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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.

Happy New Year! No Meetup in January

posted 01 Jan 2023

Why hello there! Welcome to 2023: new year, new Ruby version. 2022 was a great year for the Ruby ecosystem: a major new version of an interesting web framework (Hanami ), the release of [a Ruby version]( that’s bringing performance improvements and Web Assembly support, version 1.0 of Bridgetown.rb, a new view framework, the continuing rise of Mastodon and the return of awesome in person conferences.

Not to mention all the other amazing work that the community continues to do - from meetup groups like us to podcasts, blog posts and efforts to help even more people join the community via First Ruby Friend.

With all that going on, there’s plenty to read up on. As per usual, ScotRUG is going to take a break from Meetups over January while we settle into the new year. See you on the first Thursday in February!

  • The ScotRUG organisers (Carme, James and Kevin)

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