Web Geeks Dojo: React Hooks

If you have been developing software with React for any period of time then you’re probably aware of hooks. Hooks are functions that let you “hook into” React state and lifecycle features from function components. Hooks don’t work inside classes — they let you use React without classes.

Join use February 10th to learn more about using hooks in your React projects. Bring a computer and a friend. During this dojo we’ll be forming groups and collectively working on a challenge to write our own React hooks. This project is for developers that are new to React, or have been using React classes for a long time. You’ll also do well if you’re curious and interested in learning something new.

About the Speaker

Kyle Hall is a software engineer at Industry X.0. He loves solving problems and building cool stuff on the Web using React, functional programming, and good ol’ CSS. Find him on twitter at @khalligans47.

About the Venue

Special thanks to Pillar, a part of Industry X.0, for providing the venue and drinks. Pillar is a technology consulting powerhouse rooted in extreme programming and flourishing in rock-solid code, design thinking and marketing. They breathe life into big ideas, delivering industry-disrupting opportunities at lightning speed. Learn more at https://pillartechnology.com/.

About Our Sponsor

Shift Interactive will be providing food tonight. Shift is a web and mobile software development company​ ​based in West Des Moines​. Comprised of about 25 ​strong​ that includes: UI designers, front-end developers, software engineers, mobile developers, project managers and more. Partner with a variety of clients ​- locally, nationally and even globally – ​to create custom ​tech solutions ​of all sizes ​ranging from company websites and mobile apps to SaaS platforms and IoT applications. Shift is always looking for new talent. Connect with them on Twitter, or Facebook.

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Mon, Feb 10th @ 6:30pm


The Forge
1420 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

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