Update: corrected meeting location. If you are in the Los Angeles area, I wanted to let you know about the inaugural meeting of an Amazon Web Services User Group on November 13th. It will be hosted by Chris Miller at Mahalo.com's office in Santa Monica, and I will be there to participate in the festivities. I am really looking forward to meeting new developers, adopters, and of course people who are just starting to think about Cloud Computing. Sign up via the Meetup link above for directions to the meeting.
We have a list of other user groups on our website. If you don't see one in your area, start one! Not only will you have the "cool factor" associated with founding a user group; user groups really do help local community members discover each other.
This user group was started in just this manner. Chris participated in a local AWS Startup Event, and then contacted us about forming a group.