December 2016 Meeting

The December 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of December, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (talks start at 6:30pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.


Software architecture analysis with runtime type detection in ruby

Mark Burns says:

The six lesser-known SOLID (packaging) principles, Connascence, and tooling for runtime type analysis in ruby. Summarised in haiku form as:

Fitting code on screen
Makes developers happy;
A hypothesis.

Ruby as a Learning Language

Claire Tran says:

Exploring why Ruby is one of the languages which people use to start learning programming.

An A/B test is for life, not just for Christmas

Simon Coffey says:

A/B tests are simple: you have a change you want to make; you define what "conversion" is; you randomly show the change to half your users, and see if "conversion" goes up or down with the change. But what if the effects are more complex?

I'll talk about an experiment we ran that initially targeted a single measure of conversion but had some knock-on effects, and how we were able to study them. I'll share some very easy things you can do right away to get more information out of your A/B tests, and hopefully convince you there's more to them than deciding on some copy, or the colour of a button.


These talks should bring us up to about 8pm. The meeting doesn't end there though, if you've a mind to keep things going you have a choice:

  1. Stay at Code Node. Skills Matter have a cash bar with a choice of drinks on offer. There are other meetups hosted by Skills Matter on the same night so you can mingle with attendees of those events to find out what's happening in those communities.
  2. Head to The Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This is where you'll find many LRUG attendees who fancy a drink and a bite to eat.

If you are unable to attend the talks you are still more than welcome to come along for this part of the meeting. The more the merrier.

Venue & Registration

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees at the talks and afterwards in the pub.


The address of the venue:

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 good manners, so please do register with Skills Matter.

Posted by Murray Steele on Nov 28, 2016