Think SpringHere’s the latest roundup of upcoming Northeast developer events!  March and April are almost ridiculously packed with opportunities for developers, from Code Camp 11 and a new MSDN Northeast Roadshow, to many user groups and much more.

Know of any other events or user group meetings?  Please let me know.

Connecticut

March 10
Connecticut .NET User Group - Microsoft Offices, Farmington, CT
"PowerShell 2.0 for Developers" – Allan da Costa Pinto

March 11
MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow – Stamford, CT
Join our NYC/NJ colleagues, Peter Laudati and Bill Zack for this great (and free) half-day event!

March 11
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
T4: Code Generation with Visual Studio 2008” - Steve Andrews

RoadshowMarch 18
MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Hartford, CT
Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

April 8
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT

April 14
Connecticut .NET User Group - Microsoft Offices, Farmington, CT

Schedule TBD
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - UConn, Stamford, CT
Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT

Massachusetts

March 11
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
"Interfacing .NET and Java" - Stuart Jones

March 12 
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
"INETA Event: Understanding LINQ to SQL: Is it a Better ADO.NET?" – Richard Hale Shaw

SharePointSatBoston March 14
SharePoint Saturday – Waltham, MA
A free, Code Code style event focused on SharePoint, featuring sessions great SharePoint experts!

March 16   *NEW GROUP*
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
”The Changing Face of ASP.NET Development” – Fritz Onion

March 18 
Access Day - Waltham, MA
Afternoon through evening sessions for professionals working with Access.

March 18
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

RoadshowMarch 23
MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Waltham, MA
Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

March 24
New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA 

March 25
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
”Effective Agile Adoptions” - Amr Elssamadisy

March 25
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA
Group hands-on game coding!  All are welcome, novice to expert.  Bring those laptops!

March 25
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
"A Lap Around Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform" – Mike Cramer

March 26 
IASA New England - Boston, MA
"The Event Driven Business" – Hub Vandervoort

March 27, 9 AM – 5 PM
SQL Server 2008 LoadFest - Waltham, MA
A full day to work with and learn about all that's new with SQL Server 2008!

CodeCampMarch 28, 8 AM – 7 PM
New England Code Camp 11 – Waltham, MA
The event that started them all!  Join hundreds of your fellow New England developers for this full day of community-driven technology content!

April 1
Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“All About PowerShell” – Igor Moochnick

April 2
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
"Geographic Information Systems in .NET" – Tom Schwartzman

April 7
Western Mass .NET Users Group - Chicopee, MA

April 8
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
"Mono 2.0 and More" – Miguel de Icaza

April 9 
Beantown .NET User Group - Boston, MA
”Unit Testing Throwdown!”

April 9 
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
"Using Resource Governor in SQL Server 2008" – Aaron Bertrand

April 15
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

April 15 
Access Day - Waltham, MA
Afternoon through evening sessions for professionals working with Access.

April 22
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA
Group hands-on game coding!  All are welcome, novice to expert.  Bring those laptops!

April 22
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
"LINQ" – Bob Depin

Barcamp_lantern April 25-26
BarCamp Boston 4 – Cambridge, MA
Similar to a Code Camp (driven by fellow developers in the community), but following the “unconference” style of dynamic, attendee-driven content.  Definitely worth checking out!

April 28
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA

April 28
New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA

April 29 
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
“Agile Requirements” - Ellen Gottesdiener

 

Schedule TBD
New England Windows Mobile User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA 
 

Maine

RoadshowMarch 19
MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Augusta, ME
Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

March 24 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
INETA Event with Steve Andrews

April 9
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME

April 28 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
"SQL2005 XML"

Schedule TBD
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME

 

New Hampshire

March 19 
New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH

April 16 
New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH


Schedule TBD

NH SQL Users Group - Nashua, NH

 

New York (Upstate)

March 10 
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY

March 11 
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
"Silverlight Design and Animation" – Andy Beaulieu

RoadshowMarch 12
MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Rochester, NY
Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

March 18 
Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY 
"What About Windows Presentation Foundation?" – Dan Martin

March 25
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
”LINQ To Objects, Method Syntax, and Enumerable Class A-Z” – David Stevenson  

April 8 
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY

April 14 
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY

April 15 
Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY

April 22
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY  

 

Rhode Island

March 11
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI
“Microsoft and PASS Energy Event: SQL Server Virtualization” – Chris Peterson

March 11
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI 
“Analyzing and Manipulating Geospatial Information Using ArcObjects with .NET” – Sam Berg

April 8
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

April 8
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI

 

Vermont

March 9
Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT
The Roadshow guys join Vermont .NET for a special “Stump the Chumps” evening of Q&A about Microsoft, development, and anything else!

RoadshowMarch 10
MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Williston, VT
Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

April 13
Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT
“A Glimpse into the Parallel Universe” - Eric de Carfuel


Schedule TBD
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT