React Orbit
React Orbit

Build and deploy dynamic web apps with React & Node that are optimized for web and mobile.

React, ES6+, Node, APIs, Git and GitHub.

Thursday 7-9pm.
Weekly, in-person.

JavaScript Orbit

Price: $1,899
FEB 2020

Orbit Overview

Become competent in the main concepts of building web apps with React.

You'll build a portfolio of web apps from scratch using React.

The student–instructor ratio is 5:1 to provide a personalized learning experience.


  • JSX, Components & Props
    Start thinking in React. Break down User Interfaces into small reusable peices. Build functional components written using JSX syntax that receive JSON data through props.
  • Component Composition & State
    Compose Class components that conditionaly render elements that work in-concert with each other via component-level state. Render lists by maping data and returning HTML elements.
  • Lifecycle & Handling Events
    Connect components together via a centeralized state. Handle component-level events and lift state up to pass events from children up to the parent component.
  • Keystone Project
    Finalize feature sets, integrate the apps to work in concert based on user input. Optionally, design and code a personal project of your choosing.

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Orbit Format

The orbital path of planet or satellite serves as a good metaphor for the Upstream curriculum and instruction framework. Fundamentals and core concepts of a programming language are the basis. Short, repetitive exercises to be completed quickly sharpen skills and generate momentum. Orbiteers work through real-world builds and troubleshooting simulations at difficulty-levels concurrent with their aptitude.

Enrollment Process

Coding Series enrollment requires membership.

  1. Become a member
  2. Enroll in this Orbit through the Member Portal.

Most members spend (4 months) in this Orbit.

Check our FAQs for more information about this Orbit.

Audit a Class

Sit-in on a Orbit class to talk with current members, instructors and experience our teaching style first-hand.

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How many students are in a class?

There are a maximum of 9 students in a class.

What specific technologies will I learn?

  • JavaScript
  • ES6+
  • React
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • Chrome Developer Tools
  • Bootstrap

Do I need to have previous experience?

JavaScript Orbit or demonstration of equivalent skills.

Who is teaching this series?

Learn how to code from seasoned software engineers with decades of combined experience currently working for tech companies from Pittsburgh to Silicon Valley.

Enrollment Process

Become a member, enroll in this Orbit or any neccessary prerequisites.

What software will I need?

Any software downloads will be free and recommended by instructors.

Do I need any equipment?

Yes. A laptop computer with the following is required:

  • Windows 7 or greater, OR Mac OS X 10.7.5 or greater
  • 2.0 GHz processor or greater
  • 2 GB RAM minimum
  • 250 GB HDD
  • wi-fi enabled

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What certification do I get upon completion?

Upstream Coding offers no certification and makes no promise of future employment.

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