The Scottish Ruby User Group is a collection of people who are linked with Scotland and have an interest in Ruby and, invariably, Ruby on Rails. We meet every month for presentations from members and guests and a chat about Ruby and Ruby Related events. Everybody is welcome and there are no subscriptions/costs involved.



We usually meet on the First Thursday of the month at 18:30 onwards, at the Fuzzy Orange offce at the Pentagon Centre, Unit 313, Glasgow, G3 8AZ .


We meet on the third Thursday of the month at 19:30 onwards, at the FreeAgent Central offices: 40 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8JB, near Haymarket Station.

Mailing List / Google Group

You can subscribe to the mailing list using the ScotRUG Google Group information page. The list is for announcements of ScotRUG activities and general support/discussion about Ruby (and Ruby on Rails!). Feel free to post any questions you have; we’re an open and friendly community. As of the last time I checked, the mailing list has around 75 members.


Videos of previous presentations, provided courtesy of Neo, are available here.

IRC group

We now also have an IRC channel available. It’s pretty quiet at the moment, but I’m sure we’ll pick up a number of idlers now that it’s been announced. You can find us on irc.freenode.net in #scotrug.



Free Agent Central pick up the bill for our meetings.

Neo sponsor the meeting videos.

15 November 2012, Edinburgh Meeting - People Patterns in depth with Joe O'Brien

posted 07 Nov 2012

No matter what they tell you, it’s always a people problem- Jerry Weinberg

November’s ScotRUG will be a slight departure from our normal technial diet. Well-known Rubyist and New Context Regional Director, Joe O’Brien will take us on a deep exploration of one or two “People Patterns”: patterns for interacting with our customers and colleagues.

These skills are essential for success in your progrmming career - especially if you want to build valuable products, be appreciated, and have your point of view properly acknowledged. You don’t need to be a Rubyist to come along.

19:30 start at the FreeAgent offices, 40 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8JB. Nibbles and drinks kindly supplied by FreeAgent.

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