It is very important that you get involved with a Linux Users Group if you want to learn and advance your knowledge of Linux, plus the benefits of networking with people involved in Linux.
You may want to check these Linux User(s) Groups:
I can recommend the first two very highly as I have been to them in the past - an excellent place to learn Linux very quickly and have fun at the same time.
These I have not been to:
In January / February of each year (may or may not change ) there is a Linux Expo. Please check their website:
In case in the future there are no maintainers for this website, use the formula below for the year you're interested in.
The following year the link may change to ---/scale12x/ (0?/2014), and so on.