April 11 - 15, 2021
React Summit Remote Edition
Online
React Summit Remote Edition 2021

The biggest React conference in the cloud

177 min
React Hooks Tips Only the Pros Know
Featured Workshop
The addition of the hooks API to React was quite a major change. Before hooks most components had to be class based. Now, with hooks, these are often much simpler functional components. Hooks can be really simple to use. Almost deceptively simple. Because there are still plenty of ways you can mess up with hooks. And it often turns out there are many ways where you can improve your components a better understanding of how each React hook can be used.You will learn all about the pros and cons of the various hooks. You will learn when to use useState() versus useReducer(). We will look at using useContext() efficiently. You will see when to use useLayoutEffect() and when useEffect() is better.
130 min
Incrementally Adopt Modern React Patterns in a Legacy Codebase
WorkshopFree
In this workshop, we’ll look at some of the approaches and techniques that can be applied when making refactors or adding new features to a legacy React codebase to bring it inline with the latest approaches. We’ll cover topics such as how to use React Hooks to share component logic in a way that will allow reuse in class components; how to incrementally introduce other patterns to a React Redux app; and how to build in flexible UI components via abstractions where we are tied to some global CSS or a component library. Along the way, we’ll touch on many React patterns and state management approaches with the ultimate aim of being able to evaluate these options and let our requirements drive the architecture in moving towards a more robust and maintainable codebase.
138 min
Build Your Own Live Streaming Platform
Workshop
In this workshop we will go over the basics of streaming video over the internet including technologies like HLS and WebRTC. We will then build our own React app to play live streams and recordings of live streams.
87 min
Building a Shopify App with React & Node
WorkshopFree
Shopify merchants have a diverse set of needs, and developers have a unique opportunity to meet those needs building apps. Building an app can be tough work but Shopify has created a set of tools and resources to help you build out a seamless app experience as quickly as possible. Get hands on experience building an embedded Shopify app using the Shopify App CLI, Polaris and Shopify App Bridge.We’ll show you how to create an app that accesses information from a development store and can run in your local environment.
60 min
How to Build an Interactive “Wheel of Fortune” Animation with React Native
Workshop
- Intro - Cleo & our mission- What we want to build, how it fits into our product & purpose, run through designs- Getting started with environment set up & “hello world”- Intro to React Native Animation- Step 1: Spinning the wheel on a button press- Step 2: Dragging the wheel to give it velocity- Step 3: Adding friction to the wheel to slow it down- Step 4 (stretch): Adding haptics for an immersive feel
71 min
State Management in React with Context and Hooks
WorkshopFree
A lot has changed in the world of state management in React the last few years. Where Redux used to be the main library for this, the introduction of the React Context and Hook APIs has shaken things up. No longer do you need external libraries to handle both component and global state in your applications. In this workshop you'll learn the different approaches to state management in the post-Redux era of React, all based on Hooks! And as a bonus, we'll explore two upcoming state management libraries in the React ecosystem.
138 min
Intro to React
Workshop
Essential topics covered:- Setting up and developing a react project using create-react-app- Basic JSX syntax- The declarative philosophy, what props and state are- Function components
165 min
Crash Course into the Jamstack with Next.js & Storyblok
Workshop
You may read already about the Jamstack. You probably already used Next.js, and recently you may hear a lot about the headless CMSs. In this quick course, we will put all the pieces together, and I will show you why the Storyblok in combination with Next.js is the best combo for your next project. Stop and try it yourself!
120 min
E-commerce on the Jamstack with NextJS and Netlify
Workshop
Jamstack frameworks are changing the way we build top-of-the-line experiences on the web. They are performant, secure and enable developers to build web apps faster than before. In this workshop, Nick DeJesus will walk you through what it's like to build an e-commerce site using NextJS, use-shopping-cart and theme-ui. You will learn how serverless functions with Netlify to help you make secure transactions and how to build accessible UI components that extend use-shopping-cart's abilities.
121 min
Landing Your Next Developer Job
WorkshopFree
Renaud Bressant (Head of Product), Nathanael Lamellière (Head of Customer Success and Solution Engineer), Nouha Chhih (Developer Experience Manager) will be looking at the different developer jobs that you can accounter when looking for your next developer role. We'll be explaining the specifics of each role, to help you identify which one could be your next move. We'll also be sharing tips to help you navigate the recruitment process, based on the different roles we interviewed for as recruiters, but also as candidates. This will be more of an Ask Us Anything session, so don't hesitate to share your thoughts and questions during the session.
87 min
Shipping High Performance React Apps with Datadog and Real User Monitoring
Workshop
The way you observe your Web App’s performance over time can make or break the experience of your users. Fortunately, you can continually stay informed about the health of every delta in your UX using Real User Monitoring, and immediately identify any issues that are holding your current users back. With it, you can manage optimizing how long it takes for users to load your App on mobile, round trip times for asset fetching, the average latency between user actions and component updates, and more ( adding a small block of code in the right place). In this workshop you’ll learn how to leverage Real User Monitoring in order to track and resolve the issues that prevent your App’s greater adoption, and retention. We’ll discuss how to think about performance from the user perspective, gauge what metrics are important to monitor continuously, and define a good strategy for alleviating the latencies and issues that affect your users most.
91 min
Creating Accessible React Native Apps
Workshop
React Native is a framework used to create native iOS and Android apps in a way web developers may already be familiar with. But how do you ensure your React Native apps are inclusive and usable everyone? Scott will share tips on how to test and build React Native apps with accessibility baked-in!

90 min
Faster media = faster websites
Workshop
As eCommerce all around the world has shifted to a predominantly online-first platform the need to provide a high performance website to your users has significantly increased. And on top of that, google has announced that as of May 2021 Core Web Vitals will have a direct impact on page rankings and SEO making web performance even more significant. Come learn the basics of web performance and how it relates to media. Using a simple React based ecommerce app in conjunction with a media optimizing product, you can learn how to deliver the optimal format and fidelity, potentially improving your page rankings.
81 min
The Crash Course for Continuous Code Improvement
Workshop
Every business today is a software business. Software is made of code. And code is meant to be improved. Yet developers get stuck reactively monitoring, investigating, and debugging code to fix issues. They lose too much time manually searching through logs, APM, and observability tools. Instead, they could be using that time to innovate. In this workshop, the participants will be introduced to the continuous code improvement platform that can help them see errors in real-time and gives them the tools needed to automate how they respond. Participants will learn how to instrument Rollbar's lightweight SDKs into their applications to capture uncaught exception errors as they happen along with the surrounding context and details. Participants will walk away with complete visibility on every error in their application, coupled with all the important data needed to make resolution painless.
114 min
Workshop: Mixing Content, Commerce, and SEO with Headless WordPress
Workshop
When working with Headless WordPress it can be daunting having to setup an e-commerce site. This workshop will take you through connecting a Shopify app with your WordPress site, linking your WordPress content to your Shopify products, building a React and NextJS frontend to show your products and posts, using Yoast SEO, and deploying your site to WP Engine’s Atlas platform.
138 min
Publishing, Automating and Monitoring your JS App on Azure
Workshop
In this workshop you're going to deploy a JS app to our Azure Services. Obviously, we don't want to do this manually, so you're going to use GitHub actions to streamline this experience. Now that our App is on Azure, we want to make sure that we're aware of crashes and performance issues, so we'll add some App Insights in the mix. During the workshop, we'll show some cool features you could leverage!
207 min
Intermediate Gatsby
Workshop
With Gats v3 out and freshly released, learn how to build modern, performant and accessible default websites from one of the maintainers of the project, Sid Chatterjee.