At Maker Faire, I got to meet the local guys from SVC who came to help out at the booth, including Anand Iyer. Anand is part of the national Microsoft team (like Geoff and Rory) that does MSDN events and they have several upcoming events you should definitely check out. Anand's got a full schedule of west coast events here including Vegas, Honolulu, and San Diego....shweet.