North West Ruby User Group

Lightning Talks

Thursday 17th May 7:00pm at Plant NOMA

For May's NWRUG we're having lightning talks from you, our lovely North West Ruby Community. Lightning talks are short (anything from 2 to 10 minute) talks on any topic that will be of interest to the group.

The talks this month are:

  • Zen and the art of tube amp maintenance, Alex Lynham
  • password with a capital P, Kyle Welsby
  • GDPR - what it means for a small dev team, Anna Dick
  • Class based automated integrated testing using SitePrism, Luke Hill
  • Git submodules - making them usable, Sam Phillips
  • Breaking services down with the Mad Titan, Brandon Burton

... and you? Giving a lightning talk is a great way to try your hand at public speaking, and we encourage and support first time speakers. If you're interested in giving a lightning talk this month, drop us a line at info@nwrug.org. We're very happy to help with advice on what to talk about, how to structure your talk, run a rehearsal, or anything else you might need to help you prepare and feel comfortable giving it. There is also a short advise for speakers section here on the website.

NOTE: Change of venue

MadLab are now running their community activities out of PLANT NOMA so that’s where we’ll be from this month. PLANT is a short walk from MadLab in the Redfern building on Dantzic Street


  • 6:30pm – Doors open for pre-event chat
  • 7:00pm – Lightning Talks
  • After – Post-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.