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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.

Code Reading A Core Ruby Class

posted 09 Feb 2021

Where and When?

Remote is still key, though we passed 1_000_000 Scots who’ve had at least their first vaccination this week. So, let’s meetup again this Thursday the 11th of February at 18:00, in an online fashion. We’ll be using Google Meet again this month. We’ll send out the link via our Meetup page


There is snow over most of Scotland at the moment. Which, as someone who lives close to the sea, is a surprise to me. It’s not that typically slushy snow either; good dry powder abounds, revealing crunching noises when you step into it. Even better than the snow is that it is no longer totally dark at 17:00 in Edinburgh - spring is coming!

February is a short month, and it seems an ideal time to go back to one of our more collaborative activities: code reading. A good few years ago we read over OpenStruct source code and after discussion learned about singleton classes, using core data classes as storage but designing your API not to leak, and other useful considerations. This month, we’ll go through another Ruby library class and hopefully learn new things!

Whether it’s your first time, or you’re a regular attendee, we’ll be glad to have you along.

See you on Thursday!

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