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Meet up

LRUG April Meetup

Monday, 11th April at CodeNode, London

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

We will kick off this meetup with a talk on "JRuby+Truffle: A faster but simpler new Ruby" by Dr Chris Seaton, followed by two talks on "Doing Things Differently at Reevoo" by Jonny Arnold and "Continuous Feedback" by Chris Blackburn.

JRuby+Truffle: A faster but simpler new Ruby

JRuby+Truffle is a new Ruby interpreter from Oracle Labs. While it uses cutting-edge compiler technology to achieve high performance, the concepts and implementation of most of JRuby+Truffle are actually rather simple - simpler than MRI, JRuby or Rubinius, and needing only techniques that can be explained in a few slides.

Dr Chris Seaton

Dr Chris Seaton is a Research Manager at the Virtual Machine Group in Oracle Labs, where he leads the work to implement Ruby using the next generation of Java Virtual Machine technology, and other projects.

Doing Things Differently at Reevoo

Reevoo is already an Agile company: we have JIRA Agile, so we must be, right? A few months ago we set out on a greenfield project, and decided to do things differently. What would happen when we went back to sticky notes and whiteboards for planning? Could we deliver on time for a project if we never set a deadline? And what happens when half of the development team changes every two weeks? Come along to our public retrospective on what went well and what we would never do again.

Jonny Arnold

Jonny has been gradually going south for the last 7 years. Following a degree in physics from Durham University, he has spent the last 4 years developing alternative skills as a software developer in Stevenage and then London. Now currently working at Reevoo, he can often be found rambling at great volume about software architecture, productivity and karaoke.

Continuous Feedback

How we left behind old-fashioned performance reviews by applying the things we're taught to value in modern software delivery to our people.

Chris Blackburn

Average programmer. Whitespace perfectionist. Occasional value deliverer. Partner at Made Tech.

Thanks to our sponsors

Attending Members

Overview

We will kick off this meetup with a talk on "JRuby+Truffle: A faster but simpler new Ruby" by Dr Chris Seaton, followed by two talks on "Doing Things Differently at Reevoo" by Jonny Arnold and "Continuous Feedback" by Chris Blackburn.

JRuby+Truffle: A faster but simpler new Ruby

JRuby+Truffle is a new Ruby interpreter from Oracle Labs. While it uses cutting-edge compiler technology to achieve high performance, the concepts and implementation of most of JRuby+Truffle are actually rather simple - simpler than MRI, JRuby or Rubinius, and needing only techniques that can be explained in a few slides.

Dr Chris Seaton

Dr Chris Seaton is a Research Manager at the Virtual Machine Group in Oracle Labs, where he leads the work to implement Ruby using the next generation of Java Virtual Machine technology, and other projects.

Doing Things Differently at Reevoo

Reevoo is already an Agile company: we have JIRA Agile, so we must be, right? A few months ago we set out on a greenfield project, and decided to do things differently. What would happen when we went back to sticky notes and whiteboards for planning? Could we deliver on time for a project if we never set a deadline? And what happens when half of the development team changes every two weeks? Come along to our public retrospective on what went well and what we would never do again.

Jonny Arnold

Jonny has been gradually going south for the last 7 years. Following a degree in physics from Durham University, he has spent the last 4 years developing alternative skills as a software developer in Stevenage and then London. Now currently working at Reevoo, he can often be found rambling at great volume about software architecture, productivity and karaoke.

Continuous Feedback

How we left behind old-fashioned performance reviews by applying the things we're taught to value in modern software delivery to our people.

Chris Blackburn

Average programmer. Whitespace perfectionist. Occasional value deliverer. Partner at Made Tech.

Thanks to our sponsors

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Attending Members