Meet up

LRUG - Lightning talks

Monday, 7th February in London

This meetup was organised by LRUG: London Ruby User Group in February 2011


It's February, so this means it's time for our annual lightning talk evening. This means lots of short talks all in one night. Because that's not quite fun enough, we use the 20x20 format for the talks.

ruby search systems

This talk will cover: ruby search systems (Sunspot, acts_as_ferret, ultraspinx, thinking_sphinx, acts_as_solr, acts_as_xapian, xapit, raw mysql)

BASIC interpreter

Ben Griffiths will talk about the BASIC interpreter

Ben Griffiths

Ben's been using ruby since, gulp, 2002. He's worked at Reevoo, Thoughtworks, GDS, Moo and some other places. He's currently Head of Technology for dxw, a small digital agency who specialise in building better services for the public sector.

How do we suck in 480 books per second from Amazon's API using Ruby via Redis into MongoDB

Gerhard Lazu will show "How do we suck in 480 books per second from Amazon's API using Ruby via Redis into MongoDB".

Gerhard Lazu

Gerhard always enjoys a good challenge, and the learnings that go with it. He is fascinated by infrastructure problems, especially those that get in the way of delivering value to end-users. He keeps things simple and to the point.

W3C Audio XG Group (audio + javascript)

Chris Lowis will talk about the W3C Audio XG Group (audio + javascript).

Riding Rails through a TV induced storm

Neil Middleton will talk about Riding Rails through a TV induced storm.

Neil Middleton

Neil is the Technical Lead at Monochrome. Managing a team of Ruby on Rails developers, Neil leads the development of corporate client projects and evolution of internal process and procedure.


Jim Myhrberg talks about Redistat.

Jim Myhrberg

I'm a long haired blond guy who's originally Swedish, but I've been living in Greece the past 12 years. I'm a geek, a web-developer, and an eccentric lunatic.

ARel / Relational Algebra

Tom Stuart talks about ARel / Relational Algebra.

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.

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