December 2017 Meeting

The December 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 11th 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.


Everyday cryptography - talking about crypto without complex maths

Xavier Riley says:

Good cryptography is hard, but learning the basic concepts don't have to have to be. By focussing on the key concepts, rather than the exotic maths, I hope we can initiate more people into understanding what good security looks like without having to take a University course. For those who already know their MACs from their IKEs, I hope this talk offers some useful ways of communicating these concepts to colleagues, friends and family.

Fun with an Amazon Echo, Ruby and Recipes

Miles Woodroffe says:

Voice interfaces open up so many interesting possibilities and in this talk I'll show you how to very quickly build and deploy a useful "skill" with Ruby, and at the same time, make sure you hopefully don't burn the dinner.

How I met "Double Dutch" and he helped to remedy fear of injection.

Marek Labos says:

The story about how ideas from other languages can help us write simple, elegant Ruby code. In this presentation we will look at a Double Dispatch pattern, Excel(spreadsheet) injection, how they go together and why fighting (accidental) code complexity matters.


We aim to finish up the talks by 8pm and if you'd like to socialise with other LRUG attendees afterwards you have two choices:

  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 hosting 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 you can't attend the talks we'd still be very happy to see you at this part of the meeting. Do come along!

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 Dec 04, 2017