Jan 1-17Saturday Jan 9: LiLAX Linux Users Group. Dan Kegel, google chrome engineer, talking about WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator). Really wanted to hit this one, bummed I couldn't fit it in. Would have tried a little harder if I knew Dan was speaking. Recurring on the second sat of the month.
Tue: Hadoop Meetup: quarterly community meeting
Bar Camp San Diego Jan 16-17. Any word on a new date for BarCampLA?
Jan 18-24Happy MLK Day!
Tuesday: 1/19 : LA Talks Tech 7pm.
Thusday: mindshare.la : Mars, Social cachet and flexible reality.
Jan 25-31Mon: 1/25: SXSW Interactive L.A. Networking Event 7-9pm. RSVP by Friday.
Wed: 1/27: Perl Mongers at Rubicon Project 7-9pm. Hadoop + Perl
Thu: 1/28: Twistup LA come see the area's top startups.
FebruaryTue: Feb 9 : Hadoop Meetup @mahalo. Sat: Feb 13: LiLAX: Linux Users Group (estimated. second saturday of month).
Feb 22: LA WebDev meetup @Santa Monica Public Library. First event of the year. I'll be on vacation. Someone tell me how it goes, thanks.
Looking for something less established where you can get in on the ground floor? Have you considered CrashSpace.org, the new public hacking space in Culver City? Sean just got that opened up in late December, and there are <100 members. Get in early. You can probably even still make your own event like "Show and Tell" Friday, "Take-Apart-Tuesday" and "Sunday Craftday."