April 2018 Meeting

The April 2018 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 9th 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.


You’re doing documentation wrong (and so am I)

Scott Matthewman says:

As developers, we’re always asked to write more documentation. Some of us even do it without being asked. But look around the web and you’ll see countless gems, applications and source code examples whose documentation is either missing or makes no sense. How can we make little changes to the way we think about documentation to make things better?

Sliding Puzzles

Chris Patuzzo says:

Did you ever play with one of those cheap plastic-y tile puzzles as a child? Let's try to solve them with Ruby and use that as an excuse to talk about combinatorics, complexity theory and proof.

Scaling millions of jobs with Enumerators

Kir Shatrov says:

Enumerator is a pattern that not too many developers are often exposed to, despite the fact that it comes with Ruby and is leveraged in many libraries that we use every day (Rails). Join the talk to learn how we’ve used Enumerators to scale millions of background jobs at Shopify and how it influenced the way developers think when writing resilient code.

Drinks Sponsor


The nice people at The Explore Group have arranged to provide us with drinks. They have arranged to put some money behind the bar after the meeting in the Skills Matter downstairs bar area.

The Explore Group has been helping companies recruit top talent in the ever-evolving world of technology since 2005. They're keen to speak with Ruby on Rails developers looking for their next challenge.

Thanks for supporting us The Explore Group!


Our aim is to finish the talks by 8pm. The night doesn't have to end there though, to continue hanging out with other LRUG attendees you can visit:

  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 Mar 21, 2018