Every month the East Bay WordPress Meetup brings together both newbies and experts to talk about everything WordPress. This meetup is mainly for people who build WordPress sites for a living, though we welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use WordPress. Everyone is welcome to suggest a meetup topic.
Not quite the right meetup for you? If you're looking for hands-on help with WordPress, try the weekly WordPress Support Groups at Tech Liminal. If your main interest is in becoming a successful blogger, try the San Francisco Blog Club.