If you would like to learn more about Crystal and Single Page Applications, this meetup is for you!
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.
With a background in computational mathematics, Lorenzo moved to London three years ago to take part in the most fashionable tech industry of the continent. When he is not practicing his Scala skills at Ocado, he can be seen eating pizza at a tech meetup or enjoying some underground gig in north London.
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.
Michael Nacos enjoys playing with computers but gets bored easily. He has worked as an IT trainer, web developer, linux sysadmin, database developer, email engineer, cloud architect and tech lead. These days he helps companies build products and teams, using open source tools to deliver progressive web and mobile experiences that hit the mark.
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.
Nicky is a Technical Manager at FutureLearn, and has spent more than a decade as a freelance and in-house web developer, making beautiful websites that work for everyone.