Hi Theresa, Welcome to Ladies Who Code! You definitely win an award for the most awesome necklace. I love octopi, or octopodes if you prefer greek. Spell check seems to like octopi. I'm so excited to meet you and geek out together very soon!
jQuery NYC is a group that is focused on jQuery, jQuery plugins, jQuery plugin authoring, and jQuery integration with other libraries, core JS, etc. While we are physically located in New York City, we want to connect all jQuery communities worldwide.
We also have some groups that are our friends in that they collaborate with us in one way or another. Here is the list, and I encourage you to visit them and join them if they fit your interests: