Anyone interested in Information Security should checkout Black Lodge Research. Members can attend talks each month on a variety of topics and skill levels. Every Thursday BLR has Open Hack Night. It is a time that is open to anyone wanting to checkout the space. People can work on projects, meet other members, and discuss any thing technology related. It is a great way to introduce yourself and meet other people who are interested in information security. This is where calendar announcements for talks, events, and Open Hack Night activities are announced.
The Black Lodge can also be a great resource if you are looking to make an entrance to the information security industry or looking to hire experienced professionals.