My friend Eric is going to start a new Ruby on Rails Hack Night group in the area. Hopefully I have time to join him! (I plan on it.)
Things like this may seem like just one more thing to do in a busy week (I have children and a wife and other hobbies), but it does provide an excellent way to meet other developers in the area and learn from others. When I interview people for a position it is always import to me to know that a candidate takes a personal interest in software and keeping up with the software world.