Creating a Plugin System and Preact in Pictures

React Denver
React Denver
Public group


707 17th St, Suite 3800 · Denver, CO

How to find us

When entering the building, please use the southwest entrance (next to Green Fine Salad Co.) as the northeast entrance is locked.

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Come downtown for food, drink, talks, and socializing. We'll be talking about ReactJS and related technologies. There is a lightrail stop at the corner of where the meetup is.

Livestream will be posted in the comments around 6:15pm.

If you arrive after 6:35pm, email [masked] for help.

Talks/topics to be covered:

Preact in Pictures by Adam Solove

Preact is an implementation of the React API that's significantly smaller and faster. I'll show you what Preact offers, how you can migrate most React applications without any code changes, and what tradeoffs are involved. Then, we'll walk through a pictorial tour of Preact's implementation. If you've ever wondered how the virtual dom and component model really work, this will be a great introduction that should prepare you for reading the source code of Preact or React. After hearing this talk, you'll have a great new tool for developing performance-critical UIs and a better mental model of how React works on the inside.

Creating a Plugin System with Apollo and the Coral Project by Riley Davis

The Coral Project attempts to rethink how we create community online with open source tools and best practices. This talk is about how we enabled development of third-party plugins with Apollo and GraphQL to help publishers adapt our commenting platform to meet their needs. Check us out at (