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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.

January Break

posted 12 Jan 2021

After the year that’s been, it was wonderful to finish off 2020 with a meetup to talk through the new Rails 3 features from preview 2. As is often our habit, ScotRUG will be taking a break in January to recharge. But it’s a good time to read up on Ruby 3, and perhaps also on Rails 6.1, Stimulus Reflex and Hotwire. There’s lots going on the Ruby world right now, with Standard, Rubyfmt and Prettier all attempting to address Ruby style choices by making those choices for you. There’s the constant evolution of the Dry.rb gems, and Hanami is heading towards a 2.0.

So, have a play and then let us know what you’d like to talk about next month! We’re always open for people to present to ScotRUG. Whether it’s something small or something big, something you’ve only just discovered, or something you built a long time ago. Take care, and we’ll see you next month.

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