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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, 9th May 2019 - GraphQL APIs in Ruby

posted 06 May 2019

Where and When?

Our Edinburgh meeting in May will be in different venue to usual. FreeAgent have offered to host us on Thursday the 9th, at 18:00. That’s in their Edinburgh offices on Fountainbridge.

When you arrive there will be small A4 signs printed up around the door, and someone waiting for you in reception who can let you up to the right floor. If you arrive before 18:00 and no one is around, wait a minute or two and someone will come and get you. Otherwise contact us on Twitter: @scotrug, or send an email to the list. We’ll come and get you!


The North wind is blowing, and it’s making May cold. As the traditional early Edinburgh summer is delayed somewhat, other events continue apace. Tradfest comes to an end, whilst Imaginate Festival starts up. All exploring the mix of tradition and imagination that marks creativity.

In the last month, we’ve had two large annual Ruby conferences take place, with plenty of excitement. The first was RubyKaigi in Fukuoka, with exciting announcements on Sorbet and Ruby 3. The second was RailsConf, where for the first time in a while the new Rails version wasn’t quite announced.

However, individual talks from neither of those events are unavailable so instead we’re going to be showing a talk from last year’s RailsConf, on using GraphQL in Ruby to power an API. Let’s watch someone outline another tool to have in your Ruby toolbelt, and then discuss it afterwards.

As always, ScotRUG meetings are welcoming to all comers, first timers or regular attendees, new to the language or not. See you there then? Wonderful.

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