North West Ruby User Group

“How regular expressions made my dog less reactive” by Svenja Schäfer

Thursday 20th July 6:00pm at IntelliCentrics UK

This time around thoughtbot's Svenja Schäfer will be giving a remote talk called “How regular expressions made my dog less reactive”.

Let’s face it: Regular Expressions are intimidating. As soon as we know we have to deal with them, we open StackOverflow. Someone has the answer. We might not know if it’s correct, but at least we can write some tests around it.

What if I tell you, that my dog, Hugo, with serious fear for everything unknown, moving or not moving, big or small, became less reactive – with the help of regular expressions? This talk will give you the answer and a guideline to understand regular expressions.

Refreshments and pizza on the night will kindly be provided by our hosts IntelliCentrics UK. No previous Ruby experience required, and new comers to the group are always welcome.

The IntelliCentrics offices are in central Manchester on Spring Gardens. Tell reception you're here for the Ruby meetup and you'll be pointed in the right direction.


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


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

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.