Declarative D3 Made Easy, Serverless React on Lambda, A11y For Modern Apps

20 Feb

6:00 pm Zoover, Nieuwe Looiersdwarsstraat 15, Amsterdam



It’s time for Year Opening meetup from your favorite React group! Even though we’re busy with preparing a coming conference in April, we can’t forget about our friendly community.

Continuing with the tradition, we’ll have an international speaker joining, to talk about D3 Made Right (with React of course ;). Next to that, we’ll have two more unique talks about rendering email templates in AWS Lambda with React, and about best practices to make your modern apps more accessible to your customers.

This event we’re kindly hosted by Zoover (, in their lovely, fresh office in the center of Amsterdam. And thanks to support of our main partner, Evolution Gaming (, we’ll have fancy craft beers and two hall setup to host our growing community. If your company also interesting in getting exposure in local tech community, please email us – [masked].

And if you’re hungry for more React knowledge, check our conference on April 13

# Event Schedule

18:00 – Doors open – snacks, beer, socialization
19:00 – Introduction and announcements
19:10 – “Avoiding D3 Spaghetti With React” by Finn Fitzsimons
19:40 – “Sending Email With React and AWS Lambda” by David Baumgold
20:00 – Short break
20:10 – “Breaking The Silence: Screen Readers and React Apps” by Almero Steyn
20:30 – Beers and Talks till 21:30

## Avoiding D3 Spaghetti With React

A fresh look at how React can be used to make reusable, animated visualization components. Finn Fitzsimons will break down the challenges involved and by using the animation performance of D3 combined with declarative nature of React you can create any visualization imaginable in a fraction of the time.

## Sending Email With React and AWS Lambda

Rendering templates is slow, and sending transactional email means rendering a LOT of templates. At Impraise, we built a system to handle rendering and sending email templates using AWS Lambda and server-side React. Now, our backend can simply call an API, and let Lambda handle the complicated part, and we’ll gladly share details with you!

## Breaking The Silence: Screen Readers and React Apps

When you rely on screen reader software to browse the internet, every important app update should be read out to you. However, this is often not the case in React applications, preventing many people from enjoying the awesome apps we make. Almero Steyn will put you in their shoes and then show you how to solve these issues easily and dependably. Many will thank you for it!

# Propose your talk

If you would like to speak at one of our next meetups, please send your talk proposals via this form (, both long talks (30 min) and lightning talks are welcome. If you’re not sure about your skills of public speaking, don’t be shy, throw in your content ideas and we’ll make sure you will get all the training needed from our speakers committee.

# Contact

If you have any questions about the React Amsterdam community (meetups & conferences) – reach us at [masked] .

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