July 2016 Meeting

The July 2016 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 11th of July, 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.


Ruby Book Club

Nadia Odunayo is going to treat us to a "live" episode of her podcast Ruby Book Club:

Hello and welcome to the Ruby Book Club! We’re delighted that you could join us.

Today we’re starting with section 4.9 in Avdi Grimm’s ‘Confident Ruby’: Replace “string typing” with classes.

As always, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t found time to do the reading. At the Ruby Book Club, we like to make sure that everyone is on the same page.

  1. Ruby Book Club LIVE
  2. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Ruby Book Club

Documenting Ruby APIs

Tom Kadwill says this about his talk:

In this talk I will provide a short comparison of the popular API documentation tools available for Ruby. I'll explain how you can use them to generate API documentation for your own projects.

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Documenting Ruby APIs

Integrating React into a Rails application

Edd Sowden is going to tell us all about React and Rails:

Looking at how you can start using React within a Rails environment, why you might want to, and what benefits it can unlock. Also looking at how you can make this change to a large project which lots of developers contribute to regularly.

  1. Using React at Deliveroo - LRUG
  2. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Integrating React into a Rails application


The talks will end by 8pm, but that's not the end of the LRUG meeting. There are a couple of options for how to continue your evening with other LRUG attendees. You can:

  1. Hang out in the downstairs area at Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar and you can mingle with attendees of other meetups held that night.
  2. Take a short walk northwards and visit the Singer Tavern (located at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). Many LRUG folk head here to get something to eat with their post-talk drinks, and you'd be more than welcome to join them.

All are welcome at this post-talk part of the meeting where no registration is required. Feel free to turn up just for this part if you can't make it to the talks earlier in the evening.

Venue & Registration

Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct.


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.

You can also find this meeting on lanyrd, but this is not a meaningful way to tell us you wish to attend. We mostly use it after the meeting to collect artefacts about the talks like videos, slides, writeups, code, etc.

Posted by Murray Steele on Jun 16, 2016