I'm kind of new to the area, having spent the last 5 years running around Beijing, China. I'm always tinkering on something and am constantly surrounded by laptops and computer cables so I think the group my be for me.
South Bay Geeks and Creatives, this one’s for you! Come enjoy the company of your own kind! Meet new people! Form alliances that will change the face of…you get the idea. Whether you’re a freelancer or working for The Man, communing with like minded folk is a great idea. Serving the Torrance, San Pedro, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, and Long Beach areas. (We aren't a clique, if you're outside the South Bay you are still very welcome).
The Get Geeky has over 1000 members now! We are software engineers, web designers, programmers, writers, toy designers, photographers, all from the South Bay area. If you are looking to meet smart local people to talk shop, make business connections, or just hang out, then the Get Geeky is your meetup.
The Get Geeky was started on February 10, 2009 (we didn't start using Meetup until much later) and we've been meeting monthly ever since. It was started as a way to replicate the LA Geek Dinner, but for a South Bay crowd. We rotate among the many wonderful bars and restaurants in the South Bay.