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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.

19 June - Hardware night in Edinburgh

posted 26 May 2014

June we’re having hardware night in Edinburgh. Let’s get some LEDs blinking, other things.

Topics will include:

  • Dan Muncton demonstrating controlling Arduinos with Ruby / Rubuto
  • Getting setup with Arduino
  • Hardware hacking with the Raspberry PI (James Robertson)
  • Making your own “Arduinos”, for £4 or less. Paul Wilson with some Shrimp kits that you can play with.
  • Making LEDs flash
  • Ruby Arduino gems
  • Rubuto

If you’re coming, let us know on Lanyrd. James, Dan, and I will bring in some hardware, but bring in your own jumpers cables, leds, breadboards, etc… if you have them.

It would be great to hear about your hardware projects, too.

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