September 2017 Meeting

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


Let Humans Human and Computers Computer - A Tale of Building Effective Automations

Jan Krutisch says:

Boring, repetitive tasks, are, if we like it or not, part of our daily routine as developers. We can try to automate them away as much as possible, but what exactly makes a good automation? By looking at a number of common and not so common automations, we'll see how we can make computers do what they do best and at the same time keep us humans in control.

Hindsight: Creating the Perfect Project History

Ben Griffiths says:

A demonstration of a new proof-of-concept ruby tool for automatically creating a perfect project history using git, tests and coverage tools. How would you have built your app if you knew from the start everything you know now.

A Trip Back to Where I Grew Up

Andrew McDonough says:

Andrew recently revisited a place he left long ago. He was happy to find that things had changed for the better, and wants to share his story.


The talks will take us to 8pm or thereabouts. The end of the talks doesn't have to be the end of the evening though. We suggest you choose one of the following venues if you want to keep chatting to your fellow LRUG attendees:

  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 Melinda Seckington on Sep 05, 2017