As a member of the C++ Benders I say go hang out in there for a while, everyone's really friendly and if you need help with anything just ask... There's so many members that usually someone's online and kind enough to lend a hand (or just have a casual chat if you get bored programming).
Yeah, the group is too big for any sort of calling. It's just a chatroom where you can receive and give help.
A few people from the group have added me as personal contacts and we have talked properly either as 1 to 1 or as small groups... But I suppose this is if anyone's willing to do that to help these guys out (I might be able help now and then if I can find the time).