June 2020 Meeting

The June 2020 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 8th of June, from 6:20pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts at 6:30pm). Like last month the venue this time is wherever you happen to be because it's COMPLETELY VIRTUAL!

We'll run the meeting on our own zoom account, so make sure you have the zoom client for your preferred device, or know how to attend via the web.

Full registration details are given below, note that we will only be sending out the zoom meeting url to people who have registered, so please do make sure you do it.


We've got two talks for you this month. There's room for one more lightning talk so get in touch if you'd like to talk about something for no more than 10 minutes. We need more talks for the rest of year, so please get in touch on talks@lrug.org if there's something you'd like to say to LRUG

Hanami, another Opinionated Rack-based Framework

Panos Matsinopoulos:

We present Hanami and its differences to Rails. Then we show an integration case between a Hanami and a Rails project. Finally, we close with a PR on the Hanami project.

Panos is a Senior Software Engineer at Lavanda.

  1. LRUG June 2020 - Panos Matsinopoulos - Hanami, another opinionated rack-based framework

Agile or Waterfall; a risk management perspective

Alfredo Motta:

Today Agile is the default choice for software development out there. Every conference, book, or blog post is telling us we are doomed to fail if we don’t follow this established convention. But isn't it surprising to think that Agile is advocated as the right methodology for every possible company doing software out there? Are we going to organize software development exactly the same way if we are working for a startup, NASA, or FedEx? It seems hard to believe. In this presentation, I will explore the mental model to help you choose when you should (or sometimes should not) use Agile using the lenses of risk management. My goal is to provide guidance for the puzzled business owner, project manager, or software developer who wants to pick what's right for their company or team.

  1. LRUG June 2020 - Alfredo Motta - Agile or Waterfall; a risk management perspective


Last time there was no afterwards, we just stopped the zoom meeting. That felt a bit abrupt, if you've got a good idea of how to replicate the post-talk chats get in touch at organisers@lrug.org and we'll see what we can do.


Prior to attending you should familiarise yourself with our README paying close attention to the code of conduct which applies to all attendees, even though there's no pub or venue. Basically they are good rules to generally live your life by.

Secure your place

Even in a virtual world there are limited places for attending the meeting so you need to register via eventbrite. The link to the zoom meeting will only be sent to registered attendees on the day of the meeting, around about 6pm. Keep an eye out for the email and check your spam just in case.

Do prepare yourself in advance by downloading the zoom client.

Posted by Chris Lowis on May 18, 2020