Learn React: Build a Webapp in a Weekend

Workshop Overview

React has taken the JavaScript world by storm since its unveiling a few years ago. With just some prior basic JavaScript knowledge, you can learn the ins and outs of React: components, props, state, events, and more. This class will also teach you modern JavaScript syntax (also called ECMAScript). By learning and understanding React, you will be poised to learn and understand other popular libraries like Vue or Angular, and how they fit into modern web application development. In this two-day workshop you will build a simple Chat Client web application.

Day 1: UI and Structure

Objective: To learn why React matters and to understand basic React concepts of components, props, and children.

By the end of day-1 students will be able to:

  • Understand what React is and why it’s useful
  • Build basic UI components
  • Know what props are and how to use them
  • Understand how child components work
  • Style components in React

Day 2: Data and Events

Objective: To learn how to pass around and change data in React, and gain a starting knowledge to containers

By the end of day-2 students will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between props and state
  • Utilize events and handlers to change state
  • Understand React’s lifecycle methods
  • Create and use basic data containers

Is this for Me?

This workshop is ideal for:

  • Starting web developers with basic HTML and JavaScript knowledge
  • Experienced web developers who are looking to learn about and start using React


To gain the most out of this workshop, participants must:

  • Know enough HTML to create a simple webpage
  • Be familiar with JavaScript, in particular functions and loops

If you are unsure if this is workshop will be a good fit, please complete this short online coding challenge: https://goo.gl/forms/TtRUPof7nGj5Eay63

What do I need to bring?


This workshop will be held at Betamore’s City Garage campus at 101 W. Dickman Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. Parking is available onsite.


If you are looking for additional information on workshop details from the instructor, please don’t hesitate to email education@betamore.com

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REFUND POLICY: Please let us know at least 7 days before the scheduled event if you cannot make it by emailing us at registrar@betamore.com. No refunds will be issued within 7 days.

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