North West Ruby User Group

How to Play at Being a Programmer

Thursday 21st April 6:30pm at The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)

As programmers, we can be pretty childish. We play with code, imagine new projects and solutions and sometimes we even pretend that we know something we don't yet know.

In this talk, join me on a journey through the lessons of childhood. We'll revisit how to play nice, try our best and always tell the truth, but more importantly, we'll look at some of the things children don't have to learn, like how to see the world with fresh eyes. In an age when children are learning to be programmers, let's learn together how to be children, and how this can help us all to get better at what we do.

This month's NWRUG is kindly sponsored by Createk.

About the speaker

Andrew Faraday is a Ruby developer, speaker, musician and kidney donor working in Surrey, England. His background includes a music degree, 5 years of radio presenting/production and panel game hosting and a long history of combining code and music to explore the artistic capabilities of programming. His professional experience includes a lot of integration with large legacy databases.

The location

The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.

About NWRUG events

Our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in Ruby, regardless of experience level. There is no need to register, just show up on the day! We want to keep NWRUG as welcoming and inclusive as possible so we ask that all attendies follow our Code of conduct. If you have any questions, get in touch.