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June 2015 Meeting

Hosted By

Skills Matter


The June 2015 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 8th of June, 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.


Redis is the answer, what's the question?

Garry Shutler says:

There are very few things that are part of my go-to toolbox, but Redis is one of those things. I don't think there's a better, more flexible piece of infrastructure you can have at your disposal.

I'll cover the very basics of using Redis and general patterns that you can use within your own systems. I'll also share some concrete examples of what we've used it for at Cronofy.

Ruby Magic

As a child, Andrew McDonough loved magic. One of the best Christmas presents he ever received was a magic set. As an adult, Andrew prefers to perform magic using Ruby. In this talk, he will attempt an array of traditional magic tricks, using only IRB.

Test Bisection with RSpec

Simon Coffey says:

I'll talk about a useful technique for debugging order-dependent test failures, and introduce an upcoming feature in RSpec that automates it.


All those talks will take us to about 8pm, after which we leave Skills Matter's offices and head over to The Slaughtered Lamb to continue the meeting. While we ask you to register for the talks, there's no need to do so for this pub part; feel free to turn up even if you don't make it for the talks.


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 May 29, 2015