React Native Code Camp for professionals was conducted at the PLDT Innolab Bldg. in Mandaluyong City this May 20, 2017 as part of DevCon's theme of mobile-based development workshops this May.
An extension to the very-popular Javascript library ReactJS (which is catered towards front-end web developers), React Native allow developers to create native mobile cross-platform applications for both Android and iOS with ease.
With that said, the event started off with the usual DevCon introduction (who we are and our events) – done by Mr. Syd Evangelista, a freelance web and mobile developer.
PLDT Innolab, our venue partner, is a place where innovative products and business solutions are tested and developed, and where PLDT's field experts provide training, ICT services, and other technical assistance to digital clientèle.
You can check out more on PLDT Innolab here.
Also introduced during the event was CloudStaff – who provides world-class outsourcing solutions and high customer satisfaction, all from an enjoyable, family-friendly workplace.
CloudStaff is always on the lookout for talented developers to join their team. For those interested to join, you can send your resume at
Now into the good part: Mr. Jonathan Baldaraje, Senior Developer at Zendcreatives officially facilitated the code camp by sharing his technical expertise with regards to the use of ReactNative.
Participants as they were listening during the React Native Code Camp
Also present to share his knowledge was DevCon's very own VP for Programs, Mr. Jhonathan Howard.
Mr. Jhonathan discussed key differences between native mobile development (Android/iOS) compared to mobile cross-platform development tools like ReactNative, as well as each of their own respective pros and cons.
He also discussed the opportunities available for those aspiring to pursue mobile development using ReactNative.
And like always, it won't be a DevCon Code Camp without a mini-hackathon!
A freestyle, build-what-you-want theme was done during the mini-hackathon.

Congratulations to the winner of the hackathon, they get DevCon freebies (t-shirt and lanyards).
Congratulations to Eduard Ocson, Jason Catacutan and Arcel Vocales for winning React Native's mini-hackathon
Other freebies were also given for those active in social media – so congratulations to the winners! (they get free umbrellas)
Overall, it was a successful event. Cheers to DevCon for yet another great code camp.
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