MySQL User Groups organize face-to-face meetings in hundreds of cities around the world, providing an excellent environment to share your experience with fellow users. Some meetings are informal, with a chat over a coffee or a beer. Other meetings have a more formal nature, with presentations or tutorials. Some groups do both, alternating.
Sun Microsystems, Inc., as part of its Community efforts, encourages and supports MySQL User Groups and other local groups and activities. MySQL developers and other experts often visit local user groups!
This page used to list all the MySQL User Groups which we know are active, organised per continent, country and state. The content has now been moved to the MySQL User Groups Wiki page of the MySQL Forge.