May 2017 Meeting

The May 2017 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 8th of May, 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.


5 Things I wish my grandfather told me about ActiveRecord and Postgres

Ken Fassone

Common gotchas, how to measure and improve performances when the database is the bottleneck. More about it in this blog post.

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : 5 Things I wish my grandfather told me about ActiveRecord and Postgres

A Brief (and incomplete) introduction to Rust (for Rubyists)

David Wickes

Rust! It's the latest flavour of the month. Find out about this friendly low-level language, why rockstar Rubyists like Yehuda Katz and Steve Klabnik like it, and how to embed it in your Ruby code to get a bigger speed boost than those shiny stars in Mariokart.

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : A Brief (and incomplete) introduction to Rust (for Rubyists)

Do you even declarative?

John Cinnamond

A reflection on some recent tweets about declarative programming by Sarah Mei, and a look at the broader idea of the relationship between mathematics and computing.

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Do you even declarative?


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 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 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 Tatiana Stantonian on May 02, 2017