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The Meetup Ruby Gem

A Ruby interface to the API.


gem install meetup_client

Quick Start Guide

This gem is a simple and easy-to-use interface to the API. The methods you can call with the gem are:












The parameters for each request have to be passed with a hash (i.e. { category: '1', city: 'London', country: 'GB', status: 'upcoming'} )

First, get a Meetup API key.

If you are using Rails, generate the meetup client initializer file by executing the following command

  rails generate meetup_client:install

The command above will generate an initializers/meetup_client.rb file with the following command:

MeetupClient.configure do |config|
  config.api_key = MEETUP_API_KEY

[Have a look at the Meetup API website for details about the API] check_api

Usage Examples

To get events in London about Arts & Culture

    params = { category: '1',
      city: 'London',
      country: 'GB',
      status: 'upcoming',
      format: 'json',
      page: '50'}
    meetup_api =
    events = meetup_api.open_events(params)

Any response will be exactly what the Meetup API returns. In the case above, it will be a json containing a list of events.

If you want to perform a request without paramaters, an empty hash needs to be sent. i.e.:

  meetup_api =
  events = meetup_api.categories({})

Supported Ruby Versions

This library aims to support and is [tested against][travis] the following Ruby implementations:

  • Ruby 1.9.2
  • Ruby 1.9.3
  • Ruby 2.0.0

If something doesn't work on one of these interpreters, it's a bug.

This library may inadvertently work (or seem to work) on other Ruby implementations, however support will only be provided for the versions listed above.

If you would like this library to support another Ruby version, you may volunteer to be a maintainer. Being a maintainer entails making sure all tests run and pass on that implementation. When something breaks on your implementation, you will be responsible for providing patches in a timely fashion. If critical issues for a particular implementation exist at the time of a major release, support for that Ruby version may be dropped.


Copyright (c) 2013 Cosimo Ranieri.