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Manchester Web Meetup #3

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Hi! 👋

The Manchester Web Meetup is back for the third episode. Join us on the 24th of October at LADbible group offices.

Thanks to YLD for organizing and LADbible group for hosting and providing food and drinks.



1) Alex Bavinton (@ABavinton) - Software Engineer, YLD

*Implementing Rust in the Browser with WebAssembly*

WebAssembly is a game-changing new technology that gives developers the ability to use compiled languages, such as Rust and C, in the browser. This allows web apps to have faster load times, and perform more complex computations. In this talk, Alex will demonstrate how Rust code can be compiled into WebAssembly, and then integrated into a JavaScript app.

2) Dave Mason, Velizar Mihaylov, Joanne Imlay, and Phil Vose - LADbible

*Local to Live: the LADbible way*

As we enter a phase of Greenfield development, we’ve had the opportunity to build our CI/CD processes from scratch using the latest tools and techniques. We’ll be sharing what we’ve done, with a particular focus on Circle CI Workflows, Feature-Branch Environments and Automated Integration Testing with BrowserStack

Thank you to our sponsors:


YLD is one of London’s fastest growing software engineering consultancies and has recently branched out into Manchester. We build exciting products and platforms in React / Node.js for Trainline, Vogue, The Economist and many more.

The team is committed the open source community aiming to create a long-standing engineering culture and delivery capability in each piece of work.

Watch Tech Talks YLD youtube channel for more talks on React and Node:

Join the conversation:
- Twitter @YLDio (
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YLD is looking for React / Node / DevOps engineers to join the team:


LADbible Group

LADbible Group is a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people, and a way of life for a generation of fans the world over.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

The Technology team at LADbible team have undergone a transformative 6 months, hiring new 'Heads Of' for Tech, UX and Engineering and have been working on how to scale the platform to better serve the huge numbers of people that use the website each day whilst trying to keep it as simple as possible, highlighting some interesting and tricky problems in the process.