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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 June 1027 - What Steve Can Teach Us

posted 07 Jun 2017

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in May will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 8th, 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!


Summer is here! Well, at least summer was here. We seem to been in a bit of an autumnal taster over the last few days. Nevertheless, the temperature is up, the Film Festival is on the horizon, and seasonal allergies have shown up. Both the good and the bad eh?

This month, James Bell will be walking us through a bit of computer history, based on the experiences of a single programmer. In “What Steve Can Teach Us”, he explores understanding the past, and how that can help inform the present and the future.

As usual, we’ll supply some snacks to help get your stomach through to dinner. CodeBase has water available from their kitchen but feel free to bring along your own juice or water to keep you hydrated. ScotRUGgers are a friendly bunch of humans and newcomers are most welcome. Hopefully, we’ll see some of you there.

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