2017

20/02/2017

Make Ruby scripting great again!

Back to life, back to the command line.

09/01/2017

An Introduction to Rust for Rubyists

Learn something new this year

2016

12/12/2016

Sheffield Ruby Christmas meal

As Christmas is fast approaching, it's time for our annual Christmas meal.

15/11/2016

Open Source - Contributing - drop-in session

Drop in session for open source contributions

14/11/2016

All about remote working

Remote working is the dream right? Let's share what it's really like.

17/10/2016

REST-Assured

Learn about how to connect and use APIs in Ruby.

12/09/2016

Hell is other people's code - POSTPONED

This talk has been postponed.

08/08/2016

Using Ruby at The Floow - workshop

Ruby techniques used to grow a great startup into an international business

11/07/2016

Ruby on Docker and AWS with Convox

Let's make Ruby app deployments easier and scalable

13/06/2016

Sheffield Ruby in the (Beer) Garden

Come along for some Ruby chat in the garden

09/05/2016

Our experience using Ruby at The Floow

How Ruby was used to grow a great startup into an international business

18/04/2016

How to play at being a programmer

Developers being childish? That doesn't sound like something that would happen...

14/03/2016

Rubot Wars

Ready for a friendly rubot fight? Our workshop in Ruby will give you just that

08/02/2016

ShRUG in the pub

ShRUG is off to the pub for drinks and a chat about all things techie

11/01/2016

Lightning talks - New Year Version

Are you a Rubyist interested in giving a talk? 20 slides x 20 seconds each for good fun

2015

14/12/2015

Sheffield Ruby Christmas Meal

It's that time of the year again. Sheffield Ruby Christmas Meal

09/11/2015

Video editing for Mac Rubyists using MovingImages

Are you a Mac Rubyist interested in video editing? Come learn about MovingImages

12/10/2015

Ruby in the Wild - community edition

Current or future Rubyist? Come and check out some awesome examples of Ruby in the wild

14/09/2015

Making music with Ruby and Sonic Pi

Ruby coder? Interested in composing music? Sonic Pi might be for you

10/08/2015

ShRUG in the pub

ShRUG in the pub

13/07/2015

OpenSteetMap (OSM) and geospatial Ruby

OpenSteetMap (OSM) and geospatial Ruby

08/06/2015

Summer social

Time for some sun, drinks, food and chat!

11/05/2015

Pragmatic BDD with ShouldIT?

What on earth is ShouldIT?

13/04/2015

Introducing Docker - lets build a Rails container!

“I’m sure everyone has heard of Docker by now: its a way to package, distribute and run software.

09/03/2015

Introducing Elixir

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

09/02/2015

Ruby Newby - Retro Style

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.

12/01/2015

New Year Learning Resolution Edition

Was your new year’s resolution to learn more new stuff this year? Does it involve more Ruby? Want to brush up on micro-services? Finally decided to start looking at that new JavaScript framework?

2014

08/12/2014

Sheffield Ruby Christmas Meal

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.

10/11/2014

Designing a Learning Experience for Applied Computing

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:

13/10/2014

GOV.UK development insight

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.

08/09/2014

Mini-hackathon and show & tell

Missed out on LeedsHack or won’t make HackManchester? Or maybe you are just hungry for more?

11/08/2014

Summer social

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.

14/07/2014

What happens when a Rubyist gets *Go*ing?

This month’s talk is from Luke Roberts and is a comparison between Go and Ruby. From the abstract:

09/06/2014

What is puppet and why should I care about it?

This month’s talk is from Stephen Johnson and is on Puppet:

19/05/2014

SRC retrospective

This month’s meeting is a week later than usual

14/04/2014

Controlling state with finite_machine.rb

This month Piotr Murach will be giving a talk on finite state machines:

10/03/2014

Tribute to Jim Weirich

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.

10/02/2014

Ruby social

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!

13/01/2014

Ruby Code Battle - the rematch

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.

2013

09/12/2013

ShRUG festive meal

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.

11/11/2013

Hack Manchester Retrospective and Code Retreat

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.

14/10/2013

Messages queues don't need to be scary

October’s meeting is a talk from Glen Mailer on message queues:

09/09/2013

Mob programming

September’s meeting is a group session in “Mob Programming”.

