Past Meetup

React Server Side Rendering, Ethics of Web Scraping, D3 maps using Observable

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Boise State CS City Center Plaza - West Conference Room 352

777 West Main Street · Boise, ID

How to find us

In the new Boise State CS department building downtown (Clearwater Analytics & Buffalo WW). Up to the 3rd floor, conf room is on the West end of the building.

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Meetup Schedule:

6:00 - 6:15: Pizza & pears hosted by Relias

6:15 - 6:45: React Server Side Rendering - Jeremy Zerr

We will discuss both the business reasons and the technical implementation for Server Side Rendering using React. First we'll cover what types of applications might be a good fit for SSR, where requirements for SEO and performance rise to the top and what the overall system looks like. Then we'll show a full demo of a realistic React SSR implementation that includes the challenges in doing SSR when you make API calls and design patterns to follow to make it easy on your dev team.

6:45 - 7:00: Ethics of Web Scraping - Jordan Hansen

Are there ethical boundaries on the internet that should be respected now that information is so public? What are the consequences of not respecting those boundaries?

7:00 - 7:05: Lightning Talk - Create maps with D3.js using Observable ( - Andrew Chumich

7:05 - 7:15: Other Lightning Talks & Wrap Up

Lightning Talks:

We will have Lightning talks where anybody can come up and share what kind of Front-end programming frameworks, work projects, side projects, things you have learned or have been working with over the last month. These presentations do not need slides, or code examples, but they never hurt.

Presentations are timed and should be less than five minutes. Think of it like an open mic night. This will allow us to see what kind of cool stuff people are working on, know who might have expertise in a particular area, and will allow us to determine what kind of topics might be interesting for others in the future. We've also found that it helps to encourage those who don't normally present to make their way to the front of the room.

Wrap Up:

This is where you, yes you, get to propose topics for presenters to choose for the next meetup. We're also open to taking feedback about what we can do to improve the meetup during this time. Remember, this is your meetup, you can make it what you want it to be!