Thanks to all the Ruby lovers who participated this year in our annual event, the London Ruby Unconference 2018, and our incredible volunteer crew and contributors, who helped us and gave us the best energy in all the sessions scheduled!
If you missed it, below you can read about 5 highlights from the event:
- Kick-off meeting and talks programming
This year we achieved once again the main goal of the event: celebrate our love for Ruby, for programming, and for the Ruby Community to meet up and learn new things from each other while making new friends. Unlike a normal conference, at the Unconference there was no pre-planned agenda, no central organisation, no fixed speakers, and it was free! The main topics categories were: Developer Mentoring, Learning from Other languages, Design Architectures, Ruby Toolbox and Miscellaneous.
We had fifteen sessions in total, organised in 5 parallel tracks, with 5 hands-on workshops and 15 different one-hour sessions.
2. Ruby lovers attendees
According to our event register, we have realised our core people is represented as follow: 47% are developers, 8% Chief Technical Officers (CTOs), 7% lead developers, 7% senior developers, 7% contractors, 7% company founders, directors, heads of development or managers, with the remaining 16% in different roles. We are delighted to see a very diverse and experienced group of people attending because for the unconference is important to have people who can contribute different angles to the topics to be discussed.
3. Summary of topics
- Master programming with Flashcards
- Joining & onboarding a project
Learning from Other languages
3. JS frameworks
4. Ruby vs Python
5. Practical Event Sourcing
6. Thinking algebraically with Ruby
7. Arel, A Relational Algebra
8. Logic Programming with Ruby and Z3
9. Stripe Payments
10. Crypto and Networking in Ruby
11. Protobuf RPC in Ruby
12. Encrypted databases
13. Technical Debt
14. Why Symbol#to_proc works and more
15. Ruby on Windows
4. Amazing partnership
Codescrum is the event organiser and as in the previous years, it supports the marketing of the event, coordinates the operation on the day and sponsors the drinks at the bar at the end. We had the amazing support of Carwow, which is the venue sponsor, early this year it moved to a new office, 5 minutes walk from Victoria Tube Station in London. As a company, Carwow helps to connect car buyers to car dealers to make the process as efficient and cost-effective as possible while allowing consumers to interact with an official dealer throughout the transaction process.
Likewise, we were supported by an incredible volunteer crew from carwow, Streetbees and BookingBug and Codescrum. Thank you so much for all of them:
Jance Wong and Jayson Wong from Carwow,
Joe Shadenburg from Carwow,
Joseph Huang from Streetbees,
Jakub Adler from BookingBug, and
Jairo Diaz from Codescrum
5. Making Ruby Friends
We loved to hear some comments from our Ruby Lovers that had been actively involved in workshops and attending the talks:
Great day at the #LRUN yesterday. I have met great people, shared and learned loads. A big thank you to everyone involved! Evangelia Koleii
We hope that all who attended learned new skills had a great time with friends and enjoyed the drinks at the bar.
See you all at the last Ruby Hacknight next week on the 20th of November near Bank Tube Station, follow this link to the event!