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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.

Visual Storytelling with Noah Gibbs

posted 05 Aug 2022

Where and When?

We’ll meet on the second Thursday of the month at 18:00: August 11th. Since we’re meeting virtually, we’ll send out the link via our Meetup page for the event closer to the time.


In Edinburgh, the summer festivals have kicked off in a full throated way for the first time since the start of the ongoing pandemic. Artists and performers of all kinds range across the city, sharing and building stories with audiences. Well, Noah Gibbs knows about story telling and would like to help you out! He says:

Most slides are horribly bad. They’re boring and they’re alienating. They’re awful to see and awful to make. They can be much better when you realise a slide presentation is a slow-motion comic. Let me teach you about visual storytelling. We’ll un-suck some bad slides from the internet without spending a ton of time.

See some of you on Thursday!

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