North West Ruby User Group

Performance, Benchmarks and When Servers go Wrong.

Thursday 19th May 6:30pm at The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab)

This month we have not 1, not 2 but 3 lightning talks. They even have a loose theme (not planned, just happened like that). Then we will carry on the chat at a local pub.

This month's NWRUG is kindly sponsored by Basecamp.

The Talks

In no particular order...

  • Improve Performance with MiniProfiler - Michael Josephson
    Michael is a software engineer at Capsule. He’ll be giving an overview of MiniProfiler along with some examples of how he’s used it to improve performance on a couple of his personal projects.

  • How to Benchmark Your Ruby - Chris Seaton
    Working out how long a given piece of Ruby code takes to run, or comparing it to another piece of Ruby code to see which is faster, turns out to be a complex and interesting problem, and may ultimately have no good solution! There are standard library functions and gems to help you though. I’ll show you how they work and how to get the best out of them.

    About Chris - Chris is a Research Manager at the Virtual Machine Group in Oracle Labs, where he leads the work to implement Ruby using the next generation of Java Virtual Machine technology, and other projects.
    In his spare time he used to develop an award winning medical app that is the first app regulated as a medical device in the UK, and ran a consultancy to help clients such as the NHS to develop revolutionary medical software.

  • Oh shit my rails app has stopped working, WTF do I do now? - Will Jessop
    Some things you can do on your production server when things stop working.
    Will is an operations programmer at Basecamp. He like robots and animated gifs.

  • You?
    There are 10-15 minute lightning talk slots available for anyone who wants to talk! Just turn up on the night and talk to Ben. Open mic night for Ruby!


When the talks have finished we will head off to the nearby Marble on Thomas street to continue the chat and networking.

Drinks kindly sponsored by Basecamp

The location

The Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN.

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.