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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, 14th November 2019 - Ruby Metaprogramming

posted 12 Nov 2019

Where and When?

This November, we will be back 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 cold breeze tell us one thing, Winter is here. Still, it’s a good time to be in Edinburgh. The Christmas market is almost there, with delicious confort food to make this winter feels a little bit warmer.

Last month we have been looking at JRuby and how it compares to MRI Ruby. This month Will, Software Engineer at FreeAgent, will walk you through metaprogramming in ruby!

Ever wondered what was this obscure force allowing your code to write itself ? Ruby is a great language for Metaprogramming, you probably have used metaprogramming without knowing it. For example when you delegate a method call to a different object using delegate in rails or if you have used the ruby Forwardable module. But don’t worry, if this is completely new to you, no need to be alarmed! It is easier than you think to get started with Metaprogramming and Will is there to demonstrate just that!

ScotRUG welcomes first timers and regular attendees, whether you’re new to the language or not. We’d love to see you there!

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