How does the environment you are in influence development?
What effects does the language of the Ruby community have on Ruby itself?
Back to life, back to the command line.
Back to life, back to the command line.
Learn something new this year
As Christmas is fast approaching, it's time for our annual Christmas meal.
Drop in session for open source contributions
Remote working is the dream right? Let's share what it's really like.
Learn about how to connect and use APIs in Ruby.
This talk has been postponed.
Ruby techniques used to grow a great startup into an international business
Let's make Ruby app deployments easier and scalable
Come along for some Ruby chat in the garden
How Ruby was used to grow a great startup into an international business
Developers being childish? That doesn't sound like something that would happen...
Ready for a friendly rubot fight? Our workshop in Ruby will give you just that
ShRUG is off to the pub for drinks and a chat about all things techie
Are you a Rubyist interested in giving a talk? 20 slides x 20 seconds each for good fun
It's that time of the year again. Sheffield Ruby Christmas Meal
Are you a Mac Rubyist interested in video editing? Come learn about MovingImages
Current or future Rubyist? Come and check out some awesome examples of Ruby in the wild
Ruby coder? Interested in composing music? Sonic Pi might be for you
ShRUG in the pub
OpenSteetMap (OSM) and geospatial Ruby
Time for some sun, drinks, food and chat!
What on earth is ShouldIT?
“I’m sure everyone has heard of Docker by now: its a way to package, distribute and run software.
Elixir is a pragmatic approach to functional programming. It values its functional foundations and it focuses on developer productivity. Concurrency is the backbone of Elixir software. As garbage collection once freed developers from the shackles of memory management, Elixir is here to free you from antiquated concurrency mechanisms and bring you joy when writing concurrent code. - Dave Thomas, Programming Elixir
It’s a coding trip back to the 80s as we look at using Ruby to play with Star Wars, top-trumps style! This is suitable for complete coding beginners as well as developer Ruby newcomers. We’re going to learn how to consume APIs, organise data and run scripts from the command line.
It’s that time of the year again. Time to put the talks and workshops to one side for a month and get together for Sheffield Ruby’s annual Christmas meal.
This month is a break from the usual talk schedule to get involved with the wider Sheffield tech scene and give some input on how future developers will learn. We’re encouraging Sheffield’s Rubyists to attend a series of workshops on defining a curriculum for the city’s new University Technical College:
In October 2010 Martha Lane-Fox declared “Revolution not evolution” in her report on the state of the Government’s online presence. Four years later that vision is well on the way to being a reality, with the single domain GOV.UK in daily use by millions of UK citizens, and the Government Digital Service leading the way internationally in transforming Government IT.
Missed out on LeedsHack or won’t make HackManchester? Or maybe you are just hungry for more?
Summer’s here and the weather’s too nice to sit inside and do presentations. Come along to The Red Deer and have some food, a cold drink, chat about Ruby, set the world to rights, and catch up with other ShRUGgers.
This month’s talk is from Luke Roberts and is a comparison between Go and Ruby. From the abstract:
This month’s talk is from Stephen Johnson and is on Puppet:
This month’s meeting is a week later than usual
This month Piotr Murach will be giving a talk on finite state machines:
This month, we thought that we could pay tribute to Jim Weirich by watching some of his best talks as well as sharing some of our stories from meeting him. The session might go down the route of talking about open source as Jim was a hero when it came to this.
This month will be a relaxed social event at The Red Deer (the usual post-meeting venue). Chat about Ruby/Rails, have something to eat, have a good catch-up or come along and say hello if you’re new to the group or want to know more about Ruby/Rails. Let us know if you’re coming and you don’t know who you’re looking for!
This month we’re holding another round of our Ruby code battle but this time with a different challenge. Write your player and pit them against the other entrants. Pair up with someone else or work alone, the choice is yours! We’ll reveal the problem on the night (and provide a base framework to write your player against) so you can’t go researching strategies beforehand. In a similar way to a kata or dojo, hopefully this will be a good opportunity to test your Ruby skills in a way that you wouldn’t on a day-to-day basis.
It’s that time of the year again. Time to put the talks and workshops to one side for a month and get together for ShRUG’s annual Christmas meal.
This month we’ll be focussing on community events. Sheffield (and ShRUG!) was represented really well at Hack Manchester. The ShRUG attendees will be presenting their hacks and giving us some feedback about the event.
October’s meeting is a talk from Glen Mailer on message queues:
September’s meeting is a group session in “Mob Programming”.
NOTE: this month’s meeting is at the earlier time of 6.30pm!
This month will be a relaxed social event at The Red Deer (the usual post-meeting venue). Chat about Ruby/Rails, have something to eat, have a good catch-up or come along and say hello if you’re new to the group. Let us know if you’re coming and you don’t know who you’re looking for!
Being a programmer is about more than just writing code. We spend a lot of time working as a team, communicating our ideas and persuading people that our solutions will give the best possible outcomes. There are plenty of ways to hone your programming skills (dojos, katas etc.) but honing the way you communicate as a developer is often overlooked.
NOTE: this meeting is the 20th May, not the usual 2nd week of the month slot!
This month Ash Moran will be running a talk & workshop called Parsing for Fun & Profit. This is a new and improved version of the NWRUG talk from February this year.
This month we’re holding a code battle. Write your player to solve a set problem and pit them against the other entrants. Pair up with someone else or work alone, the choice is yours! We’ll reveal the problem on the night (and provide a base framework to write your player against) so you can’t go researching strategies beforehand. In a similar way to a kata or dojo, hopefully this will be a good opportunity to test your Ruby skills in a way that you wouldn’t on a day-to-day basis.
This month’s SHRUG is a lightning talk event: 20 slides for 20 seconds each either Ruby based or not! It’s a chance for people to have a go at giving a talk and to hopefully hear about some cool things. No requirement to give a talk, but there are still slots available so let us know if you want to speak.
