In case you are interested in learning jQuery for creating interactive web apps, I am conducting a hands-on tutorial at AOL on Wed Oct 16 at 6pm - 9pm. Plus network with front-end techies over pizza and drinks.
There is a small charge for this event. Use code JQUERYFANS for 25% off.
The Northern Virginia Python Users Group gets together on the third Thursday of the month at the VMWare location just off the Dulles Toll Road. We talk about beginning topics as well as more advanced applications of the language.