React: Introduction to Event Handling


This lesson teaches you how to implement event handlers in your JSX when working with React. Event handlers are functions that are triggered in response to certain events that occur in the browser.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to create an event handler function
  • Work out how to bind click events to UI elements using the onClick Prop
  • Learn how to reference an event handler function inside of onClick props

Intended Audience

  • This lesson is intended for anyone who wants to learn about React


  • A basic understanding of JavaScript
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Farish Kashefinejad, opens in a new tab
Full-Stack Development Content Creator
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Farish has worked in the EdTech industry for over six years. He is passionate about teaching valuable coding skills to help individuals and enterprises succeed.

Previously, Farish worked at 2U Inc in two concurrent roles. Farish worked as an adjunct instructor for 2U’s full-stack boot camps at UCLA and UCR. Farish also worked as a curriculum engineer for multiple full-stack boot camp programs. As a curriculum engineer, Farish’s role was to create activities, projects, and lesson plans taught in the boot camps used by over 50 University partners. Along with these duties, Farish also created nearly 80 videos for the full-stack blended online program.

Before 2U, Farish worked at Codecademy for over four years, both as a content creator and part of the curriculum experience team.

Farish is an avid powerlifter, sushi lover, and occasional Funko collector.

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