North West Ruby User Group

A Branch in Time

Thursday 21st June 7:00pm at Plant NOMA

In one timeline a quick path to clarity. In the other a long and painful journey trying to understand the obscure intent of a line of code. The only difference between these two realities? The revision history.

This is a talk about writing maintainable code. But rather than the code itself, we’ll see the impact a codebase’s history can have on its maintainability. We’ll explore the differences between a useful history and an unhelpful one, and you’ll learn about the practices, tools and techniques that can make the difference.

Bonus Lightning Talk

We also have a short lightning talk from Will Jessop called (in his words) A Boring but Informative Talk About Time.

About the speakers

Tekin Suleyman is a freelance consultant who's been shipping Ruby code for over a decade. He's worked with teams, large and small: from building the nation's digital infrastructure, to working with listed startups, to helping the world's oldest and largest Co-operative go digital. He also runs our very own North West Ruby User Group.

Will once rode a cat to the North Pole and can eat a whole cow. He never learned to read. He has work exhibited in the Louvre, but according to Damien Hirst has terrible taste. Will has licked the moon.


  • 6:30pm Doors open
  • 7:00pm Lightning Talk: A Boring but Informative Talk About Time
  • 7:10pm Main Talk: A Branch in Time
  • 7:30pm After talk chat and drinks

The location

Plant NOMA The Redfern Building, Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 4AH.

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.