Hello folks, I hope you all have some nice holidays.
BRUG is back this month with 3 fantastic talks, check this out:
Neil Middleton - Ways of the Herokai
Neil is the English Samurai at Heroku working as part of the Support Engineering team. Based in the UK working remotely Neil helps look after the 3 million + applications Heroku run on a daily basis whilst struggling to remember all their names.
At Heroku we're obsessed with doing things the right way. The "Heroku Way" is a set of principles, workflows, and guiding canons we all subscribe to live and work by. Learn how a small company grew from a startup to power over two million apps, while keeping its culture and its soul. See how we craft code, ship products, and stay productive with remote teams. Meditate on what it means to build a culture, and practice the way of the Herokai.
Tom Heath - Open Development, Open Data and the Open Data Institute
Tom is the head of Research at the Open Data Institute
What does it mean to do *everything* in the open, from yourentire backlog to all your code and all your data? In this talk I'llgive a crash course in open data and describe how at the Open DataInstitute we're doing everything we possibly can in the open, andusing Ruby to glue it all together.
Jamie Dyer - Writing a wordpress style shortcode parser
How a screw up became a journey of discovery with a gem at the end. Say goodbye regular expression hell and hello to PEG parsing.
As usual, please make your way to the office for about 7pm and we will aim for a sharp start at 7.30pm. After the talks we will head to the tobacco factory for a few beers!