react-wednesdays-stream-cover

Upcoming:

New Episodes TBA!

Live Show in:

00
days
:
00
hours
:
00
minutes
:
00
seconds

Scroll down for episodes archive

Watch Live
Show Now

React Wednesdays

Weekly Chat Show on Twitch

React Wednesdays is a weekly chat show with the best and brightest from the React world, hosted by TJ VanToll. New episodes stream live every Wednesday at 1:00 PM Eastern US time. You can add React Wednesdays to your Google calendar to get reminders for upcoming episodes.

Upcoming Live Shows in:

00
days
:
00
hours
:
00
minutes
:
00
seconds
New episodes to be announced!

You can suggest new episode topics for React Wednesdays by going to Kendo UI on Twitter and DM-ing us, or by using the hashtag #HeyKendoUI

Check back soon for new episodes!

Chicken
large-wavy-decor-lightblue

All Episodes

Let’s Learn Snowpack with Fred Schott

On this episode of React Wednesdays we were joined by Fred K. Schott (@FredKSchott) to chat about Snowpack.

Snowpack is a build tool that’s meant to be a simpler alternative to more complex bundlers like webpack for development workflows. It uses JavaScript’s native module system, which helps it run fast during development.

Fred showed us how it all worked with a live demo of Snowpack in action. I’d highly recommend any JavaScript developer check this one out, as everyone needs to bundle code, and Snowpack is a compelling way to do so. It’s fast 🔥

Watch Episode

April 8, 2021

Learning Recoil with David McCabe

On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed David McCabe (@mcc_abe) - UI engineer at Facebook, and author of Recoil.

Recoil is an experimental set of utilities for state management with React, and it focuses pretty heavily on helping you manage state across components.

David did an awesome demo of Recoil for us, and now you can see it in action as well!

Watch Episode

April 1, 2021

Building Gatsby Documentation and Demos with Kiril Peyanski

On this episode of React Wednesdays we explored Gatsby, a popular framework for building static React apps!

Our guest was Kiril Peyanski (@kspeyanski), a Senior Software Engineer at Progress, and the go-to person for all things Gatsby!

Kiril showed us some advanced Gatsby workflows that he's learned from building the infrastructure that drives the KendoReact documentation system—including how to take advantage of the Gatsby plugin ecosystem, and how to embed complex demos.

Watch Episode

March 25, 2021

Remotion, a React Framework for Making Videos

On this episode of React Wednesdays, we welcomed Jonny Burger - the creator of Remotion - an awesome library that lets you create videos with React!

Jonny shared how it all works and was awesome to give us a demo! 

If you’ve ever wanted to create a video with React, or if you’re just curious about how it all works, then this the place to learn that!

Watch Episode

March 18, 2021

Building Apps for Microsoft Teams with React

On this episode of React Wednesdays, Emily Rose from Microsoft joined us to show us how to build custom extensions to Microsoft Teams with React.

Emily explained what Teams apps are, and then showed us what Teams apps look like live on stream.

This is a great one to check out if you’re curious what Teams are can do, and see the types of things you might want to build for your company or organization. And to learn more, check out Emily’s writeup on the stream, which includes a list of follow-up resources, as well the Teams developer documentation.

Watch Episode

March 11, 2021

Let’s Learn Blitz.js with Brandon Bayer

On this episode of React Wednesdays we welcomed Brandon Bayer (@flybayer), creator of Blitz.js.

Blitz.js is a full-stack framework that’s built on top of Next.js, and inspired by full-stack frameworks like Ruby on Rails. This was pretty exciting as full-stack frameworks have been growing like crazy in the React world lately.

Brandon was awesome and demoed Blitz.js for us, and answered our questions of why you should use Blitz.js over just using Next, and where Blitz.js got its name from.

Watch Episode

March 5, 2021

About your hosts

TJ VanToll
TJ VanToll

Principal Developer Advocate

TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a Principal Developer Advocate for Blues Wireless. TJ has over a decade of web development experience, including a few years working on the jQuery and NativeScript teams.

Dan Wilson
Dan Wilson

Lead Product Marketing Manager

Dan has extensive experience growing technology focused products and services. He got his first taste of fast-moving bleeding edge tech when he joined his first start-up in 1999 as a software developer. Now Dan heads up marketing for Blues Wireless—the fastest path to build cellular IoT products.

Sponsors

kendoka
KendoReact

React Wednesdays is presented by KendoReact - a professional React component library. Designed and built from the ground up specifically for React, KendoReact can augment any existing UI stack. Its 100+ feature-rich UI components and advanced functionality make it the perfect suite to standardize on.

Learn more