A Subtle Introduction to Portals In React

Portals in React are are a way to render children into a DOM node that exists outside the DOM hierarchy of the parent component.

In this talk, I'll introduce the audience to :

  • what portals in React are,
  • how beneficial they are,
  • Benefits of React Portals,
  • Real-world use cases for Portals and
  • How portals in React can help improve the accessibility of custom widgets

About Shedrack


Shedrack Akintayo is a Developer Advocate and Technical Writer with over 5+ years of experience in Technology and a track record in Web Engineering, Community Management, and Developer Relations on a global scale. He has given talks/workshops at developer conferences like JS Nation Live 2020, DevRel Asia, All Things Open among many.

He also co-organizes, Developer Circles Lagos from Facebook, Open-Source Community Africa, and other communities empowering Africa and the world with Technology.

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