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  • Introduction to Lua

    Tue, 19 Apr 2011, 19:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

  • London Geek Nights: Dirigible and PyCon 2011 talk

    Thu, 24 Mar 2011, 19:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Dirigible lets you build your numerical models in a spreadsheet grid on a web page, putting Python code in each cell — so a cell can hold not just numbers or text, but objects, lists, or even references to functions. If you want to change the way the spreadsheet is recalculated — by writing your own Python functions to call from your formulae, by importing new Python modules (like Numpy or SciPy), or even by running the formulae multiple times until you reach a goal — there's a code editor right

  • London Geek Nights: Acunu - Fortifying the Big Data stack

    Mon, 28 Feb 2011, 19:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Over the last two decades, commodity hardware has changed dramatically. In parallel, Big Data, NOSQL and other non-relational stores are becoming mainstream. Yet these applications access hardware via a legacy storage stack – FS, buffer cache, LVM, RAID – built for the hardware and applications of the 80s. Acunu is rewriting the storage stack for these applications and today's hardware, and at the same time deploying some very new algorithms and techniques.

  • London Geek Nights: Securing the Web with SSL

    Thu, 17 Feb 2011, 19:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    SSL is the technology that secures the Internet, but it only works how you're expecting when used properly, and when configured properly. Also, SSL has traditionally added overhead to the process and as such may not be used in cases when it really should be - perhaps due to the perceived overhead, or perhaps due to the difficulty in deploying to an environment. What we're looking to discuss is the fundamentals: a) what is the problem if we're not using SSL?

  • London Geek Nights: Make you website mobile-ready

    Thu, 2 Dec 2010, 19:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Talks are going to be based around experience of bringing real-world websites to the mobile platform. Patrick Lauke will be giving an overview of web browsing beyond the traditional desktop machines, shine a light on some good and bad practices, and propose three approaches to make your site work on mobile devices. Terence Eden is going to be giving some experience reports on converting existing websites to the mobile platform.

  • London Geek Nights: Webservice Evolution with Hypermedia

    Mon, 22 Nov 2010, 20:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Service Evolution should not be painful: one month of getting a service published, there are some changes to be made and you soon realize all of your clients do, too. The decoupling we have promised ourselves during the past few years, and the architectural design of our solution, does not seem to become a reality in the near future.

  • London Agile Project Management: November

    Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 19:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    This time next week is the Agile Project Management meeting with your lovely hosts Clare Barker and Barry O'Reilly. Christian Blunden is going to be reporting back on LESS 2010 and recapping some of the Lean Delivery ideas he has used with clients. We have some topics left over from last time around on "educating stakeholders" and the "what points mean" but as usual the floor will be open for new topics.

  • London Geek Nights: Redcar

    Thu, 14 Oct 2010, 19:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Daniel Lucraft will be giving a talk about the Redcar editor that he's has created and is developing. Redcar works on Linux, OSX and Windows and allows people to use Textmate Bundles. The GUI is built with JRuby and SWT and distributed as a Gem so it represents an interesting mix of technologies and platforms.

  • London Agile Project Management: Artifacts

    Thu, 7 Oct 2010, 19:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    The London Agile Project Management groups is an informal gathering of project managers who hold structured discussions on topics of interest to the attendees on the subject of Agile Project Management. People will have the chance to raise their own ideas, issues and problems but this time we have decided to make our starting point discussion about project artifacts. RAID logs, card wall pictures, charts, spreadsheets, minutes, reporting tools. What do you use?

  • London Geek Nights: Take your webapp offline with Android

    Tue, 8 Jun 2010, 20:00 - 22:00 in London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

    Reto Meier (Google Developer Advocate for Android) will be going through an example of how you can use the Android mobile environment to provide an offline and mobile extension to your web application.

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