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Meetings

July 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The July 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 10th of July, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Better scripting with Crystal

Lorenzo Barasti says:

What are the benefits of porting existing Ruby scripts to Crystal?

How can writing scripts from scratch in Crystal impact our productivity?

We'll explore these questions and highlight differences and similarities between the two languages in the process.

Pushing Jekyll to breaking point

James Smith says:

Jekyll is a static web development tool, used by GitHub Pages. Most uses are pretty simple, but you can do a lot more complex things with it too.

This talk will explain how I’ve used git submodules, deeply nested JSON, CSV data, and other techniques to produce complex data-driven sites with rich output, all on GitHub Pages in vanilla Jekyll.

It will also explain why some of this is a really bad idea, and reveal the true horror of some of the code required :)

Building a webserver in Elixir

Peter Saxton says:

To a Ruby developer Elixir can seam like one of an overwhelming selection of trendy new languages. Elixir's lightweight processes mark it as unusual among these new languages, and give it a unique set of strengths.

This talk explores the virtues of Elixir processes and demonstrates how to work with them.

Finally we will take a deeper dive into a real world example; constructing a capable webserver.

Afterwards

The talks should be finished by 8pm. After that, you’ve got two main options if you want to keep chatting to other LRUG attendees:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosting on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by James Adam on Jun 26, 2017

June 2017 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The June 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of June, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

This Code Sucks — A Story About Nonviolent Programming

Nadia Odunayo says:

Think about something that happened at work recently. How did it make you feel? Why did it make you feel that way?

Chances are you answered those two questions poorly. Our inability to answer such questions effectively leads us to communicate in ways that are negative and unhelpful.

Let’s explore a day in the life of a fictional programmer who, just like us, means well and wants to do a great job. We’ll use our protagonist’s story to learn about how to honestly express our needs and effectively collaborate in disagreement.

Choosing Ruby for a New Startup

Alex McLintock says:

In 2016 I needed to pick the right set of tools for my web based startup, but Ruby on Rails was not my first choice. I will talk about some of the questions I asked myself as a C++/Perl/Java developer and some of the Ruby tools I picked.

3 ways of using React with Rails - pros and cons

Hrishi Mittal says:

A quick look at a few ways of using React with Ruby on Rails. The pros and cons of using React inside Rails with gems or in a separate frontend app with a Rails API.

Food and Drinks

BookingBug

The nice people at BookingBug have arranged to provide us with some pizza and drinks. These will be available before the meeting in the Skills Matter downstairs bar area. BookingBug is one of the UK's (and Europe's) fastest-growing tech companies, and they're proud of their great working culture and the learning & growth opportunities they offer. They're hiring and keen to speak with Ruby on Rails developers looking for their next challenge.

Thanks for supporting us BookingBug!

Afterwards

The talks should be finished by 8pm. After that, you’ve got two main options if you want to keep chatting to other LRUG attendees:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosting on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Tom Stuart on May 25, 2017

May 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The May 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 8th of May, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

5 Things I wish my grandfather told me about ActiveRecord and Postgres

Ken Fassone

Common gotchas, how to measure and improve performances when the database is the bottleneck. More about it in this blog post.

A Brief (and incomplete) introduction to Rust (for Rubyists)

David Wickes

Rust! It's the latest flavour of the month. Find out about this friendly low-level language, why rockstar Rubyists like Yehuda Katz and Steve Klabnik like it, and how to embed it in your Ruby code to get a bigger speed boost than those shiny stars in Mariokart.

Do you even declarative?

John Cinnamond

A reflection on some recent tweets about declarative programming by Sarah Mei, and a look at the broader idea of the relationship between mathematics and computing.

Afterwards

The more-structured part of the meeting ends at 8pm, but that doesn't mean your Ruby-related fun needs to end. Amidst the near-infinite sea of possibilities that London offers you, we can recommend winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees in either of these locations:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosting on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Tatiana Stantonian on May 02, 2017

April 2017 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The April 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 10th of April, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

We are a third of the way into the year, and now is the perfect time to spring-clean the cobwebs from your mind palace with three excellent talks from our community:

Mobile Journey at FreeAgent

Ioan Serban

Taking a journey from 2012 to the present, you will find out how FreeAgent ended up with a hybrid App Store solution and the process involved in building & shipping it: our initial Rails-based explorations, the making of a hybrid app, how we structure the codebase, using the Asset Pipeline to compile & deploy a non-Rails app, moving from CoffeeScript to ES6, and whether the Asset Pipeline is a good fit for such an app.

Live Coding

Rosa Fox

A whirlwind exploration of how ’going live’ either online (all the rage on social media!) or in the flesh is being applied to coding.

