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An overview of the past, present and the future of CSS-in-JS.

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When the design systems team at GitHub implemented their colour system in 2017 they were working with Sass, trying to wrangle thousands of disconnected colour values into...

BBC News Labs explore, prototype and incubate new ways to tell stories, reach audiences and create cutting edge journalism. James will demonstrate how his team...

If the new React Context API and Suspense killed Redux (they didn't), surely Hooks kill the need for a form library, right? Well, not exactly. Managing form state is more than just holding...

`react-beautiful-dnd` (`rbd`) is a successful open source project that aims to provide performant, beautiful and accessible drag and drop. In this talk, Alex will break...

Selena and Michael take you on a roller coaster journey of getting into and getting the most out of pair programming. Live on stage trying to deliver a feature whilst coding in React...

We're often told it's impossible to create React pages that load quickly. Are React developers really doomed to a life of embarrassing Lighthouse scores? Working with the ABC...

In this talk, Lauren will describe the Engineering-led Design mindset, and describe in practical, day-to-day terms the 5 behaviours that a cross discipline team can adopt to make work life (and the software we make) better.

When designing asynchronous operations in a React application (such as data fetching), it's easy to overlook the confusing and inconsistent user experience it can result...

The path to senior, cross disciplinary, technical leadership can be difficult to navigate as a front end specialist. Will my skills be valued? Will I be considered...

Often when building a design system we face tension between consistent and resilient API's that encapsulate valuable and reusable logic, and sufficient flexibility to ensure that...

XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) attacks are often referred to as the "most common vulnerability online". With victims like eBay, McAfee, and Yahoo, these attacks involve injecting...

What do you do when your new application is just a bunch of forms? Well, in the past you'd probably use a library, but now you can lean on react hooks and create a custom form...

React treats UI as a function of state. What if React’s declarative programming model could be applied to music as well? Reactronica aims to treat music as a function of state...

Redux Connect vs Redux Hooks is an enchanting tale about going from the Redux Higher Order Component to the new Redux Hooks. Our hero, a Class Component is connected to...

In a world of components, how should our design processes change? How should our tooling change? How should we, as front-end developers, better enable this change? In this talk...

Did you know a large chunk of WordPress is now built in React? WordPress is a 16 year old open source project with hundreds of contributors, most of whom came from a PHP, HTML...

What if you could automatically generate hundreds of integration and end-to-end tests, instead of manually coding them? Discover how model-based testing greatly improves...

What do farmers 200 years ago and today’s software developers have in common? Why use the word "tragedy" to describe it when it's not tragic at all? Join us for this tale...

Monorepos are everywhere in the React community from design systems and apps to open source libraries. Being able to work on multiple packages together is powerful, but...

Have you ever learned a new technology? Were you uncomfortable? Intimidated? That was Trent's recent experience when he had to learn a new framework...

GraphQL lets us model our business domain as a graph, but what does that mean? What are the tools we need to design a model that works for our business, products and users both...

As a startup that integrates with larger, often older enterprises, we have to integrate with a number of RESTful services (against our will). This technical talk will outline how we are...

Jed wraps up ReactConf AU by discussing the sustainability of open source, the value OSS creates for us all individually and as a collective, and then proposes some small steps we can all...

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