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Learn React: Build a WebApp in a Weekend

Code, Developer Event in Baltimore
October 14, 2017 at 10:00 am - October 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Workshop Overview

React has taken the JavaScript world by storm since its unveiling a few years ago. With just some prior basic JavaScript knowledge, you can learn the ins and outs of React: components, props, state, events, and more. This class will also teach you modern JavaScript syntax (also called ECMAScript). By learning and understanding React, you will be poised to learn and understand other popular libraries like Vue or Angular, and how they fit into modern web application development. In this two-day workshop you will build a simple Chat Client web application.

Day 1: UI and Structure

Objective: To learn why React matters and to understand basic React concepts of components, props, and children.

By the end of day-1 students will be able to:

  • Understand what React is and why it’s useful
  • Build basic UI components
  • Know what props are and how to use them
  • Understand how child components work
  • Style components in React


Day 2: Data and Events

Objective: To learn how to pass around and change data in React, and gain a starting knowledge to containers

By the end of day-2 students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between props and state
  • Utilize events and handlers to change state
  • Understand React’s lifecycle methods
  • Create and use basic data containers