As we look forward to seeing everyone at the April meetup, we want to get the word out about May! We have booked Zoe Landon (https://twitter.com/hupfen) for a talk about Redux Middleware, and are currently filling the other slot (do you want to present?)
Also, if you missed it, the first Portland ReactJS Hack Night went off at AppNexus, with tutorial sessions led by Jason Brown (https://twitter.com/browniefed) and Eric O'Connell (https://twitter.com/compassing), as well as a freeform community space. Look out for the next one!
For the future, we still need more talk proposals! These meetings can't happen without your participation, in the audience but on stage as well. Please let us know what you've been working on with React, and if you would be willing to share it with us. Please submit your proposal here (https://goo.gl/forms/TCzP1g6urI)
We also invite you to join our Slack room for discussion and help around React amongst your community. Join here: Portland ReactJS Slack (https://portlandreactjs.herokuapp.com/)
Looking forward to seeing you all next week!
-=== Proposed Schedule ===-
Redux Middleware - Our team at Marketo has been working on a substantial front-end project with a React-based stack. Between business logic, desired safeties, and simple developer taste, we've had to write a fair bit of Redux middleware. I'll walk through the process, using the open sourced redux-action-router as an example.
Postgres and React: a match made in heaven - Postgres with its support for the JSON datatype is a great way to store complex objects, but if you're accessing this information without using the joins, filtering, and complex array matching that Postgres has to offer, you're probably missing out on a lot of security and performance.
Toby will go over some basic postgres setup for beginners, then transition into a real-world case where a react frontend was sending very complex JSON into a database that the developer was having trouble accessing again later.
There will also be time for lightning talks, so come prepared for that too!
-=== Event Details ===-
New Relic (http://newrelic.com/) has graciously offered their event space to host our meeting this month. 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.