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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.

You can also find us on:

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.

November meeting - Thursday 17 November 2011

posted 10 Nov 2011

November started on a Wednesday, so this month’s meeting comes earlier than expected. This month we have two talks

  • Brian Swan will be giving us his take on Rails tests. Expect controversy and challenges to the new orthodoxies.
  • Thomas Haggett will be talking about how he has successfully used Puppet and MCollective at FreeAgent, with patterns and suggestions to take away.

Don’t forget that the meetin is in our new venue, the wonderful FreeAgent offices. See the October post for detailed directions.

Updated 15 Nov 2011: added Thomas’ talk.

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