North West Ruby User Group

Lightning talks

Thursday 21st February 6:30pm at On the Beach offices, Aeroworks

This month we’re doing lightning talks! That means you, our faithful members have an opportunity to give a short talk, no more than 10 minutes (note: they can be way shorter) on a subject of your choosing.

Tonight's lightning talks

  • CamelCase your Rails JSON API - Live Coding by Kyle Welsby
  • Experiences of using Chef in the Real World by Richard Parry
  • Moving Personalisation to the Cloud by Craig Bradley
  • Are we Overusing fetch? by Daniel Mircea
  • Grafana for Split Testing by Ollie Butler
  • Agile; Are we nearly there yet? by John Cleary

Giving a lightning talk at NWRUG

Giving a lightning talk is a great way to try your hand at public speaking, and we encourage and support first time speakers. Lightning talks don’t have to be super-polished, or anything ground-breaking or world-changing. It could simply be about something interesting or surprising you’ve learnt recently. Perhaps you’ve been working with a new feature in Rails, or a particular gem, or you’ve been trying a new technique/pattern and have some learnings you can share. For an idea of the sort of things we’re talking about, check out some of our previous lightning talk events:

We're very happy to help with advice and help on things like: what to talk about; how to structure your talk; rehearsals; or anything else you might need to help you prepare and feel comfortable giving a short talk. There are also some helpful links in the help with speaking section on the website.

Email info@nwrug.org if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

The location

On the Beach offices, Aeroworks 5 Adair St, Manchester, M1 2NQ.

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.