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February 2009 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The next meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 9th of February, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. As usual our hosts Skills Matter will provide the space, either at their offices or their overflow venue, depending on the number of registrations. So make sure that you do register your attendance to help them choose and so you can be let into the venue.

Agenda

Lightning Talks

This month (just like we did last February) we’re going to have a series of lightning talks in the 20x20 slide format. For those who didn’t attend last year, or aren’t familiar with the format is: the presenter has 20 slides which are displayed for 20 seconds each, giving a total presentation time of 6:40. Last year it was a really fun evening as we got to hear about a load of different stuff and with only 6:40 in which to get their point across the presenters maybe didn’t have enough time to fully justify their positions. It made for some interesting questions at the end!

Those brave volunteers are:

Pub

After that many presentations there’s bound to be a lot to talk about, so we’ll make our way to The Crown Tavern. This pub is really close to either of the venues we use for our meetings and is perfect for a post-meeting chat and drink. If you can’t make it to the meeting, but still fancy some ruby chat, just head along to the pub and we’ll be the ones crowding the bar from about 8:00pm onwards.

Registration

Please register with Skills Matter if you are planning to come. As we mentioned above, they need us to register for fire-regulations and making sure we get the best sized room for the number of attendees.

There’s also an upcoming event for those of us that love online calendaring, but this is not a place to indicate attendance in a meaningful way for Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Jan 20, 2009

January 2009 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter

Thanks!

The next meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of January, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Skills Matter are hosting us as usual in their offices, but you’ll need to register your attendance for them to let you in.

Agenda

Couch DB

Paul Carey has been tinkering with CouchDB for a while and has even written a ruby library called RelaxDB for it. In his talk he’s going to cover both of those things.

A video of Paul’s talk, filmed by Skills Matter is available on Google Video.

Abstractions For Website APIs

Paul Mison is going to do a short talk on libraries and abstractions for website APIs. Specifically how he thinks they should be written (and how he thinks they shouldn’t be). The talk will mostly focus on Flickr, so an understanding of Flickr’s API and the existing abstractions might be of use.

A video of Paul’s talk, filmed by Skills Matter is available on Google Video.

Pub

There’s always time for a drink after the meeting and we usually head to The Crown Tavern which is just round the corner from the venue. If you can’t make it to the talks part of the evening, the pub should be overflowing with ruby chat from about 8:00pm onwards, so come along!

Registration

Please register with Skills Matter if you are planning to come. They need us to register for fire-regulations and making sure we get the best sized room for the number of attendees.

There’s also an upcoming event for those of us that love online calendaring, but this is not a place to indicate attendance in a meaningful way for Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Jan 05, 2009