Dev College workshops are back in the new year! The first meeting in this year took place on Saturday, January 30. Mateusz and Mikołaj, who started our adventure with Dev College, came back as teachers. Examination session is ongoing so we decided to roll up sleeves and do a crash course to understand how to exploit the potential of the React adn Redux. At the last Dev College we created a simple and fully functional application.
Every time we organize the workshops (together with AKAI), we try to meet expextations and needs of the participants. Following your feedback, we decided to organize meeting on Saturday this time. Consequently, students who is studying or working (or both) could visit us at the office and take part in workshop.
The meeting was led by the duo Mikołaj and Mateusz once again. They inaugurated the cycle in May 2015. Then the boys took up the subject of the Web Sockets. This time they talked about the React library.
After a short introduction, when Mateusz said something about React and Redux, the participants moved to action. The slide projector was displaying a wall of code for a few hours and you could hear only the typing on a kyeboards at the office. The main goal of the meeting was to create application based on above-mentioned technologies. As the result, we worked on simple chat-type application using Web Sockets protocol.
The entire workshop was split into 8 steps - we dealt with such subjects as React components, connection of a database in React to Redux, modules "react-router" and "redux-thunk" and frontend-backend communication via Web Sockets.
We couldn't forget about something nutritional to eat (it was pizza as usual) and opportunities for networking. Every developer sometimes must leave his/her laptop, eat something and talk with people face to face :) We made use of the break and talked about the technology itself and projects on which we are working at Merixstudio. However, the code tempted and cried, co we came back to work on the application.
We hope that you left the workshop as satisfied as we. We will seeking you at the next Dev College. The information will appear soon, so stay tuned and visit our Facebook profile and Dev College website. Some infomration you can also find on Meetup.com