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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.

You can also find us on:

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.

Let's take a look at MRSK

posted 06 Mar 2023

Where and When?

Thursday 16th March 2023, 18:00-19:30, online


MRSK is a new deployment system from 37signals, which they pitch as “Capistrano for containers”.

While it is one solution among many, the key differentiator here is that it’s simple, like Docker Swarm, but imperative rather than declarative. What’s extra interesting for us is that it’s also largely written in Ruby - though it sensibly leans on other projects (like traefik) where appropriate.

It’s new, none of us are experts, so let’s dig into the project and maybe into the code, and see what we can learn.

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