September 2015 Meeting

The September 2015 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 14th of September, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm).

Venue change!

We're back with our usual hosts, Skills Matter, but it's in their new Code Node venue between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations. Full venue and registration details are given below.


A pull request slackbot : the seal

Tatiana Soukiassian says:

As part of my 20% project at GDS, I developed a Slackbot that reminds developers of their team's pull requests that are awaiting review. I will talk about why and how the seal was built, and what I learned from building it.

  1. Reminding developers about code reviews
  2. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : A pull request slackbot : the seal

Containers Patterns for Rails

Jairo Diaz says:

In this talk we explore how to use docker containers to run ruby on rails applications. Rails applications usually require several different components such as Nginx, Redis, MySQL, Mongo and background jobs. We will show how to set up and manage the configuration of these elements.

  1. Containers Patterns for Rails
  2. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Containers Patterns for Rails

Learning through blameless reviews

Joel Chippindale says:

In this talk I will outline some of the ways that teams react to the mistakes they make and how blameless reviews can help teams learn from these mistakes

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Learning through blameless reviews

Ticket Giveaway #1

All Your Base

The organisers of All Your Base, a data and databases conference in London on 13th November, have provided free tickets for 5 lucky LRUG memebers and a 15% discount code for everyone else. The tickets will be raffled off on our mailing list with the winners contacted on Friday 4th September. Thanks All Your Base organisers!

Ticket Giveaway #2

Braintree Payments

The nice folk at Braintree Payments got in touch to provide us with two 1-day passes for FOWA London 2015, a web and frontend conference in London on 5-7th October. They also provided a 20% discount code for those too unlucky to win one of the passes. The tickets will be raffled off on our mailing list with the winners contacted on Monday 14th September. Thanks Braintree Payments!


After the talks we continue the meeting at a nearby pub. We're still trying out the local pubs to see which one will suit us the best. This time we're going to try out Singer Tavern:

Singer Tavern
1 City Road

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Our talks should end at about 8pm, so if you are unable to attend those you can still join us afterwards in the pub.

Braintree Payments

Not content with providing the tickets for FOWA, the extremely nice folk at Braintree Payments have also arranged to put some money behind the bar after the meeting. Thanks again Braintree Payments!

Venue & Registration

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README.


The venue for this meeting is:

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 Aug 21, 2015