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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.

ScotRUG Lockdown Edition (2) 14th May - ViewComponent

posted 11 May 2020

Where and When?

Like last month, we’ll be meeting up online. It’ll be Thursday May the 14th, at 18:00. Unlike last month, we’ll be using Google Meet for this meetup. It has a downside that you’ll need a Google account, but an upside that it has better moderation tools. We’ll send out the link via our Meetup page on the day itself. So sign up there!


The weather has been surprisingly good? So that’s nice? I for one am finding that, although I can’t be out in it much, my spirits have been lifted by so much sunshine. One of the obvious consequences of the pandemic is that our ability to meet up in person has been, uh, severely curtailed. Amongst the Ruby community for example, the beloved Brighton Ruby has postponed the in person meetup ‘til next year. However, they are running an excellent looking Alt conference, at a very reasonable price. You should check it out.

RailsConf likewise was supposed to happen in Portland at the start of May. The hard working folk of RubyCentral (who organise the conference) and the awesome speakers worked hard to make the event happen in a new way! So, you may have noticed RailsConf 2020: Couch edition went live last week. Since we couldn’t attend in person, we thought it might be nice to discuss one of the talks with other Rubyists. Therefore, on Thursday we’re going to discuss “Encapsulating Views” by Joel Hawksley. You’ll need to have watched it first if you want to meaningfully participate.

To sum up: watch Encapsulating Views from this years RailsConf, and then meet up with us on Google Meet on Thursday the 14th to discuss what we saw. James will moderate the discussion.

See some of you on Thursday!

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