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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.

Steven Baker - Thursday 8th November 2012 Glasgow meeting

posted 22 Oct 2012

For the November meetup we have Steven Baker will be joining us all the way from Canada.

###Bio: Steven Baker is the one of the key figures in the Ruby community. He is the creator of RSpec, the Behavior Driven Development framework for Ruby, and is often a featured speaker at many of the Ruby and Ruby on Rails conferences. Steven has seen over two dozen Rails applications to production development, utilizing his specific skills in scalability, security, and maintainability. Steven continues to collaborate with leaders of the Agile and Ruby communities and provides training and consulting for organizations to improve their knowledge, effectiveness, and manage growth.

More information on Steven, his writings, and his workshops can be found at

###Talk: Steven will be talking on the SOLID principles.

The meetup is being held at the usual venue SocietyM, 6:30pm for 7pm.

Thanks as always to New Context for sponsoring the venue. See you there.

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