I am an MBA that has worked at several startups/technology companies. What are the best resources in LA/NY to connect with like-minded technical people and explore opportunities?
I suggest you can lookup on meetup.com for such groups, which was exactly created to answer questions like yours at a broader level. I have successfully found several groups i was interested in using meetup.
take a look at meetup.com and I am sure you wont be disappointed.
If, by any chance, you dont find out, you can create your own and then share it on facebook/linkedin and am sure the ball will start rolling from there.