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BRUG monthly meeting

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

Jamie Dyer is a Ruby/Rails, JavaScript, mobile app developer & entrepreneur.

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!

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  • Ian D.

    Good range of talks. Any way to make the projected screen a bit bigger? Also, can we have some non-booze for people who have to drive afterwards please?

    September 27, 2013

    • Jamie D.

      Nic thinks beer is non-alcoholic

      September 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    An open and friendly group. Very interesting talks. Thanks for a great evening.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Nicolas A.

    Can someone bring Vga to Apple adapters. The more we have the better. Let me know please.

    September 26, 2013

    • Jamie D.

      I TOTALLY LIED!! Just found thunderbolt to VGA in my draw. I thought all my adaptors were from teh days before thunderbolt

      September 26, 2013

    • Nicolas A.

      \o/ Well, bring as much as you can for this one so we are on the safe side and I'll make sure to buy some for the next ones.

      September 26, 2013

  • gerd

    Sounds like fun. Anyone want a ride? - I'm coming down from Cheltenham.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • David C.

    How will you cram so much goodness into one meeting?

    For those of us coming by car, (according to the Tobacco Factory website), if we park in Aldi car park AFTER 7PM we can leave the car all evening without getting charged for exceeding the 90 minute limit.

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Andrew N.

    I think I can actually attend this one \o/

    September 2, 2013

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