Speakers: Kevin Langley Jr.

  • Kevin Langley Jr.: Headless WordPress with Next.js Server Side Rendering

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speaker: Kevin Langley Jr.

    January 24, 2019 — With the addition of the REST API to WordPress core, single page applications with WordPress as the CMS has never been more popular. But how do you get started? This talk will be a basic introduction to using server side rendering with React, Next.js and the WordPress REST API to create decoupled JavaScript apps to interact with WordPress.

  • Bobby Bryant, Kevin Langley Jr.: Modern JS with ES6

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speakers: Bobby Bryant, Kevin Langley Jr.

    July 13, 2018 — This talk is geared towards getting people up to speed with how Modern Javascript works. The bulk of this talk will be used to cover the newer Javascript syntax, since that syntax will be used in the following React Talks. The Modern JS talk will also cover how to navigate the board Javascript ecosystem, and we will be touching on topics such as Node, NPM, and some of the various build tools that exist. Additionally, we will discuss some more advanced Javascript topics like Async Programming, and building modular Javascript applications.

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  • Bobby Bryant and Kevin Langley Jr.: Advanced React

    WordCamp Miami 2018Speakers: Bobby Bryant, Kevin Langley Jr.

    June 20, 2018 — In this talk we will continue to build up our React knowledge by discussing more advanced concepts which most real world applications will require. Concepts such as:

    More advanced state management with Redux.
    Creating more complete apps using React-router.
    Building more advanced components by creating Higher Order Components and using render props.
    The basics of server side rendering.

  • Kevin Langley Jr.: Get Rich, But Don’t Die Tryin’

    WordCamp NYC 2017Speaker: Kevin Langley Jr.

    February 15, 2018 — Health, both physical and mental, are topics that are not usually openly discussed. But they are also topics that should not be ignored especially in work environments where we sit in front of screens all day and some of us even work remotely, which adds different stressors to life. I talk openly about the journey of my career, the health issues that came along the way, and the lessons I’ve learned and want to pass on to help employees and employers shape a healthy work/life balance with a strong emphasis on physical and mental health.