I did a short talk on Ferret, the Ruby “Information Retreival Library”, at the North West Ruby Users Group last Thursday. We had a bit of a theme too, with Will Jessop speaking about Sphinx and Asa Calow speaking about Solr.
I got to have a bit of a nosey around the Manchester BBC building too – though I was worried I’d open the wrong door and end up on TV. Didn’t fancy having to apologise to Jeremy Paxman.
Brightbox also sponsored some pizza, and gave away t-shirts and stickers like candy (there was no candy though).