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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, 8th September 2016 - Koderunr

posted 03 Sep 2016

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in September will be in CodeBase at the totally normal 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”, and a glorious view of the castle.

The room for the meeting 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!


When you first approach a new programming language, be it Ruby, JavaScript or Elm, one of the quickest ways to get a feeling for it is to quickly fire up an interactive console and play around. Getting there can be awkward, since you have to install the language tools first. Well, Jingkai He has been working on a way to fix that. He’s going to talk us through Koderunr, a project of his that allows you to send and write programs in different languages, either via a web page or via a console, without having to install the language tools yourself.

There will be plenty of time for questions afterwards! We look forward to seeing you all, first-timers or regulars, on Thursday.

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