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February 2015 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter


The February 2015 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 9th of February, 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. Registration details are given below.


Lightning Talks!

As usual we give our February meeting over to lightning talks of no more than 10 minutes in length.

  • Paul Battley: A library for handling postcodes
  • Andrew Donovan: Finding and taking opportunities in the enterprise
  • Paula Kennedy: Microaggression: Impact on Women in IT
  • Mark Longair: Introducing YourNextMP
  • Evgeny Shadchnev: How to help beginners learn to code
  • Alex Sunderland: The weird bits of ruby
  • Pip Taylor: Sorting out Colour
  • Michael Wawra: Tech Evangelism

Bath Ruby Conf tickets giveaway

Team Prime

Bath Ruby Conference 2015

Thanks to the nice folks at Team Prime and Bath Ruby we are able to provide 4 people with free tickets and a £70 allowance (enough to cover return train travel from London). The tickets are available to LRUG members that wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. The deadline to put your name forward for a ticket is midnight on Sunday 8th, February 2014. If more than 4 people request the tickets a draw will be held privately to select the winners. The recipients of the tickets will not be publicly announced, but we'll thank Team Prime and the Bath Ruby Conf organisers at the start of the meeting.


All those talks are bound to generate some thoughts we'd like to discuss afterwards. So we cross Goswell Road and head down to The Slaughtered Lamb to have those discussions in a more informal setting. If you didn't make it for the talks then do feel free to turn up just for this bit.


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 polite (don't forget MINASWAN), so please do register with Skills Matter. Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README.

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

Posted by Murray Steele on Jan 29, 2015