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Northwest alumnus Nick Larson snapped a photo with students Wednesday while visiting a Developing Web Apps and Services and leading an app-building demonstration. (Submitted photo)

Northwest alumnus Nick Larson snapped a photo with students Wednesday while visiting a Developing Web Apps and Services and leading an app-building demonstration. (Submitted photo)

Oct. 27, 2017

Alumnus presents app-building demonstration to CSIS students

Northwest Missouri State University alumnus Nick Larson returned to the campus Oct. 25 to share a live app-building demonstration using the popular React library by Facebook. 

Larson, an active member of the professional advisory team for Northwest’s School of Computer Science and Information Systems, is a chief technologist and consultant for Object Partners, Inc.

Larson spoke with 80 students enrolled in Northwest’s Developing Web Apps and Services course. Dr. Denise Case, Dr. Michael Rogers, Dr. Nathan Eloe and Dr. Tianyang Wang teach the course about ReactJS, a JavaScript library for building fast, responsive user interfaces from reusable components.

Larson showed students how to use React to quickly build a modular, lightning-fast user interface to highlight public code contributions on GitHub, a popular cloud-based code sharing and collaboration site. Starting with a wire-frame sketch of the desired application, Larson showed students how to progressively decompose and configure components.

During the 50-minute presentation, Larson built the components, styled them, and added functionality to show how quickly a useful application could be developed. 

Course assistants Kranthi Kumar Parelly, Sravanthi Modali and Bhavishya Arelli helped organize the event and assist interested participants in accessing the code. 


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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