We'll be holding our first Meteor LA meetup on Saturday, March 30th, from 2 - 6 p.m. We're being generously hosted by the coworking and event venue Droplabs! (More info on them at http://www.droplabs.net)
From the sound of it -- most people who are in this meetup are curious about Meteor but haven't had too much experience building anything in it. So I decided that what we'll try is spending an afternoon primarily working in Meteor. I'll do a demo of Meteor early on at 2:00 for anyone interested, and we'll spend the majority of the afternoon, from 2:30 - 5:30 working on projects and getting started, and then we'll show what we've done at 5:30.
I'll be around to help people get started and I'll try to get any other active Meteor developers I know to come too.
You should feel free to come whether you're a web developing beginner or veteran! This is as fine a starting point as any to get your feet wet with the web if you're new to it all.
I think that's everything ... let me know if you have questions and I hope to see you there!