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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 online and in person 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 Google Group and follow our code of conduct.

You can also find us on:

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 December 2018 - The State of Ruby

posted 09 Dec 2018

Where and When?

Our final Edinburgh meeting of the year will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 13th of December 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!


Another year draws to a close. Natural light is now a fleeting thing, but the nights make up for it with decorations, subtle sparkles and gigantic spinning neon rides on Princes Street.

Come Christmas, the Ruby core team will deliver us a lovely present: a new Ruby release! If you’re counting, this year’s will be 2.6. So it’s probably worth having a look around the Ruby world at what’s happening. James will kick off the meet up with a few points on the current state of Ruby, from pulling the Standard Library into gems, to Sorbet’s type checking. Then we can talk about whatever we like! So, whether you are brand new to Ruby, or you have something you’re interested in exploring, come along and let’s have a chat.

CodeBase has water available from their kitchen, or feel free to bring your own drinks or snacks. We’re a friendly group of people, and you’re welcome along whether it’s your first time or one time of many. We look forward to seeing you there!

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