Past Meetup

Portland ReactJS Presentation night

This Meetup is past

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Greetings Reagents!

We had an awesome meetup on last week at Jama with some great talks. Thanks to everyone that took time from their schedule to come out.

We are planning our April meetup this week and we're still looking for some talks from the Portland community. Please let us know if you'd be interested in speaking at this or any future meetings. We have some things brewing for the May meetup that we're excited to share with you next month.

Jama Software ( has graciously offered their event space again for this meeting. Food will also be provided by (, please come at 6pm to enjoy some dinner and socializing.

Presentations will start promptly at 6:30.

== Proposed Schedule ==

• Observables and React (or, 'Yo dawg, I heard you like reactive programming, so I put some Reactive Extensions in your React so you can react while you React’) - (Ian Irvine)

Ian takes us on a tour of JavaScript Observables via RXJS, and explores some potential use cases within the realm of React.

• Understanding Elements and Components in React - (Alex Johnson)

Every language, library and framework comes with its own set of idiomatic terms and definitions. When I first started learning about React, I had trouble wrapping my brain around some of its terminology. Names like "node", "element" and "component" already had a lot of meaning to me that didn't necessarily match up with what I was reading. I went looking for answers and along the way I learned a lot about React that I'd like to share.