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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.

7 November 2013, Glasgow

posted 25 Oct 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Stephen Best (Bestie) will be travelling all the way from London especially to speak to us and as a special treat we’ll be putting on some pizza and refreshments!

Talk Description:

Most of us have heard the vague, hand waving spiel about why DI is important for writing flexible, reusable code, a little harder to come by are examples of how one actually goes about doing it in a (cost) effective manner.

Rather than a dry introduction to DI, this talk will be packed full of code examples demonstrating practical techniques you can start using straight away, no gems, meta-programming or magic required. We’ll also explore how you might persuade your Rails app to benefit from DI.

About Stephen:

Bestie is a London based Ruby / Javascript / XP contractor, committed to software craftsman and OO design obsessive.

This month we have a new venue at the Fuzzy Orange offices, which are at the Pentagon Centre, Unit 313, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

Start time is 6:30 for 7pm.

Look forward to seeing you there Map

Thanks to Neo and Fuzzy Orange for sponsoring the event.

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