March 2018 Meeting

The March 2018 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 12th of March, 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.


Web Architecture choices & Ruby

Tomas Valent says:

I'll try to talk about most popular web application architecture choices (monolith, micro-service, serverless and their variations) from the perspective of a Ruby developer. When is good to use one over the other and philosophies behind them.

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Web Architecture choices & Ruby

Strong opinions, loosely held

Alex Heeton says:

Strong opinions and principles are a great thing to have. In this talk I'll share some of my principles, and show how they've helped me grow teams and build more robust software, with a special focus on managing larger Rails applications.

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Strong opinions, loosely held

Make responsive emails super-duper easily with MJML

Chris O’Sullivan says:

If you're like me, you hate making HTML emails that work across email apps and devices. In this lightning talk I'm going to introduce you to MJML - a markup language that takes a lot of pain out of making responsive emails. You can find more information at

  1. Skills Matter : London Ruby User Group : Make responsive emails super-duper easily with MJML


The talks should be finished by 8pm. 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

See on a map


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 Tom Stuart on Feb 21, 2018