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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.

Edinburgh, 19th May 2016 - Code Kata, Code Dojo Style

posted 08 May 2016

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in May will kick off in CodeBase at an all new time of 18:00. That’s in Argyle House on the corner of West Port and Lady Lawson Street.

There will be a blackboard up in reception with these details too. Take the lift to ‘L’, and we’ll meet in the area around the lifts; the room itself is through a locked door. If you arrive late and no one is around contact us on Twitter: @scotrug, or send an email to the list. We’ll come and get you!


This month, we’re going to be running a coding kata. A kata is a small contained problem, designed to be easy to understand. The idea is that you can experiment with new approaches over short periods of time.

We’ll be using a style common to code dojos. Which is to say we’ll work through the same small problem in pairs. Each pair will work on the problem for 20 minutes, then take a break, then switch partners. After three rotations, we’ll finish up by talking about and (optionally) presenting the different developed solutions.

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