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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, 8 March - Code Reading, Code Statistics

posted 07 Mar 2018

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in March 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. This month the receptionist won’t be present, so please wait for a few minutes to see if someone will come out to let you in! 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!


After snow storms, sunshine. Meterological spring is finally here, though there’s still heavy snow on the Pentlands and in higher portions of Edinburgh. However, the spring warmth of sunshine can be felt during the days (through windows naturally). However, I was certainly inside more than outside over the last week, curled up in the evening reading a book.

Reading is what we’re going to be doing this month! Reading someone else’s code can be a very valuable way of learning things. In the past we’ve read OpenStruct source, learning a good few things along the way. Saron Yitbarak presented on this at RailsConf a few years back, and that presentation is worth a watch.

We’ll take a similar approach to that this month, looking over a small code file to understand how it’s working. The plan is to look at the code that powers the Rails stats command.

We’ll supply some snacks to help get your hunger through to dinner, and stave off the cold. CodeBase has water available from their kitchen. We’re a friendly bunch of people and newcomers are most welcome! See you there? Great!

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