Interview with our Speaker Johannes Stein about his Talk "Let’s create a React powered game in 25 minutes" at JS Kongress 2016

Hi Johannes and thank you for your time and the chance to hear a bit more from you and your talk about Let’s create a React powered game in 25 minutes at the JS Kongress in Munich. Can you tell our audience a bit about yourself and your everyday work?

Sure thing. Most of my professional life I’ve been working for small startups or mid-sized companies, developing everything from games over mobile apps to web apps and Node.js-powered servers.
For the last two years I’ve been using React or React Native almost exclusively, including technologies that are commonly used in this ecosystem like Babel, Redux, Flow or ImmutableJS.

Munich is known as one of the most beautiful cities in europe and with the Alte Kongresshalle we secured us a very unique venue, is it your first visit in Munich or do you travel extensively?

I really enjoy travelling quite a lot. I have been a digital nomad, travelling all around Europe, taking in different cities and sights. Munich itself is close to my heart as I was born near Munich and I used to work in Munich for about a year.

What encourages you to give talks at conferences, is there any special Reason why you applied for the call for papers at the JS Kongress?

Sharing my experiences is the biggest driving force for me. I want to show others some of the interesting, crazy or obscure ideas I have been playing around with whether it’s applicable in real-life projects or just a concept waiting to be implemented.

JS Kongress is trying to go ahead of other conferences by switching the focus from Web and Mobile to Games, Hardware & Web. Do you believe there is a future of JavaScript outside of the Browser?

Definitely. I am a big fan of React Native, how it’s progressing native apps with JavaScript and I have been using it extensively in my everyday work life as well as on side projects.

Many JavaScript Projects are Open Source and “made with love” what is in your opinion the best Part about JavaScript, what do you enjoy the most about JavaScript?

This may be controversial, but I really love the fast-paced nature of JavaScript. It doesn’t allow me to slow down, keep up to date and motivates me to keep on learning.

What will be the major benefit hearing your talk, what will the audience take home from your words?

I would really like the audience to get excited about game development and React. Even though it may not seem like a great combination at first, it’s actually quite productive and fun to work with.

Thank you very much for your time!

We’re looking forward to meet you soon in Munich!?


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