February 2009 Meeting
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.
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:
- Tom Armitage - His Twit 4 Dead bots (Francis, Louis, Zoey & Bill). Video filmed by Skills Matter (or gvideo).
- Julian Burgess - A cry for help - an anti talk?
- Steve Ganly - "rubysmokes" - A proposal for smoke testing ruby
- Richard Livsey - All the ruby that's fit to merge: Rails 3.0 & Merb 2.0
- Chris Lowis - Ruby and the GNU Scientific Library and/or R. Video filmed by Skills Matter (or gvideo).
- Matt Patterson - A talk about dpkg-tools. Video filmed by Skills Matter (or gvideo).
- Thomas Pomfret - Ruby and XMPP. Video filmed by Skills Matter (or gvideo).
- Roland Swingler - Something about rubygame. Video filmed by Skills Matter (or gvideo).
- Tom ten Thij - Debugging with ruby-debug. Video filmed by Skills Matter (or gvideo).
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.
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