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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.

Running on Hotwire from Bearer

posted 08 Nov 2021

Where and When?

The second Thursday this month is the 11th of November, and we’ll aim to start at our usual time of 18:00. The pandemic is still on, so we’re still meeting online; next year will likely bring new experiments. Since we’re meeting virtually, we’ll send out a link via our Meetup page for the event.


This year has seen the maturing of Hotwire, and the announcement of it being the default way to build new web applications for Rails 7. What’s it actually like to work with though? Well, Elizabeth and Cédric from Bearer are coming to talk to us about just that.

Bearer helps security teams at tech companies automatically map data flows, and identify and mitigate data security risks across their products. While Bearer’s former tech stack included React, GraphQL and Rails, their current platform is built entirely with Rails and Hotwire. In this talk, they’ll share why they decided to use Rails and Hotwire, some example use cases, as well as their experience so far.

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