Some people suggested a catch-up meetup since we seem to be perennially behind. So: let's get caught up!
Bill has suggested the Learn cocos2d 2 book by Itterheim as an alternative to those who don't want to follow along with the Strougo/Wenderlich book. It looks like a good read and it's available online! Brendan is going to keep up with the Wenderlich book, and I'm going to stick with it too while using cocos2d-x. We'll all be cocos2d experts by the end with either book, in any case.
Bring your book, laptop, a project to work on, questions, etc. I'm going to get caught up to chapter 4 or 5 and can help out anyone just getting started.
We'll be back to regularly-scheduled programming two weeks later on March 19th, where we should be up to chapter 6.