Wix in The North, #1: React Component Wars & Taking Your App Globally

Wix Engineering’s tech meetups are finally heading North!


Wix’s meetups focus on deep engineering insights, whether it’s front-end, back-end, mobile, testing or anything in between. This is our first meetup in Haifa, and it will host Wix Engineering Team Lead, Eyal Eizenberg, and WeWork’s Director of Engineering, Yonatan Bergman.

The meetup will be held in English

// Schedule:
18:00 – 18:30 – Gathering, drinks and food
18:30 – 19:10 – React Component Wars / Eyal Eizenberg
19:10 – 19:20 – Break
19:20 – 20:00 – A Whole New World: Taking your app globally / Yonatan Bergman

// React Component Wars / Eyal Eizenberg
You have a great new idea for a web application that you want to build with React. Awesome! Now comes your first technical question – “which component types do I use?”. In this talk we will review the different types of React components, compare their APIs, their use-cases and the best part – put them ‘toe to toe’ against each other to see which one has the best performance!

// A Whole New World: Taking your app globally / Yonatan Bergman
So you’ve launched your first service and all your customers in the US love it – great!
Now comes the hard part – expanding it around the world.
In this talk I’m going to share what I’ve learned from building the PayPal Mobile app and from expanding WeWork’s systems to span the globe.
I’m going to cover it all: from translations, UCG, i18n, g10n, money, dates, names and taxes.
So that you can expand your app and reach new customers in London, Beijing, Tel-Aviv and Paris.

/Bio/ Eyal (Engineering Team Lead @ Wix.com)
Eyal has been hitting the JS scene since the evil days of Prototype (that thing that came before jQuery) but finally found his true love… React! Eyal is a Team Leader at Wix and loves helping people overcome problems with their code & product.

/Bio/ Yonatan (Engineering Director @ WeWork Technology)
Experienced software engineer and manager with an eye for design and a passion for building great products. Focused on consistently improving and nurturing team culture and productivity, as well as empowering those around me.