React Native training

Learn how to build modern mobile apps with React Native.

Getting real with React Native

Looking to build modern mobile apps with React Native?

This 3-day course will teach you the basics of React Native mobile app development with leading libraries including React-Navigation, Redux and an introduction to GraphQL.

JavaScript is at the heart of a new ecosystem for advanced enterprise-scale web and mobile applications that feature high development velocity and high scalability. These technologies have become mainstream with their adoption by major companies such as Netflix, LinkedIn, GE, and Walmart.

Developers and companies that adopt them now will have a competitive advantage over the coming years and will be well-positioned to take advantage of advances in this rapidly-evolving ecosystem.

Learn by doing

You’ll be coding right from the start. You’ll learn 10x more by doing than you would by watching PowerPoint slides.

We’ll build an app designed to cover all of the essential areas for building real applications with GraphQL, dealing with real-world issues that we’ve encountered working with large and complex apps for OK GROW!’s clients.

At each step you’ll be taught the concept, given the next goal and the basic outline of the solution, and you’ll work to build the next feature into your own version of the app with one-on-one guidance from the instructors.

Then we’ll regroup and explore the instructors’ solution (which you have access to on GitHub). At the end you’ll have the full working app.

3-day class
React Native is now not only a viable option, but an exponential cost saver for real world mobile application development for most use cases.
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  • ES2015 Fundamentals
  • Understand what React Native is and what is its architecture
  • Grasp what tools the ecosystem can offer
  • Interaction & state management in React
  • Make the app more modular with higher-order components
  • Use lifecycle events to consume REST API data
  • Understand performances bottlenecks between JavaScript and Native code
  • Leverage the power of native engine from the Javascript thread to animate at 60 fps
  • Handle navigation between screens
  • Understand why and when to use a state management library like Redux
  • Understand the benefits of a GraphQL API from the client’s perspective
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The cost for the full 3-day course is $1395 CAD

Team tickets are available at 30% off for 3 or more developers, get in touch:

If you’re in Ontario there’s a government grant available, click here for more info.

Other class

Also check out our Beginner & Advanced GraphQL training classes.

Why take in-person training?

You can definitely learn on your own. But many people find that they learn faster and more deeply in a group learning environment.

You’ll be exposed to tools, ideas and best practices without needing to sort through outdated and incorrect information.

We’ll show you techniques learned from our client work, guide you through advanced topics, and stay in touch after with one-on-one follow-up.

Have you been meaning to learn React Native for a while? Maybe now is the time. Draw a line in the sand. Register now.

What our students say

Loved the training! Really enjoyed the interactivity and hands-on nature of it. The checkpoints with git worked really well to help reset + reorient everyone.

– Adam M.

Awesome class, I felt like there was just enough gaps in the exercises to educate us on the topic but not overwhelm us. It was perfect. Not sure if this is a bad thing but I really wanted more.

– Jason W.

About your instructors

Robert Dickert

Robert Dickert - @rdickert

Robert Dickert has been building apps with GraphQL and React Native for the past two years. Before that he worked at the Meteor Development Group, the creators of Apollo. He has taught both introductory and advanced GraphQL classes at the GraphQL Summit as well as clients like Ticketmaster and Priceline.

Paul Dowman

Paul Dowman - @pauldowman

Paul Dowman has been developing web apps professionally since 1995 and was an instructor at Bitmaker Labs in Toronto (acquired by General Assembly) where he helped set up the program.

Fine print: We make plans based on the enrollment and spend money in advance, so we can’t offer refunds after 48 hours. We know that things come up unexpectedly though, so if you need to change your plans after that then we would be happy to give you a credit for the next time we offer it (which is usually every couple of months).

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