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Meet up

LRUG February 2016 Lightning Talks Meeting

Monday, 8th February at CodeNode, London

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

In this meetup we will have 8 lightning talks.

Automatic differentiation in Ruby

Finding the derivative of a mathematical function on a computer can be difficult, but there’s a clever trick that makes it easy: first write a program that computes the function, then execute it under a non-standard interpretation of its values and operations. In this talk I’ll show you how that works in Ruby.

Tom Stuart

Tom is a computer scientist and programmer. He has lectured on optimising compilers at the University of Cambridge, co-organises the Ruby Manor conference, and is a member of the London Ruby User Group.

ENUMERABLE!

10 real-life problems solved with 10 cool lesser-known methods from Enumerable, Enumerator, and Array.

Dave Nolan

Dave Nolan is the CTO at Appear Here, the online marketplace for commercial lettings. Dave loved Ruby for a long time but also likes to muck about with JS, Nim, Picat, and he is interested in continuous delivery, learning organisations, performance, exploring London.

Psychology of programming: A very short introduction

Finding the derivative of a mathematical function on a computer can be difficult, but there’s a clever trick that makes it easy: first write a program that computes the function, then execute it under a non-standard interpretation of its values and operations. In this talk I’ll show you how that works in Ruby.

Tom Cartwright

Superlative! Dangling modifier. Also Lead Dev @ Keepmebooked

Making your first pull request

Your First PR is an initiative with a goal to get people involved in making pull requests to other open source projects. In this talk you will be introduced to Your First PR as a project, discover where you can find starter issues to work on, and learn how you can help others to make their own awesome pull requests.

Charlotte Spencer

Charlotte Spencer does code and people things for Marks and Spencer. Their goal is to make the web a more accessible place for everyone in terms of both technology and culture, and works extensively in open source for projects like Hoodie and Your First PR to achieve this. To summarise them in three words: pizza, bed, emoji.

Building with domain concepts

All useful software is applied to a particular problem domain. This talk will encourage the use of value objects to better model a programs problem domain.

Peter Saxton

Currently building rich web applications at my company Workshop 14. Previously started a PhD developing components for quantum computers. Left because the real world has a much faster feedback loop. Enjoys working with Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript. p.s. also erlang, Typescript, Python, Haskell, Ocaml, Kotlin, labview, D and scala. Will take any opportunity to get immersed in the Great Outdoors.

Web Developer Life Hacks

In this talk we will have a look on some alternative work environment set-ups that will help Web Developers to improve productivity.

Tomas Valent

Full Stack Web Developer specializing in Ruby lang. related technologies.

Imposter Syndrome: How we act and work together

Often when we talk about imposter syndrome in developers, we look at what the individual can do to stop it from happening. In this talk, Melinda Seckington looks at what we can do as a team.

Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington is a developer, blogger and event organizer. She is currently a developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform offering free courses from top universities. Melinda is interested in interested in solving complex problems with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

Rails & Docker for Development: No Mess, No Fuss

Getting set up and used to using Docker for our local development environment in minutes.

Thanks to our sponsors

Attending Members

Overview

In this meetup we will have 8 lightning talks.

Automatic differentiation in Ruby

Finding the derivative of a mathematical function on a computer can be difficult, but there’s a clever trick that makes it easy: first write a program that computes the function, then execute it under a non-standard interpretation of its values and operations. In this talk I’ll show you how that works in Ruby.

Tom Stuart

Tom is a computer scientist and programmer. He has lectured on optimising compilers at the University of Cambridge, co-organises the Ruby Manor conference, and is a member of the London Ruby User Group.

ENUMERABLE!

10 real-life problems solved with 10 cool lesser-known methods from Enumerable, Enumerator, and Array.

Dave Nolan

Dave Nolan is the CTO at Appear Here, the online marketplace for commercial lettings. Dave loved Ruby for a long time but also likes to muck about with JS, Nim, Picat, and he is interested in continuous delivery, learning organisations, performance, exploring London.

Psychology of programming: A very short introduction

Finding the derivative of a mathematical function on a computer can be difficult, but there’s a clever trick that makes it easy: first write a program that computes the function, then execute it under a non-standard interpretation of its values and operations. In this talk I’ll show you how that works in Ruby.

Tom Cartwright

Superlative! Dangling modifier. Also Lead Dev @ Keepmebooked

Making your first pull request

Your First PR is an initiative with a goal to get people involved in making pull requests to other open source projects. In this talk you will be introduced to Your First PR as a project, discover where you can find starter issues to work on, and learn how you can help others to make their own awesome pull requests.

Charlotte Spencer

Charlotte Spencer does code and people things for Marks and Spencer. Their goal is to make the web a more accessible place for everyone in terms of both technology and culture, and works extensively in open source for projects like Hoodie and Your First PR to achieve this. To summarise them in three words: pizza, bed, emoji.

Building with domain concepts

All useful software is applied to a particular problem domain. This talk will encourage the use of value objects to better model a programs problem domain.

Peter Saxton

Currently building rich web applications at my company Workshop 14. Previously started a PhD developing components for quantum computers. Left because the real world has a much faster feedback loop. Enjoys working with Ruby, Elixir and JavaScript. p.s. also erlang, Typescript, Python, Haskell, Ocaml, Kotlin, labview, D and scala. Will take any opportunity to get immersed in the Great Outdoors.

Web Developer Life Hacks

In this talk we will have a look on some alternative work environment set-ups that will help Web Developers to improve productivity.

Tomas Valent

Full Stack Web Developer specializing in Ruby lang. related technologies.

Imposter Syndrome: How we act and work together

Often when we talk about imposter syndrome in developers, we look at what the individual can do to stop it from happening. In this talk, Melinda Seckington looks at what we can do as a team.

Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington is a developer, blogger and event organizer. She is currently a developer at FutureLearn, a social learning platform offering free courses from top universities. Melinda is interested in interested in solving complex problems with artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms.

Rails & Docker for Development: No Mess, No Fuss

Getting set up and used to using Docker for our local development environment in minutes.

Thanks to our sponsors

Who's coming?

Attending Members