March 2020 Meeting

The March 2020 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 9th of March, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts at 6:30pm). The venue this month is provided by Makers and is in their offices, on Commercial Stret. Full venue and registration details are given below.


Food & Drinks

Not only are Makers providing the venue for thie month's meeting, they're also being kind enough to provide some food for us. Thanks again Makers!

I got an email from the Government the other day

Stuart Harrison says:

Email has been around for a long time, predating even the Internet, and despite the best efforts of big tech to monopolise our communications, it's still the most popular way to for people to communicate online. This ubiquity means it's a really easy wayf or Government to keep in touch with us, but email is a tricky thing to manage, running mailservers can be a faff, and email as a service solutions can be expensive. In this talk I'll go through a potted history of email, talk about a tool that the Government Digital Service have developed to make email easier for goverment agencies, and a Ruby gem I've build to make it even easier for Rails devs.

My first Rails bug report

Alex Balhatchet says:

Story time! Here's the bug I found, how we determined it was a bug in Rails 6, how we dealt with it including working around it and submitting the bug report, and finally getting to remove our workaround once the bug was fixed and the new Rails was installed :)

Tech for good with Ruby on Rails

James Hand and Alan Bridger say:

Giki Social Enterprise uses Ruby on Rails to help people live sustainably. We'll talk about what we do and why Rails is such a good framework for helping people to make sustainable and healthy choices.

London Ruby Events

Jairo Diaz says:

I am going to tell you about the Ruby events in London that I am organising such as the Ruby Hacknight and Ruby London Jobs and other events for the community that are the most common. I will also mention different event formats which I have experienced and found useful for different purposes.


We should be finished these talks by 8pm. Usually we head to a local pub afterwards to talk about what we've just heard and get to know our fellow attendees. We'll see what Makers suggest for which is their preferred watering hole and keep you posted if we know in advance.

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.

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:

50-52 Commercial Street
E1 6PL

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You can register to attend via eventbrite.

The venue has a hard limit of 70 people. If you register and realise you can't come, please use eventbrite to give up your place so we can someone else come in your place. We might be able to let in people on the night who haven't registered, but we can't guarantee it.

Posted by Murray Steele on Feb 20, 2020