12/08/2013

Open source hack session

NOTE: this month’s meeting is at the earlier time of 6.30pm!

08/07/2013

ShRUG pub social

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!

10/06/2013

ShRUG, the big debate

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.

20/05/2013

Javascript, delivering the promise with AngularJS

NOTE: this meeting is the 20th May, not the usual 2nd week of the month slot!

08/04/2013

Parsing for Fun & Profit

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.

11/03/2013

Ruby Code Battle

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.

11/02/2013

Lightning Talks

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.

14/01/2013

Rails 4 and Ruby 2.0

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.

2012

10/12/2012

ShRUG 3rd Birthday Social

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).

12/11/2012

Adventures in the hexagonal

This month’s ShRUG talk is from Jon Rowe:

08/10/2012

RubyMotion: iOS development for Rubyists

This month’s ShRUG talk is from Luke Roberts:

10/09/2012

Beautiful command-line interface design

This month’s ShRUG talk is by Brightbox’s John Leach:

13/08/2012

Show and tell - Experiences working with a startup, the public sector, and building a Ruby CMS

This month’s ShRUG talk is from Andy Goundry.

09/07/2012

Scottish Ruby Conference Retrospective

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?

11/06/2012

A Controlled Explosion

This month’s ShRUG talk is from Tom Crayford.

14/05/2012

Ruby Golf, the back 9 holes

Following on from last year’s ShRUG event, May’s ShRUG is another 9 holes of Ruby Golf.

02/04/2012

ShRUG social

NOTE: CHANGED DATE!

12/03/2012

Coding Dojo

This month we will be running a Coding Dojo at ShRUG.

13/02/2012

Isolation vs Rails: More Fastererer Speedy Testing Mk II Edition

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”.

09/01/2012

Speedy TDD with Rails

This month Ash Moran will be running a session on speeding up tests with Rails:

2011

12/12/2011

Christmas Meal

It’s christmas and ShRUG’s 2nd(!) birthday so we’re organising a meal to celebrate.

14/11/2011

Continuous delivery workshop

This month Tom Crayford will be running a session on continuous delivery:

10/10/2011

Battleships

This month Jon Rowe will be running a session on Ruby Battleships:

12/09/2011

The What, Why and How of Node.js

Summer’s over and we’re back to speakers at ShRUG.

08/08/2011

ShRUG Summer Social

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.

11/07/2011

Rails 3.1 and the asset pipeline

Steve Hodgkiss will be giving a talk at this month’s ShRUG on Rails 3.1 and the asset pipeline.

13/06/2011

Remote Pair Programming with Ruby and the Twitter streaming API

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.

11/06/2011

ShRUG Ruby Newbie Day

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.

09/05/2011

ShRUG plays Golf!

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.”

11/04/2011

Scottish Ruby Conference Retrospective

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).

14/03/2011

Chessboard BDD Kata with Cucumber and RSpec

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.

14/02/2011

Play squash with Ruby, OpenGL and a Wiimote

This month, Jan Wedekind, will be describing game development with Ruby.

10/01/2011

Social - making plans for 2011

This month’s ShRUG is a social event. We’re gathering together to make plans for the new year. Things on the table include:

2010

13/12/2010

ShRUG 1st Birthday Meal

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.

08/11/2010

High in Fiber

Jon Rowe will be giving a talk called High in Fiber, about Ruby Fibers, and how to apply them in asynchronous code.

11/10/2010

Pickle

Ian White will be talking about Pickle, his library for easy model creation in Cucumber.

22/09/2010

Rails: Getting through "The Wall"

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.

09/08/2010

Introduction to RSpec part 2

This month is an interactive session. Ashley Moran of PatchSpace Ltd will be concluding the introduction to RSpec we started last month.

12/07/2010

Introduction to RSpec

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.

14/06/2010

HornetsEye Library

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.

18/05/2010

First ShRUG meal

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.

28/04/2010

Scottish Ruby Conf ShRUG

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.

08/03/2010

Sunny Start to Spring ShRUG

The fourth meeting of ShRUG is again taking place in Mojo. It’s becoming a habit…

09/02/2010

Late Winter ShRUG

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.

11/01/2010

New Year ShRUG

The second meeting of ShRUG is another informal pub meeting. We’re trying out a new venue, Mojo.

2009

14/12/2009

First Meeting

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.