Go to barcamp
...continuing on the open source theme from the last post...
I heard of this concept of Barcamp.....which is pretty much a 'wiki' like event .
(Wunder how long it will take 'wiki' to be in the dictionary ala googled)
You can check it here
Recall a died-before-it-saw-the-light-of-someones-eyes-wall-mag that el'Nanny and me made back in College , which was torn down by some over enthusiastic canteen wall cleaner.
Anyway although BarCamp started off as a tech-geek thing it no longer is.
See if you can manage one.
barcamp , cool concept.