Our first meetup will be from 7-9 next Monday, March 12th. For the first meet up, we will dedicate our time to the basics. Then, the following meetings will focus on the Bitshares ecosystem and Palmpay. The meetups will be held at Santa Monica Brew Works which boasts long tables suitable for this type of meeting. Although, the group filled up already on Meetup.com, just comment in this thread if you are planning on coming.
I posted the group on Meetup.com a few days ago and already 80 people are requesting to be members and over twenty will be attending. See the following link for details and also request to be added as a member, even if it puts you in pending.