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ReactNYC Meetup #8

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In this meetup we have two special guests: James Baxley from South Carolina (working on Apollo for Meteor) and Ryan Florence from Seattle (co-creator of react-router).

By the way, Ryan Florence and Michael Jackson have React workshops ( for beginners and experienced developers on 16, 17 and 18 of August. Check them out!

Jared Palmer (

Forms in React can be verbose, repetitive, and messy. Managing things like validation, error messages, and 3rd party inputs can make matters even worse. Why does it have to be this way? In this talk, we're going deep on forms. I'll explore common problems, common solutions, and introduce you to Formik, a tiny 2.3 KB form helper that lets you do all the fun stuff I just mentioned and more.

Embrace The Animal Wolverine: The Super Hero In you
Bryan Bethea (

Since the early 2000's, Super Hero movies have taken over our cinemas. Every year millions of people rush to theaters to see the latest Marvel or DC creation and are left in awe as they witness their favorite comic characters come to life. The Super Hero culture is everywhere and I love it! But did you know that man is the original Super Hero. Lets take a look at a few of our innate super powers and explore how we can use them.

The Road to Router v4
Ryan Florence (

In this talk Ryan will share some history behind the changes they made to React Router in version 4, and how it relates to React generally.

Easy Server Side Rendering with GraphQL
James Baxley (

React has unified how teams think about application development. Render targets like react-dom and react-native have made it easy to create complex, data-driven applications with a learn once, write anywhere mentality. Thanks to the power of the Apollo GraphQL client, this can be extended to the server easier than ever.


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