Welcome to the club! Hope you are enjoying your S. As you may have seen, there are all sorts of fascinating folks around these boards, I have learned a lot in a short time, and really enjoy the community!
Welcome indeed! There is a ton of information here. I read more than I post, but this is a great place to keep up on the latest news and ask any questions you may have. I believe the regional forums are a good place to find local meetups. I haven't participated in any of those, but I keep meaning to.