March 2019 Meeting

The March 2019 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 11th of March, at the slightly later time 6:30pm to 8:30pm (meeting start at 7pm). The venue, Code Node between Moorgate and Liverpool St. stations, is provided by Skills Matter. Full venue and registration details are given below.


RSpec - Level Up

Jon Rowe:

You've been using RSpec for a while, you know how to write tests, but you’re not sure you're getting the most from it. This is a quick run through of some of the lesser known, more advanced features of RSpec.

Education, Recruitment and Technology: What needs to change?

Melissa Tranfield:

The traditional education system is letting down the next generation by not preparing them for the future of work. Edify is working to change this whilst planning to disrupt the public sector through the innovation of digital policy.

Representations count

Tom Stuart:

In your grandparents’ attic you discover a mysterious old computer. You boot it up and discover it runs Ruby, but doesn’t support negative numbers! How can you implement negative numbers in an elegant way? We’ll explore two solutions and discover how important it is to pick the right representation.


We plan to finish around 8:30pm. That's not the end of the evening though, so if you'd like to socialise with other LRUG attendees and chat about all the talks you've just seen you have two choices:

  1. Code Node. Skills Matter run a 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 Ella Schofield on Feb 22, 2019