Many companies have helped out LRUG and it’s members in some way. Here we list them and say thanks.
Some of these companies even offer us discount codes for services or events. For example, most of the publisher user group programs involve a discount code for their webstore. Generally speaking we’ll give out these codes when we find out about them during one of our meetings or via the mailing list.
Skills Matter have been the kind providers of the venue for LRUG since 2006. As organisers of several conferences and training sessions they’ve also been kind enough to supply us with various discounts, and even free tickets, for these events on occasion.
From the June 2009 meeting onwards, due to our increasingly large membership we needed to get sponsors to help pay for the cost of renting a larger venue. The following companies offered to help, and we are extremely grateful to them for their help.
New Bamboo is one of the UK’s leading specialist Rails development companies. Taking a fresh, flexible and fast-growing approach to web application development.
Unboxed Consulting is a London based software development consultancy producing exciting consumer and business facing applications for some of the largest brands in the UK across sectors as diverse as new media and financial services. It specializes in Ruby on Rails and uses the latest agile development methodologies to inspire customers and development teams to bring creativity and innovation to every project large or small.
Eden Development is a leading Ruby/Rails development firm based in Winchester, UK. They craft dependable, flexible and beautifully made web applications that meet real business needs. They stand for quality, integrity, real craftsmanship and peace of mind for their customers.
Taskforce has been providing software and consultancy services to the offshore financial services industry for a total of 18 years. Their clients range from the large multinational bank to small independent trust companies, accountancy practices and specialist service providers.
Brightbox provides Xen-based virtualised servers, optimised for hosting Ruby on Rails. Each Brightbox server comes with SAN-based storage, access to their managed MySQL cluster and the Brightbox Rails stack preinstalled.
We’re a member of the Addison-Wesley / Pearson Education user group program and they’ve kindly sent us books for review, and as prizes for our occasional pub quiz style meetings.
We’re also a member of the APress user group program, membership of which has genereated several copies of books to review and some prizes for pub quizes.
We’re also a member of the O'Reilly user group program and they’ve also been kind enough to support us with books for reviews and prizes. They’ve also supplied us with discount codes for the major rails conferences that they organise.
The final publisher we are a member of the user group program for is Manning, but so far, we’ve yet to really take advantage.