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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, 14th February - Alyssa Ross on encountering bugs in the Ruby interpreter

posted 09 Feb 2019

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in February will be in CodeBase on Thursday the 14th, 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!


The days are getting noticeably longer and we’re having bursts of incredible cold and then gusts of wind. It must be February, but the smell of spring in the air is tantalizing.

When debugging a problem with your program, the sensible thing to think is that it’s usually your code that’s at fault. Not the libraries you are using, and certainly not the language or compiler. Well, Alyssa Ross is coming to talk to us about what happens when think it might actually be the tool’s fault after all. She currently works at FreeAgent, and this talk will help you with: what to do when Ruby tells you “You may have encountered a bug in the Ruby interpreter or extension libraries”?

As always, CodeBase has water available from their kitchen to keep you hydrated. We’re a friendly bunch of humans and if it’s your first time or your fourth year coming along, you’ll be most welcome! See you there then? Smashing.

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