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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 online and in person 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 Google Group and follow our code of conduct.

You can also find us on:

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, 12th September 2019 - Building Ruby

posted 10 Sep 2019

Where and When?

For our September meeting, we will be back in CodeBase on Thursday the 12th, at 18:00. That’s in their shiny building on Castle Terrace.

You’ll know you’re in the right place as “CodeBase” is written across the glass doors.

When you arrive there will be someone in reception who can guide you to the right place. If you arrive late and no one is around contact us on Twitter: @scotrug, or send an email to the list. We’ll come and get you!


Summer is putting up a valiant fight, but it feels like autumn is winning. The festival season over, and we’ve at least had a few days of our traditionally sunnier and warmer September days. But the nights are getting cold, and round the corner comes heartier meals and leaves falling off of trees.

Have you ever wondered how Ruby actually works? You’re likely running CRuby/MRI, which is largely written in C. That might sound intimidating, especially if you’ve actually written C before! So Kevin, your host, will lead you through how to download the Ruby 2.7 and show you how you can use existing Ruby knowledge to see how it’s working. Then we can make a change to it and build your very own Ruby. Along the way, he’ll talk about what new features currently exist in Ruby 2.7, and what we might look forward to when it is released.

As always, CodeBase has water available from their kitchen to keep you hydrated. We’re a friendly bunch of folks and if it’s your first time or your fourth year coming along, you’ll be most welcome! See you there then? Wonderful.

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