• Michael Jackson
  • Co-Founder ReactJSTraining
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Michael is a prolific open source contributor and co-founder of React.js Training. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two boys, and two little girls.


  • React–Not Just Hype!
  • Time: 1:30pm - 2:15pm | Room: YBCA Theater
By now you've probably heard of React–the shiny new web technology that all the cool kids are using (except for the JavaScript hipsters who are undoubtedly using something, like, way cooler by now). But what's the big deal? Isn't this just the same hype cycle we've been through before a hundred times? Nope! Trust me: this is the real deal. Sure, there's a lot of hype about React. But it isn't just hype. There are plenty of good reasons why companies like Facebook, Netflix, Yahoo, Apple, and many others are betting the future of their web stack on React. As a professional React instructor, I've been to these companies and many others. And I've seen how React is enabling some of the brightest and most ambitious teams in our industry to move faster than ever before ... and it's not about to slow down!