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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.

Glasgow, Thursday 3rd April 2014

posted 03 Apr 2014

April in Glasgow will see Colin Gemmell talking about the go language.

Talk Description:

Go faster applications

Ruby is a great programming language to write expressive, easy to read code that has thousands apon thousands of libraries to choose from so you don’t have to write any code.

But Ruby has one major issue, it is slow language and it comes to a point where you need to augment your Ruby code with another languge. Github used Erlang, Twitter used Scala but for me the choice is Go.

In this talk I’ll look at why I’ve Go over other programming languages, what’s been gained, what’s been lost and how you can integrate Go applications with existing Ruby apps.

About Colin

Colin Gemmell is Web/Application Developer from Glasgow, Scotland.

You can find us in the Fuzzy Orange offices at, Pentagon Centre, Unit 313, Glasgow, G3 8AZ

Start time is 6:30 for 7pm, on Thursday the 3rd of April.

Look forward to seeing you there Map

Thanks to Neo and Fuzzy Orange for sponsoring the event.

Remember the to keep up with announcments on Twitter and join the discussion on the mailing list.

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