React ❤️ Web Workers and Homemade UI foundation

11 Oct 2018

6:00 pm De Brouwerij, Brouwersgracht 3, Amsterdam



Frontend Developer Meetup with Sogeti!

This edition will focus on React ❤️ Web Workers and Homemade UI foundation.

Date: Thursday 11th October 2018
Location: De Brouwerij – Brouwersgracht 3 (Google Maps:
Public Transport: 5 min. walk from Amsterdam Central Station

18:00 Doors Open
18:15 Beers & Pizza
18:45 Introduction by Sogeti & Frontend Developer Meetups
19:00 #1 talk by Egor Kloos – Homemade UI foundation
19:45 #2 talk by Gert Hengeveld – React ❤️ Web Workers
20:30 Networking and Drinks
21:30 Ending

Egor Kloos
Front-end Architect and Consultant at Sogeti
Homemade UI foundation

These last few years Front-end is has been rapidly evolving with new frameworks we all ‘must’ adopt. Making a choice is a little maddening. Is it stable, does it have support, what about a roadmap? Do we need to retool and retrain? What do we need this new framework to do? We really should pay more attention to these questions. If we did we may realize that we don’t need as much as we thing we do. Seriously, consider if you and or your team could start constructing the basics yourselves.

Gert Hengeveld
Senior Software Consultant at Xebia

React ❤️ Web Workers

Ever wanted to run some heavy computations from your React app in the browser? You may notice your user interface is unresponsive at times, bogged down by work that could easily have been postponed. Web Workers allow you to offload operations to a separate thread, freeing up the UI thread so your interface stays responsive. Gert will explain how Web Workers can help and how you can easily communicate with them from React, showcasing from an actual project.

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