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Pete Hunt

Pete Hunt
Software Engineer, Smyte

Website | @floydophone

Hacker at Facebook, currently doing web stuff at Instagram. Formerly Facebook Photos and Videos lead.

Core team on and


Front End Libraries, The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Location: Salon 8 Level: Intermediate
Pete Hunt (Smyte)
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At Facebook and Instagram, we’re trying to push the limits of what’s possible on the web with React. My talk will start with a brief introduction to React and then dive into three controversial topics: Throwing out the notion of templates and building views with JavaScript, “re-rendering” your entire application when your data changes, and a lightweight implementation of the DOM and events. Read more.