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Scottish Ruby User Group


The Scottish Ruby User Group is a collection of people who are linked with Scotland and have an interest in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. We meet every month in Edinburgh for presentations from members and guests, and a chat about Ruby and related subjects. All are welcome, and there are no subscriptions or costs involved.

Meetings are announced in advance on the mailing list, Meetup, and Open Tech Calendar, and follow our code of conduct.

Meeting up

We currently meet online on the second Thursday of the month at 18:00. Currently we’re experimenting with the most appropriate video conferencing solution. Links will be posted the day before if you’re signed up on Meetup.

Mailing List

You can browse and subscribe to the list using the ScotRUG Google Group information page. The list is for announcements of activities and general Ruby support and discussion; feel free to post any questions you may have.


We have a Freenode channel #scotrug, though it’s quite quiet. There’s also the Gitter channel around the ScotRUG github repository. It is also quiet.

Code of Conduct

To ensure we provide a welcoming and friendly environment for all, attendees, speakers, organisers, and volunteers at any ScotRUG meetup are required to conform to our code of conduct.

Organizers will enforce this code throughout the meetup and meetup-related social events.


Videos of previous presentations have been provided courtesy of Cultivate.

Edinburgh, 11th July 2019 - Code Reading

posted 11 Jul 2019

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in July will be in our alternate venue: FreeAgent have offered to host us on Thursday the 11th, at 18:00. That’s in their Edinburgh offices on Fountainbridge.

When you arrive someone waiting for you in reception who can let you up to the right floor. If you arrive before 18:00 and no one is around, wait a minute or two and someone will come and get you. Otherwise contact us on Twitter: @scotrug, or send an email to the list. We’ll come and get you!


Summer’s here! The rain is falling and the temperature is up at a giddying 18 degrees. Tourists are filling the streets, shops and restaurants and you can hear the city gearing up for the Summer Festivals. Those seats by the castle are looking more solid by the day.

In the last few months we’ve watched a few talks from various conferences, so this month we’re going to dive back into an activity we haven’t touched in years: code reading! There’s much to be learned by diving into a small Ruby class; last time we did this we had a look at the OpenStruct code in Ruby’s standard library. We have a few suggestions lined up, but if you’ve got a small, open source, Ruby project in mind that you’d like to dive into, feel free to come along to the meetup and suggest it.

ScotRUG welcomes first timers and regular attendees, whether you’re new to the language or not. We’d love to see you there!

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