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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, 10th August - Alright stop, collaborate and maybe talk

posted 08 Aug 2017

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in August will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 10th, 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!


August! The rain is still here, but there is usually the backup of warmth to go with it. A place alive with people, gawping and gaping, working out how to understand a 3D space with a 2D map. In the middle of almost every night, fireworks flare over the old town, and those impossible hang-over seats that have been building up since late May are finally in use in the castle car park. Yep, the festivals are here.

What with all this clamour and well practiced performers, this month we’re going to hold a more relaxed meetup. Bring along what you’re working on: a problem in a tutorial you’re picking through, some open source project you contribute to, or want to contribute to, or something you’d like to explore. There will be people to share with, folk who will be able to help out. Or indeed bring nothing, and we can just chat about things Ruby and Ruby adjacent.

We’ll supply some 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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