Hope you all had a good summer! Our next meetup is on Thursday 17 October. And we will have another one at the end of October/beginning of November too, more details soon. Sign up here http://skillsmatter.com/podcast/home/lua-the-worlds-most-infuriating-language Lua: the world's most infuriating language When first confronted with Lua an experienced programmer (like me!) finds themselves infuriated by the languages little differences and hopes that can dismiss it as not worth learning :-) Later they find themselves infuriated to learn that they can't dismiss it: Lua is just too fast, too useful and too flexible. This talk will look at my experience of learning Lua and using it to send a high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere and build CloudFlare's new low latency Web Application Firewall. John Graham-Cumming is a computer programmer and author. He studied mathematics and computation at Oxford and stayed for a doctorate in computer security. As a programmer he has worked in Silicon Valley and New York, the UK, Germany and France and currently works at CloudFlare. His open source POPFile program won a Jolt Productivity Award in 2004. He is the author of a travel book for scientists published in 2009 called The Geek Atlas and has written articles for The Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, New Scientist and other publications.