Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX

React properly

Ben Ilegbodu (Eventbrite)
2:35pm3:15pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In Real Life (IRL)
Location: Meeting Room 12
Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Frontend engineers

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with React

What you'll learn

  • Understand best practices and guidelines for writing React code


React is a JavaScript library for building user interfaces. Its declarative JSX syntax and virtual DOM abstraction provide wonderful development ergonomics and great performance. But even with all of the “magic” that React provides, it’s still easy to write suboptimal React code.

Eventbrite recently transitioned from a Backbone/Marionette stack to a React-based one. From the very beginning, Eventbrite developed React best practices to provide code consistency and prevent immediate technical debt from poorly written code. Ben Ilegbodu walks you through the guidelines Eventbrite adopted to prevent immediate technical debt from poorly written React code so that you can apply them to your own teams and projects.

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Ben Ilegbodu


Ben Ilegbodu is senior UI engineer at Eventbrite, where he leads and manages Eventbrite’s Frontend Platform team. Ben has 10+ years of experience developing user interfaces for the web. Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing basketball, DIY, watching movies, and blogging at and tweeting as @benmvp about his experiences with new web development technologies. Ben is a Christian, a husband, and a father of two.