October 2019 Meeting

The October 2019 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 7th of October, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts 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.


Concurrency in Crystal

Lorenzo Barasti says:

Crystal is a Ruby inspired language that offers type safety and a minimal runtime. In this talk we'll look into Crystal's concurrency model (Communicating Sequential Processes) and how it shapes the way we write concurrent applications.

How to stop worrying, love the SPA and appreciate Rails.

Michael Nacos says:

Some people love them, some people hate them, but single page applications are here to stay, if not take over. Michael suggests there may be greater SPA platform potential to Rails than you think.

Using software engineering practices to improve engineering management

Nicky Thompson says:

As an engineering manager, your responsibility is not to build features, but to build systems to support the people building the features. This talk will give some tips on using familiar tools and techniques from your time as a software engineer to help make management easier and more systematic.


We aim to wrap all the talks up by 8pm and then move the meeting into socialising mode. You have a choice for this:

  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.

Of course, even though this is the socialising part and seems more informal, please remember that still we consider it to be a part of the meeting and covered by our code of conduct.

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 Sep 27, 2019