Another big week, I'm still recovering from #NDCSydney - a speaker slot opened up, and my peers dobbed me in to deliver my first ever conference talk. I had < 48 hours to write an abstract, a talk and to deliver it. The talk was about a topic that was near and dear to my heart - reactive programming, the importance of mentoring and my plans to pay it forward. It should be online within the next couple of weeks.
Industry wise - React+Native developers were reminded once again that the patent clause is real and Facebook has no intentions of removing it. The thing I just don't get about this entire situation is Facebook is declaring that the patent clause is to protect the company from patent trolls, but the thing is, patent trolls use shell companies that don't use React/Native (the shell companies only hold patents). Meanwhile, legitimate consumers of the framework could be putting their employers into really sticky legal situations - ever need to defend your intellectual property because an infringement by Facebook or they move into your market? oops. Hope you like re-writes.