React forms the foundation for Magento PWA Studio and gives Reacticon its name: It stands at the base of all that is discussed during this conference. Together with React, you'll also hear about Redux, routing, JSX and other fundamental React concepts.
While React is the base for many PWA providers for Magento, Vue is not to be underestimated. It is the base for Vue Storefront, but it quickly also becomes a strategy for agencies building their own solution. And with reason, Vue is just as good as an alternative to traditional frontends as React is.
Magento is developing a toolbox - Magento PWA Studio - so that devs can vamp up their own PWA more easily. During Reacticon, we will not focus upon PWA Studio (which is likely announced during Imagine) but focus on the underlying technology instead.
While not necessarily part of the React framework, GraphQL is there be dealt with: It offers a JSON standard so that data (for instance, products, categories) is well-structured. The underlying backend (REST, CQRS) will not be dealt with though. Oh and there's a little thing called Apollo which is awesome.
Even though PWAs in Magento are just starting to emerge, there are already best practices in the area of PWA development. The Magento team will share their own knowledge and you'll hear more on how to use which tools in which environment to streamline your own development flow.
This conference has React and PWA Studio at its core, but there is enough room to compare things with other technologies: The folks of Deity.io and Vue StoreFront are joining to create a wealth of options and opportunities: Not business-oriented, but technical and in-depth.
On October 4th, 2018, the second Reacticon took place: It was better organized than the first version, with various in-depth talks and announcements. Here are some links to the presentations that were given. Perhaps you can put it to good use.
On March 16th, 2018, the first Reacticon took place: It was different, it was stubborn, it was a blast. Here are some links to the presentations that were given. Perhaps you can put it to good use.