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.
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!
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 generated 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.