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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 online and in person 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 Google Group and follow our code of conduct.

You can also find us on:

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 May 2017 - The World is Full of Questions

posted 10 May 2017

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in May will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 11th, at 18:00. That’s in their shiny building on Castle Terrace.

You’ll know you’re in the right place as “CodeBase” is written across the glass doors.

When you arrive there will be someone in reception who can 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!


This far into spring brings plenty of interest. The weather has provided a warm glow, the rattle and hum of barbeques being fired up for the first time. Birds perch in trees, having thoroughly practiced their material. In the city, TradFest has been and gone and the smell of summer is on the horizon. In the Ruby world, RailsConf also took place a few weeks ago, and the videos have started to appear. Another web framework, Hanami, has gone 1.0.

So there’s plenty to talk about. To help facilitate talking in and around Ruby, we’re going to run it Lean Coffee style to talk about whatever comes up! Lean Coffee is a way of generating topics to talk about, without requiring that you a) know anyone or b) be the biggest personality in the room. If there’s a topic you’ve been wanting to discuss in a less formal setting, bring it along! We’ll supply sticky notes and pens and we can go from there.

There will be a modest supply of snacks to help get your hunger through to dinner, and CodeBase has water available from their kitchen. We’re a friendly bunch of humans and newcomers are most welcome!

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