Beer & Tech London


Beer & Tech

United Kingdom



We are happy to announce our first Beer & Tech meetup at our new London office !

For this occasion, we will focus on the New School of mobile: Reactive-first Android architectures with RxJava, and writing cross-platform native applications with Facebook's React Native.


19:00 -> Welcome, beers & pizzas
19:30 -> First talk: A year with Rx
19:55 -> 5 min break, grab a beer
20:00 -> Second talk: Actually Building Things In React Native
20:30 -> Grab a beer and chat

We have two speakers for the event, Guillaume Valverde and Jani Eväkallio from Futurice.


A year with Rx

How was it to dive in a big project using RxJava, and why I would not develop any other Android app without it.

Speaker: Guillaume Valverde, Futurice

Guillaume Has been developing android apps for the last 5 years first at Orange Labs and then at Futurice. He started being involved for a year in the development of the second version of the SAMSUNG KICK FOOTBALL, one of the first Android app in the market using RXjava.


Actually Building Things In React Native

How Futurice shipped a beautiful iOS app using React Native and what they learned along the way.

Speaker: Jani Eväkallio, Futurice

Jani is a web engineer and an advocate of open standards, who has always avoided the gated communities of Android and iOS mobile development because of their closed nature and old-fashioned tooling. Since last summer he has been diving in to native mobile development using React Native, Facebook's cross-platform mobile development framework, and enjoying the benefits of native for the first time.

For more information, contact:

Guillaume Valverde Software Developer