I think that you have taken a good step by getting on meetup. Also, there are a good number of events happening right now, like Hack for Change ( http://www.eventbrite.com/event/34667... ) where you could show off your skills and network.
Howdy Bob, and welcome to SVruby! You look like a great guy to have in the group. If you have any questions, please let me know. Oh, and anytime you want to bring your cousin Joe with his guitar, we'll set up a chair for him. ;)