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October 2015 Meeting

Meeting Sponsors

Sponsorship kindly provided by:

Hosted By

Skills Matter


The October 2015 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of October, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm).

Venue reminder

Skills Matter continue to host us, but do remember that they've moved. We're in Code Node venue between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations. Full venue and registration details are given below.


Debugging and fixing performance issues with the mustache gem and partials

Alice Bartlett and Dom Baggott say:

A quick blast through encountering a feature with performance in the mustache gem. How we debugged it and how we fixed it. This talk will be a bit less boring than it sounds.

API-first banking

Jonas Huckestein says:

What would you build on top of your bank if it had a REST API & Webhooks? At Mondo, we're looking forward to finding out. Our API (plus Ruby client library) is in beta (docs here), and we hosted our first hackathon a couple of weeks ago. Come along to find out what people built!

ActiveRecord vs N+1

Stanisław Klajn says:

In this talk would like to focus on dealing with N+1: how to detect it, how to get rid of it and, most importantly, how to avoid it.

Book Giveaway

Future Learn

Our friends at Future Learn have arranged to give away a book to 16 lucky LRUG members. The 16 winners of the giveaway are able to choose a copy of Practical Object Oriented Design with Ruby or 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10. If you'd like to enter use this form. The deadline for entry is 1pm on Monday, 12th October 2015.


Of the local pubs we've tried so far Singer Tavern seems the most accomodating so we'll try it again:

Singer Tavern
1 City Road

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We aim to finish the talks no later than 8pm, which gives us an ETA of about 8:10 at the pub. If you can't make the talks please do join us afterwards for food, drinks and ruby chat.

Venue & Registration  

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct.


The address of the venue:

Skills Matter CodeNode
10 South Place

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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.

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

Posted by Murray Steele on Sep 21, 2015