To join a Meetup group or attend a Meetup event, you need to create a free Meetup account.
Creating a Meetup account is quick and easy for anyone, and within minutes you’ll be introduced to a range of great events in your area. It’s the best way to tell your future communities a bit about yourself, and it helps us match you with groups you’d be most interested in joining.
To create a Meetup account from your desktop or mobile web browser, visit www.meetup.com and click Sign up in the upper right-hand corner.
To create a Meetup account from your Android or iOS device, download the app, open it, and simply tap Sign up. It’s as easy to sign up as it is fun to meet up.
And by the way, when creating your account, you have the option to use your email address, or just connect through your Facebook or Google account.