Talks on React on Rails, June 2017

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Thursday, June 8th: LA Ruby. Photos

Tuesday, 12:30 pm, June 13th: Pivotal Labs, 1333 2nd Street, Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA, United States. Open. Lunch provided. Please click to let me know if you plan to attend!

Tuesday, June 20th at 12:30pm: Pivotal Labs, San Francisco. 875 Howard Street, 5th Floor. Open. Lunch provided. Please click to let me know if you plan to attend!

Thursday, June 22nd, 7 pm: NYC: 175 Varick Street, NY, NY. Venue: Open to the public. Pizza provided! Sign up at NYC.rb. Limited space! Photos

Friday, June 23rd: Pivotal Labs, NYC. Not public.

Saturday, June 24th: GORUCO in NYC: Sign up! Here’s a $100 discount code.

Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 pm: Austin on Rails

Front-End Sadness to Happiness: The React on Rails Story

Standard Rails development made me happy like no other programming paradigm in my career. Simple front-end development with standard Rails and a sprinkling of jQuery was ‘OK’ Then, in 2014, I had to build a front-end that dynamically updated like a desktop app. I knew there had to be something better, and I went down the rabbit hole of integrating React with Rails using Webpack. Come find out how my obsessive pursuit of “developer happiness” for the Rails front-end eventually drove me to start the React on Rails gem, the most popular integration of Rails with React using Webpack.


Aloha! Inspired by the Ruby on Rails Community, Justin began blogging on A burning desire to bring happiness to Rails front-end development led to the open source project React on Rails. Besides open source, he’s the founder and CEO of and Justin has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and an MBA from UC Berkeley. Free Time: Surfing and other sports in Hawaii!

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Just caught the GORUCO talk on youtube. Awesome presentation! Trying to get slides… no response from the webform yet :frowning:.

Thanks @danny.eck!

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