I'm the founder of OtherPeoplesPixels, a company providing portfolio websites to fine artists since 2005. We're growing all the time and Heroku looks like a promising part of our future infrastructure!
Heroku User Groups (HUGS) are a casual gatherings of developers who are interested in learning about Heroku technologies. It provides developers an opportunity to explore Heroku (a polygot platform), as well learn how to run and scale any type of app, written in Java, Ruby, Node.js, Clojure, Python or Scala. This is a great place to meet Heroku experts and network with peer.