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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.

Ruby console tooling - Kevin Jacoby

posted 10 Apr 2022

Where and When?

We’re still running things online. Though most legal restrictions required by gathering in person have been removed in Scotland (keep those masks on though), the rates of infection are the highest they have ever been. Since we have folk who are at elevated risk, as well as people distributed across the country, it seems sensible to keep the online meetings going until we’re more comfortable.

As usual, we’ll meet on the second Thursday of the month at 18:00: April 14th. Since we’re meeting virtually, we’ll send out the link via our Meetup page for the event closer to the time.


Kevin Jacoby is going to be presenting some Ruby console tooling you can use to make your console app look great!

He says: “If you want a fancy looking table or to add some colours to your text, there are plenty of gems that can help you do this. We will have a look at some of these gems and then try them out in our own (dummy) console app.”

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