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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 February 2020 - Thinking With Grids

posted 12 Feb 2020

Where and When?

It’s February, and we’ll be meeting up in FreeAgent on Thursday the 13th, at 18:00. That’s in their Edinburgh offices on Fountainbridge.

There will be someone at reception to let you up to FreeAgent’s offices from 17:30 until 18:00. If you arrive later than that, send an email to the mailing list or send us a tweet. Someone will come down for you.


Winter has finally set in. Whirling snow in high speed wind gusts form blizzards and coat the Pentlands. Ten minutes later the snow shines underneath blue skies.

Another thing that’s changed, albeit much more slowly, has been CSS. Eric Meyer’s first CSS book from O’Reilly dealt comprehensively with the topic of the then version 2.1 CSS (before we introduced CSS levels). The current edition is the same depth as the two previous editions stacked on top of each other.

Along the way, many things have become easier such as rounded borders and box shadows, and we’ve unlocked much more powerful positioning tools. The most recent of which is Grid. Grid unlocks the ability for us to create previously very difficult designs. Jen Simmons, an old hand at CSS works at Mozilla and last year gave a great talk, live editing a page using CSS grid. So, we’re going to watch that, and have a chat about it afterwards.

ScotRUG welcomes first timers and regular attendees, whether you’re new to the group or not. As you can see, we also do Ruby adjacent things. So, come along! We’d love to see you there!

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