FITC Toronto 2016

2016-04-17 00:00:00 2016-04-20 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2016 It's Time to Level Up. Your skills, your connections, your passion: take it all to the next level with FITC Toronto 2016 - a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web dev, media and innovation in creative tech. Toronto FITC Toronto


There is no doubt React is here to stay, it’s popularity is on the rise. But if you are new to JS or new to JS frameworks you might be wondering WHY is it so popular. In this talk we will look at why we have React and what problems it solves. The concept of reusable components, their life cycles and the common terminology. We will also explore what the workflow for building a modern React app looks like, and where React can fall short. Learning React in 2016 will be an important step in your career, so lets dive in!


Break down the concepts behind React and make it easy for people to start building with it.

Target Audience

JavaScript developers or project mangers looking to get a better understanding of React.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Intermediate understanding of JavaScript.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. Why do we have react, what problems does it solve
  2. React components
  3. Component life cycles
  4. Common terminology
  5. Where React falls short