Practical hypermedia APIs in Ruby

Ismael Celis

Ismael will share their experience building hypermedia APIs in Ruby. What matters, what doesn’t, and what implications the approach might have on the way you design server code, client implementations and documentation.

Ticket Giveaway

FreeAgent

The nice people at FreeAgent have provided 3 tickets for Brighton Ruby conference, a one day, single track, conference for Rubyists in Brighton on the 7th July. The tickets are being raffled off on our mailing list. Thanks FreeAgent!

Afterwards

The more-structured part of the meeting ends at 8pm, but that doesn't mean your Ruby-related fun needs to end. Amidst the near-infinite sea of possibilities that London offers you, we can recommend winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees in either of these locations:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by James Adam on Mar 21, 2017

March 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The March 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of March, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

After the flurry of February's traditional lightning talks, we're back to the regular format, with three talks for your enjoyment:

Action Cable vs. MessageBus - Live updates tailored for Rails

Michal Horčic

Comparison between Action Cable and MessageBus for live updates in Rails application. Introduction to both solutions, basic implementation and benchmarks.

The story of the not-so dark magic of application preloading

Philipp Fehre

Many of us use application pre-loaders like zeus or spring, but how do they actually work? Lets step through what is actually going on by the example of zeus.

Dependency Injection with Little Boxes

Manuel Morales

A brief description of the benefits of dependency injection and how to gain them with Little Boxes.

Afterwards

We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. Why not celebrate our headlong rush towards the vernal equinox by selecting one of two very fine options for winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by James Adam on Feb 23, 2017

February 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The February 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of February, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

As is traditional, our February meeting consists entirely of lightning talks of no more than 10 minutes. This year we have:

A way to think about bugs

Amy Phillips says:

Bugs. Bugs reports. Jira. Dirty, dirty words. Or are they? In this alternative view of bugs we'll see how bug reports can be turned into something positive for developers and development teams. Treated right a bug report can be a powerful trigger for changing technology, process, and even yourself.

Doing bad things in Postgres for fun and profit

Ryan MacGillivray says:

A brief glimpse at the unwise things you can do with the Postgres array datatype.

A (Pointed) Guide to Beer

Kaitlyn Tierney says:

There are hundreds of beer styles from all over the world. This very brief introduction to beer will enumerate a few of them: how they’re made, what they taste like, and when to drink them.

Logstash: JRuby and Java at Elastic

Guy Boertje says:

I will talk for a bit about what it is like to develop Logstash, a data ingestion application, part of the open source Elastic Stack. At 12+ million downloads and tens of thousands of daily users, Logstash is very popular. We manage/code 160+ Github repos.

Small Steps to Finding Your Dream Job

Lola Odelola says:

A few tips on how to find a job you'll love

Base WTF

Paul Battley says:

If you've done much programming, you've probably worked with binary, hexadecimal, and perhaps octal in addition to normal decimal numbers. But what about base three? And what about base three with a twist, where each digit can be positive or negative? Why would you even want to do that? It really exists, it's called Balanced Ternary, and it has some interesting properties.

My Live Coding Adventure

Rosa Fox says:
An experiment to see if live coding can make me a better developer.

Rosa has had to cancel due to illness, we hope to reschedule her talk for a later meeting.

Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes: Avoiding mutable state in Ruby and why you might want to.

Tom Wey says:

A few examples and techniques for avoiding mutable state in Ruby, and how this might make your code clearer and easier to test. Slightly inspired by getting more into functional programming languages.

Afterwards

We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. There's bound to be something to talk about after all those talks and we have two options for winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Tom Stuart on Jan 23, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The first LRUG meeting of 2017 will be on Monday the 9th of January, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

A developer's misadventures in business

Najaf Ali says:

I am a developer who started a web application development consultancy. This talk is about the story of the business so far, some business basics I had to learn for the business to survive, and things you can do to better understand business, whether or not you intend to start one yourself.

A guide to connascence

Tom Cartwright says:

Connascence is a useful software quality metric that helps you identify the types and strengths of coupling within a system. I will show you how to assess connascence and I'll suggest how using the metric can help you improve the quality of your code.

Afterwards

We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. Even if you are observing a January detox you can still choose to hang out with other attendees at one of the following venues:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Dec 27, 2016

December 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The December 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of December, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Software architecture analysis with runtime type detection in ruby

Mark Burns says:

The six lesser-known SOLID (packaging) principles, Connascence, and tooling for runtime type analysis in ruby. Summarised in haiku form as:

Fitting code on screen
Makes developers happy;
A hypothesis.

Ruby as a Learning Language

Claire Tran says:

Exploring why Ruby is one of the languages which people use to start learning programming.

An A/B test is for life, not just for Christmas

Simon Coffey says:

A/B tests are simple: you have a change you want to make; you define what "conversion" is; you randomly show the change to half your users, and see if "conversion" goes up or down with the change. But what if the effects are more complex?

