I've been meaning to look into meetups but haven't had much success in finding anything in my area. I did find a Ruby one recently that I could go to but I know nothing about it.
Where I live it doesn't seem there are many (if any) for developers. Starting my own is just my idea of a worst nightmare.
When I get done with the projects I've picked up lately I will look into it some more as a lot of times it isn't about how well you could do the job but who you know that can get you the job.