January 2017 Meeting

The first LRUG meeting of 2017 will be on Monday the 9th of January, 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.


A developer's misadventures in business

Najaf Ali says:

I am a developer who started a web application development consultancy. This talk is about the story of the business so far, some business basics I had to learn for the business to survive, and things you can do to better understand business, whether or not you intend to start one yourself.

A guide to connascence

Tom Cartwright says:

Connascence is a useful software quality metric that helps you identify the types and strengths of coupling within a system. I will show you how to assess connascence and I'll suggest how using the metric can help you improve the quality of your code.


We aim to finish up the talks and formal part of the meeting by 8pm, but that doesn't mean you have to go home. Even if you are observing a January detox you can still choose to hang out with other attendees at one of the following venues:

  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 Murray Steele on Dec 27, 2016