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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, 14th July 2016 - Code Reading

posted 03 Jul 2016

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in July will kick off in CodeBase at the increasingly normal time of 18:00. That’s in Codebase’s shiny redeveloped building on Castle Terrace. The entrance on the corner of West Port and Lady Lawson Street is no longer in use, so head around to the other side of the building where you’ll find the glass doors emblazoned with “Codebase”. This is the new entrance!

Our room hasn’t been confirmed yet, but we’ll update the site with details when we know for sure. However, there will be folk in reception to meet you and guide you to the right place. 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!


A couple of years ago, we spent a meetup reading the source code of Ruby’s OpenStruct class. In our efforts to understand what was going on, we ended up learning about Singleton classes, hash references and symbol table misses. We investigated related code and played around with how we might implement the code differently. It’s been a while, and the blowy winds of change make July feel like a good time to gain insight from how other folk solve problems.

We’ll pick a small project via the mailing list, then spend the meetup collaboratively going over it. We look forward to seeing you there! If it’s your first time coming along, we’d love to see you! We’re a friendly bunch with lots of different levels of experience and backgrounds.

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