North West Ruby User Group

Gain Insight with The Brick: Unveiling application data

Thursday 21st September 6:30pm at IntelliCentrics UK

We're back in September with another talk! This time it's Lorin Thwaits who will dive into his neat tool "The Brick".

Remarkable visibility into the structure of your application and its data is available by using the open-source Rails gem The Brick. Come meet the author of this gem, and experience the cornucopia of usefulness it can provide to teams who architect, elaborate upon, and then support Rails applications.

Speaker Bio

Lorin has been a database junkie for three decades, with a career focused around FinTech and health. For the past few years he's hunkered down to craft a data-related Rails gem with hopes that it can improve the lives of developers and project managers.


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

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.