Over the past few week a few of us from Edmunds, Shopzilla, and eHarmony have been discussing trying to foster a broader developer community here on the west side. More and more Santa Monica, and the west side in general, has become a center for high tech web focused businesses, however, there is not a feeling of a strong developer community. In order to help create more of a community we will be holding monthly java user group meetings rotating between three locations.
The first meeting will be at Shopzilla in Feburary, followed by one at Edmunds in March, and a third at eHarmony in April. We will hold meetings in a variety of formats, however, we will always remained focused on the developers.
I will keep you all updated as more details are fleshed out.