L.A. 2600 is one of the oldest and most active hacker meetings in the U.S.; we've been meeting for over 20 years on the first Friday of each month in Downtown's Union Station starting at 6pm. We can be found just inside the main entrance (Alameda Street side) near Traxx Bar.
If you're new to the meet, don't panic if it looks like there's nobody else at Union Station. Most of us work outside of the Downtown area, and with Friday traffic, we can't always be there at five, or even by seven. If this is the case, head over to Philippe's and folks will generally be rolling in by eight at the latest. Just sit tight and people will arrive.
At around 6:30 or 7pm, we head over to the back room in Philippe's Deli (approximately a block-and-a-half away). We're there until about 9PM, at which point we move to the Denny's on Ramirez and take over their back room, where talks on different subjects are given. We're usually there until at least 1am, so be prepared for a late night if you ride on over there.
2600 meetings are open to anyone with an interest in technology or learning: our attendees come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and all are welcome. However, we do ask that you let us know if you are affiliated with the media or law enforcement. An equal footing makes for a better relationship than initial misunderstanding.
You can also find us online at our new anonymous forum https://www.2600.la/forum/*, follow us for updates as to meeting schedule on Twitter. If you live in a dystopia you can try us on Facebook. If you can't use any of those tools, there's always Meetup!
* Our forum is only available in the US and is based on IP restrictions, we are first and foremost a local group, we're also allergic to spam and break out in hives. The forum is anonymous, we only track e-mail as a means of account recovery. We actively encourage all attendees to not use real names, or first names only.