For the past year I’ve been running the MySQL Meetup Silicon Valley, and it’s been fun. We normally either have open discussion, or a scheduled topic. I often present something. Starting with the February 12 Meetup we will be meeting at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA. (Thanks, Google!)
Feel free to come on down or up to Mountain View and hang out with us on the second Monday of each month! Wanna speak at one of the Meetups? Let me know!