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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.

Meeting Administration

Skills Matter

Skills Matter

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.


Big First Name

At most LRUG meetings we all sport name badge stickers made using Big.First.Name. The application is written by Jason Lee a long-time LRUG member.

Meeting Sponsorship

The following companies have sponsored one of our meetings in one way or another. We're very grateful for all the food, drinks, conference tickets, books, discount codes, and money-off vouchers they've provided us over the years. If you'd like to show your support for LRUG, why not find out how to sponsor us too!

  1. GitHub
  2. thoughtbot
  3. Streetbees
  4. Explore
  5. Unboxed
  6. Carwow
  7. Avdi Grimm
  8. Nested
  9. BookingBug
  10. FreeAgent
  11. Cogent
  12. Hired
  13. Pusher
  14. Beyond
  15. Future Learn
  16. All Your Base
  17. Braintree Payments
  19. Overleaf
  20. Altmetric
  21. Infinitium Global
  22. Team Prime
  23. Bath Ruby Conference 2015
  24. Resource Guru
  25. ReThink Recruitment
  26. How Are You?
  27. Workshare
  28. Yammer
  29. House Trip
  30. Globaldev
  31. Go Free Range
  32. AdRoc Group
  33. Unboxed Consulting
  34. vzaar
  35. Railscasts
  36. O'Reilly
  37. Peepcode
  38. Brightbox
  39. New Bamboo
  40. Eden Development
  41. Taskforce
  42. QCon



Pearson Education User Group Program

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.


APress User Group Program

We're also a member of the APress user group program, membership of which has generated several copies of books to review and some prizes for pub quizes.


O'Reilly User Group Program

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.


Manning Publications

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.