The DC PHP Developers Group is organizing the 2008 DC PHP Conference & Expo, June 2-4, 2008. The agenda has some great topics and speakers http://www.dcphpconference.com/?q=node/87 . Another reason to go to the conference is also that my friend and local Social media nice guy Keith Casey of Whygosolo.com and Caseysoftware.com is organizing it with a great bunch of other folks.
Talking about user groups here is a list of user groups I know of in the DC area. it would be great if you could comment and let me know the ones I have missed ( there must be lot of them:) ) and we can consolidate this info. This may be useful for newcomers etc.
DC metro tech user groups
Northern Virginia Drupal Users:http://groups.drupal.org/northern-va-users-group
Northern Virginia Java User Group: http://novajug.org/
DC PHP Developers Group :http://www.dcphp.com/
Washington Area SGML/XML Users Group: http://www.eccnet.com/xmlug/
Maryland Cold Fusion User Group: http://www.cfug-md.org/
Capital PC User Group (CPCUG): http://cpcug.org/
Maryland Linux User Group: http://lounge.cs.umd.edu/clubs/umlug