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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.

Noah Gibbs on Ractors - 11th March

posted 21 Feb 2021

Where and When?

Another lockdown edition of ScotRUG’s meet ups will be heading your way this March. As usual, it’s the second Thursday of the month at 18:00. Time to have a wee break if you’re working, but not lean into your evenings too much. So: that’s the 11th of March at 18:00. Since we’re meeting virtually, we’ll send out the link via our Meetup page for the event closer to the time


Spring is here! Well some springs are here and others are just around the corner. March also gifts us less time in bed as the clocks go forward, but grants us those lovely long evenings. I’m already grateful for the extra light, and a whole timeshifted hour of it is something to celebrate. No we’ll also experience plenty of rain and wind too, as befits the season. RailsConf is coming in April too, and this year they are selling tickets again. Although it will be remote and tickets are expensive, they should be good value. Rails 7 is coming this year, and it’s possible that this will happen at the conference. Closer to home, Euruko is also going remote this year and taking place in late May. So, there’s lots to look forward too±

Speaking of which, Ruby 3 was released in December. It brought a few experimental features that the core team hope will shape their way into full solutions in the future. Those of you that attended our December meetup will remember that we spent some time with Ractors, the new concurrency primitive that brings an actor like model into Ruby core. The estimable Noah Gibbs thinks they are fun, and will be talking to us all about them. So come along and learn!

Snacks and drinks are on you, with the plus side that you get to have what you want, and in your house. See you in March!

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