Create Your First React App

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About this event

Software Engineer Nicole Bush will walk us through creating a basic React app.

What is React?
React (also known as React.js or ReactJS) is a free and open-source front-end JavaScript library for building user interfaces or UI components. It is maintained by Facebook and a community of individual developers and companies. React can be used as a base in the development of single-page or mobile applications.

Why should I learn React?
There's a high probability that there's no web framework that took as little time as React JS to be a leading one in the front-end web development. Google Trends confirms that React is currently at the top. Part of this huge popularity comes from the fact that top corporations use it to solve user interface related issues. This credibility has drawn a lot of people to the framework. Both developers and entrepreneurs agree that React JS is the future of oriented framework, and it's very worth investing money and time to it.

Here are some of the biggest sites built with React:
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo, Netflix, PayPal, IMDB, Uber, Wix, Atlassian, CloudFalare, Slack, Dropbox, Salesforce, Airbnb, Reddit, BBC 

What tools do I need for this event?

  • Basic JS knowledge, some familiarity with array methods will be helpful
  • Basic CSS knowledge
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • An IDE, Nicole will be using Code Sandbox (if you are planning to run locally on your machine, you will need to install node)
  • We will be hosting this event on our chapter Discord server. We recommend that you join early and meet some of our chapter members!


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