5 Talks: React for Beginners / ArkhamJS / Semiotic / Pup / React Component Types

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Talk 1: React for Beginners by Karina Islam (20-30 min)

Do you want to learn the most hyped framework, react? But yet you can't manage enough time and courage to start it? Or you have seen a couple of tutorials but still feel confused? Then, this session is for you. In this session, we will talk what are the challenges I had faced as a beginner and how I overcame those challenges. It will also cover the basic concepts of React.js & its features like virtual DOM, unidirectional data binding, React component and its life cycle, state, props etc. This talk will help you to make your new journey more comfortable and easy to react.

Karina is a Front-end Developer from Chicago. She has a passion for Front-end development. Her interests also include web application development and user experience design with a recent emphasis on client-side JavaScript frameworks. She rapidly soaks up new knowledge and loves to share what she learns with others.

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Talk 2: Using ArkhamJS with React and React Native by Giraldo Rosales (15 min)

With the focus on developer experience, ArkhamJS puts the fun back into coding! Based on the Flux architecture to manage a single state, the development process remains simple yet flexible. ArkhamJS is expandable, fitting perfectly inside any project size, large or small. In this demo we will show you how to implement ArkhamJS on the front-end combining it within two environments, React and React Native.

Giraldo has been developing professionally for over 18 years. Leading the creation of new platforms in companies such as RideAlfred, GrubHub, and ADP. ---

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Talk 3: Using Semiotic by Andy Cupp (15 min)

Semiotic is an exciting data visualization framework that combines React and D3. Developed by Elijah Meeks, a Senior Data Visualization Engineer at Netflix, Semiotic facilitates rapid prototyping of new ways to see data. We’ll do a quick walkthrough of how to get started, see how React is utilized in the framework, and visualize some fun local data.

Andrew Cupp is a front-end engineer at FMR Systems, which provides solutions for the financial services industry. He’s done a little bit of everything over 17 years, but still doesn’t really know how computers work.

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Talk 4: Just build the damn thing! by Ryan Glover (10-30 min)

Getting your next big product idea off the ground with Pup—a React and React Router based boilerplate designed for shipping software quickly. We’ll take a look under the hood of Pup and see how (and why) its stack is tailored to developers who are tired of meddling with tools and just want to get to work.

Ryan Glover is the CEO of Clever Beagle, a Chicago-based company that’s focused on helping software developers to ship their first product. He’s six-foot tall, made of solid gold, and totally serious. Seriously. No, really. Quit laughing. Stop it.

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Talk 5: React Component Types: A Primer for Sensible Human Beings by Ryan Glover (10-30 min)

Just build it with a class! Just make it a dumb component! What in the hell are these people talking about?! In this talk, we’ll learn about the different ways we can write a React component, why we’d want to write them in different ways, and discuss how to properly leverage those variations in your day-to-day hacking.

Ryan Glover is the CEO of Clever Beagle, a Chicago-based company that’s focused on helping software developers to ship their first product. He’s six-foot tall, made of solid gold, and totally serious. Seriously. No, really. Quit laughing. Stop it.