Past Meetup

June SoCal React: TypeScript & Draft.js for React

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5300 Beethoven Street 90066 · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

Come up to the Penthouse (PH) Floor


(SoCal React will now be taking place every second Wednesday of every month so mark your calendars!)

React ( - a framework for web and mobile apps - is growing rapidly and we as a community are growing with it. Every month, we bring together a group of incredible speakers to talk about React.

For this month's meetup, join us for two great talks on TypeScript and Draft.js, brought to you by Kristian Freeman of Bytesized ( and Shahan Khan & Brandon Shin of Polymail (

TypeScript for React: In this talk, Kristian will cover the basics of TypeScript, including its features and syntax as well as rewriting JavaScript code into TypeScript, and why a team working with JavaScript and React might consider using it.

Draft.js and React: Learn the ins and outs of Draft.js and how to get started as Shahan and Brandon go over how to build a rich text editor with widgets using Draft.js.


Kristian Freeman is a technical trainer and consultant. His company Bytesized provides hands-on training for software engineering teams in languages and frameworks like React.js, Ruby, and Python. Learn more about Kristian and Bytesized at (

Shahan Khan is co-founder of Polymail and works on the backend and helps with an upcoming React and Redux based web app.

Brandon Shin is co-founder of Polymail, and works on the iOS and Mac apps, alongside an upcoming React and Redux based web app. He also wrote slackbot workout, a fun hack to force your teammates to work out.