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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.

Set Ruby 3 Free

posted 08 Dec 2020

Where and When?

On the 10th December (the second Thursday of the month), we’ll be meeting online for the final time in 2020. We’ll start the meeting at 18:00. The link will be sent out on Wednesday via our Meetup page. So, sign up there!


So, 2020 is coming to a close. Rather than dwell on it, let us instead look forward to the consant gift of the season for Rubyists: a new Ruby version. Since we talked about Truffle Ruby last month, we figured it was reasonable to turn the spotlight back onto CRuby. This release should be a big one: version 3 is planned to be released on or around Christmas day. It’s been almost 8 years since Ruby 2.0.0-p0 was released, bringing with it refinements and a change in the default encoding of Ruby scripts to UTF-8. So, what does Ruby 3 promise us?

We have no speaker this week, instead we’ll wander through the release together and discuss what it turns up.

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