The Startup community is active as well as the Game Developers in Eugene. Are there developer groups that could and should be meeting? I know the EUGLUG is active with monthly meetings and events. CodeChops and HP have been doing fun events and the new Coder Dojo got off to a strong start.
Spring 2015 would be a great time to refresh interest. Let's get together and talk about what regional developers are willing to do to promote Eugene as a thriving developer community.
Bring your ideas and energy, enjoy some food and refreshments. Some of my personal topics I'd love to see manifest would be: Drones, Internet of Things, Arduino and other Maker boards, Maker stuff in general. STEM outreach, coding-for-good projects, etc.
Specifically I'm looking for folks willing to put energy into the existing meetup groups or consider starting something new. We have access to great facilities at the Downtown LCC campus that would be great to make use of as well as other spaces like CodeChops, Atlantis Downtown, MindWorks, Fertilab(s), MakerSpace if they are willing.