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September 2020 - React Hooks & Tailwind CSS

Hey Everybody!  This Septemeber we're super excited to have Rachel Davies give a talk on React Hooks!

As with our recent events we're keeping the best bits of what make our events special, our community. Before and after the talk you'll be invited to join breakout rooms of up to 15 people to have a bit of a social catchup with friends, colleagues and peers.

ℹ️ The Zoom link will become available in the countdown bar on this page 30 min before the start

17:30 - Join us for a chat in the breakout rooms
18:00 - Talk #1 - Rachel Davies - React Hooks
18:45 - Talk #2 - Oliver Davies - Tailwind CSS
19:30 - Wrap-up 
Talk #1

Introduction to React Hooks

Hooks were added to React last year. If you haven’t tried them out yet, this talk aims to give an introduction with some examples. We’ll also cover some factors to consider in using them and some examples of how to write tests for code using Hooks.
Talk #2

Taking Flight with Tailwind CSS

An introduction to utility class and component based styling, and how to soar with Tailwind CSS.

Things we’ll cover:

  • Advantages and disadvantages to utility based styling and Tailwind.
  • How to install Tailwind and add it to your build process using tools such as Symfony Encore and Laravel Mix.
  • How to configure and customise Tailwind for your project.
  • How to promote repeating classes into re-usable components for better maintainability.
  • Strategies to control the file size, and using external tools like PurgeCSS.

Also, if time allows:

  • How to extend Tailwind and add extra classes with community written plugins.
  • How to write and test your own custom plugins.


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