North West Ruby User Group

What does "high priority" mean? The secret to happy queues

Thursday 17th August 6:30pm at IntelliCentrics UK

Another month, another NWRUG! This month Daniel Magliola is going to share with us how to keep on top of your job queues.

Like most web applications, you run important jobs in the background. And today, some of your urgent jobs are running late. Again. No matter how many changes you make to how you enqueue and run your jobs, the problem keeps happening.

The good news is you're not alone. Most teams struggle with this problem, try more or less the same solutions, and have roughly the same result. In the end, it all boils down to one thing: keeping latency low.

In this talk I will present a latency-focused approach to managing your queues reliably, keeping your jobs flowing and your users happy.

Speaker bio

Daniel is a life-long coder, expert procrastinator, and occasional game programmer obsessed with code performance and weird Lego machinery.


If you'd like to attend make sure you register over on Eventbrite so we can plan for adequate pizza and refreshments.


  • 6:30pm arrive for pre-talk chat and pizza
  • 7pm talk begins
  • After: more Ruby-related chat

Refreshments and pizza on the night kindly provided by our hosts IntelliCentrics UK.

The location

IntelliCentrics UK 55 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BY.

About NWRUG events

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