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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 and Open Tech Calendar, and follow our code of conduct.


We meet in Edinburgh on the second Thursday of the month at 18:00 onwards. Meetings are held at CodeBase, in Argyle House on Castle Terrace. Head to into the reception, and you’ll be directed to the meeting.

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 use the Freenode channel #scotrug. There’s also the Gitter channel around the ScotRUG github repository.

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.

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Edinburgh, 11th January 2018 - Lean Coffee For the New Year

posted 10 Jan 2018

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in January will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 12th, 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!


It’s 2018! The millenium bug(s) that were largely successfully dealt with would now be of legal drinking age! January is a strange month, both promising renewal and reflection and softening you up for the harsh February weather. ScotRUG this month is here to help you through. This month we have no speaker, so will instead engage in our January tradition of Lean Coffee.

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 wanted to chat about from user experience research to new Christmas release of Ruby 2.5, this seems like a good time. We’ll supply sticky notes and some kind of writing material, you bring the ideas. As per usual, snacks will be supplied to pull you through to dinner. We’re looking forward to seeing some of you there!

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