May 2021 Meeting

The May 2021 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 10th of May, from 6:20pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts at 6:30pm).

Full registration details are given below, note that the zoom meeting url is only sent to registered attendees, so please do make sure you do it.


So far there's one talk on the agenda, but we're always looking for me so please email if your interested in sharing a talk with us.

Ayush Newatia says:

You may have heard that cookie security is hard with the need to worry special flags and encryption. Actually, Ruby on Rails makes it super simple to securely store data in cookies. In this talk I'll explain the different types of cookies supported by Rails and what Rails does under the hood to secure the data they contain.

  1. LRUG May 2021 - Ayush Newatia - Your Fortified Cookie Jar

Is this feature a waste of time?

Tom Lord says:

Sometimes a new feature may be objectively worthwhile; but often one might be left wondering “Does this actually make our product better?”, or “Is this making the business more money?”.

In this talk, I will explore the virtues of defining North Star metrics, AB testing product variations to statistical significance, and using funnel analysis to quantify a feature's value.

  1. LRUG May 2021 - Tom Lord - Is This Feature a Waste of Time?


We leave the zoom call running after the talks are over for as long as our collective rumbling stomachs can handle. Why not stick around and chat with the handful of attendees who also don't have zoom fatigue yet. If you've got any ideas for something better let us know at


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 we are all in our own little bubbles.

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 Murray Steele on Apr 25, 2021