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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.

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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.

Building an autotune with Ruby and Sonic Pi

posted 09 Jul 2020

Where and When?

Like last month, we’ll be meeting up online. It’ll be Thursday July the 9th, at 18:00. We’ll be using Google Meet for this meetup. We’ll send out the link via our Meetup page


Hello everyone! We had a lovely summer for about 2 weeks, but it looks like our Scottish summer is now finished :crying-but-i-knew-it-would-happen-emoji:. Gladly, this doesn’t stop ScotRUG to come back for another “wash your hands and stay safe at home” edition (whoop whoop!). This month, Xavier Riley, Senior Software Engineer at FreeAgent, will give a talk about building an autotune with Sonic Pi.

What is Sonic Pi ?

Sonic Pi is a live coding environment based on Ruby, originally designed to support both computing and music lessons in schools, developed by Sam Aaron in the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in collaboration with Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Come along, we are always keen to meet new people :-) See you on Thursday !

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