This month’s ShRUG talk is from James Almond on what’s in, what’s out and what you need to know about Rails 4 and Ruby 2.0.
It’s that time of year again and ShRUG is 3 years old! After the overwhelming response for the meal idea, we’ll just be meeting up for some food, chat and festive fun in the Rutland Arms (between The Showroom and Decathlon).
This month’s ShRUG talk is from Jon Rowe:
This month’s ShRUG talk is from Luke Roberts:
This month’s ShRUG talk is by Brightbox’s John Leach:
This month’s ShRUG talk is from Andy Goundry.
As tradition dictates, the meeting following SRC will be a retrospective of the talks or events of the conference. For those who went, would you like to pick a talk you’d like to present/recap/summarise/critique/interpret for the meeting?
This month’s ShRUG talk is from Tom Crayford.
Following on from last year’s ShRUG event, May’s ShRUG is another 9 holes of Ruby Golf.
NOTE: CHANGED DATE!
This month we will be running a Coding Dojo at ShRUG.
After last month’s Speedy TDD with Rails talk by Ash Moran, this month Tom Crayford will be running a follow-up/alternative session on “More Fasterer Speedy Testing”.
This month Ash Moran will be running a session on speeding up tests with Rails:
It’s christmas and ShRUG’s 2nd(!) birthday so we’re organising a meal to celebrate.
This month Tom Crayford will be running a session on continuous delivery:
This month Jon Rowe will be running a session on Ruby Battleships:
Summer’s over and we’re back to speakers at ShRUG.
Summer’s here and ShRUG’s taking a holiday from the usual speakers and activities. We’re going to meet for an informal chinwag and catch-up over a beer (or non-alcoholic alternative). It’s a chance to come and get to know us if you’ve not been before, or get the low down on Rails 3.1 if you have. It’s also a chance to let us know what you want to see over the next few months.
Steve Hodgkiss will be giving a talk at this month’s ShRUG on Rails 3.1 and the asset pipeline.
Quentin Wright will be giving a talk on remote pair programming using screen and Skype. The talk will explain how to remote-pair effectively when it comes to coding and testing and describe some of the problems encountered as well as the benefits. It will also cover some of the particularly interesting parts of the app and the technologies we’ve used.
A desktop programmer that wants to get into web development? A web designer that wants to add more functionality to their website? Heard all about Rails? The Sheffield Ruby User Group (ShRUG) are putting on a Ruby Newbie day on Sat 11 June. We’ll be in the GIST Lab for a whole day giving presentations, advice and providing hands-on experience with Ruby and Ruby on Rails.
In parallel with LRUG, we’ll be playing Ruby Golf. Ruby Golf, similar to Perl Golf, is “A game where one attempts to write the shortest [..] program to accomplish some goal.”
ShRUG is going Scottish with a look at Scottish Ruby Conference. Like last year, we’ll be doing short talks, rapid-firing through slides from the event and talking about interesting things we saw. Then off to a pub for a quiet, thoughtful retrospective of the conference (possibly over a whisky).
This month, we will be working through Johnno Nolan’s Chessboard Kata. The kata is being used for Johnno’s MSc too, so your solutions will be contributing to academic research on BDD! You can talk to him on Twitter here.
This month, Jan Wedekind, will be describing game development with Ruby.
This month’s ShRUG is a social event. We’re gathering together to make plans for the new year. Things on the table include:
This month’s ShRUG is the group’s 1st birthday. ShRUG was originally conceived on a train back from NWRUG over a year ago, and started not long after with a meeting in the Bath Hotel. We moved around a bit before settling on the GIST Lab as our regular venue.
Jon Rowe will be giving a talk called High in Fiber, about Ruby Fibers, and how to apply them in asynchronous code.
Ian White will be talking about Pickle, his library for easy model creation in Cucumber.
James Almond has offered to give a talk/presentation on his experiences using Rails called Rails: Getting through “The Wall”. And Koichci Sasada, creator of the YARV virtual machine for Ruby 1.9, is in town! He wants to meet local Rubyists, so if you’d like to speak to one of the core Ruby guys, come along for a chat.
This month is an interactive session. Ashley Moran of PatchSpace Ltd will be concluding the introduction to RSpec we started last month.
This month is an interactive session. Ashley Moran of PatchSpace Ltd will be running an introduction to RSpec, a powerful and mature BDD/testing library for Ruby. No RSpec or unit testing experience is necessary, as we will be starting from first principles, but knowing basic Ruby will help.
ShRUG has its first presentation! Thanks to Jan Wedekind of Sheffield Hallam University for doing a presentation on his HornetsEye Library. Also, this is the first ShRUG to be held in the new GIST Lab.
The sixth meeting of ShRUG is at the Ethiocubano restaurant. We’ll be in downstairs room for the first half, followed by a meal upstairs for anyone who wants to stay. There’s a Wikipedia page on Ethiopian cuisine if you want to learn more. You can also look at my scan of the menu.
The fifth meeting of ShRUG is at the Electric Works. Massive thanks to the new building manager Louise for letting us use a meeting room.
The fourth meeting of ShRUG is again taking place in Mojo. It’s becoming a habit…
The third meeting of ShRUG is yet another informal pub meeting. We’re re-using last month’s venue, Mojo. Hopefully this time we’ll find out if there’s any chance of them getting a proper room sorted.
The second meeting of ShRUG is another informal pub meeting. We’re trying out a new venue, Mojo.
The first meeting of ShRUG is an informal pub meeting. About 8 of us regular Ruby types are already going. We’re hoping to attract as many Ruby hackers in the area as possible. If you have an interest, come along to the meeting, and join in the discussion on the mailing list.