April 2017 Meeting

The April 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 10th of April, 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.


We are a third of the way into the year, and now is the perfect time to spring-clean the cobwebs from your mind palace with three excellent talks from our community:

Mobile Journey at FreeAgent

Ioan Serban

Taking a journey from 2012 to the present, you will find out how FreeAgent ended up with a hybrid App Store solution and the process involved in building & shipping it: our initial Rails-based explorations, the making of a hybrid app, how we structure the codebase, using the Asset Pipeline to compile & deploy a non-Rails app, moving from CoffeeScript to ES6, and whether the Asset Pipeline is a good fit for such an app.

Live Coding

Rosa Fox

A whirlwind exploration of how ’going live’ either online (all the rage on social media!) or in the flesh is being applied to coding.

Practical hypermedia APIs in Ruby

Ismael Celis

Ismael will share their experience building hypermedia APIs in Ruby. What matters, what doesn’t, and what implications the approach might have on the way you design server code, client implementations and documentation.

Ticket Giveaway


The nice people at FreeAgent have provided 3 tickets for Brighton Ruby conference, a one day, single track, conference for Rubyists in Brighton on the 7th July. The tickets are being raffled off on our mailing list. Thanks FreeAgent!


The more-structured part of the meeting ends at 8pm, but that doesn't mean your Ruby-related fun needs to end. Amidst the near-infinite sea of possibilities that London offers you, we can recommend winding down the evening and chatting to other LRUG attendees in either of these locations:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a cash bar with a choice of drinks (hard and soft) available. As well as other LRUG members you can network with attendees of the other meetups that Skills Matter are hosing on the same night.
  2. The Singer Tavern. This bar is a short walk north from Code Node (you can find it at 1 City Road, EC1Y 1AG). This pub has a decent food menu on offer as well as a selection of drinks and other LRUG attendees to help you while the evening away.

Regardless of what you choose to do, please remember that this part of the meeting is still covered by our code of conduct even though it does seem more informal.

If for some reason you can't make the talks you're still more than welcome to attend this afterwards part. We'd love to see you!

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 James Adam on Mar 21, 2017