San Diego, CA
Next week at our Hackfest/hangout (http://www.meetup.com...) we will have FREE BEER! Sponsored by our excellent host, 3rdspace. That meetup is at 7:00PM next Tuesday (Dec 20) at 3rdspace, and we'll just get together, shoot the shit, drink beer & eat snacks, work on projects, etc. This event is a great way for us to informally get together and hang out; no requirements that you code, though if you've got a problem you've been struggling with or a new toy you want to show off there will be plenty of experienced developers there.
Just make sure that if possible you sign up for the meetup ahead of time so that we can have the right amount of beer there for everyone! :)
Also, since we're coming to the end of the year, I've put together a quick survey for you about the meetup group. You can find it at http://www.surveymonk...
Please take a second to fill it out (even if you haven't made it to a meetup yet) so we can make the meetup group better for you in the new year. Thanks!