How do you meet other local geeks or find a mentor?

When I tell people in the open source community that our editorial offices are located in Lawrence, Kansas, they are often surprised. If they've heard of Lawrence, sometimes it’s because they know about Django, which was created here at the World Company. The University of Kansas is also located in Lawrence. Many open source geeks graduated from KU, including Gowalla Co-Founder and Ajax on Rails author Scott Raymond and Google Earth creator Brian McClendon. This fall our cool Kansas college community will become home to incoming KU freshman and 2010 Fedora Scholarship recipient Ian Weller.