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