May 2024 Meeting

The May 2024 meeting of LRUG will be on Monday the 13th of May, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm (meeting starts at 6:30pm).

This time we're being hosted by the lovely folk at Cleo in their offices, on Shoreditch High St. Full venue and registration details are given below.


Build and maintain large Ruby applications

Enrico Teotti says:

This presentation will be about the challenges of building large Ruby web applications and how to maintain existing ones. I will use examples adapted from real applications that I worked on during my 10 years of experience with Ruby outlining: technical limitations of the language, how to use a modular dependency structure to enforce boundaries in complex domains.

Building modern eCommerce applications using Rails 7

Winston Ferguson says:

With the newest Rails version, we can create platforms that offer the modern features customers and sellers expect, with less complexity. Combine it with an established open-source gem like Spree, and you've got a comprehensive commerce system. I'll share my learnings from three real-life examples: a music label selling limited edition vinyl LPs, a wholesaler shedding enterprise SaaS for a tailor-made setup, and my furniture startup, where CAD brings bespoke pieces to life.


When the talks come to an end we'll decamp to a local pub for some food, some drinks and some chat with your fellow attendees.

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.

Secure your place

Hopefully you all remember that physical meetings involve finite space and so to be guaranteed entry you need to register via ticket tailor.

We are trialling a new ticketing platform, Ticket Tailor. Do let us know how you find the user flow on it.


The address of the venue:

Unit 2.10, 2nd Floor
Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High St.
E1 6JJ

See on a map

The venue has a hard limit of 60 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.

Accessibility info for the venue

Below you can find all the accessibility info for Cleo's office:

  • There is step free access to enter the Tea Building from both entrances (Redchurch St and Bethnal Green Rd)
  • There are stairs and a small open platform lift to get you from the Tea Building lobby to the lifts going up to the 2nd floor
  • There are 2 lifts for transporting people to each floor of the Tea Building
  • There is step-free access from the lifts to Cleo's office unit
  • The double doors to the office may be opened to accommodate a wider wheelchair or motorised chair
  • The main floor of our office is step free
  • There is 1 accessible restroom in the office, and 6 restrooms in total

Now, there are a couple of caveats, which we hope will not deter anybody:

  • The main doors into the Tea Building do not auto-open - they open inwards with a push
  • The door to Cleo's office does not auto-open - it opens inwards with a push.

Posted by Chris Lowis on Apr 16, 2024