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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.

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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.

Parsing DSLs with Treetop - Mila Kirova

posted 08 Aug 2021

Where and When?

Online! Things in Scotland will, for the first time in over a year, move out of the Level system come Monday the 9th of August. However, ScotRUG will continue to be online for the next handful of months. 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 12th 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.


Though it’s been a while since we updated the website, we’ve been continually running lockdown editions of ScotRUG’s meet ups. We took a summer break in July, but now with limited summer festivals spinning up all over Edinburgh, we’re back! While we ScotRUG organisers are considering what meetups might look like in the near future, we’re staying online for a bit.

Speaking of meetups, this month we’re lucky to have Mila Kirova come to speak to us. Mila is an engineer at FreeAgent in Edinburgh, and has recently been exploring the world of parsers in Ruby. If you’d like to know more about what parsers are, how they work, and you might be able to use them in unexpected ways, come along and learn together.

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