What we're about

There's a new kind of React JS Meetup in town! Want a React meetup by the community, for the community? Want a React meetup that's open, welcoming, and inclusive to everyone? Guys, gals, non-binary, whomever? Want a React meetup that's nonjudgemental, no matter your experience level? Whatever you identify as, you're welcome at useReact. New York City's newest React Meetup.

And… We do have a Code of Conduct (https://usereact.nyc#coc) to gently remind everyone what is expected.

We'll have talks from some of the industry's foremost experts in React. We'll also have folks new to React share their learning experience.

Talks are great, but we're also doing something a bit different from your average tech meetup. We're having plenty of 1:1 breakout time with the presenters. No scripts, just answering your questions in a casual mingle about format.

(Psst... oh, and as the name implies, we'll do a fair amount of talking about Hooks)

Upcoming events (1)

useReactNYC Meetup #11 at Yext plus React Summit US Raffle

👋 Hey, New York

Ramping up our recurring events, we meet again on June 15th, featuring some incredible speakers & topics, along with open networking and facilitated discussion around moderated topic tables! JOIN US at Yext’s incredible office in Chelsea for a night of education, inspiration, & fun!

Thanks to our supporters, we will also raffle a ticket or few to React Summit US, the biggest React conference coming to New York on November 13 & 15.

🕑 Schedule Overview
5:30pm: Food & drinks, open networking
6:35: Welcome & introduction
6:40: Talks
8:00: Topic tables & open networking
9:30: Doors close

🤝 In collaboration with
Huge thanks to our partner Yext for sponsoring event venue and catering!
Yext is a content management hub for building consumer-grade digital experiences for your business — faster, and at scale. The Yext platform offers a composable architecture, robust APIs, and SDKs for modern programming languages. Start building here and join us at our office for a deep dive on how to #BuildWithYext!

This event is organised with support of React Summit US organizers.

🗣️ Talks

Robert Balicki (https://twitter.com/StatisticsFTW):
What is suspense for data fetching in React? Why does React's model make creating network requests during render so difficult? Why does (to the presenter's knowledge) no library besides Relay support this, despite its sheer convenience?
In this talk, Robert will discuss how React renders components (especially with regards to Suspense), and how to build a data-fetching library that functions correctly in light of those behaviors. Then, with all the pieces in place, we'll use a library, @boulton/react-disposable-state, to roll our own suspense-compatible data fetching!

Aaron Pavlick (https://twitter.com/apav_dev)

Unifying Content and Conversations: Building React Sites on Yext

With a focus on unifying content and conversations, this presentation delves into the unique capabilities of using Yext Content and Pages to create a performant, statically-generated website. However, the power of Yext extends beyond static site creation. One of the intriguing features we'll explore is the potential to enhance user engagement through the addition of a chat interface. We'll showcase the practical steps and potential of incorporating the Yext Chat into your site using the Chat SDK, leveraging this powerful React component library to bring a more responsive, interactive chat feature to life on your static pages.


More talks to be announced.

Please submit your proposals for this and future events, talks from 5 to 30 minutes + freeform open mic sessions available to arrange on the spot.

Immediately following the talks, we will feature an hour of facilitated discussion, featuring topics managed by experts. In addition to the topics presented by the speakers, we will have a number of other experts and core contributors participating as topic managers. Stay tuned for those announcements!

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Past events (11)

Real World React/useReact NYC at Yext


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