Bath Ruby Conference 2015

Friday, 13th March a small cadre of developers from the the Money Advice Service development team traveled to historic Bath to attend the first annual Bath Ruby conference. Organised by Simon Starr the conference was held in the beautiful chandelier-lit Assembly Rooms, generously donated to the conference by the Bath & North East Somerset Council. […]

A basic implementation of SVG sprites

As devices with high definition displays have become the norm the Money Advice Service development team has had to consider moving away from bitmap image formats to more flexible vector-based formats, such as scaleable vector graphics (SVG). However, the MAS website is required to support Internet Explorer 8 as part of our organisation’s browser matrix, […]

Speaking at RubyConfLT 2015 – Vilnius, Lithuania

Just a quick one! I’ll be speaking at Lithuania’s RubyConfLT, hosted in Vilnius just next week. So far it’s looking like another awesome lineup, and I’m honoured to represent the Money Advice Service as part of it. I hear it’s the first time this particular conference has invited international speakers too. So double honours. <3 […]

Open Source Inspiration at FOSDEM 2015

On 31 January I attended the Free and Open Source Developers’ European Meeting. FOSDEM is a collection of over 550 lectures, attended by over 5000 developers who have a passion for open-source software. Set in the Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles which, astoundingly, provide the venue to the organisers free of charge, the conference runs over […]