in javascript the language, supporting platforms and the ecosystem in general are making the idea of writing truly static web apps a realistic prospect once more.. no build step!

Luke Jackson


Evan Charlton - Cognite

High-performance charting in React with Griff

Explore some of the challenges faced and solutions developed to plot big data in little browsers.

Evan Charlton


Coffee Break


Kåre Høvik - Microsoft

Using React in large teams

Benefits and challenges using React in large developer teams, developing for native and web.

Kare Hovik


Yuraima Estevez - The New York Times

Be a React a11y: Making React applications work for everyone

React has quickly become one of the most popular front-end libraries for creating web applications. But how much do we know about how well these interfaces work for *all* of our users, including those with disabilities or impairments?

In this session I will discuss how React provides a basic foundation for accessible user interfaces as well as how to go beyond the out-of-the-box features to build more inclusive web apps. I’ll cover common obstacles in designing and building accessible apps, helpful tools for testing, and share my own experience auditing an existing react app.

Yuraima Estevez


Albert Treat - Slack

How React improved Slack's team creation and onboarding experience

In 2018 my team embarked on a full refactor of Slack's team creation and onboarding flows. We transitioned from a combination of our own homegrown framework, Handlebars, and Smarty (PHP) to React / Redux / XHP.

I plan to talk about the challenges we faced, solutions we found, and how React has made it much easier for us to work on many simultaneous projects.

Albert Treat




Bike Show


Dinner and Party


Afterparty - sponsored by Cognite

Late night afterparty. Very limited amount of seats. First to RSVP gets access.


React Day Norway will be held at an extraordinary location - at the modern beachfront hotel Farris Bad in the south of beautiful Norway, just an hour and a half from Oslo and 15 minutes from Oslo Torp Airport.

This is the address of the conference venue:

Hotel Farris Bad
Fritzøe Brygge 2
3264 Larvik

The hotel is located literally over the water providing you with a close to mid-summer experience in the Nordics with stunning views of fjords and the North Sea. From outside the conference windows you’ll hear the murmur of the waves and you can see beyond the horizon.

For the party there will be a BBQ on the hotel’s beach terrace with a stunning sea view.


We recommend to look into flights that arrive in Oslo Torp Sandefjord Airport (TRF), since it’s the closest to Larvik and just a 15 min. drive from the venue of the conference. You can reach Oslo Torp Sandefjord Airport (TRF) airport by many destinations in Europe. Once you’re at that airport, there is a shuttle from the airport to the train station in Larvik. It then takes approximately 5-7 minutes to walk from Larvik train station to the conference venue, Hotel Farris Bad.

Of course you can also fly to Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) in Oslo and then take the train to Larvik (look for directions heading towards “Skien”), that’s about 2 hours. Here’s a link to the Norwegian railway company. Where you can search for your best train connection and buy tickets online: From Larvik train station it’s a 5-7 minutes walking distance to the venue Farris Bad.


The beautiful south of Norway offers a wide range of activities. With an ideal mix of attractions, stunning nature, history, culture and entertainment, Telemark and Vestfold are ideal to enjoy a weekend or holiday. Check out Visit Telemark and Visit Vestfold for further ideas of what do to and see while you’re in the area.

farris bad exteriorFarris Bad Exterior


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Gold Sponsors:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Bronze Sponsors:

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Job Board

Want to work for one of the React community supporters?
Check out these job offers from our partners:

Crystallize Logo


Are you passionate about frontend performance, headless e-commerce with GraphQL and super structured product information? Do you love to blog, write open source React components, mentor and speak at conferences? Do you want to move to Norway 🇳🇴? Then read on...

As a developer avocado (developer evangelist, developer advocate) at Crystallize you will be working alongside business development and growth marketing to create awareness and interest from the developer community. You will be working with our global partner and developer network to showcase Crystallize and the capabilities of a fast GraphQL API applied to React e-commerce.

Interested? Apply for the developer avocado position at Crystallize.
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Do you love building snappy frontends in React? Want to work with GraphQL and super scalable serverless architectures? Do you have a passion for details and beautiful user experiences? Then Snowball might be a new home for you...

At Snowball we love product design and software engineering. We are an international team of about 20 specialists in design, software engineering, industrial engineering and growth marketing. Our team designs, builds and launches products 🎉

Join the Snowball team and apply for a frontend developer job in Skien in beautiful Norway 🇳🇴
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Do you want to work with great people? At Cognite you will get to work with the best designers, data scientists, game developers, algorithm developers, distributed process experts, backend developers computer vision specialists, 3D developers, business people, and many more in a diverse and friendly environment.

Do you care about craftsmanship and quality? At Cognite you will be encouraged and supported in writing high-quality, testable, and readable code. We create applications that impact some of the biggest, most challenging industries today, and we experiment with making the applications that will change the way industries operate tomorrow.

Have a look at our open full-stack / front-end developers position here.