• useReactNYC Meetup #3 🔥

    American Express Co

    *** RSVPs open Tuesday, July 2nd *** We're happy to announce our third and largest useReactNYC Meetup to date! It will be held at American Express in FiDi. We'd like to thank American Express and Giant Machine for their sponsorship! Be sure to check out our Code of Conduct at useReact.NYC. Our MC for the evening will be the always entertaining Ken Wheeler (@ken_wheeler) who promises to keep it at a solid PG-13 level for the evening. ----------- Our first speaker is Tae'lur Alexis (@TaelurAlexis). Tae'lur is the founder of CodeEveryday.io. Her talk is titled "Building accessible UI with React" Abstract: If you browse web applications today, you'll often find issues that are found in modern web applications and lack of empathy for disabled users. You may be unaware or uncertain on how to go about implementing accessibility into your code. In my presentation, I'll provide solutions to those issues that can quickly be implemented and show a simple and efficient example of making your React application more accessible! ----------- Next up is Kent C. Dodds (@kentcdodds). Kent is a world renowned speaker, teacher, and trainer and he's actively involved in the open source community as a maintainer and contributor of hundreds of popular npm packages. Kent is the creator of TestingJavaScript.com and he's an instructor on egghead.io and Frontend Masters. He's also a Google Developer Expert. Kent is happily married and the father of four kids. He likes his family, code, JavaScript, and React. Kent will be speaking on "React Hook Pitfalls" Abstract: The hooks honeymoon phase is over. We were able to overlook our confusion as a reasonable familiarity issue, but now it’s time to get real about the pitfalls of React Hooks. Hooks lead to a better user experience and fewer bugs for sure, but without the right foundational understanding of them and certain JavaScript semantics, we’ll probably cause other problems in the process of using hooks. In this talk, we’ll explore some of the gotchas of using hooks, why those things are problems, and how to think about hooks so we develop an intuition for how to use hooks while avoiding the pitfalls. ----------- Hope to see you all there!