A FileMaker Pro User Group (FMPug), FileMaker Seattle is a place for FM devs to get together, swap war stories, and learn from each other. Monthly meetings sometimes feature guest speakers but are often "open mic" format where folks share what they're working on, ask for help, and hash out community problems.
This is not the place to learn FileMaker basics: we can't take FileMaker Inc.'s place in providing front-line support.
But this IS a great place for beginners--we all started there--and it's especially eye opening for new folks to see the amazing apps your peers are making with FileMaker. Meetings generally adjourn to a pub in Fremont after 8pm to continue the discussion over a bite and a pint.