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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 December 2016 - Greg Sutcliffe, Foreman and Community

posted 29 Nov 2016

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in December will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 8th, at 18:00. That’s in Codebase’s shiny building on Castle Terrace.

When you arrive there will be someone 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!


December is upon us! Edinburgh is a city ablaze with lights at night, the smell of wood cabins crowded in Princes Street gardens compliments the noise of the crowds. Around St Andrew’s Square there’s an ice rink for young and old, where experienced skaters help the less experienced, and folk come together. Meanwhile preparations for various numbers of mid-winter celebrations continue, gathering together communities.

In the monthly bringing together of the Ruby community in Edinburgh, we’re lucky to have Greg Sutcliffe coming to speak. Greg is the community lead for The Foreman project, RedHat’s open source server management tool written in Ruby. Greg started out as a Foreman user, using it as a day to day tool to get server management done. His participation within Foreman eventually led him to being hired by RedHat. Fostering community is a challenge, and is an important part of building software, and I’m looking forward to what he has to say.

They’ll be time for questions afterwards, and we’ll likely decamp somewhere close to CodeBase for food when the meetup finishes. See some of you there? Excellent.

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