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Welcome to the hub for ReactJS, Facebook's incredible JavaScript framework for building UIs, in Southern California - from LA, to San Diego, from the Valley to Orange County

Join us for compelling talks from the creators of React, workshops with lead engineers building with React and starter sessions for those who are new to React.

Some of our past speakers:

• Tom Occhino, React Engineering Manager @ Facebook

• Michael Jackson, React-Router creator

• Rajiv Tirumalareddy, Software Engineer @ Yahoo

• Jafar Husain, Technical Lead @ Netflix

SoCal ReactJS will be hosted monthly. No matter what your level of experience is, we'd love to have you at our meetups!

See you soon!

Upcoming events (2)

Felix Rieseberg from Slack on Desktop Apps with JavaScript

We’re excited to welcome Felix Rieseberg, Senior Staff Engineer at Slack to Codesmith for this month’s Speaker Series, to talk about Desktop Apps with JavaScript. Join us for a great evening full of discussion on the newest technologies and how they're being used! SoCal React will be meeting monthly to host discussions and workshops covering the latest in React, Node, and other exciting technologies. Agenda - 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Check in 7:00pm - 8:00pm: Speaker session 8:00pm - 8:30pm: Wrap up and networking Speaker - Felix Rieseberg, Senior Staff Engineer at Slack Abstract - You might already use desktop software written in JavaScript: Popular apps like Visual Studio Code, Slack, or Twitch use the framework Electron to combine native code with the convenience of Node.js to build cross-platform desktop software. In this talk, Felix will give an introduction to Electron, explaining both the up- and downsides of building apps with JavaScript. Speaker Bio - Felix is a Senior Staff Engineer and Tech Lead at Slack. He is a co-maintainer of Electron and maintainer of numerous open source libraries, focusing on JavaScript and Node.js. His recent work includes Slack’s desktop apps, O’Reilly’s “Introducing Electron”, and experiments like windows95. Parking Information - Our HQ in Venice has free parking in the lot next to the office. -- Looking forward to seeing you there!

SoCal React @ Pivotal Labs: Simplicity and Composability in React

Pivotal Labs has graciously offered to sponsor this month's meetup in their Santa Monica office! Pivotal developers Desmond Pompa Alarcon Rawls and Mejin Leechor will be giving talks on coding practices they’ve used on Pivotal Labs projects that make working with React on a team more simple and manageable. They’ll be sharing techniques for working with React (some outside the box) that can help teams work more effectively and quickly by promoting a codebase that is well-composed and divided on meaningful boundaries. Agenda - 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Arrival + mingling over food and drinks 7:00pm - 7:45pm: Speaker session 7:45pm - 8:30pm: Wrap up and networking Abstract - Desmond will chart a path from a small system where everything feels simple to an unwieldy system of systems supported by thousands of developers, none of whom can see the ramifications of their decisions. The starting point will be the codebase of a startup called findSisterhood that, among other forms of postmodern hotness, uses React Native, Apollo, and PostGraphile. What could possibly go wrong? After presenting a taxonomy of system decay, Desmond will offer a strategy for defense against the dark arts. Speaker Bio - Since starting at Pivotal 4 years ago, Desmond has been working in 3-month stints to transform slow-moving enterprises into sleek speed-boats with the same consistency that Stephen Curry shoots free throws. Desmond's primary weapons are the 5000-whys exercise and aptly-timed references to the communist manifesto. He also writes code and some of that code looks vaguely React-ish. Previous speaking appearances: XP 2017, CF Summit, GORUCO, and many lunches at Pivotal. Parking Information - Nearest parking: Parking Structure #[masked]nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401 Parking is free for the first 90 minutes and then has an hourly rate. -- Looking forward to seeing you there!

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