I'll talk about an experiment we ran that initially targeted a single measure of conversion but had some knock-on effects, and how we were able to study them. I'll share some very easy things you can do right away to get more information out of your A/B tests, and hopefully convince you there's more to them than deciding on some copy, or the colour of a button.

Afterwards

These talks should bring us up to about 8pm. The meeting doesn't end there though, if you've a mind to keep things going you have a choice:

  1. Stay at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. There are other meetups hosted by Skills Matter on the same night so you can mingle with attendees of those events to find out what's happening in those communities.
  2. Head to The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This is where you'll find many LRUG attendees who fancy a drink and a bite to eat.

If you are unable to attend the talks you are still more than welcome to come along for this part of the meeting. The more the merrier.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Nov 28, 2016

November 2016 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The November 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Tuesday the 15th of November, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). Please note that this meeting does not conform to our usual schedule and is being held on a Tuesday.

The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

The invisible cost of code

Luke Morton says:

Every line of code has cost associated with it. The cost of writing it. The cost of testing it. Deploying it. Reading it. Changing it later. I'd like to identify some of the costs and suggest ways of reducing them. Hint: write less code in the first place.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk & Docker for Rails developers.

Tomas Valent says:

Elastic Beanstalk (EB) is a product from AWS that is trying to provide easy to setup load balanced environment of EC2 instances.

In this talk we will configure simple Rails app, wrap it in a Docker container and ship it to AWS EB setup. We will look at some awesome configuration options.

Where does my code go? - Rails Edition

Michael Lennox says:

While Rails provides us a great platform for rapid application development it doesn't give us much guidance on where to start placing common abstractions once our domain complexity grows. This talk isn't about the 'architecture astronaut' or fighting rails to implement 'better' patterns, it's a really basic intro to some of the layers you can implement tomorrow to compartmentalise your code without having to fight the framework.

Food and Drinks

Cogent

The nice people at Cogent have arranged to provide us with some pizza and drinks. These will be available before the meeting in the Skilss Matter downstairs bar area, so there's even more reasons to turn up early. Cogent are a software agency in Melbourne, Australia, and are looking to hire ruby devs, if you're interested they'll help you relocate.

Thanks for supporting us Cogent!

Afterwards

The talks part of the meeting ends around 8:00pm. If you'd like to continue the evening you have a choice of where to go next:

  1. The downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. There are other meetups hosted by Skills Matter on the same night so you can mingle with attendees of those events to find out what's happening in those communities.
  2. The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This is where you'll find many LRUG attendees who fancy a drink and a bite to eat.

If you are unable to attend the talks you are still more than welcome to come along for this part of the meeting. The more the merrier.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Oct 17, 2016

October 2016 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The October 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 10th of October, from 6:45pm to 8:45pm (talks start at 7:15pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.

Agenda

Development Re-bundling in Dockerland

Charlie Egan has some tips for developers using docker and bundler:

For almost a year I've enjoyed using Docker and docker-compose to work on various Ruby projects. However - bundle installations when building images have been always been painful. This talk is about exploring the rather unsatisfactory options available to speed up the process of "development re-bundling".

A month of I18n in 10 minutes

Chris Radford is going to tell us how to make i18n a smooth process:

Translating websites has been A Thing(tm) since the earliest days of the web, so how does it take over a month to translate a website with less than a dozen pages? In this talk Chris walks us through the minefield of internationalisation and some of the common pitfalls of translating a website.

Joining the mob: Top 12 mob programming tips and thoughts

Emma Beynon wants to share how she and her team got on with mob-programming:

What happens when you get 5 developers to work on the same problem on the same computer at the same time? Emma's team at GDS took collaboration to the next level by trying out mob programming. Find out what they learned from their mobbing experience, and take away a few tips to try it in your team.

An open-source contribution story

Murray Steele has a story to tell:

A short story about a contribution I made to rubygems that took a couple of years. And how that's totally ok.

Afterwards

Our talks will be done by 8:45pm after which you can find LRUG attendees in one of these venues:

  1. The downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. If there are other meetups on the same night you can hang out with those attendees too and find out what's going on in other technology communities.
  2. The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). For those who want to eat as well as drink after the talks, you'll find many LRUG attendees here. There's a wide selection of drinks, and some tasty food on offer too.

Attendance of the talks isn't a requirement for coming along to the afterwards part. Do turn up and say "hi!", you'll be more than welcome.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks, or afterwards in the pub.

Venue

The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place
London
EC2M 2RB

See on a map

Registration

To secure a place at the meeting you must register with our hosts Skills Matter. It helps to make sure we have the room laid out with enough chairs, and in extreme cases that we get priority on the larger rooms over other groups using the space on the same night. Also, it's good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Sep 30, 2016