A Kind of Springish PictureHere’s the latest roundup of upcoming events to help you expand your knowledge and connect with other developers.

Another good way to find events and groups is to check out the Boston User Groups site.

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

[Update 4/30/09 – Added Summer Northeast MSDN Roadshow] 
[Update 5/26/09 – Added IASA June Meeting (MA), Architect Factory (MA) and XAMLFest (Online), Cape Cod .NET Second June Meeting (MA)] 

Connecticut

May 5
Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT
”Effective Agile Adoptions” - Amr Elssamadisy

May 12
Connecticut .NET User Group - Microsoft Offices, Farmington, CT

June 2
Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT
”Boundary, Authority, Role and Task: Scrum’s Secret Sauce” – Dan Mezick

CodeCampJune 13
Hartford Code Camp 2 – Hartford, CT
Join fellow CT-area developers for this free, full day of community-driven content and networking!

Roadshow June 24
Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

Schedule TBD
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - UConn, Stamford, CT

Massachusetts

April 28
Microsoft TechNet IT Pro Tiki Hut Tour – Microsoft, Waltham, MA
Three sessions: “Moving to the Modern OS Roadmap”, “Windows Security and Application/Driver Compatibility”, and “Windows 7 Beta Sneak Peek”

April 28
New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA
"Sizing and Scaling Options for Large MOSS Document Management Implementations” – Jeff Borghoff 

April 28
Tallan Presents “Adopting ALM with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server” – Microsoft, Waltham, MA

April 29 
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
”CSLA .NET as the ‘M’ in MVC/MPV/MVVM” – Rocky Lhotka

April 29
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
”Making Agile Work for Design” – Dan Pickett & Jon Follett

April 29 
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
”Requirements by Collaboration” – Ellen Gottesdiener

April 30
Boston JavaScript Meetup Group – Cambridge, MA
”JavaScript Library Comparisons”

April 30
No Excuses Boston Geek Dinner – Waltham, MA
With Shawn Wildermuth

May 4
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
”Introduction to F#” – Antonio Cisternino

May 6 
Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“Windows 7” – Paul Thurrott

May 6
Western Mass .NET Users Group - Chicopee, MA
”Introduction to Build Automation using NAnt and Cruise Control”

May 7
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
"Beyond the Core Concepts of OOP" – Claudio Lassala

May 7 
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
Joseph Hill

May 8 
Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA
Windows 2008 Load and Lab Event

May 12
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
"At Your Break(ing) Poing?: .NET Debugging Techniques" – Jim O’Neil

May 13
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
"Load and Performance Testing: How to do Transactional Root-Cause Analysis with Visual Studio Team System for Testers" – Andreas Grabner

May 14 
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
"Managing SQL 2000/2005 with SQL 2008 Policy Based Management" – Chad Gronbach

May 18-19
Microsoft’s Business Action World Tour – Microsoft, Waltham, MA
2 day training where you’ll learn the developer fundamentals for building on Dynamics CRM and numerous other Microsoft technologies.

May 20
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
"Preparing your ASP.NET sites for Globalization and Localization" – Phil Denoncourt

May 20 
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

May 27
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

May 27
New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA

May 27 
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
”Learning Agile via Agile Games” – Michael de la Maza"

May 28
Boston JavaScript Meetup Group – Cambridge, MA
”GenevaJS Demo – An Extension to the Prototype Library”

June 1
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
Richard Hale Shaw

Architect Factory June 2
The Architect Factory – Cambridge, MA
A great (and free) event at the Microsoft Cambridge office (NERD) for experienced developers to learn the fundamentals for making transitions into architect roles!

June 3 
Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA

June 4 
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA

June 4 
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
"Visual Studio Report Control" – Walt Crosby

June 10
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
"Using Web Expresssion and Visual Studio 2008" – Viatcheslav (Slava) Kokaev

June 11
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
"MDM on the Microsoft Stack" – Larry Barnes

June 12
Western Mass .NET Users Group - Chicopee, MA
”Reflection, with Custom Attributes” – Dan Mezick

RoadshowJune 16
Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

June 16
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
T-SQL Power! Learning to Harness the Under-Used OVER Clause” - Adam Machanic

June 17 
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

June 23
IASA New England - Boston, MA
Roundtable on Cloud Computing, hosted by Michael Stiefel

June 24
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

June 24
New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA

June 24 
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA

June 25
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Hyannis, MA
Special Presentation: How to think about your Future and your Career - William J. Fallon

 

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

Maine

April 28 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
“Introducing jQuery!” – Greg Howe

May 14
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
”.NET and Java Integration” – Stuart Jones

May 26 
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
“SQL 2005 XML” – Jeff Hall

June 11
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME

RoadshowJune 18
Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Augusta, ME
Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

June 23
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
“Test-Driven Development (TDD)”

 

Schedule TBD
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
Maine Microsoft Certification Study Group – Online!

 

New Hampshire

May 20
New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH

June 17
New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH


Schedule TBD

NH SQL Users Group - Nashua, NH

 

New York (Upstate)

April 29
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
”Code Analysis, Metrics, and Style” – Kyle Korndoerfer  

May 4 
Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY 
"Refactoring with Generics" – Kathleen Dollard

May 5
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
”Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF” – Kathleen Dollard

May 6 
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
"Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF" – Kathleen Dollard

May 7 
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY
”Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF” – Kathleen Dollard

June 1 
Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY 

June 9 
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY

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

RoadshowJune 12
Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

June 24
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY

Schedule TBD
Rochester SharePoint User Group - Rochester, NY

 

Rhode Island

May 13
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

June 10
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

Schedule TBD
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI  

 

Vermont

May 18
Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT
“What’s LINQ for, Anyway?” – Rick Martin

June 8
Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT

RoadshowJune 10
Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.


Schedule TBD
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT

 

Online

April 30
Linked .NET Users Group – LiveMeeting
”Visual Studio Team System 2010” – Brian Harry, Microsoft

May 7
Linked .NET Users Group – LiveMeeting
”.NET Parallel Extensions” – Stephen Toub, Microsoft

May 11
Linked .NET Users Group – LiveMeeting
”The Gu Talks Shop with Developers” – Scott Guthrie, Microsoft

June 1-4
XAMLFest Online – LiveMeeting and Recorded
Learn about XAML, Silverlight, WPF, and Expression with a full syllabus of live and recorded content