React Camp is a grassroots, community-run open-source conference focused on the related ecosystem https://reactjs.org).
Sat. Nov. 18 from 10:00 am to 07:00 am
It should go without saying that this is an especially auspicious year for React Camp (which takes place as part of Open Camps, one of the world’s biggest Open Source conferences.) It was only a few short weeks ago that Facebook finally changed the React terms to a fully open source license, the official change taking place September 25th in a code commit by Sophie Alpert to React v16 (with React v15.6.2 also released under the MIT license.)
Needless to say, we’re thrilled to be hosting React Camp again this year against the context of this important change.
React 16 (codenamed 'Fiber') is essentially a complete rewrite of React on top of a new core architecture while keeping the existing APIs intact and unbroken. (**small number of breaking changes.)
The main change is to the way React’s main execution thread traverses the call stack to compute the difference. Prior to fiber the main thread could get stuck at the bottom of the call stack, and not be available to new events/requests/work/changes. Fiber allows the main thread to traverse the call stack, keeping track of what it’s currently computing, while at the same time checking for new work.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s React Camp!