One of the core philosophies of ROS is shared development of common components. ROS by itself offers a lot of value to most robotics projects, but it also presents an opportunity to network and collaborate with the world class roboticists that are part of the dynamic ROS community. Silicon Valley is at the core of robotics innovation and adaptation. We encourage you to become part of this vibrant ROS programmer community.
Silicon Valley ROS Meet up: http://www.meetup.com/SV-ROS-users/
Silicon Valley Robotics http://www.svrobo.org/
Home Brew Robotics Club http://hbrobotics.org/
RoboGames - Friday thru Sunday, April 3-5
Robot Block Party - Tuesday, April 8
SRRC Competition - June 8