Manchester Web Meetup #4

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The Hut Group

1 Orange Tower MediaCity UK · Salford

How to find us

Via the number 7 tram, MediaCityUK is 14 minutes from Deansgate-Castlefield, or 20 minutes from Piccadilly Gardens.

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Hey there, fellow web devs! 👋🤓

We're pleased to announce our 4th meetup, taking place at The Hut Group's (THG) shiny new offices in MediaCityUK! Given the cadence of our meetups, this will be the last one of 2018, so it'd be great to see you all before 2019! 🍻


1) Jason Yu (@ycmjason) - Software Engineer, The Hut Group

Building a Simple Virtual DOM from Scratch

The concept of a virtual DOM is used by many modern web frameworks. Most of us have heard of it but not all of us understand it. Jason is going to explain things in details in his talk by demonstrating how a simple virtual DOM could be implemented from scratch.

2) Jon Preece (@jpreecedev) - Frontend Engineer,

Using a Microservice Architecture on the Frontend to Build Apps that Scale

Most developers have had some exposure to a microservice architecture on the backend of web applications. Microservices can help teams build applications that can be independently scaled on demand, deployed faster, and that can be built using their framework of choice. With the vast array of old and new frontend frameworks widely in use, a microservice architecture on the frontend now makes more sense, although monolithic applications are still commonplace. This talk focuses on the why and how of microservices on the frontend, state management, and how GraphQL can tie it all together.

Thank you to our sponsors:


YLD is one of London’s fastest growing software engineering consultancies and has recently branched out into Manchester. We build exciting products and platforms in React / Node.js for Trainline, Vogue, The Economist and many more.

The team is committed the open source community aiming to create a long-standing engineering culture and delivery capability in each piece of work.

Watch Tech Talks YLD youtube channel for more talks on React and Node:

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YLD is looking for React / Node / DevOps engineers to join the team:


The Hut Group (THG)

THG is one of the world’s fastest growing and largest online retailers. With a world-class business, a proprietary technology platform, and disruptive business model, their ambition is to be a Global Digital Leader.