Workshop: Building Modern Web Applications with React

Location: Marquis C, 9th fl.

Duration: 9:00am - 12:00pm

Day of week: Thursday

Level: Intermediate

Key Takeaways

  • Learn how to build components in React using JSX.

  • Master the component life cycle and state management in a React application.

  • Become comfortable with using Redux for synchronous and asynchronous state management in a React application.

  • Build sophisticated user interfaces using modern tools, such as React and Redux, in a cross-platform desktop application.


  • You should be comfortable with JavaScript.
  • No React knowledge is required, but the workshop does move at a fast pace, so some experience is helpful.
  • You'll need a recent version of Node.js installed on your computer with administrative access.
  • You'll also want the following extensions for Google Chrome.

React Developer Tools

In this workshop, you'll learn how to build real-world applications using React. We'll start from the basics of getting your first React application off the ground before quickly moving into component hierarchies, lifecycle methods, state management, testing, and routing. By the end of the morning, you will have created custom components using JSX to build a working application that works with a server-side API and client-side routing and deployed it to production. You'll acquire strategies for debugging and best practices fro structuring your React applications going forward.

Speaker: Steve Kinney

Principal Engineer @SendGrid

Steve is a senior principal engineer and front-end architect at Twilio SendGrid. He is the author of Electron in Action. Steve is the director emeritus and founder of the front-end engineering program at the Turing School for Software and Design—a non-profit developer training program. He is an organizer of DinosaurJS, a JavaScript conference in Denver, Colorado and an instructor for Frontend Masters.

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