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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.

Data structure and syntactic sugar with Ruby

posted 09 Sep 2021

Where and When?

Online! We will meet exactly a month after we moved out of the level system. Have you been out there in the wild more often as a result? Your ScotRUG organiser had a recent day out and things have been mostly fine. As mentioned last month, 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, meet your virtual friends . So: that’s the 9th of September 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.


I am glad you ask! We will be talking about Data Structure. How do they (most common) work under the hood conceptually and why you would use one over the other. How we use them in Ruby and we will see some nice syntactic sugar to access data from those data structure.

The good thing when we talk about data structure is, you don’t have to be an expert with a specific language, we will talk about the general idea behind them and see how they work in Ruby. If this sounds like s come along and learn together.

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