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July 2011 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter


The July 2011 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 11th of July, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Our hosts Skills Matter will be providing the space, at their offices on Goswell Road; The Skills Matter eXchange. It's a great space with plenty of room for the group, but you still need to register to let Skills Matter know you are coming.


It's unintentional, but it looks like we have a theme this month of using ruby to build high-profile applications for large organizations.

Building a prototype site for the UK government

Some of the team behind alphagov, the new prototype for a UK government website will talk about the ruby they've used in delivering the site, and some of the lessons learned.

Extracting value from legacy applications using Ruby

Jairo Diaz and John Small will be talking to us about the rails application they have developed for a large UK retailer and how they overcame some of the challenges along the way.


After these talks we'll make the short trip from Skills Matter's offices to the more informal surroundings of The Slaughtered Lamb. If you can't make it to the main meeting, you'll find us crowding the bar from around 8pm onwards. The pub part of the meeting is very social and is a perfect opportunity to engage the speakers in more in-depth questions raised by their talks. Or just talk about the latest trending topics on twitter. It's your call.


Skills Matter prefer that you register your attendance with them if you are coming to the meeting. There's plenty of space so you'll get in if you forget, but it is polite (don't forget MINASWAN), so please do register.

You can also follow this meeting on lanyrd, but be aware this is not a meaningful way to tell Skills Matter you wish to attending. It's just for the lols, innit?

Posted by Murray Steele on Jul 02, 2011