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Live Coding a Chat App With Appwrite and ReactJS

Live Coding a Chat App With Appwrite and ReactJS


About the Talk

Want to rapidly spin up a persistent message storage backend without having to install Docker on your local machine?

See how you can use Appwrite’s open-source backend-as-a-service and pre-configured 1-Click setup to more easily build a realtime chat app.

Appwrite helps you manage your applications by providing a set of tools for user management, social login, data storage, file hosting, and more.

What You’ll Learn

  • Building an instant message chat app with persistent message storage
  • Quickly spinning up a backend and building a rest API with Appwrite
  • Enabling multiple users to sign up, log in, and chat in real-time with a React frontend
  • Simplifying collaboration and rollout to production

This Talk Is Designed For

Anyone that wants to simplify and speed up building apps with a robust and scalable backend.


  • Knowledge of programming or JavaScript
  • Bonus, but not necessary: familiarity with Firebase


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Appwrite is a secure, open-source backend server for web, mobile, and Flutter developers. Get all the core APIs required to build any modern application, packaged together as a set of easy-to-use Docker containers.

About the Presenters

Brandon Roberts, DevRel Engineer, Appwrite

Chris Sev, Senior Developer Advocate, DigitalOcean

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