Getting Started with Lightning Components

Salesforce Developer Group, Vancouver, Canada
Thu, Apr 20, 2017, 5:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Join us for an overview of the Lightning Components development experience.  

Building Lightning Components

When Lightning Components first came out, I was very excited about learning about Aura JavaScript framework. The component-based and event-driven architecture that natively integrate with Apex really appealed to me as well. I built a POS-like form app using 4 Lightning Components in a Lightning Page for a Lodge Resort. However, I felt that I wasn’t taking advantage of re-usability benefits of component-based architecture and I combined the app into one component. I would like to share how I did it as 4 components and as one combined component.

Presenter: Tim Kang

Tim is a founder and senior developer for Blue Flame Software. He and his team services companies via consulting and development of Apps for the Salesforce Platform, Mobile and Web and BI. Prior to starting Blue Flame Software, Tim started his development career with a B.Sc. in Computer science and went on to work for companies in Canada and the USA, experience which launched him to start his own practice.

Lightning Components State

When developing an application using Lightning Components, one of the challenges is how to manage the state of the application and the Lightning Components. During this presentation, I will show how you can manage the state of your Lightning Components by using the concept of "Presentational" and "Container" Component.

Presenter: Kofi Johnson

Kofi Johnson is a Senior Developer developing on the Platform for more than 4 years. He currently holds Advanced Developer certification.

Getting Started With The Salesforce Lightning Design System.

An introduction to the Salesforce Lightning Design System (SLDS). Covering

·  What is it?

·  How to use it in a component?

·  How to add extra CSS to a lightning component?

·  Tips for using SLDS in a lightning component?

Presenter:  John Conway MSc

John is a certified sales cloud consultant.  He has developed a Lighting Component that is listed on the AppExchange. John is currently developing a sales presentation tool.


5:00pm - 5:30pm: Networking (snack food provided) 

5:30pm - 6:45pm: Presentations

6:45pm - 7:00pm: Lightning Components Q&A

7:00pm - 7:30pm: Meeting wrap-up, networking


Thursday, Apr 20
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)


535 Hornby ST, 4th Floor VancouverV5K 0A1

Group Leaders

  • Pei Huang

    Pei Huang


  • Savio Jose

    Savio Jose

    Groundswell Cloud solutions

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