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Meet up

Lightning Talk Evening

Wednesday, 10th February at Skills Matter, London

This meetup is run by LRUG: London Ruby User Group. Starts at 6:30 PM.

We're having our annual lightning talk evening in February. If you've not been to one of these before, it's quite simple: we have a series of short talks in one evening. We use the 20x20 format for our talks which means that each speaker gets 20 slides that auto-transition after 20 seconds, this gives them 6 minutes 40 seconds to get their points across. It's a really fun way to run a lightning talk event, and the rigid time constraints mean that the talks tend to be really entertaining (jettisoning for brevity things like explanations or support for the speakers opinions).

Introduction

Depending on how many lighning talks there are, we may have time at the start of the meeting for 10-15 minutes of free time for anyone to speak. You don't need to ask for permission or let us know in advance that you have something to say here, just turn up, stand up and say it!

Murray Steele

Murray Steele is a core rails contributor, regularly speaks at Ruby on Rails related conferences and events and is also the organiser of most of the London Ruby User Group sessions that take place each month at Skills Matter.

Rails & iPhone Integration

This talk shows you how easy it is to create a 2-way communication channel between a very basic Rails application and an iPhone app.

Paul Ardeleanu

Paul is a software engineer, trainer and speaker specialised in data-driven solutions on Apple platforms with an emphasis on prototyping, best practices and balance with agility. He started programming back in the days of Fortran, graduated with a PhD in Computational Physics from UCLan and currently building multi-platform software solutions at Lupo, a software consultancy in London, UK.

Bowline: A Ruby GUI Framework

Bowline is a Ruby GUI framework. You can design and build your applications in an agile way, deploying them cross platform.

Alex MacCaw

Alex MacCaw is a web application developer specializing in Ruby on Rails. I live in London, UK, and am working for Made by Many, a digital consulting company.

Architecture of Birdpie, a Twitter Application

Birdpie is a simple Twitter application of storing and viewing the links that you tweet. Anup will introduce the site and the architecture behind it (Rails 3.0, Redis, and Resque).

Anup Narkhede

Anup is a Ruby On Rails consultant based in London.

Fibers in Ruby 1.9

Fibers are primitives for implementing light weight cooperative concurrency in Ruby. Basically they are a means of creating code blocks that can be paused and resumed, much like threads.

Murray Steele

Murray Steele is a core rails contributor, regularly speaks at Ruby on Rails related conferences and events and is also the organiser of most of the London Ruby User Group sessions that take place each month at Skills Matter.

Show Off, a Ruby-Based HTML Presentation Software

Joel will talk about Show Off, a ruby-based HTML presentation software. This talk might get a bit meta.

Joel Chippindale

Bath born, tea drinking, developer who currently enjoys Ruby and is the CTO at FutureLearn

Decorating the Domain - Wrapping Polymorphic Presentation Logic Around the Model

Brent Snook

Brent Snook worked mainly in XP teams as a developer working with BDD for about a year.

Using Websockets with EventMachine

Ismael Celis

Ismael is a developer at Thoughtbot London. Ruby and Go, he can talk about APIs for way too long.

Evolution of Data Models in Rails - Lessons Learned

In this podcast, Lars Jorgensen gives a talk on the lessons learned from developing a ruby on rails application for an evolving data model.

Rack::Cache and associated things

Thomas Pomfret

Thomas Pomfret is VP Technology at Mint Digital (http://mintdigital.com). Mint conceives, builds and runs mass-participation Rails websites and Thomas is responsible for building and maintaining all of Mint’s UK web applications.

Thanks to our sponsors

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Overview

We're having our annual lightning talk evening in February. If you've not been to one of these before, it's quite simple: we have a series of short talks in one evening. We use the 20x20 format for our talks which means that each speaker gets 20 slides that auto-transition after 20 seconds, this gives them 6 minutes 40 seconds to get their points across. It's a really fun way to run a lightning talk event, and the rigid time constraints mean that the talks tend to be really entertaining (jettisoning for brevity things like explanations or support for the speakers opinions).

Introduction

Depending on how many lighning talks there are, we may have time at the start of the meeting for 10-15 minutes of free time for anyone to speak. You don't need to ask for permission or let us know in advance that you have something to say here, just turn up, stand up and say it!

Murray Steele

Murray Steele is a core rails contributor, regularly speaks at Ruby on Rails related conferences and events and is also the organiser of most of the London Ruby User Group sessions that take place each month at Skills Matter.

Rails & iPhone Integration

This talk shows you how easy it is to create a 2-way communication channel between a very basic Rails application and an iPhone app.

Paul Ardeleanu

Paul is a software engineer, trainer and speaker specialised in data-driven solutions on Apple platforms with an emphasis on prototyping, best practices and balance with agility. He started programming back in the days of Fortran, graduated with a PhD in Computational Physics from UCLan and currently building multi-platform software solutions at Lupo, a software consultancy in London, UK.

Bowline: A Ruby GUI Framework

Bowline is a Ruby GUI framework. You can design and build your applications in an agile way, deploying them cross platform.

Alex MacCaw

Alex MacCaw is a web application developer specializing in Ruby on Rails. I live in London, UK, and am working for Made by Many, a digital consulting company.

Architecture of Birdpie, a Twitter Application

Birdpie is a simple Twitter application of storing and viewing the links that you tweet. Anup will introduce the site and the architecture behind it (Rails 3.0, Redis, and Resque).

Anup Narkhede

Anup is a Ruby On Rails consultant based in London.

Fibers in Ruby 1.9

Fibers are primitives for implementing light weight cooperative concurrency in Ruby. Basically they are a means of creating code blocks that can be paused and resumed, much like threads.

Murray Steele

Murray Steele is a core rails contributor, regularly speaks at Ruby on Rails related conferences and events and is also the organiser of most of the London Ruby User Group sessions that take place each month at Skills Matter.

Show Off, a Ruby-Based HTML Presentation Software

Joel will talk about Show Off, a ruby-based HTML presentation software. This talk might get a bit meta.

Joel Chippindale

Bath born, tea drinking, developer who currently enjoys Ruby and is the CTO at FutureLearn

Decorating the Domain - Wrapping Polymorphic Presentation Logic Around the Model

Brent Snook

Brent Snook worked mainly in XP teams as a developer working with BDD for about a year.

Using Websockets with EventMachine

Ismael Celis

Ismael is a developer at Thoughtbot London. Ruby and Go, he can talk about APIs for way too long.

Evolution of Data Models in Rails - Lessons Learned

In this podcast, Lars Jorgensen gives a talk on the lessons learned from developing a ruby on rails application for an evolving data model.

Rack::Cache and associated things

Thomas Pomfret

Thomas Pomfret is VP Technology at Mint Digital (http://mintdigital.com). Mint conceives, builds and runs mass-participation Rails websites and Thomas is responsible for building and maintaining all of Mint’s UK web applications.

Thanks to our sponsors

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