We are hoping that you and yours are having a most excellent summer so far. We've had such a busy summer we overlooked the July meeting! Our plan is to get things started back up this second week of August. I wanted to get the date down for everyone. I don't have any plans finalized for speakers, if you'd like to propose a talk you can do it publicly here, or PM the organizers; I was asking folks to use the google group for this previously, but it seems easiest for you all to use meetup.com directly.
There's been great lightning talk participation later in the evenings from everyone, please come with something fun/interesting to show folks!
Schedule will be up soon once we nail down some speakers!
Thanks to all who attended our meeting last month, and to Asa Miller and Eric O'Connell for presenting!
-=== Proposed Schedule ===-
This month Chris Alatorre will be talking about the current state of animation in React, and will introduce us to a few of the available animation libraries he's been working with. He will also demonstrate some animation optimizations he worked on in a recent project.
Jack Herrington from Walmart Labs will be visiting Portland this week. He offered to do a talk at our meetup and here's the description he sent:
"I'd be talking about is our Electrode framework, which is our internal set of components. Which is cool. But what is really amazing is our Alchemy UX prototyping tool written entirely in React. With it you can drop and drop components, change properties, alter styles, and see it live previewed in another window to test responsive. We will be open sourcing it for use with Bootstrap this year."
He will also make time at the end for questions around transitioning a Walmart Labs sized company from using a templating style approach to UI development to an atomic component based development style.
-=== Event Details ===-
Jama Software (http://jamasoftware.com) has graciously offered their event space again for this meeting. Food will also be provided by Idealist.org (http://www.idealist.org), please come at 6pm to enjoy some dinner and socializing. If you are new to the group, welcome! We hope that you find this community a friendly and open one. To new and existing members, please take a look at the code of conduct (https://github.com/portland-react-js/meetup/blob/master/code-of-conduct.md) for our group.
The presentation will start promptly at 6:30.
Looking forward to a great meetup!