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Meet up

LRUG November 2015 Meeting

Monday, 9th November at CodeNode, London

This meetup was organised by LRUG: London Ruby User Group in November 2015

News reporters are trained in techniques to produce stories that are concise, well structured, easy to follow and with a consistent house style. How can those same techniques help us write better code?

Hack like a journalist

News reporters are trained in techniques to produce stories that are concise, well structured, easy to follow and with a consistent house style. How can those same techniques help us write better code?

Scott Matthewman

Scott Matthewman is a writer and theatre critic who pays for doing both of those by writing Rails apps, and failing to document them properly. Formerly a software developer at Altmetric, since September 2017 he has been a lead developer at LRUG's regular hosts, Skills Matter.

No-Man’s Land - Finding peace at the border of art and tech

However good the underlying tech, ugly applications discourage users, pretty ones will attract them. A gulf exists between the artists and the technicians who need to bring those designs to life. Co-presented by a graphic designer and a developer, we’ll discuss our approach to keeping both artists and technicians within their comfort zone to create applications that work well AND look good.

Kevin Monk

Kevin Monk is a Ruby developer and Managing Director of SARD JV Ltd, a provider of doctor and nurse revalidation systems.

Simon Sharville

Simon Sharville is a graphic designer, illustrator and creator of Economy Custard

Leveraging immutability in Ruby

Why should we care about using immutable objects in our code? What does functional programming have to do with immutability? How do we approach immutability when the frameworks and libraries we use seem to go a different direction? We'll try to answer these questions by looking at the ideas behind the implementation of some immutable data structure.

Lorenzo Barasti

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.

Thanks to our sponsors

Attending Members

Overview

News reporters are trained in techniques to produce stories that are concise, well structured, easy to follow and with a consistent house style. How can those same techniques help us write better code?

Hack like a journalist

News reporters are trained in techniques to produce stories that are concise, well structured, easy to follow and with a consistent house style. How can those same techniques help us write better code?

Scott Matthewman

Scott Matthewman is a writer and theatre critic who pays for doing both of those by writing Rails apps, and failing to document them properly. Formerly a software developer at Altmetric, since September 2017 he has been a lead developer at LRUG's regular hosts, Skills Matter.

No-Man’s Land - Finding peace at the border of art and tech

However good the underlying tech, ugly applications discourage users, pretty ones will attract them. A gulf exists between the artists and the technicians who need to bring those designs to life. Co-presented by a graphic designer and a developer, we’ll discuss our approach to keeping both artists and technicians within their comfort zone to create applications that work well AND look good.

Kevin Monk

Kevin Monk is a Ruby developer and Managing Director of SARD JV Ltd, a provider of doctor and nurse revalidation systems.

Simon Sharville

Simon Sharville is a graphic designer, illustrator and creator of Economy Custard

Leveraging immutability in Ruby

Why should we care about using immutable objects in our code? What does functional programming have to do with immutability? How do we approach immutability when the frameworks and libraries we use seem to go a different direction? We'll try to answer these questions by looking at the ideas behind the implementation of some immutable data structure.

Lorenzo Barasti

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.

Thanks to our sponsors

Who's coming?

Attending Members