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Come downtown for food, drink, talks, and socializing. We'll be talking about ReactJS and related technologies. Talks/topics to be covered:
Practicing to be ~Perfect~ Better: Improving How You Work Through Deliberate Practice by Andy Ennamorato
When you learned to read and write, did you spend hours and hours writing individual letters?
Now think about learning software development or a new language. Do you type functions and language grammar repetitively? Do you write throwaway code to stretch your skills?
In this talk, both beginners and experienced developers will learn about why deliberate practice can improve your performances -- err, pull requests. We'll talk about why and how athletes, comedians and musicians practice before they perform and why the software industry may need similar routines.
We'll then put our new knowledge into practice with an overview of technologies that can help us practice without disrupting our daily performances. We'll cover tools like Gatsby, Apex/Up, and Now.sh to make ideas happen quickly. We'll discuss hackathons and other ways of incorporating practice into team settings. So that you find your own fun methods of practice and improvement.
Push it! Hosting your React apps by Kevin McKernan
We talk about building things with React a lot, now let's talk about how to get your applications out there so people can use them! We'll look at what a compiled react app is, a number of different hosting options, and run some deploys live!
Special thanks to our sponsor, Formidable Labs!