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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, 13th September - Dave Jones on Managing Dotfiles

posted 13 Sep 2018

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in September will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 13th, 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 September, and ScotRUG is back in Edinburgh! Hopefully August brought you what you were looking for, along with a delightful splash of theatre, music, books, comedy or poetry. As the tourists drift away and the city puts on its usual lovely September display, we can start to enjoy the onset of autumn; delicious vegetables, warm sunshine and cool evenings await us. As is true at any time of year, gathering people around shared interests seems good right now. So, on that note:

This month, Dave Jones is coming to speak to us about a gem he’s built. Picture the situation: you’ve spent time at work crafting a perfect configuration for your editor of choice. You realise there’s some programming thing you want to play with at home over the weekend, but you haven’t updated your configuration at home in months. If you’ve ever tried to copy settings you’ve careful crafted on one computer to another, you’ll recognize the problems here. Do you email them to yourself? Commit them to a version control system you have access to in both places? Ah, but how do you configure your access to the version control system?

Dave decided that he wanted an easier way and a better way, so he built it. His solution may help you, and may also be the inspiration you need to write a tool to solve a problem you’ve been having. Seems good all around no?

As usual, we’ll supply some snacks to help get your hunger through to dinner. CodeBase has water available from their kitchen. We’re a friendly group of people, and you’re welcome along whether it’s your first time or you’re a repeated visitor. We look forward to seeing you there!

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