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Meetup Dice

A simple Node.js application for picking a random RSVP’d member from a Meetup.

So for my Norfolk.js Meetup group, they like to give out prizes through a raffle every Meetup. The method they used was messy with a simple console application (I think). Anyway, I just wanted a better visual experience for choosing a random person to give a prize to.

Right now, unfortunately, this web app just works for the Meetup groups I’m a part of but eventually, I’d like to be able to use the Meetup API to get it to work for anybody’s Meetup profile.

Full credit goes to the contributors below who originally created the app. It had a pretty rough layout though so I made a lot of visual changes.

Basically, it’s simple Node.js application for picking a random RSVP’d member from a Meetup.

Meetup Dice

Pick a random person!

Setup

MEETUP_API_KEY=1234567890 node web.js

Deployment

To deploy on Heroku with your API key (which will publicly display all of your Meetups):

heroku apps:create my-app-name
git push heroku master
heroku config:set MEETUP_API_KEY=1234567890

Tools

Contributors

GitHub Repo

https://github.com/fvcproductions/meetup-dice

By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.