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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, 11th August 2016 - Code Kata

posted 01 Aug 2016

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in August will kick off in CodeBase at the by now banal time of 18:00. That’s in Codebase’s shiny 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”.

Our room hasn’t been confirmed yet. 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!


It’s August, so the festivals will be in full swing. So much music, theatre, circus, comedy and spoken word in one place! It’s also that time in the four year cycle when the Olympics are on. In homage to both these events, we thought it was time for another code kata. A code kata is a small contained programming problem. The idea is that once you’ve finished it, you can try and solve it over and over again, with your familiarity with the problem allowing you to experiment with different approaches.

We last undertook a kata in May, counting lines of Java code. If you’ve got solutions to this you’ve had a play with in the meantime, bring them along! If you haven’t that’s good too!

We’ll be trying something different this month, and as always it should be beginner friendly. We look forward to seeing you there!

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