Using Ruby at The Floow - workshop

Union St, 18-20 Union Street, S1 2JP
6.30 to 8.00pm

Paul will begin by introducing The Floow and some of the more interesting components they use in their technology stack.

He will continue with an overview of Technology and how they manage a number of technologies talking to a distributed, hosted platform, and some alternatives.

Then onto the workshop, where he will cover an interesting Ruby technology for inter-process and/or inter-host communication.

About the Floow

The Floow design and operate the world’s most insightful and user-friendly telematic system. We founded and grew The Floow on the belief the provision of telematics insight to insurers can transform the traditional “transactional model” to a “relationship and service-led model.” Our corporate vision has the goal of making the world a safer, greener environment. The Floow’s technology and solutions generate significant benefits for society at large. We are fortunate to work with some of the biggest companies in the world. The company is 90% technical, employing developers across a range of languages and technologies.

We are always looking to grow the company in both size and skill, and we never turn down the opportunity to take on exceptionally talented people.

About our speaker

Paul Ridgway (CTO at The Floow)

When The Floow first started, Paul architected and implemented the majority of the initial technology. His role has evolved and is now the head of the technical development team working with clients such as Direct Line Group and AIG.

Paul is an experienced software architect and developer. He specialises in large scale and multi-platform architecture, however, his knowledge covers a vast range of related topics including mobile and embedded platforms, hardware design and development, 2D and 3D graphics, machine learning, ability and scalability.

For the last 10 years, Paul has worked in the Computer Industry for a variety of clients, leading development and managing the projects. Past work has included an award winning large-scale distributed web crawler and a highly acclaimed 3D graphics technology demo in the form of a computer game.

Paul holds a Masters in Software Engineering from the University of Sheffield.

About our venue

Our meetup will take place at our venue, Union St.

After the meetup, we’ll be heading to The Devonshire Cat for drinks, food and chat.