Past Meetup

React Melbourne - May Meetup

This Meetup is past

200 people went

139 Gladstone Street · South Melbourne

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Enter from Gladstone St door

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Hey all,

Learn and improve your React JS knowledge, meet and hangout with fellow React Developers, and eat some great food at the HQ on Tuesday 22nd May 2018!

This event's speakers are:


Harnessing the Power of Volunteers for Community Benefit (short)
- Mike King & Matt Wiseman (Back2Bikes)

Back2Bikes needs to start tracking volunteers and bikes as they move through the workshop. To do so, they're currently building an attendance app using React, which will allow volunteers to register themselves, and then sign in each day they come. Mike & Matt will go through some of the technical details of how they are building this, and look at the positive social outcomes that come out of Back2bikes.

Mike is a full stack Javascript developer, working in all things React and bleeding edge technology. He also runs a bicycle recyling workshop in his "spare time" called Back2bikes.

Matt is a barista wannabe-dev, who has almost completed a journey through Free Code Camp. He was enlisted by Mike to round out his experience by working on an app for Back2bikes.


Understanding the New Context API
- Mair Swartz (Full Stack Software Engineer at Essential Energy)

Examining the pattern that allows us to use the new context API.
Demonstration on how to use it and discuss where we should use it.

Mair has been developing applications react applications for 3 years now and absolutely loves it. He have successfully integrated it into SharePoint, node and .Net.


How we Grew a React Project From 2 Devs to 20 Developers and Beyond
- Ben Teese (Senior Software Developer at Shine Solutions)

How the team at Sportsbet structured a big project so that lots of devs could work on it at once, what things needed to be put in-place up-front (vs those decisions that could safely be deferred) and what concepts in the React ecosystem commonly tripped-up and confused devs new to the project.

Ben is a senior software developer at Shine Solutions in Melbourne, Australia. These days he spends most of his time coding and helping clients wrangle big JavaScript projects.

See you then!
- Jake