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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.

15 November 2012, Edinburgh Meeting - People Patterns in depth with Joe O'Brien

posted 07 Nov 2012

No matter what they tell you, it’s always a people problem- Jerry Weinberg

November’s ScotRUG will be a slight departure from our normal technial diet. Well-known Rubyist and New Context Regional Director, Joe O’Brien will take us on a deep exploration of one or two “People Patterns”: patterns for interacting with our customers and colleagues.

These skills are essential for success in your progrmming career - especially if you want to build valuable products, be appreciated, and have your point of view properly acknowledged. You don’t need to be a Rubyist to come along.

19:30 start at the FreeAgent offices, 40 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8JB. Nibbles and drinks kindly supplied by FreeAgent.

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