Spotlight React 2017

2017-03-04 00:00:00 2017-03-05 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight React 2017 We’re taking a deep dive into ReactJS and hope you’ll join us to learn how you can leverage this increasingly mainstream technology in your work. This one day event is designed for industry professionals and features notable speakers; attendees can expect to build up their… Toronto FITC Toronto



9:00 To 9:59
10:00 To 10:45
An Open Love Letter to React
What’s in a name? React by any other name would still be an amazing framework for your next project. Let’s cover some of the ways that choosing to use React can be one of the greatest decisions you make in your project. From designing for React to testing your components, find out why React may inspire you, too, to raise… Read more…
Ksenija Gogic

Web Developer, TWG

10:55 To 11:40
Building a Living Style Guide With React
Style guides are a pain! As a static collection of css, colours and html patterns, they are hard to maintain and become outdated easily. There are tools that help in the generation of dynamic style guides, but they often fall to neglect. But what if there was a way to build a style guide that was central to the design,… Read more…
11:50 To 12:35
The Road to Redux
To start, Anna will dig into Redux and why it’s valuable to use when developing your application. She will also play around with the most important concepts behind state and components in React and then move into how to extract your data into a separate layer. When you start out building a Redux application, you’ll have to think about how you… Read more…
Anna Mackenzie

Front-End Developer, Nudge Software

12:35 To 2:00
Lunch Break
2:00 To 2:45
The React Story and Ecosystem
Within a matter of a few years, we saw React’s popularity and adoption rates skyrocket and its ecosystem evolve into a world of its own. Where did this all begin? And what makes React so great to result in this tremendous growth and success? How does one navigate through its massive ecosystem? Objective To understand what sets React apart from the… Read more…
Haris Mahmood

Engineer, Shopify

2:55 To 3:40
Data Flow in JavaScript Applications
Design patterns help us solve common problems when developing software. More and more these patterns are becoming core components when it comes to building applications. Let’s breaking down the differences between Pub/Sub, Flux & Redux, and see how they can help us manage our data! Objective Teach attendee’s about the underlaying philosophy of the three patterns. Target Audience Developers looking… Read more…
Ryan Christiani

UX Developer Lead, Shopify

3:50 To 4:35
18 Months of Redux
The Redux state container came out in June 2015 and quickly became the preferred solution for handling state in complex React applications. At they embraced Redux very early and proceeded to use it in over 20 projects, spanning a range of applications and involving both React and Angular. In this talk Yuri will take a look at their experience with using Redux… Read more…
Yuri Takhteyev


4:45 To 5:30
Building Universal JavaScript Applications with React
React is a powerful production-ready library for building advanced single page applications but React’s magical power lies in its virtual DOM. React’s ability to run on both Node.js and in the browser will finally make the dream of a single codebase on both the server and client-side possible! A dream that has been too long in the making. The singular… Read more…
Rami Sayar

Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft